Episode #445

How to Write a Book That Actually Grows Your Business

With Taurea Vision Avant

Every week, our Speaker Lab podcast guests surprise us with all the exciting twists and turns of their journey to the stage. This week’s guest, Taurea Vision Avant, is no exception – listen in to episode 445 to hear her adventures from computer science, to network marketing, to authorship, coaching and beyond. In fact, Taurea never even saw herself as a professional speaker or entrepreneur at the beginning of her career! In this episode, she admits speaking was “never her thing” until she realized how powerful and impactful she felt speaking for even just a small room full of people. Now, she’s a successful entrepreneur and author of over 15 books. Her story is an incredible testament to how no matter what educational background you come from, you can challenge expectations and make an impact as a speaker.

As a network marketer, Taurea often found herself speaking to smaller groups. As she invested in her skills, she became a speaker on behalf of the entire company! Despite her experience and success selling from the stage, she held off on speaking “for herself” for years. On the show, she shares how she finally got into the mindset that took her from wishing she was a speaker to actually starting her own speaking and coaching business, which she did from the ground up. That’s right–every event she spoke at during the first year she organized herself from start to finish. Her grit and determination earned her six figures that first year and she hasn’t stopped hustling since. Now, through her coaching and speaking business, she helps others amplify their personal brand and hit their goals as authors and entrepreneurs.

Taurea doesn’t put on any airs about her success–she is humble, humorous, and honest about the things she wishes she didn’t do. If you’ve been hesitant about launching your speaking business or publishing your first book, you’ll be hanging onto every word of this episode!

You’ll also learn all about:

  • Tips for inviting guests when you organize your own event
  • How to shift from running your own events to being a guest speaker
  • When it’s a good idea to speak for free or even pay to speak
  • Why planning is essential to publishing a book that actually profits
  • How to write a book that sells itself
  • Why helping people get from A to B is more helpful than A to Z
  • …and so much more!


Quotable quote:

“I tell every entrepreneur, I don’t care what your product or service is, you have to develop the skill set of knowing how to speak in front of people.”

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About Taurea Vision Avant

Taurea Vision Avant is a computer science graduate from Hampton University. She is an author of more than 15+ books and the latest include “The 10k Book”, “Don’t Go Broke Trying to Be a Business Owner“ and “How Not To Be A Broke Author”. She has been featured on ABC, Fox, CBS, and more! In 2009 she founded Show Your Success LLS where she has helped more than 5000+ speakers, coaches, and network marketers to write profitable books to grow their business. In 2019 she took her business to the next level by creating The Book Profits Club™ which is a club designed to help authors promote, profit, and perform. In 2020, Taurea was able to also add the title of TEDx speaker to her resume where she was one of the first to ever do a virtual TEDx conference as a speaker. Her goal for this year is to help more than 1000 authors to generate more than $10,000+ per month.

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