On a recent episode of Business Mic with host Daudi Magubi, Donna Gunter, Publishing Consultant, discussed how local business owners can quickly establish themselves as an industry authority by publishing their own book while increasing their reach, revenue, and reputation.
According to Gunter, a key ingredient in successful marketing for small business owners is to stand out in the crowd. She added, “I do this by encouraging my clients to write a one-problem, one-solution book. So, for example, for a dentist who might be wanting to focus on teeth whitening and target brides who want to have teeth whitening done before their wedding photos are taken, I would work with him to put together a book about teeth whitening that speaks directly to brides about how they can shine on their wedding day as well as in the pre-wedding and post-wedding photography when they undergo his teeth whitening procedure. As dentists review their own marketing and look at what their competitors are doing, I can assure you that none of their competitors will have a book like that.”
When host Daudi Magubi asked if books had as much power as a YouTube channel, Gunter replied, “Books have much more staying power. If you go to a networking meeting and you hand out a book, no one is going to throw that book away. If you hand out a flyer, a business card, or a brochure, people typically trash those after networking meetings. Businesses are discovering that old-school marketing methods like printed direct sales letters or printed books are working well now because people are so overwhelmed in the digital age. Getting something printed is a unique event now, whereas we used to be inundated with that. We’re no longer inundated with that because everyone’s gone digital and printed materials get your prospect’s attention, unlike all the YouTube videos or Facebook ads we’re inundated with.”
During the interview, Gunter shared how a book can take the place of your sales process, explaining, “Because I’m interviewing my client and converting the transcript of that conversation into a book, the book reflects my client talking in his/her own voice. This process makes your prospects feel like you’re having a conversation with them. If you conduct any type of presales meeting with prospects, this book serves as that one- on-one conversation.”
Gunter added, “It was such a privilege and an enjoyable experience to be a guest on Daudi’s podcast. Daudi has an innate ability to ask the perfect questions to which his listeners will want to know the answers, and lets guests easily share their expertise with his audience.”
To listen to the full interview on Business Mic, visit http://www.businessmic.com/donna-gunter
About Daudi Mugabi and Business Mic
Daudi Mugabi is the founder and host of Business Mic, a podcast comprised of intimate conversations with exciting entrepreneurs and leading industry experts who open up and share their amazing business experiences. Magubi is a Business Analyst and Marketing Expert with over ten years of experience in both the advertising and technology industry.
Magubi started Business Mic to help others avoid business failure. In 2006, he dreamed of having his own business, something he could build from the ground up. He tried a couple of businesses but failed miserably because he made many costly mistakes and didn’t have the proper guidance he needed. Having gone through that experience, he knew that others were going through similar experiences. The goal of his podcast is to help others find solutions to their challenges.
More details about the show are available on his website: http://www.BusinessMic.com.
About Donna Gunter
Donna Gunter, Amazon #1 best-selling author of Make Them Choose You, Brand Yourself as the Trusted Local Celebrity, and Biz Smart Quick Guide: 10 Strategies to Online Visibility for More Traffic, Clicks and Profit!, helps entrepreneurs, consultants, speakers, coaches and professionals stop the client chase by leveraging their knowledge to gain authority status in their industry. She then dramatically amplifies their message and shows them how to convert the new audience into high-paying customers.
Using her proven Become Business Famous signature system, she works together with her clients to build powerful personal brands and grow their businesses through speaking, publishing, and publicity. She is also the host of Main Street Mavericks Radio and a writer for Business Innovators Magazine.
To learn more about Donna Gunter, please visit https://www.DonnaGunter.com.
To get a free digital copy of Make Them Choose You: How Local Business Owners Can Double Their Business, Get Customers Consistently, and Have More Free Time WITHOUT Being Held Hostage by Expensive Marketers, visit https://MakeThemChooseYou.com.