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The mission of Declare is to equip women to walk in their callings as Christian communicators. We do this through an annual conference, online webinars, local connect meet-ups and the podcast. Find out more about how Declare can help you reach your goals at wearedeclare.com

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The mission of Declare is to equip women to walk in their callings as Christian communicators. We do this through an annual conference, online webinars, local connect meet-ups and the podcast. Find out more about how Declare can help you reach your goals at wearedeclare.com

    Great Advice for Getting Published

    Great Advice for Getting Published

    This episode of the Declare Podcast, featuring our friend and Declare Conference speaker Jevon, originally aired in 2018. The insight she shares is so valuable, we’re sharing it again! 

     

    MEET JEVON:

    For more than fourteen years, Jevon Bolden has been an essential editorial partner and writing coach to a number of best-selling authors. She has experience in a broad range of topics including natural health and wellness, personal and spiritual growth, and children’s nonfiction. Jevon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in sociology from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in English Literature from Mercy College in New York, with further plans to obtain a PhD.

     

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:



    * The secret to a great proposal.

    * How the most important thing you write might be the hardest thing.

    * Getting rid of the stigma of self-publishing.

    * Why you should not be afraid to be edited.



     

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    • 46 min
    How to Curate a Beautiful Instagram Feed

    How to Curate a Beautiful Instagram Feed

    Jess Connolly was our guest in this throwback episode of the Declare podcast from 2014. She shares her awesome tips for crafting a cohesive Instagram feed. If you’ve ever been inspired to curate beautiful and intentional Instagram images on your account, listen as Jess shares her insight!

     

    In this episode:



    * “The Funnel”–finding your niche in the world wide web

    * Three tips for creating a cohesive Instagram feed

    * Creating a mood board

    * Moving forward without fear, sticking to what you feel is beautiful

    * Scheduling/planning Instagram posts

    * Deciding what you want your Instagram feed to be about & then balancing those things

    * Losing the guilt over “latergrams”–using them as another way to live in the present moment

    * Choosing filters and a few tips for taking great pictures



    **How to listen to the Declare Conference podcast:**

    1. Listen on the blog. Go to DeclareConference.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.

    2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, or you can listen on Spotify.

    3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (click here). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

     Do you have a plan for your Instagram feed? What are your goals in posting pictures? Would love to hear them!

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    What You Write Really Matters

    What You Write Really Matters

    Have you ever wondered if what you write really matters? And if you should you keep writing?

    On this episode from the Declare podcast archives, guest Brooke McGlothlin talks about something many of us probably struggle with: questioning our qualifications and our value as writers. Brooke joined us at the Declare Conference in 2014. We thought we’d re-share this episode today, since the encouragement she shares are so valuable and relevant. LISTEN HERE

    As a godly woman & author of several books, we can learn a lot from Brooke’s experiences.



    In this episode:



    * The blessing and curse of being an idea or why person (visionary) and then need to partner with a “how” person.

    * Brooke’s own season of questioning, rejection and then stopping writing.

    * Surrendering your plan with your writing and accepting God’s plan.

    * 3 Questions writers often grapple with in the writing journey.

    * How publishers may actually ask those questions.

    * The way God made her publishing dreams came true. Not by her striving, but through God’s provision.

    * Making your goal obedience and not success. Make His name great, not your own.



    Show Notes:



    * Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change helping People in Need of Change –Paul Tripp

    * Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action — Simon Sinek

    * Start: Punch Fear in the Face — Jon Acuff



    Have you ever struggled with wanting to stop writing? Wondering if your words mattered?



    How to Listen to the Declare Conference Podcast:

    1. Listen on the blog. Go to DeclareConference.com and click the play button at the beginning of this post.

    2. Listen on your smartphone, iPad or iPod Touch – There are a lot of great podcasting apps. Apple has a free one in the app store, you can also use Spotify.

    3. Subscribe to the Podcast – access the podcast in iTunes (click here). You can also search for it on your smartphone app (like the ones listed above) and subscribe.

     

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    One on One with Brian Dixon & Anne Watson!

    One on One with Brian Dixon & Anne Watson!

    Declare Conference 2019 is NEXT WEEK!

    Did you know you can meet for a personalized consultation with Brian Dixon or Anne Watson or both? In honor of that fun fact, we thought we’d replay this awesome episode with Anne and Brian from last April! 

    Get Your Hopes UP! 

    MEET BRIAN:

    Brian Dixon is a tech, video, and marketing guru who wants to help you grow your email list and also create your first online product. He helps explain the reason why the overwhelming technology necessary to serve your readers. Helping you be successful is his passion which is why he wrote his next book, Start with Your People, which just released in September 2019. Look for Brian on his website and at Hope Writers.



     

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:



    * The best place to start this whole thing.

    * How to make people pay attention.

    * The brag drawer.

    * Finding your sweet spot.



     

    CLICK HERE*: 



    * Hope*Writers

    * Jon Acuff

    * Dan Miller

    * Emily Freeman

    * MailShake

    * ManyChat.com

    * Zoom.us

    * Decluttering Your Space



     

    FOLLOW BRIAN:



    * BrianDixon.com



     

    BRIAN’S NEW BOOK! (Sept 2019)



    * Start with Your People



     

    INVEST IN YOURSELF AT DECLARE:



    * JOIN US at the Conference! Get your ticket! October 21-23, 2019 in McKinney, Texas

    * Book a One-on-One Appointment at Declare 2019 with Brian Dixon, Anne Watson, or Rachelle Gardner!

    * Take a Declare Equip Class online!

    * Join a Declare Connect Event group near you! We announce them in our Facebook group!

    * TELL us what you think!  Leave a review or send us an email!

    * SHARE this episode with another influencer & on your social media. Tag #wearedeclare.

    * Subscribe to stay in the know!

    * CONNECT with our Facebook community & follow us on Instagram!

    * SHOP our Amazon page for our favorite things including books from all our guests!



    ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENTS AT DECLARE:



    * Do you have a book idea or proposal that you are ready to pitch to an industry professional? Do you need help gaining clarity for your next step? Do you need help defining your target market and establishing a consistent brand? Declare is here for you! We are excited to offer you one-on-one appointments with three industry professionals this year!

    * ONE on ONE with Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner

    * ONE on ONE with Clarity Coach Brian Dixon (Declare Podcast Episode #99)

    * ONE on ONE with Swayology’s Anne Watson (You already know her and love her from hosting the Declare Podcast for years!)

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    What to Expect at the Declare Conference with Megan Fish {EP 111}

    What to Expect at the Declare Conference with Megan Fish {EP 111}

    Are you coming to Declare Conference this October?  Wondering what to expect?  Maybe it’s your first time, and you don’t know what to expect at all.  Maybe you’re a Declare regular and you’re wondering whether or not this year will be worth it?  Well, Get Your Hopes Up, because 2019 has an amazing lineup in store for you.  We are expectant to see the ways God will move and weave together the pieces of Declare this year.  We can’t wait to see what He has in store for you in particular.  In today’s episode Megan Fish is giving a little sneak peek glimpse into the 2019 conference.  And you won’t want to miss her story of what God did with her own YES to coming to Declare a few years back.

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:



    Megan’s story of saying YES to Declare and what God did with her YES

    Taking that step of obedience and being refreshed in the name of of the Lord

    A fun preview of each of the speakers in our 2019 lineup

    Crystal Stine’s Declare Equip class as the perfect Get Your Hopes Up prep for Declare 2019. ( It’s available now under the Equip tab at WeAreDeclare.com)

    The ONE THING you need to come to Declare for above all else!

    How to get your Star bucks on at the conference… 

    Hotels info and how to connect with other  attendees staying in the same hotel

    Why you want to be in your seat RIGHT at the start of the conference…  



     

    Love this episode? Yay! Leave your review here.

     

    INVEST IN YOURSELF AT DECLARE:



    JOIN US at the Conference! Get your ticket! October 21-23, 2019 in McKinney, Texas

    Book a One-on-One Appointment at Declare 2019 with Brian Dixon, Anne Watson, or Rachelle Gardner!

    Take a Declare Equip Class online!

    Join a Declare Connect Event group near you! We announce them in our Facebook group!

    TELL us what you think!  Leave a review or send us an email!

    SHARE this episode with another influencer & on your social media. Tag #wearedeclare.

    Subscribe to stay in the know!

    CONNECT with our Facebook community & follow us on Instagram!

    SHOP our Amazon page for our favorite things including books from all our guests!



    ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENTS AT DECLARE: 



    Do you have a book idea or proposal that you are ready to pitch to an industry professional? Do you need help gaining clarity for your next step? Do you need help defining your target market and establishing a consistent brand? Declare is here for you! We are excited to offer you one-on-one appointments with three industry professionals this year!  

    ONE on ONE with Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner 

    ONE on ONE with Clarity Coach Brian Dixon (Declare Podcast Episode #99) 

    ONE on ONE with Swayology’s Anne Watson (You already know her and love her from hosting the Declare Podcast for years!)

    Book a One-on-One Appointment at Declare 2019



     

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    Building Platforms:: A Heart to Heart with Rachael Gilbert & Kristin Lemus {EP 110}

    Building Platforms:: A Heart to Heart with Rachael Gilbert & Kristin Lemus {EP 110}

    Platform building is a common theme these days among online influencers. As Christians, how do we grow our ministries and businesses while surrendering to God’s will for our lives? How important are the numbers really? How do you build what really matters? Listen in on this heart to heart with Rachael Gilbert and Kristin Lemus as they seek to answer these questions.



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT:



    God’s Heart for us online

    Growing in character as we grow online

    Prayer: Don’t give me any more territory than my character can handle. Don’t give me any less than what you want me to have. 

    Pray when you post

    Give someone you trust permission to lovingly call you out

    Philippians‬ ‭2:3‬  “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” ‭‭

    Success is obedience

    Do not despise small beginnings Zechariah 4:10 



     

    Love this episode? Yay! Leave your review here.

     

    INVEST IN YOURSELF AT DECLARE:



    JOIN US at the Conference! Get your ticket! October 21-23, 2019 in McKinney, Texas

    Book a One-on-One Appointment at Declare 2019

    Take a Declare Equip Class online!

    Join a Declare Connect Event group near you! We announce them in our Facebook group!

    TELL us what you think!  Leave a review or send us an email!

    SHARE this episode with another influencer & on your social media. Tag #wearedeclare.

    Subscribe to stay in the know!

    CONNECT with our Facebook community & follow us on Instagram!

    SHOP our Amazon page for our favorite things including books from all our guests!



    ONE ON ONE APPOINTMENTS AT DECLARE: 



    Do you have a book idea or proposal that you are ready to pitch to an industry professional? Do you need help gaining clarity for your next step? Do you need help defining your target market and establishing a consistent brand? Declare is here for you! We are excited to offer you one-on-one appointments with three industry professionals this year!  

    ONE on ONE with Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner 

    ONE on ONE with Clarity Coach Brian Dixon (Declare Podcast Episode #99) 

    ONE on ONE with Swayology’s Anne Watson (You already know her and love her from hosting the Declare Podcast for years!)

    Book a One-on-One Appointment at Declare 2019



     

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CocoNine ,

Spurred on to walk in my calling

God recently called me out of a career in costume design to be still for a year and then move into communicating His heart for marriage! This podcast has been so encouraging with such useful knowledge! I’m hoping to one day attend the conference! Meanwhile God is speaking mighty through you all!

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