Is This Your Year for Audio Books?

reel to reel tape, razor blade and splicing block, Sandy Weaver Carman, audio book, audio product, audio production, podcast, writer, author, speaker, trainer, coach, Voicework On DemandAudio books used to be clunky and hard to use. They were mainly used by visually impaired people, and those of us who drove long distances, often by ourselves, for work or for play. Boxes of cassettes littered the floorboard, some of them spewing the delicate tape out with tangled abandon, never to play again. Then CD technology came along, making audio books easier to “read” but very expensive.

Welcome to 2014 – this ain’t your mama’s audio book anymore! Continue reading Is This Your Year for Audio Books?

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Audio Products & the Importance of Treating Your Voice Right!

image of a professional microphone, audio, audio books, audio products, Sandy Weaver Carman, Voicework on DemandUsing your voice properly and effectively while speaking and recording is important in order to convey an air of authority. It’s also important so that you can make it to the end of the speech – heck, sometimes just to the end of the sentence! – without running out of breath support for your words.

Breathing the right way is the same for recording as it is for Continue reading Audio Products & the Importance of Treating Your Voice Right!

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Audio Books – 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book

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As more and more people move to smart phones, they’re discovering the ease and fun of listening to an audio book. If you haven’t become hooked by audio books yet, know that the world is about to pass you by – listening to an audio book has become so much easier than reading an actual book or an e-book that the audio book market segment is the fastest-growing.

People use audio books to prevent squabbles between their kids in the back seat, to become a better person, or to make distance running palatable, Continue reading Audio Books – 3 Reasons Your Book MUST Be an Audio Book

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Three Reasons You Should Join the Revenue River Club

There’s a new club in town, and you need to be part of it. Everyone talks about wanting a new revenue stream. Around here, we think river with a rainbow, audio products, revenue river, audio books, Sandy Weaver Carman, Voicework on Demand, Inc. writers, speakers, authors, trainers, coachesbigger than that – a revenue river is what we want for you!

You have a business and you want passive income so you don’t have to work so hard, travel so much and so you can make money while you sleep. You have intellectual capital – your unique message, your unique training style, your unique writings – and you suspect you can make passive income with those, but you’re not exactly sure how.  Continue reading Three Reasons You Should Join the Revenue River Club

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How Audio Products Will Speed Your Success

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Do you work with a business coach? I do, and don’t know what I’d do without her. She keeps me focused and she keeps me accountable. She’s available to brainstorm solutions to the obstacles that get in the way of every growing business. And she keeps me pointed in the direction of success.

If you work with a business coach, chances are you get some of the same advice from yours that I get from mine. One of the things I’ve dropped the ball on is an audio version of my book, “The Original MBA – Succeed in Business Using Mom’s Best Advice.” She’s laughed with me that I stay so busy making audio products for clients that I haven’t made any for me. Continue reading How Audio Products Will Speed Your Success

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What Could $250,000 do for Your Business?

Bundles of $100 bills, audio book, Sandy Weaver Carman, audio products, speakers, writers, coaches, trainersI know what a quarter of a million dollar grant could do for my business – what would it mean for yours?

Mission: Small Business is giving $250,000 grants to a dozen businesses. Yep, just giving them away. It’s a joint venture between Chase Bank and Living Social, it has a social media slant to it, and in order to even be considered for the grant, each entered business has to get 250 votes. Continue reading What Could $250,000 do for Your Business?

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New Audio Book – Speakers/Trainers/Coaches/Authors/ Sales Pros NEED This!

Got the notification in the wee hours of the night – the latest Dianna Booher audio book is now available at Amazon.com, Audible.com and iTunes, and anyone who needs to persuade anyone else needs this book! Continue reading New Audio Book – Speakers/Trainers/Coaches/Authors/ Sales Pros NEED This!

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Question of the Week – What’s the Quickest Way to Be Seen as “The Expert” in My Field?

While discussing  a project with a potential client, she asked for my opinion.

Just ask my brothers and my husband – I’m never shy with that!

She wanted to know what the quickest way to be perceived as an expert in her field was, and in addition, she hoped it wouldn’t be too expensive or time consuming.

Well, here’s the thing – I’m opinionated, friendly, helpful, talented with audio software – but not a miracle worker! Continue reading Question of the Week – What’s the Quickest Way to Be Seen as “The Expert” in My Field?

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Audio Books & Memorial Day Weekend – a Heavenly Duo!

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, a weekend to remember those who gave their lives in support of our country.

Dad in his dress blues for a visa photo in "The Original MBA" book and soon audio bookPersonally, it’s also a weekend where I thank my dad for his service, and for coming home safely after each deployment.

This weekend is a big weekend for travels, too. As the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend sees a lot of people in a lot of cars for a long period of time. And you know what that means, don’t you?

That’s right – audio books! Continue reading Audio Books & Memorial Day Weekend – a Heavenly Duo!

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Audio – Even the New York Times Is Offering It!

People are learning that listening to audio versions of books is a great time-saver. You can enjoy a book and multi-task – clean the house, do yard work, work out, or even listen while training for a marathon.

Picture of a lone runner listening to an audio bookOk, that last use is not a way that many of us will use an audio book. I sure won’t be doing it!

This week, the New York Times published an article about the death of ultramarathoner Mica True. A companion piece by Tara Parker-Pope reveals that she used the audio version of “Born to Run,” a book that introduced the world to Mica, while she was training for a marathon. Continue reading Audio – Even the New York Times Is Offering It!

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