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Happy Birthday: Are You Watching Nonnie Write? Blog Tour!

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Today is the first day of my 15 day “HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  ARE YOU WATCHING NONNIE WRITE?” Blog Tour, and I’m kicking it off with one of my supportive fellow RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB members. Kristy, thank you for having me and I hope that you and your guests enjoy me sharing the happy birthday.

This month marks the one year anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books, and have learned so very much about this industry.  Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say “In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “SHE” has learned a lot!  “SHE” has taken the time to hone her skills in the writing department as well as her knowledge.  “SHE” has taken the bull by the horn and run full speed ahead in building her author platform and establishing herself in the writing industry.  “SHE” is making her name KNOWN.

On each stop of my tour, I’m sharing with you tips on writing, publishing and support, all topics equally important to the writing industry.  I hope that what I am imparting, you will take, mull over, and then act on in the best interest of YOU.

With that being said, here is…


Right now, some of you are staring at this page wondering “What the heck is an elevator speech and why do I need one?”  Well, EVERY writer needs one if he wants to rub elbows with movers and shakers in this industry, and to me that could be anyone who has the ability to purchase my books.

An elevator speech is a very passionate, 60-90 second “spill” that you would pitch to the media or any individual or groups who might be interested in again, purchasing your books.  This “spill” must accomplish two things:

1)       It must point out three ways your books will change your audience’s lives and…

2)      It must be conveyed with such enthusiasm and passion, that it will be hard for the listener to say “NO” to you.

This elevator speech should literally last no longer than an elevator ride, which means if you’re starting off on floor one and the both of you are getting off on floor two, you need to make it really good in a really short amount of time.  {Note:  this spill should be equally effective whether it’s being delivered over the phone, in person, on the web or in print}.

My advice:  stand in the mirror and practice your “elevator speech.” I’ve personally done it many times and I’ve been told that it’s the best some have ever heard.  But I don’t want you to share your elevator speech with anyone until your friend in the mirror (or your significant other) tells you that it is absolutely PERFECT!  Just imagine being faced with the possibility of being booked for a radio show.  You need to be able to present this “spill” in such a way that it explodes in the minds of those media people, convincing them to book you right on the spot…even if that spot is in an elevator.

So today, I want you all to work on honing this very important skill BEFORE you hypothetically take your next elevator ride and don’t forget to FOLLOW my blog at It would make the best present to me.  Thanks again for having me, guys!


 NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!; “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” (a novel);  and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”  Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong “eye” for perfection.

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY

Nonnie’s  feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.


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“THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love! –


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  1. Pingback: My Blog Is One Year Old!!! Happy Birthday, WNW! | Watch Nonnie Write!

  2. Kristy, thank you for being so kind and hosting me!!!
    nonniejules recently posted…My Blog Is One Year Old!!! Happy Birthday, WNW!My Profile

  3. Hi, Nonnie and Kristy. Thanks for a great post! :)
    Bette A. Stevens recently posted…ESTABLISHING A WRITER’S PLATFORM by Nonnie JulesMy Profile

  4. I just love the concept of an “Elevator Speech”! My husband really dislikes poetry so it will be a challenge but I’m determined to interest him in my book. The shorter the speech, the better, got it! Thanks Nonnie and Kristy!
    clarissa415 recently posted…Spell It Out!My Profile

  5. Nonnie, its funny that you should mention an elavator speech as I did one that I use a lot for my book. Don’t know for sure if it made a difference in getting attention because I have nothing to gauge it by. It is something to know and understand as you have stated. Good job again for coming up with another timely topic. And hello Kristy. Any friend of Nonnie’s is a friend of mine. Glad to visit your site.

  6. This is great to see. Congratulations, Nonnie, on your first year! Thanks, Kristy, for hosting and supporting this amazing author and incredible human being!

  7. A great post. I never knew it was called an elevator speech – I always called it my ‘rabbiting on about my books’ speech. Elevator makes it sound so much more professional. Must up my game. Thank you both
    judith barrow recently posted…My Article in the Western MailMy Profile

  8. Great post, Nonnie. You’re right, an elevator pitch should be one of those bits authors need and, just like the synopsis, blurb and short blurb, it’s another thing for us to tear our hair out over.

  9. Nice blogm Kristy. Am following.

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