Event organizer: “We need to find a great speaker for our event.”
Intern: “I’ve got just the guy. He’s really great. I’ve already hired him.”
Event organizer: “You went and hired him without my permission?!”
Intern: “Well, he’s written a book.”
Event organizer: “Ah, all good then.”
A book is the new business card. When you have a book people don’t bother asking pesky questions, they don’t test you; it’s assumed you know what you’re talking about.
Five Essential Tips for anyone trying to write a book.
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