Help Produce Public Speaking Super Powers!

If you want to improve your speaking …
Or you help speakers deliver their message more effectively and powerfully …
Please read on!

Public Speaking Super Powers is more than just an ordinary book … it is a mission and movement, as well.

It may be starting with a book, but it has also grown to include audio programs, training programs and even an educational outreach program to help nascent and budding entrepreneurs in high school and college learn public speaking skills that will serve them for life … no matter what they choose to do.

At least this is my big vision for this project.

But I need your help. I’ve been working on this project since 2010, giving it the good college try to bring this vision to life by myself. Alas, I have discovered that I am, in fact, not Wonder Woman or Super Girl.

I need help to get this project completed. And that’s where YOU come in.

As of this morning, I’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign on to raise the funds I need to complete this project.

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I’ve broken down the funds needed into three categories … but before I tell you want I want, let me tell you a little bit about what you’ll get in return!

I’ve developed three levels of rewards packages:

» Those for BUSINESS OWNERS who want to reach an audience of speakers.
These contribution levels include marketing services. Contributors at these levels will go along with me, virtually of course, wherever and whenever I promote Public Speaking Super Powers for the first two years. Perks include:

  • A banner on this website
  • Mention on the Public Speaking Super Powers Facebook page
  • Co-branded speaking tips videos
  • Marketing opportunities at the live launch party and speaking gigs I have related to this book
  • Autographed copies of the final book
  • T-shirts, mugs and other swag

For more details go here.

» Those for INDIVIDUALS who want to IMPROVE their SPEAKING skills.
These contribution levels include not only copies of the book, but opportunities to increase your visibility as a speaker. Perks include:

  • Name, logo and link back to your website on this site
  • A Public Speaking Super Hero video interview (in person or via streaming video)
  • Marketing opportunities at the live launch party
  • T-shirts, mugs and other swag

For more details go here.

» Those for INDIVIDUALS who just want to SUPPORT the project but don’t need or want all the extra promotion or swag.
These contribution levels allow folks who know (and dare I say love?) me to support this project … and still get some decent perks. Gifts include:

  • A copy of the book in paperback and/or e-book.
  • A special hand-written thank you card delivered … in the mail by USPS!

For more details go here.

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Here are the three funding levels I’ve developed:

» Those needed to produce a basic, non-illustrated book.
When I reach this base goal, I can hire the audio editors and transcribers I need to get the 82 audio interviews into a format that will allow me to start writing the book. This has been my biggest challenge to date.

I can also pay the cover artist (who generously created the art without asking for payment). I can have the manuscript professionally proofed and copyedited. And I can produce a first print run to send books to all those who have already pre-ordered the book and who have contributed to this campaign. My estimate for this level is $8,550 to $11,289.

This would be workable … but my bigger vision for this book is to include illustrations of each of the Super Powers discussed in the book. That’s where the next level of funding is needed ….

» Those needed to produce a the illustrated book.
When I reach this goal, I can hire the illustrator to create 16 unique images depicting the super powers discussed in the book. I can add some stock images. And I can also receive some payment for my writing time, which will give me the peace of mind to take some time off and focus on developing this book and its associated products. My estimate for this level is an additional $5,769 to $8,560, raising the total to $14,317 to $19,849.

When I reach this level, I will be happy. But I have one more thing I’d really like to do for all my contributors … and that’s where the next level of funding comes in.

» Those needed to throw a proper launch party!
When I reach this goal, all the contributors and all members of the team who brought this project into the real world, can gather in Long Beach to celebrate the accomplishment. My estimate for this level is an additional $2,265 to $4,280, bringing the grand total to $16,582 to $24,129.

I passionately believe in the benefits Public Speaking Super Powers will bring to the world and I sincerely hope you will contribute to its success!

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Why Volume Bee?

Volume Bee may not be as pretty as IndieGogo or Kickstarter, but is has several advantages:

  • Money is deposited into my PayPal account as it is donated. This way I can put into an interest-bearing account and earn additional funds for this project.
  • I don’t have to reach my goal to collect or keep the funds raised.
  • I can renew the campaign easily if my goal isn’t reached during the initial campaign time frame.

This means I can continuously raise funds while working on the project. This makes it easier for me to start working on the project before all funds are in. It also makes it possible to give progress updates — that way you know that your contribution is going exactly where I say it is going.

Project updates will be posted on this blog.

About Carma

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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