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October 21, 2010

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PR Coach: Author Platforms: Put your BEST Face, Foot and Brand FORWARD

October 12, 2010
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Louise Bannerman, ACW/Detroit Member

ACW logoAmerican
Christian Writers
Detroit Chapter News

ACW – Detroit Chapter c/o Greater Grace Temple

Attention: Venus Mason Theus

23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, Michigan 48219 313.615.6704

It’s Time to Upgrade

Those of us who live in Michigan are exceptionally blessed because we’re able to enjoy four seasons that reflect the plurality of God’s majesty!  The varied seasons serve as a reminder that change is inevitable and whether we choose to embrace it or protest it – it’s coming.

With each new season the temperature changes, the sky either gets cloudier or brighter; flowers, trees and foliage either bloom, hibernate or wither away.  Animals change body temperature, color, shed or grow thicker fur to accommodate the season.

When seasons change nature gets a makeover and from time to time, we [human beings] should update ourselves as well.  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” doesn’t cut it for Christian authors.  If it’s old, stale, overworked, faded, ill-fitting, boring, etcera, etcera…it actually is broken and does actually need to be fixed.  This is not limited to sprucing up the outward appearance but also it also means discarding negative thoughts, distructive speech and counterproductive deeds.

Like the plant and animal world, human beings also need to update or as Dr. Stacia Pierce puts it, Upgrade ourselves.  Particularly those of us who are in a position to attract the lost to salvation and to encourage the body of Christ to continue fight the good fight.

Your most effective calling card is a polished image that epitomizes the glory of our Savior.  By nature we’re attracted to others first by the image they project, THEN most evaluate character and skill levels.

The adage that says “you can’t judge a book by its cover” really isn’t true. As an author, your book might be the greatest story ever told, but if your total package isn’t solid, potential readers might never bother to so much as skim the back cover.

We will discuss more about image during the meeting on October 18th so don’t miss it.  We will provide you with lots of information on how to update or enhance your image as a Christian author.  Our president eritus (Pam Perry) is doing a an important workshop.  Make certain you bring the items she specified in the section below.


Venus Mason Theus
ACW/Detroit Chapter President

Pam Perry Presents:
Your Author Image



HOW TO BRAND LIKE A SUPERSTAR!

Monday, October 18th – 6:30 pm

Greater Grace Temple City of David
Conference Center
23500 W. 7 Mile Detroit, MI 48219

BRING IT!
Your corporate I.D. that is. Logos, taglines, photos, letterhead, mastheads…everything you use to market yourself. I will REVIEW everything
Pam Perry, PR Coach

Guest Blog:
Are You Willing to Learn, Unlearn and Relearn?
By: Christina Dixon, ACW/Detroit Vice President

Several years ago I read a quote that made a huge impact on the way I approach learning opportunities. The quote was by futurist Alvin Toffler. In the early 1970s this business consultant spoke to corporate America with insight that has proven to be extremely accurate. He said,

“The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who can read or write. It will be those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

For  writers, this statement has many implications. There are so many things that have changed in the publishing industry since that time. In the early 70s those who self-published their books were not taken seriously.

Today, technology has opened the flood gates so that thousands of books are self-published every month. Authors are no longer at the mercy of traditional publishers who take months just to respond to your submissions, if they are accepting submissions at all. These days, when writers have messages that they are passionate about, they can choose from a myriad of options. Too often though, writers approach publishing with a glamorized perspective that clearly indicates the need to learn how the industry truly works.

Consequently some become discouraged and end up leaving their writing projects unfinished. Yet, as Alvin Toffler indicated, if there is an inability or lack of desire to learn, unlearn and relearn, many will be left behind in their efforts to reach the masses with the messages they’ve been given. What about you?

Are you willing to take the time to learn about the publishing industry and the things you need to do to make your publishing experience fruitful? Don’t be discouraged. Go ahead. Dig in and educate yourself. Go to the library. Join a writers group (like ACW-Detroit). Absorb all the information you can so that your expectations are realistic.
Then act on that information!

I know it’s a lot to learn. But, it’s worth it!

PriorityONE Publications
Post Office Box 725
Farmington, MI 48332
Phone & Fax:
1-800-596-4490

E-Mail:
penspiration@yahoo.com

Publishing Today’s Aspiring Christian Writers

Christina (left) and Venus (right)

American Christian Writers/Detroit Chapter

 

Ministry Marketing Solutions by Pam Perry, PR Coach: Author Platforms: Put your BEST Face, Foot and Brand FORWARD.

 


You see my "glory" but do you know my story?

February 25, 2008

My story as told in Black Pain by Terrie M. Williams –

After my business (the family business Perry Marketing Group) closed in 2000, I went into a deep depression. I thought I would snap out of it. I kept myself busy and tried to act like things were normal. Though the bankruptcy was humiliating, what was worse was the denial to my spiritual self.

I didn’t give myself time to grieve and express the anger, regret and disappointment I felt.

Consequently, I spiraled into despair. I could not wake up before noon and kept the blinds closed all day. I overate. I avoided friends.

But I did go to church. I put on my “church face” and went. No one knew the depth of my despair – until one day guest minister preached and asked if anyone in the audience felt like they were at the end of their rope and on the verge of suicide. If anyone was, she asked them to come forward so she could pray for them.

I was in such state to denial that I thought to myself, “Surely I can’t embarrass myself and go down there. What would people think?” The Holy Spirit then spoke to my heart and reminded me how much He loved me, and it didn’t matter what other people thought. The minister was sent to get me out of myself and come to JESUS FOR REAL.

I quit the internal debate and ran to the altar. I cried and the minister prayed for me. When I went back to my seat, instead of peculiar stares, I got nothing but hugs and love. That was my breakthrough day. I just needed enough light to see my way at the end of my tunnel, and that day God sent a flashlight looking for me. I’m so glad He did.

Pam Perry
http://www.ministrymarketingsolutions.com/


Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting by Terrie M. Williams

January 15, 2008

REAL TALK FOR WHEN THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP…

Excerpt from BLACK PAIN (page, 208-209, “A Spiritual Hospital”)

My story as told in Black Pain by Terrie M. Williams –

After my business (the family business Perry Marketing Group) closed in 2000, I went into a deep depression. I thought I would snap out of it. I kept myself busy and tried to act like things were normal. Though the bankruptcy was humiliating, what was worse was the denial to my spiritual self.

I didn’t give myself time to grieve and express the anger, regret and disappointment I felt.

Consequently, I spiraled into despair. I could not wake up before noon and kept the blinds closed all day. I overate. I avoided friends.

But I did go to church. I put on my “church face” and went. No one knew the depth of my despair – until one day guest minister preached and asked if anyone in the audience felt like they were at the end of their rope and on the verge of suicide. If anyone was, she asked them to come forward so she could pray for them.

I was in such state to denial that I thought to myself, “Surely I can’t embarrass myself and go down there. What would people think?” The Holy Spirit then spoke to my heart and reminded me how much He loved me, and it didn’t matter what other people thought. The minister was sent to get me out of myself and come to JESUS FOR REAL.

I quit the internal debate and ran to the altar. I cried and the minister prayed for me. When I went back to my seat, instead of peculiar stares, I got nothing but hugs and love. That was my breakthrough day. I just needed enough light to see my way at the end of my tunnel, and that day God sent a flashlight looking for me. I’m so glad He did.

Pam Perry
www.MinistryMarketingSolutions.com


2008: This is YOUR year of Victory!

December 31, 2007
Don’t Quit it until you get it…victory is assured to those who endure!

Wow. 2007 was proclaimed the year of the “Open Door” by spiritual leaders across the land. As we shouted over this Word, also note what scriptures says comes with an open door: “…and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:9). I don’t think any one would have expected all the turbulence that erupted in major ministries this year. It looked like the devil was playing pinball with mega-ministries this year and put it on display for the world to see.

But I hear the Word for 2008 loud and clear – this is our year of VICTORY! Yes, doors were opened with great opportunities along with great opposition. But God is faithful and He wants to reassure us that He has not forsaken us and always to remember that He is the source of victory.

No matter what didn’t come to pass in 2007 or what heartbreaks happened, it’s a new day and we’re going after things a new way!

When there are difficult times – know incredible things are on the horizon. It’s always darkest before the dawn – so don’t give up. Keep fighting. Know we win in the end. It’s in the Book!

We were born to win! So it’s time we act like it, talk like it and walk in it. We were birthed with a purpose and hand-made by God in His image.

As with any victory, there are challenges, struggles and sometimes an out and out battle that precedes it. But remember if God is on our side, we win! I’m a living testimony.

Though I’ve gone through some trials this year, I’ve learned these hard times actually made me stronger. Once I passed through the valley, I experienced my greatest breakthrough on the other side. With every new level, there was a new “devil” waiting in the wings to steal my destiny – but I was wiser and stronger with each test I went through because I really believed that:

– I was more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
– I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13)
– God was perfecting all that concerns me (Psalm 138:8)
– Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4)


God equipped us all with the tools to win the battle and the war if we just keep going and don’t throw in the towel. As my pastor, Dr. Stacia Pierce says, “Don’t quit it until you get it.” A dream delayed in not a dream denied.

Here are some strategies to keep a victorious attitude all year and remain undefeated:

1. Don’t panic, worry or complain. Set your mind and keep it set on victory. When things seem to skid off the tracks, minimize the situation and maximize your time with God. The Word says, “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). God is bigger than your problem; greater than your issues. 2008 will be great if we keep the faith. Fear will die and courage will flourish when you take time and get alone in the presence of God. It’s hard to complain about the minuscule when you’re in the presence of the omniscient, omnipotent God. Enter into His rest; trust Him. God promises in Isaiah 43:2-3: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God.” You can’t worry and worship at the same time. So make it a habit to worship God with all your heart – He loves you.

2. Embrace your calling, claim your dream & define your goals. Be serious about success and don’t compare yourself with others. Finding and fulfilling your own destiny is victory. By honing in on your own God-given gifts and talents will prevent you from being side-tracked by envy and jealousy which opens the door to negativity and adversity. Real winners keep their heart pure and focus on achieving more, doing more and reaching for more so they can live their dreams and make an impact on others. Winners are mission-minded. Run the race that God called you to run.

3. Fight back, be bold and very courageous. Your dreams are worth it. Know that battle is only temporary and we win when we fight using the weapons God has provided us: soak up the Scriptures so you can consistently confess the Word and declare victory over your situation; fasting to sharpen your spiritual sensitivity to hear God’s voice; get rid of offence and walk in love and forgiveness; sow seed expecting a miracle because the law of reciprocity works; and praise God before you actually see the victory. That’s proof of true belief.

4. Get wisdom, knowledge and understanding. The more you know, the more you grow. Readers are leaders. Study the champions. Read about great men and women. Meditate on biblical heroes like Joseph, Paul, David or Esther. Stay inspired. Create a prayer circle. Listen to godly advice from mentors. Ignorance can be deadly. “My people are destroyed from lack on knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Continually expand your mind and learn from good books.

5. Give God time to work. Stand firm, stay strong and be patient in the process. Promotion follows adversity. Expect it. Get your eyes on the bigger picture. Feed your faith and don’t lose hope. Life is a marathon not a sprint. Be tough; avoid the victim mentality when you get weary. Visualize success and keep faith photos of your goal before you. Patience is a weapon. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

6. Stay focused. Your battle deserves your full attention. We only lose because of broken focus. Eliminate distractions and toxic people from your life. You’ll be sure to get the victory when you keep your focus and full of joy. If we just learn to outlast the enemy, we win. When the enemy sees you are more determined than he is, he’ll back down and you’ll move forward into greater realms of victory.


The key is to stay the course with God. Endurance is rewarded – always. “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” Psalm 60:12


Shoot me an email and I’ll send you a list of great books that will keep you on track to reach your dreams and walk in victory in 2008 and beyond – pamperry@ministrymarketingsolutions.com


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