Valerie is the author of Beyond Powerful Radio - A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age www.beyondpowerfulradio.com
1. What type of books do you write? The books I've written including, Creating Powerful Radio - A Communicator's Guide (M Street 1996) Creating Powerful Radio - Getting, Keeping & Growing Audiences, Focal Press 2007) ,The Powerful Radio Workbook (M Street 2000) and Beyond Powerful Radio - A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age" (2011) are all about how you can become a more powerful communicators and better engage audiences, These proven techniques work for all types of communication - about powerful storytelling and work for writing, and speaking, as well as broadcast, podcast, teaching etc. These books all offer proven methods developed while working as a trainer and broadcast consultant to some of the top personalities working today in radio and TV throughout the world.
2. What is your newest book about? We live in the internet age - anyone can become a communicator - but not everyone can be a GOOD one - this book, BEYOND POWERFUL RADIO - A COMMUNICATORS GUIDE TO THE INTERNET AGE teaches you how to break through by communicating powerfully, to engage audiences in our "short attention span" world - with proven methods to get, keep and grow your audience - and communicate effectively using ALL mediums and across all mediums.
3. What inspired you to write it? I wanted to give these proven techniques to ANYONE and everyone who could benefit and use them! Twenty years ago, when the first book came out, it was about wanting to share these techniques with people who couldn't afford to hire me personally for an individual coaching session, but could still get access to the material and methods to become a better communicator and storyteller. That first book went around the world and was translated into many languages, although it was about radio - it worked globally because it's really about human connection and communication. The latest book has all the same methods, but applied to our multi-platform world - how to message on twitter, facebook, instagram, as well as on air, in your podcast as well as techniques to compellingly tell stories for broadcast.
7. Any advice for struggling writers? Keep at it!