Free Ebook! The Respect Virus: How to Create a Contagious Culture of Respect

The Respect Virus
Limited time! Get your free Kindle version (US linkCanadian linkUK link)You can create a culture of respect at work and at home through practical strategies and techniques taught in this book. From learning to take other’s perspectives to creating a personal engagement plan to moving from gridlock to dialogue, you can be a carrier of respect.

“Treating people with respect and valuing them is a universal language. Culture trumps strategy.”—Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ CEO

Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, this short book will inspire you to spread respect far and wide.

It’s free on Kindle through Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (after that, it’s only $3.99).No Kindle?  No problem. Get a free Kindle reader app (for phone, tablet or pc).

The book is also available in print format ($8.00).

If you have a chance and can leave a review on Amazon, I’d appreciate it!

FREE ebook: Talking to Strangers (and Friends) about Your New Business

No fooling!  I’m giving you something absolutely free with no strings attached!

On 3/14, Tanya Smith and Tai Goodwin interviewed me on their BlogTalk Radio show, Your First 20 Clients for a segment, How to Talk to Strangers (and Friends) About Your New Business.

My previous 9 posts were based on the  audio of the show.

I’ve compiled the posts into a free ebook!  Choose your format:

For more tips and techniques on conversation and networking, order my book, Small Talk Big Results: Chit Chat Your Way to Success! Available at (print and Kindle), at Barnes and Noble (Nook) and at the ibookstore

Get another FREE short ebook, How to Deal with People Who Drive You Crazy! (14 pages, PDF) when you sign up for my monthly newsletter.  Sign up now!

7 Lessons Learned in My Book Launch

For those of you who like details (and maybe are considering doing your own book launch), let me summarize what I have done in the past 2 weeks:

1.  Had an online Virtual Book Party and Giveaway (11/15 – 11/30)

2.  Had a 1-Day Amazon Best Seller Campaign (11/30)

3. Used Targeted FaceBook ads (Pay Per Click)

Both #1 and #2 were shared via email (about 80 emails for #2) and via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  I also created a Facebook Event for the Book Party and Giveaway.  The one day campaign was not started until about 8:30 AM on 11/30. Read more of this post

1-Day Amazon Best Seller Campaign: 11/30/2010

It’s the last day of my Online Virtual Book Launch Party and Giveaway and I have a valuable offer that includes a special free gift for you. I also have a favor to ask.

Here’s the short version, with pictures:  Why Buy Diane’s book by Midnight

Here’s the details:

First, the special free gift . . .

A Special Report eBook: “Dealing with People Who Drive You Crazy!”

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Book Party and Giveaway!

And the winner is . . . Chuck Carstensen (comment #26 as selected by!

Click here for 11/30 Last Day Special

To celebrate the launch of my new book,

Small Talk Big Results: Chit Chat Your Way to Success!

I’m hosting a virtual book party including a prize giveaway THROUGH 11/30!

Giveaway:  “Chat Pack” (book, Altoids Breath mint tin, $10 Coffee Gift Card) Read more of this post