Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Penelope Channels Miss Manners at The Moody Muses


I gave a workshop called Penelope Channels Miss Manners: How To Promote Yourself Without Peeving Everyone Off at the 2012 NECRWA Spring Conference. It was a rousing success! I wore my tiara and sipped a cocktail while doling out some tips about self-promotion.

The Moody Muses have posted my talk (in two parts) on their blog this week. (Evidently, I am somewhat long-winded....ahem). Yesterday was the first part of the talk, which covered rules of social media, reviews and how to toot your own horn without sounding like a big schmo. PART ONE Please stop by and leave comments, questions, or feel free to heckle me.

And the second part is posted today....I cover damage control, the rule of reciprocity, and how to create a positive image on-line. I also talk about my #1 pet peeve of self-promotion. Loudly. PART TWO

So, check it out if you're worried that you might be acting like a rude jerk, offending folks, or are wondering if it's okay to make up a fake name (Belinda Melinda Carlisle) and post Amazon reviews for your own book (answer: no, it's not okay).

Have a great day!
Penelope

13 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Your workshop was informative and lots of fun. :)

Penelope said...

Thanks, Amber! I'm glad you liked it!

Casey Wyatt said...

I hope someday I get to see the workshop! I'm relieved to know that I don't do the thing that peeves you the most!

Penelope said...

Casey...you are the epitome of graciousness. Seriously. Your good karma will come back to you in spades!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Totally cool, Pens! I heard from Amber your talk was fantastic.

caseywyatt.com said...

Thanks Penny! :o)

Tasha B. said...

Aw, I was hoping it would be a video of you talking! But this was good too... :)

Lindsay Kiernan said...

You did a great job, so happy I got to see it in person!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! That was a nice thing for Amber to say! I have to admit that I love public speaking. ;^)

Penelope said...

You're welcome, Casey.

Penelope said...

Tasha....Ack! A video! Don't scare me.

Penelope said...

Lindsay....I'm so glad you were there, too. I hope you'll be at next year's conference, also....which will be in Burlington, MA.

Lindsay Kiernan said...

I hope so too. The goal is that by then money shouldn't be as tight...but isn't that always the goal!?!