TIME MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
          An online tutorial by Barbara Florio Graham, customized to your specific needs

SOURCES: (a searchable deep-indexed database of Canadian experts, media spokespersons, and news and information) You can add your company to this database. While you're at the site, check the extensive list of articles on media relations, crisis communication, speechwriting, publicity, etc., many of which have been contributed by Barbara F. Graham. 

CREATING YOUR OWN WEBSITE

GENERAL TECHNICAL ADVICE & INFORMATION:

MY RECOMMENDATION FOR E-MAIL AND WEBHOSTING:  

THE BEST WEB DIRECTORIES: 

You can find what sites link to any other site by searching the following search engines:

QUOTATIONS:

TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE EFFICIENT:

INTERVIEW TIPS & A SHORTHAND METHOD FOR WRITERS
Capture all the details and every quote by taking notes with a type of shorthand that's easy to decipher later. This  9-page handout  contains a shorthand method based on Speedwriting, adapted by Barbara Florio Graham over many years as a professional journalist. Tips on how and when to use a tape recorder are also included.  $10. postpaid.

SPECIAL LINKS:

http://www.legaldocs.com/  a variety of legal documents, most free to download

Work Less, Do More (read book review HERE)

Ghostwriting of business books:  http://thepublishedexecutive.com/

http://www.thewordforge.com/  a full-service communications company

http://www.forcopywritersonly.com/  information for those writing advertising copy

http://www.office.xerox.com/small-business/resources/   templates and designs for stationery and business cards using Word

For information about business permits and licenses in Canada:  www.ottawa.ca/bizpal

Naming your business: http://www.namedatlast.com

OBTAINING PUBLICITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity

www.thepublicityhound.com  Joan Stewart publishes a terrific free newsletter and offers many free booklets and resources on her website. Some of the key resources for book publishers that follow have been gleaned from her tips. All of her paid materials are well worth the cost.

Free All-in-One Media Directory with TV and weekly newspaper databases, 5,000 links to print and electronic media on the Internet, 1,600 e-mail addresses for radio and TV stations, and 200 links to Internet/computer related magazines:  http://www.gebbieinc.com

Raleigh Pinskey, author of  101 Ways to Promote Yourselfwww.promoteyourself.com

Publishize: How to Quickly and Affordably Self-Publish a Book That Promotes Your Expertise, by Susan Daffron, a hands-on guidebook for entrepreneurs who want to add a new revenue stream to their business. Read the table of contents and some sample pages at: www.logicalexpressions.com.

How to Get Booked on NPR  (local and national shows on National Public Radio:
www.publicityhound.com/publicity-products/marketing-tapes/NPR.htm

www.SpeakerMatch.com  - a paid service matching speakers with event bookers

If you produce a gift product, consider purchasing The Gift List for Holidays, which includes national and regional magazines, the top 250 newspapers, major wire and news services, and national television. $349. from http://www.giftlistmedia.com

BOOKS

How Women Make Money, by Julie V. Watson (Dundurn, 2004) www.gotocreativeconnections.com

Unclutter Your Life, Transforming Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Space,
by Katherine Gibson,  (Beyond Words Publishing, Inc., 2004)  www.clutterbook.com

Work Less, Do More: the 14-Day Productivity Makeover by Jan Yager, Ph.D. (Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.)

www.balancedspaces.com   (organizing tips)

Are You Ready to be Your Own Boss?  www.plainandsimplebooks.com

   RESOURCES for WRITERS

   PUBLISHING RESOURCES

  RESOURCES re CREATIVITY

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