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Knowing something is an important tool is different from mastering its use. Just as with any fine instrument, you have to know how to care for it, use it for the best sound, and take care of it when something is wrong. When was the last time you thought about your voice? When did you last get some tips for making it even more effective?

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Miscellaneous Tips

Sobering state of the publishing industry articleSam Horn

I hope this very sobering “state of the publishing industry” article from Steve Piersante, former head of Berrett-Koehler, will help you triage your time, money and efforts so you have reasonable expectations and can focus on what might give you the highest ROI. Steve codifies what we knew in a vague way — but he lays it out in black-and-white metrics. The more authors/speakers know the facts about the publishing industry, the better.

You need a new content amplification strategyVickie Sullivan

Creating excellent content is one thing; successfully amplifying that content is another. And according to a recent content amplification study by Converge, a lot of B2B marketers (75%) realize they don’t do enough to amplify the content they create.

Interesting finding: Blogs are the most highlighted, and LinkedIn is the place you’ll see the most content amplification. (That explains a lot about the level of pitching happening there, doesn’t it?)

Big question: Is there a really good strategy for distributing content? It looks like no one has found the formula that hits pay dirt consistently. That is why corporate America throws money at the usual places. (Which is why if we invest in the same places as big-name companies, we get lost in the shuffle.)

Biggest shift: Pay to play has become an integral part of the content marketing game. You can no longer assume that if you put great content out there, it will spread organically.

So, during your strategic content planning, take a guerilla warfare approach. What are some on-the-ground ways you can amplify your content and ensure prospects and buyers see it? It’s time to get innovative.

Take your “good” presentations to “stellar” by enrolling in the new eSpeakers Master Virtual Presenter course and designation led by Rebecca Morgan. Five-part live, virtual course starts May 15. Limited space. Details

Technology Tips

Descript trialSusan Friedmann

If you want to try Descript.com with all the new video and audio features, here’s a code to use: LIVE30.

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Travel Tips

Use ScottevestTom Terrific

I use a Scottevest for a lot of my stuff when traveling. It even has a place for my back support.

The Matein travel backpack is my favorite travel backpack. It will not only fit under the front seat, but it also has a strap so that it will fit on top of your rolling carry-on.

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