Archive for the 'Networking' Category

Audiobook news for authors! The Audible Captions case has settled (well, mostly). And the new ACX Audio Analysis Tool can help you publish your audio book more confidently.

YouTube video:

Timestamp show notes (click timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:10 Update on Audible Captions case

3:19 New ACX Audio Analysis Tool

Previous YouTube video for background on the Audible Captions case:

Udemy course, How to Self Publish an Audio Book

Networking for Authors audiobook and Kindle eBook on Amazon, Audible and Apple Books



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Just a quick episode wishing The Heidi Thorne Show podcast family a very Happy Holiday season! Thank you for your support and I'll look forward to continuing the conversation on self publishing in the New Year!

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TikTok is an emerging social media (?) platform that is short, vertical video content. It's gaining a lot of popularity with younger audiences. But is it worth using for business and for building your author brand? I share my experience with TikTok so far.

YouTube video:

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:29 What is TikTok?

2:55 How is TikTok different from other social media?

8:16 Is TikTok like YouTube or IGTV?

11:52 What type of content is on TikTok?

14:56 How content creation is challenging on TikTok

16:39 Is TikTok good for business?

18:19 What advertising options are on TikTok?

Blog: What is TikTok? Is It Worth Using for Business?


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Here's a free sample from my audiobook, How to Network: Networking Tips for Solopreneurs and Self-Employed Consultants. The complete audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes Audiobooks. Enjoy and share this sample!

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iTunes Audiobooks:


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Did you update your email marketing list for new GDPR regulations for the EU? I talk about how it impacted me, and what it could mean for small business email marketing in the future. Also, an update to changes to this podcast to a longer, weekly format.

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Quick informational episode about the GDPR regulations that go into effect May 25, 2018. This WILL affect email marketing for the future!

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Having an elevator pitch--also known as an elevator speech, networking commercial or 60-second--can be helpful in making connections and sales at in-person events. In this episode, Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, discusses the elements that go into an elevator pitch, how many words you should use and how to make it an effective marketing tool.

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