Write the Right Book! June 14 & 15

Stop Dreaming and Start Writing

In-person Master Workshop in Las Vegas

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time

What if you could have the first draft of your book done in 2 days?

“I might never have survived in the speaking world had it not been for my first book that came out in 1998. It gave me credibility when I really had none. I felt different when I became an author. It is a game changer.”

–Darren LaCroix, CSP, AS, World Champion Speaker

Darren Signing Books
Write the Right Book!

As an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, or consultant, you know that writing a book will build your credibility and help establish you as an expert in your field. You’ll be taken more seriously, command a higher price for your services, multiply your message, and open new doors in your career. How will it feel when they line up to have your book signed by you?

At the Write the Right Book master workshop you’ll learn not only how to write the right book, but you’ll also leave with a draft book manuscript.  Bring your laptop and your running shoes because we are writing a draft manuscript in two days. Leave your perfection behind. We are shooting for a great first draft.

Here's the Problem

Approximately 90% of Americans want to write a book, yet very few actually do. If you’re like most people, you believe that you have a message to share with the world, but you never take the first step.

Why is that?

Fear

You may be saying to yourself:

“I don’t even know how to get started.”
“I’m not a good enough writer.”
“I’ll never finish it.”
“I don’t know how to publish it.”
“No one will want to read it.”

You listen to that fear. Month after month and year after year goes by with that message still inside you.

And you still don’t write.

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Growing Your Dental Business

“For over 20 years I wanted to write a book, but it was more of a wish than
anything because I didn’t know where or how to start. I had so many ideas
yet no clear topic or process to get any traction. I met Henry DeVries and
that quickly changed. In a matter of a few conversations the book title and
strategy took shape and my objectives were clear. Henry not only made it
simple for me to write and publish my book, he gave me clear definition of
my brand and message.”

Penny Reed

Penny Reed
Author of Growing Your Dental Business

But It Gets Worse

According to Forbes, somewhere between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books are published every year (just in the U.S.). The majority of these books sell fewer than 250 copies each.

What if you write the wrong book? How can you know what is the right book for you?

Many authors see the book as the finish line, but it’s actually the starting line. They write the book around the wrong message, don’t put enough effort into it, or have no idea how to use their book as a marketing tool for their speaking or consulting business.

Coveralls & Tell-Alls

“Lands sake! Writing a book is such an undertaking. For me I didn’t know if
the concept was good. I didn’t know how to edit it for clarity. I didn’t
have any idea how to move the concept to print. I am thankful for Henry
holding my hand through the whole process.”

Sheila Pierson

Sheila Pierson
Author, Coveralls & Tell-Alls

The only thing worse than not writing a book is spending your time, energy, and money writing the wrong book.

Write Your Book Now

This two-day live master workshop is designed to take the overwhelming fear out of writing. You already have most of the content inside you. Now it’s time to get it onto paper. Let World Champion speakers Darren LaCroix and Henry DeVries, the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Indie Books International, show you not only how to write the right book, but also how to make progress in the right direction and take your speaking or consulting business to the next level.

Is Now the Right Time?

Ed Tate

“I wish I had written a book at the beginning of my career.”
Ed Tate, CSP, World Champion Speaker

Our expert faculty is extremely busy. Running a publishing company is hard work and takes up a great deal of time. And Stage Time University doesn’t just run itself! Due to hectic schedules, this workshop will be offered only once this year, and you don’t want to miss out. Imagine how you’ll feel when you walk out of this two-day workshop with a first draft of your manuscript in hand.

If you are looking to build your business, if you want to position yourself as the go-to expert in your industry, then now is the right time.

Write the Right Book!

Why Should You Attend?

When you attend Write the Right Book live master workshop, you’ll achieve the following:

  • Learn how to write a book just by speaking into your phone.
  • Leave with a first draft of your manuscript.
  • Write a book that establishes you as a credible expert in your industry.
  • Learn how to market yourself with your book.
  • Avoid the biggest book blunders, mistakes that cost rookie authors thousands and tens of thousands of dollars.
Write the Right Book!

WHY WRITE A BOOK?
Listen to What Our Authors Say.

Lisa Apolinski
Agency owner of 3 Dog Write and author of Weathering The Digital Storm, Persuade With A Digital Content Story!, and Gain Market Share During A Zombie Apocalypse

“In the last four years I have written three books and tripled my revenues. We went from zero Fortune 500 clients to now working with household name brands such as one of the top five banks, one of the top five wealth management and financial services firms, and a billion-dollar Japanese electronics organization.”

Craig Lowder
Sales and marketing consultant, founding principal of Smooth Selling Forever

“The book we did together, Smooth Selling Forever, has been instrumental in my securing 23 clients and $942,000 in personal income, along with a six-year lead conversion rate of 88 percent.”

Christine Slocumb
Agency owner of Clarity Quest Marketing and author of Stop Starvation Marketing

“Thanks to my book Stop Starvation Marketing, I just recorded a pod interview with millions of downloads and listeners in over 160 countries. The author he interviewed before me was Seth Godin. The podcaster said he reads 100+ marketing books a year and complimented the structure and humor in my book. Much of that is due to Indie Books, thank you. And thanks for helping me nail the name and design of my proprietary process, The Tower of Power™. It’s making a monumental difference in distinguishing our agency from the competition. In a sea of agencies, we stand out.”

Thomas Young
Agency owner of Intuitive Websites and author of Winning the Website War

“The book is a tremendous support to my digital agency, Intuitive Websites, and has helped us grow to over $2 million in annual revenues.”

Tom Searcy
Founder of Hunt Big Sales agency and co-author of Whale Hunting and How To Close A Deal Like Warren Buffet

“With Henry’s expertise and guidance, I set myself apart from the competition and built a multi-million-dollar firm.”

Penny Reed
Marketing consultant and author of Growing Your Dental Business

“I have made more than $280,000 a year as an author, speaker, and consultant. For over twenty years I wanted to write a book, but it was more of a wish than anything because I didn’t know where or how to start.”

Clare F. Price
Marketing consultant and author of Smart Marketing Execution

“Indie Books International stands alone in the world of independent publishers. They say their brand is generosity and they walk their talk. Being an Indie Books author is like being part of a family that supports you, celebrates your success, and helps you develop long-term relationships. Indie Books does something that no one else does. Other people can print your book, but they don’t create long-term personal and professional relationships like Indie Books does.”

Bill Wooditch
Sales and marketing expert, author of bestseller Always Forward, which has been called “a game plan for life” by NBC’s Tracy Forner, multiple guest appearances on The Steve Harvey Show

“After my book Always Forward was published my standard keynote fee went from $7,500 to $15,000. Henry distills his vast knowledge in marketing through hands-on, straightforward, easy to understand lessons that can be applied to generate results. Working with Henry has been an enjoyable and profitable experience–it is an experience that yields distinct advantages for me as I move my value proposition always forward. Henry has paved the way and designed the plan.”

Barry Deutsch
Co-founder of Impact Hiring Solutions and coauthor of bestseller You’re Not the Person I Hired

“Your advice and coaching has been amazing. Your support and recommendations have added at least $250k per year in additional revenue for the past decade.”

Michael Hauge
Hollywood story consultant to stars like Will Smith, author of marketing bestseller Storytelling Made Easy

“Henry worked with me to develop and publish my book Storytelling Made Easy
and helped make it an Amazon best seller.”

Pia Silva
Agency owner and author of Badass Your Brand (PIA PIC)

“Henry made me realize that just writing a book is not going to get me anywhere! You need strategy and a plan for the right book to actually help your business. That said, with the strategy and plan, a book is clearly one of the best ways to develop your position as an expert and build your brand and reputation. I hired Henry to help me outline my book and it gave me a huge leg up and made the daunting task of writing it seem much more attainable. I’m so glad I connected with Henry early on in my book writing—it definitely saved me a lot of wasted time.”

Marisa Vallbona, APR, Fellow PRSA
President of CIM Incorporated

“I met Henry DeVries when he conducted a ‘Growing Your Agency’ workshop for our local PRSA chapter that was a fundraiser attended by more than twenty PR consultants. He shared one small idea that created a revenue stream for me of tens of thousands of dollars in that year alone. It was a million-dollar idea because it has resulted in more than that for my agency’s revenues.

It’s your time!

What Will the 2 Days Look Like?

Event Time Frame Snap Shot:

DAY 1:

  • 8:45 am
    Check-in and networking
  • 9:00 am to noon
    Official start: Create your blueprint
    Find your book buddy: let the sorting begin
    VIP hot seats
  • Noon to 3:00 pm
    Lunch and book homework on your own
  • 3:00 to 6:00 pm
    Refine your content
    Share with book buddy
    VIP hot seats
  • 6:00 to 9:00 pm
    Dinner and book homework on your own
(Eat, Work, Rest: this is no time to enjoy Vegas)
Insert content into your book from your articles, blogs, workshops, and speeches
Record chapter thoughts and send to Rev.com to transcribe (only costs $1 a
minute)
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DEADLINE: Email draft manuscript to Henry before midnight

DAY 2:

  • 8:15 am
    Bonus session with Henry: Ask me anything
  • 9:00 am to noon
    Feedback on manuscripts
    Share with book buddy
    VIP hot seats
  • Noon to 2:30 pm
    Lunch and book homework on your own

DEADLINE: Email to Henry before 2:30 pm Subject Line: RIGHTBOOK

  • 2:30 pm
    Bonus session with Henry: Ask me anything
  • 3:00 to 6:00 pm
    Refine your manuscripts
    Share with book buddy
    VIP hot seats
  • 6:00 pm
    Adjourn, enjoy your Friday night

Outcome: The intended outcome for the two days is for you to leave with a
draft book manuscript. Then you refine that manuscript until it is ready to
be published.

Reminder: We are writing a draft manuscript in two days. Leave your perfection behind, because we are shooting for a great first draft. Get an MP3 app on your phone. We are going to talk your book, transcribe the talk with Rev.com, and build the right book for you. Our motto is the book is the starting line, not the finish line.

Darren and Henry are book taskmasters with your best interests at heart. Do you want extra
attention? Then sign up for one of the five VIP spots and you will receive
extra guidance and personal attention. Trust us, we have helped 300 people
create the right book, and the right book is inside you and just dying to
get out. Writing is a team sport, don’t think you have to lock yourself away
to create the right book (we call that the Misery approach, named after the
Stephen King book and movie of the same name). Together let’s make book
magic happen easy and fast.

Want Extra Focus from Our Faculty on Your Project?

Choose the VIP Seat

Do you want extra attention? Then sign up for one of the five VIP spots, and you will receive extra guidance and personal attention. As a VIP, Henry and Darren will use your projects as examples for the group. Imagine two experts and the whole class brainstorming for you!

Badass Your Brand

“Henry made me realize that just writing a book is not going to get me
anywhere! You need strategy and a plan for the right book to actually help
your business. That said, with the strategy and plan, a book is clearly one
of the best ways to develop your position as an expert and build your brand
and reputation. I hired Henry to help me outline my book and it gave me a
huge leg up and made the daunting task of writing it seem much more
attainable. I’m so glad I connected with Henry early on in my book writing-
it definitely saved me a lot of wasted time.”

Pia Silva

Pia Silva
Author of Badass Your Brand

One More Thing

The true key to a successful book is planning to succeed as a result of the book. If you are looking for theory and platitudes, this is not the session for you. Darren and Henry are book taskmasters with your best interests at heart. We have helped 300 people create the right book, and the right book is inside you dying to get out. Writing is a team sport. Don’t think you have to lock yourself away to create the right book. (We call that the Misery approach, named after the Stephen King book and movie.) Together let’s make book magic happen easy and fast.

Plus, when you book more than 30 days in advance, you can bring a friend for free.

Your only regret will be “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Meet Your Faculty

Henry Devries

About Henry Devries

Henry DeVries is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Indie Books International, a company he co-founded in 2014. He works with marketing agency owners and strategic consultants who want to attract more right-fit clients via marketing with a book and speech by publishing a book they are proud of.

As a professional speaker, he trains business development teams and business leaders on how to sell more professional services by persuading with a story.

In fact during the last decade, he has helped ghostwrite, edit, and publish more than 300 business books, including his McGraw-Hill bestseller, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett—now in five languages, including Chinese. He is the author of 20 books on marketing, including his Marketing With A Book and Persuade With A Story! series. 

He is also the president of the New Client Marketing Institute, a training company he founded in 1999. He is the former president of Ad Age 500 advertising agency and served as a marketing faculty member and assistant dean of continuing education at the University of California, San Diego.

For seven years he was paid weekly business development columnist for Forbes.com. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego, his MBA from San Diego State University, and has completed certificate programs at Harvard Business School.

Authors say his work gives them more credibility, impact, and influence. On a personal note, he is a baseball nut who has visited 44 major league baseball parks and has two to go before he touches ’em all.

Darren LaCroix

About Darren LaCroix

Darren LaCroix, the 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking, outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That was just a benchmark. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.

Darren is currently the only speaker in the world who is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), an AS (Accredited Speaker), and a World Champion of Public Speaking. Darren always stresses, “Don’t go for the designations to get letters after your name; do it for the professional you will become in the process.”

He’s also the coauthor of two books, Laugh & Get Rich and The Speaker’s Edge, and the author of the forthcoming book, Least Likely. Through his live workshops and online programs, Darren works with presenters eager to learn what it takes to connect deeply with their audiences. He is the founder of StageTimeUniversity.com where he shows presenters how to be a master faster.

What Is This Going to Cost Me?

When Darren opened his simple sandwich shop business, the investment was $60,000. That was just for one store. In the speaking world some people think that if they can print a business card and write a speech, they are in business. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be a success. While you don’t need a retail location, you still need to invest in education and marketing in order to be good and to be known.

Writing a book is an investment in your message and your business.

Consider this, too: What’s your time worth?

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Write the Right Book!

During the LIVE Master Workshop, you’ll get part of your book written and your questions answered. Similar courses will cost you around $3,000 and will offer only one teaching perspective and no practical advice or hands-on writing time.

Not here. We’ve made writing a book easy and affordable. You get two teachers and the space necessary to complete your first draft! You’ll walk out of this workshop with the first step to a better business. Darrenteed.

What has waiting cost you? We’ll get you unstuck and moving forward quickly in just 2 days.

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Event Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancellation will be made on the following basis: A full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be granted if requested 31 days prior to live event. If cancelling within 30 days of live event, registration credit will be given towards any future Stage Time University Live Event. Note that the registration credit is for the exact amount you paid, and you will be required to pay the difference if the price increases. Credits on LIVE events expire after 1 year of cancellation. Cancellations must be made via email to support@stagetimeuniversity.com. No refunds or credits will be granted for no-shows. Because of travel and other expenses, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any live event that does not have a minimum of 10 participants. This SELDOM happens, but if it does, registrants will be notified immediately, and rescheduled, refunded, or given credit for a future event for the amount originally paid for this event. Registration for any event sponsored by Stage Time University constitutes your acceptance of this Event Refund & Cancellation Policy.