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Luncheon April 2014: Kari Hagensmith on speaking as a marketing tool

Saturday, April 19th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)

The Saturday, April 19, 2014 CWC luncheon in a last-minute change will feature Kari Hagensmith, author of The Secret Weapon, a checklist to help businesses build an in-depth strategic plan to increase profits. Kari will speak about the importance of public speaking as a marketing tool in an author’s overall promotional strategy.

Speaking Your Way to Book Sales

“Create a movie in the mind of your audience that continues to play until they have to buy your book.”

Kari Hagensmith

During this presentation you will…

  • Learn the 5 keys to outcome engineering your talk to get them hooked
  • Understand what they really want to know not just what you want to tell them.
  • Explore the secrets to a good author interview

Kari Hagensmith has successfully used speaking as a marketing tool for over 25 years. Originally hired by other platform speakers and companies to attract new business, Kari has created her 5 YES! formula for ‘stealth sales’ speaking. Along with The Secret Weapon, Inc partner Karen Wells they teach a weekend course “Speaking for Profit.” She is the author of The Girlfriend Will.

Rock Your Talk!
Kari Hagensmith
TheSecretWeaponInc.com
Kari@TheSecretWeaponInc.com

As always, members and guests are welcome.

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Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.

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The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.


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Luncheon March 2014: In It to Win It: Entering Writing Contests

Saturday, March 15th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)

The Saturday, March 15, 2014 CWC luncheon will feature a panel discussion on the value of writing competitions. Whether writing fiction or nonfiction, entering contests can pay off–in money, prestige, recognition and more!

The panel will address

  • reasons for entering writing competitions;
  • adapting your story, essay, etc. to meet specific contest requirements (including word count, topic, genre and theme);
  • reasonable entry fees

Plus tips on manuscript review techniques and working with a critique group to boost your odds of winning will be revealed. These tips will help you sharpen your writing material even if you do not plan to enter that work in a contest.

The panel members are:

Gini Grossenbacher, certified in the Amherst Writers & Artists method,  has a B.A. in English and a Master’s of Science in Education and is an experienced teacher of English. She published over thirty book reviews under the pen name Liz Allenby for the Historical Novels Review. At work on her own historical novels and poetry, she is currently 2nd Vice President, Membership, of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch.

Marsha Porter has co-authored a DVD movie guide and published numerous articles. Entering writing contests is one of her favorite pastimes. She got her start in essay writing when the 500 word essay was the punishment du jour at her Catholic grade school. She taught English for 35 years and served as a California Writers Club officer for many years and is a past president of the CWC, Sacramento Branch.

Margie Yee Webb, author/photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life, producer of the film, FEMME: Women Healing the World, and co-editor of Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats (Fall 2014). She is president of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch; and vice president of the California Writers Club, which oversees the 19 branches.

There will be a question and answer session and an opportunity for attendees to share their contest experience as time permits.

 

As always, members and guests are welcome.

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Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.

Click for map

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.


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Luncheon February 2014: Mamie Jean Calvert on Writing for Movies

Saturday, February 15th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)

CalvertThe guest speaker at the Saturday, February 15, 2014 CWC luncheon will be film producer, director and writer Mamie Jean Calvert to speak to luncheon attendees about Writing for the Movies.

Out of 200 entries, Ms Calvert’s script, Sunshine, won the 2012 AOF Festival Best Screenplay award. Inn 2009 she won the Best Screenplay award for Murder by Design. She has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 25 years.

In 1987, Mamie Jean founded Ambra Productions. The Magic of Christmas is the first short Mamie Jean wrote, produced, and distributed for Ambra Productions. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to this film, she wrote, produced, and directed The Magic of Christmas II, which was released in Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble in November 2012.

During her career, Mamie Jean has produced and directed more than 200 cable television shows. Her latest screenplay, In the Eyes of a Killer, was filmed on the Sacramento Delta in central California. The film has won many awards, including Best Film (NorCal Film Festival, Sacramento). The trailer for In the Eyes of a Killer can be seen on YouTube. The movie can now be rented at Blockbuster and can be purchased on Amazon. It is also available on pay-per-view. The film has sold to the foreign market as well as domestically to Monarch Films.

Today Mamie Jean continues to collaborate with other film makers, and several projects she is working on are in various stages of development. She is currently filming Magical Mrs. Claus in Elk Grove.

 

The monthly CWC luncheons are held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova

from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The newly increased meeting fee: Members, $14; Nonmembers, $16 (lunch is included in the meeting fee).

As always, members and guests are welcome.

*******

Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.

Click for map

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.


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Luncheon January 2014: Linda Joy Singleton on publishing

Saturday, January 18th, 2013 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Linda Joy Singleton

Note to Club Members: Luncheon meeting fee has increased to $14 (including lunch)

The guest speaker at the Saturday, January 18, 2014 CWC luncheon will be Linda Joy Singleton, speaking on “How to stay published in a changing market.”

CWClindajoy With over 20 years of publishing experience, Linda will share how she’s continued to sell books to traditional markets while also diving into e-publishing. She has worked for eight traditional publishers, had four agents, had books  published in five languages and had a movie option with Fox.

Linda is the author of more than 35 books for kids, including YALSA-honored Young Adult series The Seer and Dead Girl Walking. Her first book, Almost Twins, was published in 1992 and her 2012 book, Buried: A Goth Girl Mystery, is a spin-off from The Seer series. On March 1, 2014, her first picture book, Snow Dog Seasons, will be published by Albert Whitman. She offers writing tips and more on her website LindaJoySingleton.com.

The monthly CWC luncheons are held at Cattlemens Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the California Writers Week celebration.

As always, members and guests are welcome.

*******

Monthly luncheon is open to the public.

Cost is $14 for members, $16 for nonmembers.

The meeting fee includes buffet lunch and beverage.

Cattlemen’s Restaurant, 12409 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA.

Click for map

The restaurant is located just east of Hazel Ave. at the northeast end of the Nimbus Winery complex along Highway 50. Cattlemen’s offers CWC a spacious meeting room with free WiFi, quality AV equipment, free off street parking and excellent buffet-style food.


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CWC Sacramento Holiday Social at Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Celebrate the holidays with your fellow writers and friends! The 6th annual CWC Sacramento Holiday Social will be held at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 2739 East Bidwell St. in Folsom (Hwy 50, East Bidwell St. exit) on Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 1 PM to 4 PM. Before the luncheon, there will be a no-host Meet-and-Greet starting at noon in the bar area adjacent to the party room.

Cost for the luncheon will be $24 per person, including tax and gratuity, with choice of entree, salad, and non-alcoholic beverage.

Be sure to RSVP! Open to everyone, bring a guest!

 

Menu

Choice of salad: Caesar, Fresh Greens

Choice of entree:

Pasta (egglant quadratini, penne rustica, pasta milano, fettuccine alfredo with chicken, lasagna bolognese)

Chicken (pollo caprese, chicken scaloppine, chicken parmesan)

or Fish (shrimp portofino, grilled king salmon)

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