Business Resources

  • Melody Owen

    Speaker’s Selected Topics:

    • Plan to Finish Writing Your Book – Only 3% of all people who want to write a book finish writing their book. The obstacles authors face vary, but with a little planning, you can become part of the 3%. In this talk, Melody Ann will give you the basics of book planning so you start your book project well and don’t get stuck along the way.
    • How to Get Unstuck and Finish Your Book – Too many manuscripts are shelved before they are finished. Authors start with good intentions but when they hit that wall, many don’t have access to the resources to move past the wall and finish that first draft. In this talk, Melody Ann will share how she helps authors continue writing even when it gets difficult. The rewards of being a published author are too great to give up.
    • How a Book Can Boost Your Business – Rumors abound about whether it is worth writing a book to boost your business. In this talk Melody Ann tells the straight truth, busts the myths, and helps you decide if writing a book for your business is the right choice.
    • Book Promotion Strategies – When authors fail in their book promotion strategies and tactics, it’s often because they are missing important elements or have gaps in the plan. Let Melody Ann give you an overview of how you can put strategies together to succeed in your book marketing.

    Melody Ann is the founder of Author Nation, a publishing system and community to take professionals from idea to successfully published nonfiction author. She started Author Nation as a response to the confusing and constantly changing world of publishing to give professionals a place to work on their books without having to adhere to one path to publishing. She has worked with both traditionally published and self-published authors, and understands the pros and cons of each publishing path. Melody Ann has worked in almost every aspect of the publishing world from book coaching, structural editing, to sales and marketing with Oxford University Press. She has taught writing at the university and college level both in the Americas and Japan. She is also the producer and host of the weekly show, Author Nation Interviews, where she interviews people in the world of nonfiction.

    Melody Ann is also a storyteller. She has studied storytelling from a number of angles including literature, marketing, and the narrative approach. In 2019, she wrote, produced, and performed her solo show, The Devil’s Daughter. She can also been seen on stage in her community telling stories for fun.

    When she is not supporting her community of authors, she can often be found wandering in the mountains in the summer, or curled up with a cat and a good book in the winter.

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  • Epic Receptionists

    We are a boutique call handling service that will make sure you never miss another business call again. We will answer every call so that you never miss oportunity and book appointments with your clients. Let us give you the time back to focus on growing your business.

    Live call answering

    Our friendly, professional, US-based receptionists will make sure all your incoming calls are answered promptly and handled according to your specific instructions.

    We can book appointments, take messages, transfer calls, answer questions, or even hang up on telemarketers. Allow us to handle the phones while you handle your business.

    Outbound calls

    Our Epic Receptionists can do more than just answer calls; we can make calls for you as well.

    Our outbound calls can perform many services: from appointment reminders to follow-up sales calls. We can even make a dinner reservation! – you name it. The ability to customize our outbound feature to fit your needs means less day to day stress for you. Just give us the details, and we can make the calls.

    Dedicated receptionists team

    No robots or impersonal call centers answer your phone at Epic Receptionists. Instead, we provide you with a small dedicated team to answer all your calls. You and your receptionist team will become familiar with each other and be able to communicate directly. This way, Epic Receptionists can operate as an extension of your business.

    Call summary delivered via email

    A member of your receptionist team will capture any and all information about the caller and send you a summary via email or text after each call. This way, you can always be in the loop with your phone calls and your business.

    Have a specific piece of information you want from each caller? Maybe a particular question you want each caller to answer? No problem! We can customize what information we capture at no extra cost.

    Don’t get caught off guard with calls you don’t want.

    Your team of receptionists will pass along only the calls you want or expect. We will screen and announce any phone calls before we transfer them to you. And if you are not available at that moment, we will take a message from the call and send it to you via email or text.

    You can forward and not forward your calls according to your schedule, whether that’s all the time, a couple of hours a day, or a few days a week.

    Call overflow

    Missing customers because you are too busy with other customers is one of the worst feelings an entrepreneur can experience. We can make sure this never happens again! We can design a plan where your phone rings a certain amount of times before Epic Receptionists takes over. This feature gives you peace of mind and allows you to attend to the business at hand.

    Appointment scheduling

    Scheduling appointments is a vital task, but your expertise is best applied elsewhere in your business. Our receptionists can access your online calendar (Google Calendar, iCalendar, or Office365) and book an appointment based on your availability.

    Custom call answering experience

    We don’t expect every business to have the same cookie-cutter greeting with an identical way to collect information from their customers. Epic Receptionists will happily answer calls the exact way you want them to be answered. Just provide a customized script, and we will do the rest.

    Have a specific piece of information you want from each caller? Maybe a particular question to ask? No problem! We can customize and capture any information you want.

    Our Epic Receptionists are here to handle any incoming calls when you are not able to. But everyone needs some well-deserved rest once in a while. Any calls received outside of our hours of operation will be sent to your custom voicemail box. We will send any voicemails you receive as an audio attachment to your email.

    Toll-free or local number included

    Keep your existing phone number! We will provide you with a local or toll-free phone number that is unique to your business. You then would forward your current business calls to that number, or if you prefer, publish the number we provide you with on your website, online business listings, and marketing materials.

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  • Southwestern Consulting

    Sales & Leadership Consulting

    Southwestern Coaching Programs

    Whether you’re a budding novice or a seasoned veteran in your sales career, one of our four targeted coaching programs will equip you with the skills and strategies needed to excel to the next level.

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  • 24 Hour Disc

    Remember to Use Coupon Code SC3529A to Save 10% on Your Order.

    Why should I choose NationWide?
    Great question. So many companies offer similar products to the ones we offer, so why NationWide? Sure we offer great quality, competitive pricing, expert service and guaranteed turnaround times. But the most important part of NationWide is our people and our process. Our staff is eager to help and they have the professional expertise to handle your project. Your contact at NationWide has an average of ten plus years experience in this industry. You will not be dealing with just a sales person. Your Project Adviser is teamed with a professional staff that will deal with you directly while producing your project. This professional staff handles all aspects of your project because they understand what you want and they have the experience to get it for you. On top of all that, NationWide has been in business since 1991. We are not a fly by night internet company that may not be here tomorrow.

    How can the prices be so inexpensive?
    A better question would be why do some companies charge so much? We don’t know. At NationWide we work hard to keep the process simple while offering the best possible product. We also don’t spend a large amount of money sending you catalogs and flyers in the mail. In the end the customer pays for these expenses through higher prices on products. Someone has to pay for all of that advertising. We also focus on what we are good at. There are a lot of things that we don’t do, but that allows us to concentrate our efforts on being the best. And because NationWide is the best you will experience great quality and fast turnaround at a better price than other companies. On the other hand if it makes you feel better to spend more money, just throw a few extra dollars in with your order and we will buy everyone here a pizza. Thanks in advance.

    Is the NationWide quality good? Is there a standard to which you hold?
    Our quality is unmatched, and yes we have a standard. We actually hold ourselves to multiple standards. Our printing is to SWOP standards and our CD/DVD replication is to ISO standards. SWOP is a printing standard set by the printing industry to measure several aspects of printing quality on a press sheet. Things like ink density, slurring, offseting, and other technical issues are reviewed in an effort to produce the best possible printed piece. Most people are aware of ISO. This is an industry association and standard used to insure quality manufactured products. At NationWide we won’t ever take shortcuts on quality.

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  • Insignia Training Partners

    Insignia Training Partners

    Insignia Training Partners is a full-service learning company with an extensive network of training and learning development resources nationwide providing fractional, project and contract-based L&D support, and recruiting services for skilled L&D talent and executives. Insignia has supported over 3000 virtual events and counting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic for companies, like EY, Johnson & Johnson, Jansen Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey & Co, and many more! In all of those events, not a SINGLE facilitator has ever turned around after an event and told us they would rather facilitate alone, without a producer.

    Managing a Zoom or Teams meeting can be a large task in and of itself, especially if you have hundreds of attendees and plan to use any of the built in engagement features of your platform, like breakout rooms and polling questions. If you have been struggling to run the virtual platform while facilitating alone, you know how challenging it can be to manage logistics and technical support of participants while also engaging and delivering a focused and concise presentation. If you need your next virtual event to go off without a hitch, ask us to support it and you will see the Insignia difference!

    Bernie DeSantis – President & Owner, Facilitator, Virtual Producer

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  • Author Nation

    Author Nation

    Author Nation takes professionals and entrepreneurs from idea to successfully published author. Years into a career or business, high achievers realize it is time to level up and share their experience with the world. Is that you? Deciding to write a book is an exciting and challenging journey. From trying to wade through all the information on publishing to wondering who will read your book to having your writing dry up, most would be authors meet many obstacles. Many people shelve their books before they get written. Only 3% of people who want to write a book actually finish writing their book. Author Nation offers a publishing system and community based on five pillars.

    Pillar #1. Author Pro Roadmap: This includes creating your plan. Meaning I’ll teach you how to create your outline, timeline, and budget. After you get this work completed, you and I will conduct a 1:1 call where I review your book outline and author plan and give you required feedback and direction.

    Pillar #2. Author Pro On-going Training: This includes just-in-time training modules. Meaning you will receive on-going training to continue progressing into the completion of your plan. You will have access to writing sessions, paths to publishing resources, educational events, author success journals, networking events, ask us anything, and a replay library.

    Pillar #3. Author Pro Group Coaching: This includes a monthly call to keep you accountable and obtain motivation to keep moving forward. Meaning every month, you’re able to get on a call with me and other entrepreneurs learning with you, learn from them and their questions, state your goals, and ask your specific questions so you never feel alone.

    Pillar #4. Direct Access to Melody: This includes access to me between regular group calls via your Author Journal and our Ask Us Anything section of the community. Meaning you will have the founder and creator of this program in your back pocket, so you never have a chance to get stuck.

    Pillar #5. Author Pro Community: This includes an invitation to our member-only private Circle community of other entrepreneurs. Meaning you can use this to meet, learn from and connect with other men and women just like you working to finish their books.

    This is a unique publishing system that works with nonfiction authors whether they are self-published or traditionally published. You also get to work on your timelines and benefit from having the support of a community. This is not a cookie cutter approach. You and your book are unique and your life busy. You deserve the level of support you need while still maintaining control of your content and creativity.

    Author Nation gives you a path to success that works for you.

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  • SpeakerTunity


    SpeakerTunity Members Only® 

    How would you like to have REAL IMPACT? Where you could have a steady stream of leads on multiple platforms that would provide access to an unlimited number of new clients?

    Welcome to SpeakerTunity Members Only® where you get a choice of:

    • 40 Podcast/radio/videocast leads
    • 20+ New virtual summit leads & a dozen giveaways
    • 120 Live and virtual stage leads
    • 4000+ Hundreds of conferences and events

    …to drive your speaking and client attraction EVERY SINGLE MONTH!

    Everything you need to be getting more clients steadily without doing the groundwork yourself for only $47/month! Add up all the unprecedented value in SpeakerTunity Members Only® and you can count the incredible savings in time, money, support and peace of mind.

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    SpeakerTunity Cities Regional Speaker Lead Directories®

    Get Your SpeakerTunity Cities REGIONAL Speaker Lead Directory® –Local Speaking Opportunities at Your Fingertips!

    Need more clients? There is no better way than speaking live or virtually close to home! Locals love to book locals. And now you can get a directory for ALL the bookers at meetings, venues and associations in your local market in every possible category that might serve you—up to 2000+ leads or more! If you are in the US or CAN, we’ve got you covered!

    Book yourself crazy with a SpeakerTunity Cities REGIONAL Speaker Lead Directory®


    SpeakerTunity Sheets®-Speaker One Sheets and Podcast Introductory Sheets

    Get Your Speaker One-Sheet or Podcast Intro Sheet Designed by & with SpeakerTunity®! And Get Booked More Often!

    Leaders today know that they need a professional looking Speaker One-Sheet or a Podcast Introduction Sheet. So SpeakerTunity® is going to make it easy for you. The designers at SpeakerTunity Sheets® know what these should look like! You provide the information we request and the graphic images (photos, logos, book covers, etc) and we’ll give you a sheet that will WOW your target decision-maker!  And we’ll do it affordably! And FAST–using a template you select! Maximum 15-day delivery of draft design. SpeakerTunity Sheet® sheets will make it easy for you to start getting booked consistently!

    Go get your impactful Speaker One-Sheet or a Podcast Introduction Sheet!


    SpeakerTunity TEdx Directory®

    Get Your Complete Directory of ALL US & Canadian TEDx Events! And Go Viral with Your Idea Worth Spreading! 

    If you’re yearning to make your FIRST or NEXT TEDx, you’d better get going to find one and get yourself booked! How would you like to save a couple of steps? What if you could have a SpeakerTunity ® Directory that provides a complete list of TEDx events in the US and Canada — and breaks them down by date and by location?

    Would that be helpful? And worth a mere $99 investment?

    Start moving forward on landing the stage where you can offer your “idea worth spreading!”



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  • Orion 21

    Orion 21

    We specialize in creating videos, audio books, e-Books and e-Learning to package your message into the world wide web.
    If you give a man a fish you have fed him for the day.
    If you teach a man how to fish, you will feed him for a life time.
    But if you build him a fishing webpage, a FaceBook page and a VIDEO
    you will feed several of his generations to come.

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