Matt YoungquistCheck out this rave review from Matt Youngquist of Career Horizons about the new Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action eGuide. He writes, “Trust me people, this book is good.  Unlike some books that just skim the surface of a subject, or take a single lukewarm insight and milk it for 100 pages, Nancy goes into incredible depth in terms of the steps involved to put a great bio together — and backs her advice up with example after example after example in way that really brings her suggestions to life.  Got a big speech to give tomorrow?  She even has several “fill in the blanks” templates contained in the book to make it easy for people to whip out killer copy about themselves, on the fly.”

When I put pen to paper, my intention was to create something incredibly useful that would ease a universal pain among business owners everywhere.  Based on what Matt has to say, it would appear I’ve achieved my objective.  The “final” version of the Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action Guide goes on sale on September 1 for $49 for the digital download and $69 for both the digital download and the hard copy workbook you receive in the mail. If you want to buy the digital download “review copy” for $39, you have until midnight on August 31 to do so.

DIY Publicity Tip: How did I invite Matt’s attention?  I noticed he writes a periodic column for the Puget Sound Business Journal called “conscious careering.”  Having read his prior columns, I connected by email to introduce myself as a fellow contributing columnist for the same business journal. Here is the text from my email:

Hi Matt,

Your columns in the Puget Sound Business Journal are well done, and your most recent submission “Serious questions job hunters should ask themselves” inspired me to connect to share something new that I have brewing at my company. I, too, write a column for the PSBJ.  Mine is the “Media Savvy” column that empowers readers to do their own publicity and share their stories so they can get seen, heard, and celebrated in the media.

On September 8, I am debuting the new “Bye-Bye Boring Bio Action eGuide” to the world.  This tool guides job or publicity seekers to tell their stories in ways that invite more of the right opportunities.  Already the review copy has sold to customers in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, in addition to sales all across America and earned rave reviews in a soft launch.  When the product launches officially the day after Labor Day, hopes are high that job and publicity seekers everywhere will want to benefit from the useful articles, examples, tips, and bio templates within to successfully shape their website bios, speaker introductions, social networking profiles, and more.

You can preview an excerpt from my new eGuide at this link:  Well over 3000 people have read this article within the last week and said great things about it.  It is officially the “hottest” article on Biznik right now. You can read more about the guide, watch a brief video, and read what experts and business owners have said so far about it at this link:

Matt, I would be honored if you would review this guide and consider how well it can serve you and your clients. I would also like to explore ways I can support you and provide referrals to lend fuel to the growth of your company. I will follow up with you by phone, unless I hear from you first!  Thank you.

Nancy Juetten
Get seen, heard, and celebrated in your own backyard … and beyond!

A day or so later, Matt called me.  We had a nice chat, and yesterday Matt posted his book review to his blog for all of his followers to read.  Better yet, he’s invited me to speak at a September 9, 2009 gathering of his best clients.   Sometimes, when you ask for what you want, you get what you ask for,  and more.  Try it and see what good things unfold for you.   And, of course, be sure your bio is fabulous before you begin!