How You Can Help

Our book WINNING PRESENCE For Business Presenters is coming out this Thursday. We’re very excited because this has been such a long time coming.

WINNING PRESENCE For Business Presenters

WINNING PRESENCE For Business Presenters is available Thursday, November 1.

When Dean and I started this business in 2001, it was largely still a work in progress. We were still figuring out what it was that we had to offer, and whom we should be offering it to.

But as the years rolled on and our client roster grew and the number of successes we were responsible for mounted, our curriculum became stronger and firmer.

Then, a few years ago, we recognized we were ready to make it official and put it all into a book. But so much was going on, we couldn’t figure out how to make the challenge of writing a book fit into everything else.

Finally, we decided to just make it work. Dean sat down and hammered out a draft while I made sure the business kept going.

Then he and I worked and reworked the material. We brought in editors and proofers and advisors designers, and now — at last — here we are with a final book we’re both really proud of, a book that represents the 10+ years of experience and expertise we’ve generated.

So we’re gearing up for Thursday. We’ve put together a book launch party, we’re getting the book up on Amazon, we’re making it available on Kindle.

We’ve created support products – Cds, DVDs, Action Guides, and more – that are going to be at the party.

It’s been an amazingly fertile and productive year for us.

And now one of the questions we’re hearing the most from you all out there is, “How can we help?”

I must confess that we’re usually so focused on how we can help others, it can be hard for us to shift our vision to see the answer to that question.

But today we’re very clear on that answer.

We want this book to become visible on a big scale. Because it’s good enough for people all over the world to know about it and benefit from it.

We want to make WINNING PRESENCE For Business Presenters a best-seller.

Our advisors have told us this is very achievable. All we need is for enough people to order it on on November 1.

When a book becomes a best-seller on Amazon, it suddenly becomes visible to a completely new community of readers. It starts earning the attention of critics and publishers.

This is what we want.

So this is how we’re answering your questions of how you can help:

  • Help us get the word out about the book by sharing this blog post or the book announcement
  • Invite your friends to the book launch by sharing this link
  • Order yourself a copy of WINNING PRESENCE For Business Presenters this Thursday, November 1.
  • And while you’re at it, order one for your significant other. Order one for your boss. Get one for your best friend, and your neighbor, and that guy you know who’s been looking for a job for a long time.
We’re setting up a webinar, the details of which will be made available very soon, for everyone who orders a book on November 1.
If you’ve ever been a client of SagePresence, you’ve directly experienced the kind of value that we have to offer. And if you’ve read our blogs, you’ve experienced it another way.

So order the book to experience the value in a comprehensive and long-term way. Order it to help the people in your life who need to present themselves with greater confidence and effectiveness. Order it to experience the bonus value of the special webinar.

And also, order it to help us. Help us help more people. Because that’s what it’s all about.

Thank you. Our next blog post about this will come out on the big day — Thursday, November 1.



  1. Barb Dusek on October 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hey Guys,
    If we order the book via Amazon for our Kindle readers will that count just as well as ordering the book in print?

    • Pete Machalek on October 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

      YES, Barb — Thanks for asking! The Kindle version will help us get to number one status.

      • Dean Hyers on October 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

        Yep. Just make sure you do it on Thursday Nov. 1st. That timing will help a lot!

  2. Kathleen Erdman on October 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I just checked Barnes & Noble’s site, as I am a Nook owner — your book doesn’t seem to be available there, as of yet. Any plans for Nook availability? The paper version is there, which I’m still cool with, of course. But I do love my Nook as well.

    • Dean Hyers on October 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Yes, Kathleen. The book has been created for Nook too, but we don’t know how quickly that will be live. We know that there are Kindle apps for Droid, iPad, Mac, PCs, and of course Kindle. AND, according to a cursory search on the web, it appears that the new Nook can read Kindle books (and there are apps that let one read another).

      But as of release day, we have print and Kindle, and our introductory pricing will span the release day and a few days after. We are trying to get all the other versions up as soon as we can.

      • Kathleen Erdman on October 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        Awesome, thanks, Dean! I have a year-old “basic” Nook, so perhaps I’ll have to wait for the book to eventually go live on the Nook system and No problem. I’m patient. In the interim, I submitted a request to my library system for them to get the book. They always buy two of a new book (brand new or less than a year old, I am told by staff), so let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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