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  • Brand Storytelling

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  • Ghostwriting

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Option #3: On-Demand Hybrid Coaching System
Work At Your Own Pace. Get Help When You Need It

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24/7 Online Access

All videos and worksheets available any time of day, Always know where you are and what to do next.

Weekly Live Group Q&A

Stuck? Get advice from the coach and tips from your peers.

Accountability Group

Stay on track by partnering with others in the group. Give and get  encouragement 

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Why is the StoryFirst Method   Your Best Choice?

StoryFirst guides you through TELLING your stories and getting them into audio files. You record as-you-go on your phone, your computer, or other device. Then, I show you how to use technology to turn the audio files into print: no typing, no formatting, no narrative writing skills needed. Just tell the stories. Then, when you are finished and happy with the result, you (or an editor) can polish it up and turn it into a book (if that’s what you want to do). But let’s get the story right first, and then think about publishing.
 

Your life stories—told one at a time—become your memoir. Telling stories is more fun than fussing with writing. If you enjoy the process, you will finish the memoir. You’ll have fun along the way. It won’t become a tedious chore. You'll be surprised how quickly the pages add up.
 

Other benefits of this approach are:
 

  1. Oral storytelling is more personal than telling a story on written pages. It allows your family, colleagues, and friends to hear your story in your voice. The nuances of your speech—tone of voice, volume, emphasis—are as important to your story as the words you use. These can’t be picked up in print.
     

  2. Audio is more accessible than text. That’s why podcasts and audiobooks are so popular. You can listen to audio anywhere: in the car, in the kitchen, or while you exercise. Anywhere.
     

  3. Because it’s quicker. Most people are not trained writers. Too often, memoirists get bogged down in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure to the detriment of their story. With the StoryFirst method, you can build momentum and enthusiasm for the project.

 

Not convinced? Download my “Memory Deep-Dive” exercise and give it a test run. No charge. This one’s on me.

StoryFirst Memoir MethodTM Group Coaching

Work At Your Own Pace, Get Help When You Need It

Small Group Classes for

  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Businesses 

$297/six weeks

Sign Up For The Next Memoir Kickstarter" Class

In this class, you'll learn how to:
  • Unlock your memories
  • Identify your best stories
  • Tell your stories well
  • Stay organized
  • Stay motivated

Tuesdays 3 PM Eastern

  • March 7, 2023

  • March 14, 2023

  • March 21, 2023

  • March 28. 2023

  • April 4, 2023

  • April 11, 2023

When you have finished the class, you will be able to:
  • Create a personal audiobook
  • Add photos to your stories
  • Print your memoir  

Wednesdays Noon Eastern

  • March 8, 2023

  • March 15, 2023

  • March 22, 2023

  • March 29. 2023

  • April 5, 2023

  • April 12, 2023

Each Class Limited To Six Participants * Hosted via Zoom

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Business Speechwriting

from $900

  • Audience-focused

  • Highlights your expertise

  • Clear messaging

  • Problem-based and solution-centered

  • For:

    • Time-strapped pros

    • Unseasoned presenters

    • Novice speakers

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Blog to Video

From $295

  • From 1 to 3 minutes long

  • Landscape view

  • Turn your blog posts into videos

  • Voiceover included

  • HQ B-roll (stock) footage

  • Premium background music

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LinkedIn Profile

$675

  • ​Up to 90-minute interview

  • Fourteen-point checklist

  • Title and description

  • Contact details

  • Background

  • About section

  • Featured content 

  • Keywords & hashtags

 

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A Good Brand Story
Connects YOU to
YOUR CLIENTS and CUSTOMERS

Use Your Stories To Establish A Uniform Message Across Platforms

using a STORYTELLING Approach to MARKETING
For Family Businesses, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs

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1-to-1 Private Story Coaching

*Prices and page counts for Founder's Journey, Legacy Builder, and Brand Backstory are approximate and will vary with the size of your project. You will be given a custom quote and proposal after a discovery call.

Founder's Journey

Deluxe Package

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Legacy Builder

Up to Six months to finish

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Brand Backstory

Finished in ninety days

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3 Hour Trial

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Founder's Journey

Deluxe Package

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Legacy Builder

Up to Six months to finish

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Brand Backstory

Finished in ninety days

NEW: 

Blog A Book

Write, Publish, and Promote Your Business One Blog Post At A Time

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So you want to write your memoir. Or maybe you want to go all-in and write your autobiography from childhood to the present. Where do you start? Do you pick a particular time in your life? Do you tell everything that happened? Which stories should you tell, and which should you avoid? Do you tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

 

Writing a memoir can be challenging. It's a process, and like any process, it requires you to complete a series of steps. How you execute these steps will determine how well your end product turns out.

 

A memoir writing coach (me) can help you through these difficulties so that you can focus on your storytelling. Here are a few ways my 1-to-1 coaching system can help you get your memoir/backstory/autobiography done:

 

  • Give you a kick start and help you choose a starting point for your memoir.

  • Help you figure out a theme and create a solid outline.

  • Help find your voice, so your personality comes through. 

  • Help you figure out the best topics and stories to use in your memoir.

  • Help you develop your storytelling skills.

  • Help you find the right tone so your memoir will be more enjoyable.

  • Help you create a reader-friendly or listener-friendly memoir.

Why wait? Get started now by scheduling a free discovery call. 

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  • Acquire Top-of-Mind Awareness With Your Customers

  • Clarify Your Values and Get Customers To Act

  • Preserve Your Legacy, Expand Your Influence, Increase Revenue

My 3-Phase Development System Efficiently Captures Your Stories. 

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Phase 1: Foundation

Builds a framework for your backstory. Assess goals, establish values, identify your audience, outline your journey.

Phase 2: Narration

Interviews to isolate the stories that best fit your goals and represent your values.

Phase 3: Completion

Writing, editing, review, and approval. Then, assembly of the final audio files plus document in pdf, Docx, Mobi, and Epub.

Preserve Your Legacy, Expand Your Influence, Increase Revenue

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Standard Memoir

$18,500

  • 100-page manuscript

  • 40,000 words

  • Eight 45-minute interviews

  • Interview audio files

  • Interview transcripts

  • Project outline

  • Publication-ready formats in Word, Pdf, Mobi, and Epub

Standard Backstory

$9,995

  • 50 page manuscript

  • 20,000 words

  • Six 45-minute interviews

  • Interview audio files

  • Interview transcripts

  • Project outline

  • Publication-ready formats in Word, Pdf, Mobi, and Epub

Short Backstory

$5,995

  • 25 page manuscript

  • 10,000 words

  • Four 45-minute interviews

  • Interview audio files

  • Interview transcripts

  • Project outline

  • Publication-ready formats in Word, pdf, Mobi, and Epub

Private 1-on-1 Coaching
You tell the stories, I do the writing, you get the credit.

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Your stories put your values in context. They are proof that you have paid your dues and know what you're talking about.

No one will read the text if your story falls flat. First, we get your story right. I confidently guide you through that process. 

Then, I write and polish your story under your name.

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Expand Your Influence: Match Your Values to Your Customer's Values for Effective Promotion

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My 3-Phase Development System Captures Your Stories Quickly and Efficiently. 

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Phase 1: Foundation

Build a framework for your backstory. Assess goals, establish values, identify your audience, outline your journey.

Phase 2: Narration

Interviews to isolate the stories that best fit your goals and represent your values.

Phase 3: Completion

Writing, editing, review, and approval. Then, assembly of the final audio files plus document in pdf, Docx, Mobi, and Epub.

For Business Founders, Corporate Leaders, and Entrepreneurs

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Preserve Your  Legacy: Anchor the Future of your Family Business

Option #2: Live, Small-group Classes

for all 3: have on-the-spot coaching input, plus built-in accountability with your coaching group 

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Option #3: On-Demand Hybrid Coaching System
Work At Your Own Pace. Get Help When You Need It

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Group Hike

24/7 Online Access

All videos and worksheets available any time of day, Always know where you are and what to do next.

Weekly Live Group Q&A

Stuck? Get advice from the coach and tips from your peers.

Accountability Group

Stay on track by partnering with others in the group. Give and get  encouragement 

Check pricing and details
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5. First Draft

Assemble and edit audio files and notes into mp3 and docx formats for review

 

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6. Review

Now it's your turn: review my submission and return to me with your comments and suggestions.

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7. Final Edits

Polish audio files and manuscript text.

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8. Completion

Assembly of the final audio files plus document in pdf, docx, mobi, and Epub.

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1. Listen

Assess goals, establish values, identify your audience.

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2. Interviews

We isolate the stories that best fit your goals and represent your values.

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3. Develop

Build a framework for your backstory. Outline your journey.

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4. Narration

Next, your stories are recorded and polished.

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