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Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling Paperback – April 28, 2008
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Praise for Book Yourself Solid
"Lead generation and conversion is the heart of any marketing enterprise, and Michael Port's ingenious and practical system is among the best I've seen. Read this book and transform your business!"
Michael E. Gerber, founder and Chairman, E-Myth Worldwide, and author of The E-Myth Revisited
"Do your homework! This is not a conceptual, theoretical look at how to succeed as a service professional. Instead, it's just what you need if you're stuck and you'd rather invest in your future (by doing the right kind of work) than complain about it later."
Seth Godin, author of All Marketers Are Liars and Permission Marketing
"Going out on your own can be scary. But this book is a welcome antidote to that fear. It brims with savvy advice and nearly overflows with practical, hands-on exercises. Once you absorb the wisdom in these pages, you'll be ready, willing, and eager to fashion a more rewarding work life. Michael Port is the guy to call if you're tired of thinking small."
Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and Free Agent Nation
"If you're even slightly uncomfortable with the idea of networking, marketing, or selling, this is the book for you. Book Yourself Solid gives you everything you need to fill your business with ideal clients. Before you're even finished reading the book, you'll be inspired to take action!"
Ivan R. Misner, PhD, founder and CEO, BNI, and coauthor of Masters of Networking
"Wow! I never expected this book to be so good. I love how it focuses on getting your ideal clientsand more than you can imagine possible. An excellent, inspiring, practical guide to outrageous success!"
Joe Vitale, author of There's a Customer Born Every Minute
Top customer reviews
Of course my aversion to talking about what I do for a living left me on the outside looking in. IF/WHEN people found out what I do, by way of another person introducing me, they always seemed surprised and delighted. But even then I'd deflect the conversation to something else--anything else!--to keep the attention off myself. (Confession time: I hated my own birthday parties as a kid. Too much focused attention! And when teachers would read what I'd written in class, I would want to melt, run under someone's shoe and disappear!)
So BOOK YOURSELF SOLID seemed to be something I "needed" to read. It has revolutionized my way of thinking. It has given me the mindset I need to recognize that what I do is extremely valuable (to small business owners who can't afford paying a fortune for a copywriter, and for readers who love the kinds of subjects I tackle in my books) and that there is no shame in letting people know (like the Whos in Whoville) "I'm here! I'm here!"
If I could give BOOK YOURSELF SOLID more stars, I would. But then you'd see nothing but stars!
There's much more to BOOK YOURSELF SOLID than I've mentioned here. LOTS more. This is just the primary way in which the book has served my immediate, most pressing needs. It has turned this shy gal into a professional who networks with the best of them the RIGHT way. It's becoming less alien each time I do it. I'm still a work in progress, but I'm getting there!
Thank you so much, Michael Port, for this helpful, amazing, step-by-step guide to booking myself solid! BRAVO!!!
Kristine M Smith
Copywriter, Author of 5 books at Amazon
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My only issue with this book is that as I was starting my business I was in a big hurry to bowl people over with my awesomeness and take orders for my highest revenue services. This book was, and is, a bit of a wake up slap upside the head that my bull in a china shop approach isn't the best approach for me or my customers. There have been times when I felt like, and still do, that I just need to throw this book away and go knock on doors, however, there's little question the exercises I'm going through are worthwhile. As additional evidence, every fellow 'consultant' I talk to about some of the things I'm reading here, and doing, is blown away by the volume of 'great ideas' I have. Yes, Michael, I attribute them all to you.
This book is tightly written, every chapter is short, concise and builds on the last. As I read I did the exercises and by the time I had finished reading I was already marketing myself in a new way and it didn't feel like marketing. In fact, I had a different sense of myself and my work because my work more reflects who I am.
Whatever you are doing, or starting, or thinking about starting, if it's a one on one service business, get this book.
I supervise beginning therapists and I'm recommending this to all my supervisees. (And no, they can't borrow my copy.)