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With "Recession-Proof Cupcake" Author Tom Marcoux Brings Hope to Silicon Valley Residents"You can't solve a problem on the level it was created," says Tom Marcoux, America's Communication Coach and author of Be Heard and Be Trusted, 2nd Edition - as he recalls the guidance of Albert Einstein. To help Silicon Valley residents, Tom Marcoux offers a free presentation "Thriving in Changing Times" at East West Bookstore, 7 pm on ___.
To the topic of how to thrive in the economic recession, Marcoux brings his unique insights and encouraging humor that arises from his time as a guest instructor at Stanford University and winner of a special award at the Emmy Awards.
"What is this Recession-Proof Cupcake?" asked an interviewer. "It was an idea, then a series of helpful skills, that leapt into my mind when I saw a woman in great pain as she told Oprah (on Oprah's TV show) that she was likely to lose her bakery. How could this distraught woman recover her strength and save her bakery?" Marcoux said.
Marcoux led his team to create two helpful programs: "The Recession-Proof Cupcake: How to Keep Up Your Spirits, Save a Business or Get a Job in a Crisis" and "Truth No One Will Tell You: Secrets to Empower Yourself Through Any Crisis."
In response to attendees' questions and concerns, Marcoux will make his free presentation of March 9th lively and relevant. Reported as "the Personal Branding Instructor" (by the San Francisco Examiner), Marcoux has, for years, guided his graduate students at Academy of Art University in doing well in successful job interviews. He has also guided job seekers at Experience Unlimited (through the Employment Development Department) and ProMatch in Sunnyvale. Marcoux has shown people how to overcome stress from Stanford University to Salinas Memorial Hospital.
In coaching small business owners, Marcoux has spoken on "Online Secrets to Build Your Brand" - which was also a popular topic he presented at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference in Las Vegas (where he has presented six times).
Marcoux will expand on his L.E.A.D.S. process: Listen, Engage, Act, Decrease downers, and Shift to inner sources of happiness.
In terms of the "Recession-Proof Cupcake", Marcoux will share the C.A.K.E. process: Create community, Adapt, Keep on learning, and Encourage help.
"We don't just have an economic crisis. We have an ideas-crisis. We need more and better ideas. We also have a fear-crisis. To thrive during this tough economic recession, you need to learn how to make it easy and fun for people to help you," Marcoux said.
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Author Tom Marcoux Provides Tips for Aspiring WritersRecently, Tom Marcoux was asked a number of questions by aspiring writers:
How does one come by a writing mentor?
Here are some of my writing mentors:
- instructors through my years of formal education
- editors that I have hired for my books
- friends who are also writers
- screenwriting consultants I have hired
Do the work. Finish projects. Hire professional editors. (I hire 2 editors per book I write. And I wrote and published 6 books in the recent 3 years.) Perhaps, self-publish your work. The author of ERAGON self-published his work. Then it was seen by an established writer who connected the young writer with an agent. There is a whole different energy that goes into work that you know will be published. I have clients who have started small: $150 print-on-demand order that was 36 copies or 52 copies (depending on how many pages per copy). I know a printer in Maine for example.
I am completely aware that it is a long hard road with many bumps and bruises. How do I get the chance to speak to other writers?
Perhaps, join a writers support group . . . or start one if there are no groups in your area.
What is most important about becoming a published writer?
That you will keep on writing and improving because you like to write. I write everyday because it as essential to me as breathing. I was on a recent vacation and I still took occasional notes (approximately 2,000 words).
What are the logical steps for me to take on my writing path?
There are many possible and logical steps.When I coach my clients, I emphasize that a coach can provide a buffet table of ideas . . . and ultimately the client needs to use her intuition.
Some possible steps:
- choose a project that you will finish
- save money to hire professional editor(s) for the end of the project (the polishing)
- develop your support structure (writers group, other friends who are writers, copyright your initial draft and perhaps, take a class and work on the project in that class.)
- You can send me an email to me TomSuperCoach@gmail.com and I can respond with some comments about the process to get an agent . . .
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