WRITE THE RIGHT BOOK!

Stop Dreaming and Start Writing

“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


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.

At the Write the Right Book LIVE 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, yet 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.

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, 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.


“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, 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?

“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.


Why Should You Attend?

When you attend Write the Right Book, 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.

Listen to Our Raving Fans

“I do not know where else I could have learned so much in such a short
 time.

– Alok Kalia, MD, Bluebonnet Health, Vistage speaker and author of
 Don’t Take Dieting Advice from a Skinny Person

“Henry helped us write and publish our book, showed us marketing techniques 
and how to leverage a book. Our clients constantly mention how this one item 
has differentiated us from our competition.”

Brad Remillard, Impact Hiring Solutions, Vistage speaker and co-author of You’re Not the Person I Hired

“For most consultants completing a book is on the top of their ‘Goals and 
Things To-Do’ List, (how many years has it been on YOURS?) and Henry can
 help you get it done in record time.”

– Dean Minuto, Vistage Speaker of the
 Year and author of The One Page Sales Coach

What Will the 2 Days Look Like?

Event Time Frame Snap Shot:

DAY 1

8:45am

  • Check-in and networking

9:00am - Noon

  • Official start: Create your blueprint
  • Find your book buddy: let the sorting begin
  • VIP hot seats

Noon - 3:00pm

  • Lunch and book homework on your own

3:00 - 6:00pm

  • Refine your content
  • Share with book buddy
  • VIP hot seats

6:00 - 9:00pm

  • 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, speeches
  • Record chapter thoughts and send to Rev.com to transcribe (only costs $1 a
minute

DEADLINE: Email draft manuscript to Henry before midnight

DAY 2

8:15am

  • Bonus session with Henry: Ask me anything

9:00am - Noon

  • Feedback on manuscripts
  • Share with book buddy
  • VIP hot seats

Noon - 2:30pm

  • Book homework on your own

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

2:30 - 3:00pm:

  • Bonus session with Henry: Ask me anything

3:00 - 6:00pm

  • Refine the manuscripts
  • Share with book buddy
  • VIP hot seats

6:00pm

  • 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: Bring your laptop and your running shoes because 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. So, the key is planning to succeed as a result of the book. We will
 also talk about how to avoid the biggest book blunders, mistakes that cost 
rookie authors thousands and tens of thousands of dollars. If you just want
 theory and platitudes, this is not the session for you.

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!

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.

What is it 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?

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.

Which Seat Would Be Best for You?

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?”

"Henry distills his vast knowledge in marketing through hands-on, straight
 forward, 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
 that has resulted in my first book, which became a bestseller."

Bill Wooditch, Author of Always Forward, now a regular guest on The Steve
Harvey Show

"Henry is so much more than a ghostwriter. He can coach, edit or write you 
through the process of getting published and has helped us write three 
books. We have recommended Henry to several Vistage speakers and other
 business associates who have been very pleased with Henry’s abilities to 
take the thoughts in their heads and turn them into a published book that is
a fantastic marketing tool."

Dana Borowka, Vistage speaker and author of Cracking the Personality Code,
Cracking the Business Code, and Cracking the High-Performance Team Code

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

Michael Hauge

Which Seat Would Be Best for You?

MEET THE FACULTY

About Henry Devries

Henry DeVries is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Indie Books International, a company he cofounded in 2014. He works with independent consultants who want to attract more high-paying clients by marketing with a book and speech.

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

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 and PR agency and has served as a marketing faculty member and assistant dean of continuing education at the University of California, San Diego.

In the last ten years, he has helped ghostwrite, edit, and coauthor 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 has a monthly column with 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 the Harvard Business School.

As a result of his work, consultants and business owners get the four Bs: more bookings, more blogs, more buzz, and a path and plan to more business.

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.