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Harley-Davidson Show & Tell
12/2/2003 5:41:37 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

For my first book signing this coming Friday, I thought I would bring in some help to take the attention away from me and allow people to approach me without actually having to talk to me. That sounds crazy but I really like the idea. You know how you walk in the mall and there is somebody handing out fliers or standing next to their kiosk begging for your attention. You try not to look at them and focus straight ahead hoping that will make you temporarily invisible and unapproachable. That is the one thing I want to avoid at my first book signing. I don't want to be vying for attention. I find that whole process demeaning. So I had an idea which will make it easier for me.. at least in my mind. I am bringing my Harley-Davidson into the mall and parking it next to my book signing table. This will allow the motorcycle to guide the people closer for a look without me having to do a carnival sales pitch of ... "step right up ladies and gentle men and see the profusely sweating man beg for your attention." Harley Davidsons do have an unusual effect on people. The men who don't have one stop and dream they did. The women who have never rode on a motorcycle stop and wish they could. And those that have motorcycles of any kind stop and look as a comparison to their own bikes. It is the perfect ice breaker and the perfect attention getter. I am just there for the ride... The Harley is showcasing the book. Like Oz, I am just the man behind the curtain. The conversation will eventually lead to the book, but only as an added feature... "and if you buy the book we will include this set of Ginzu knives and not one but two orange juice squeezers.

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More Blogs by Michael Charles Messineo
• Continuing research for Book 3 - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Not the blogger - Thursday, October 04, 2007
• Building your story and checking the dates - Sunday, February 12, 2006
• Contact me and expect a response - Saturday, November 05, 2005
• Peter Boyles says to put your face out there. - Saturday, May 08, 2004
• Capturing an opportunity - Thursday, March 18, 2004
• DynaMike - Monday, January 26, 2004
• Some poems are New Characters I am creating ... Not always me. - Monday, January 12, 2004
• Proactive plan - Wednesday, December 31, 2003
• Make your list and live it now. - Sunday, December 21, 2003
• Think Proactive - Friday, December 19, 2003
• Harley book signing - Sunday, December 14, 2003
• The Upcoming Big Test - Sunday, December 07, 2003
• First book signing - Saturday, December 06, 2003
• Why Didn't You Tell Me? - Friday, December 05, 2003
• The Book is NOT free - Wednesday, December 03, 2003
•  Harley-Davidson Show & Tell - Tuesday, December 02, 2003  
• Amazon sales Rank - Monday, December 01, 2003
• The PR begins - Sunday, November 30, 2003

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