38 min

From Writing A Book to Giving Speeches with Debby Kevin Speaking Sessions

    • Entrepreneurship

Embark on a literary adventure with Debby Kevin, the visionary behind Highland Press, as she unveils the synergy between storytelling and personal growth. Through the art of spoken word, she advocates for the authentic capture of one's story, defying traditional writing norms. We navigate the disciplined path from the conception of an idea to the publication of a book, underscoring the significance of a clear vision and unwavering commitment. Debby's expertise through Highland Press offers a beacon of support, emphasizing that your story, however ordinary it may seem, harbors the potential to create waves of change. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for speakers and thought leaders on leveraging the written word to elevate your platform.

NOTABLE QUOTES
"You want to be present. That’s a gift that we give ourselves when we do a pilgrimage." – Debby
"When I wrote my book, speaking out helped me…able to work through getting a lot of pages." – Philip
"It’s not taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, but it’s how you get that story to a raw form where it can be edited." – Debby
"One of the biggest things that most people don’t think about is the first question that I always ask: ‘What is your goal in writing this book?’" – Debby
"I’m a big fan of making sure that you schedule regular time to write." – Debby
"Blocking time out, being intentional with [it] is really important for us to actually write [the] book." – Philip
“Write a great book and make sure you have a cover that stops the scroll." – Debby
“Amazon is the world’s largest distributor of books and services so it’s actually important to be an Amazon bestseller." – Debby
“I love helping people understand the ways that [their work] can be published: traditional versus independent versus hybrid." – Debby
“The diagnosis of my son [with autism] actually saved my life because I was on a direct line to be completely burned out." – Debby
"Nobody thinks like you. Nobody expresses themselves like you. Your voice and your purpose is just as important as anybody else who’s already done it." – Debby
"You’ve made [your book] unique because you’ve shared you." – Philip
"There’s something about actually having published a book that increases your cache." – Debby
"You can leverage all aspects of your book for your speaking and if you do it the other way round, you have a great speech that could be transformed into a book." – Debby
"The book’s always the one that gives that wow factor." – Philip
"There’s something about having a book and being an author that in our cultural psyche, we value those books." – Debby
“If it’s a non-fiction book for business, motivation, or self-help, the shorter is actually better." – Debby
“It’s a great idea, especially for entrepreneurs or speakers to put something within the book that will drive people to a website." – Debby
“Don’t be afraid to fail forward." – Debby
“It only becomes a failure if we don’t learn." – Debby

RESOURCES
Debby
Website: https://highlanderpressbooks.com/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highlanderpress/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highlanderpress 

Philip
Digital Course: https://www.speakingsessions.com/digital-course
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamphilipsessions/?hl=en
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@philipsessions
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-sessions-b2986563/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealphilipsessions
Support the show

Embark on a literary adventure with Debby Kevin, the visionary behind Highland Press, as she unveils the synergy between storytelling and personal growth. Through the art of spoken word, she advocates for the authentic capture of one's story, defying traditional writing norms. We navigate the disciplined path from the conception of an idea to the publication of a book, underscoring the significance of a clear vision and unwavering commitment. Debby's expertise through Highland Press offers a beacon of support, emphasizing that your story, however ordinary it may seem, harbors the potential to create waves of change. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for speakers and thought leaders on leveraging the written word to elevate your platform.

NOTABLE QUOTES
"You want to be present. That’s a gift that we give ourselves when we do a pilgrimage." – Debby
"When I wrote my book, speaking out helped me…able to work through getting a lot of pages." – Philip
"It’s not taking pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, but it’s how you get that story to a raw form where it can be edited." – Debby
"One of the biggest things that most people don’t think about is the first question that I always ask: ‘What is your goal in writing this book?’" – Debby
"I’m a big fan of making sure that you schedule regular time to write." – Debby
"Blocking time out, being intentional with [it] is really important for us to actually write [the] book." – Philip
“Write a great book and make sure you have a cover that stops the scroll." – Debby
“Amazon is the world’s largest distributor of books and services so it’s actually important to be an Amazon bestseller." – Debby
“I love helping people understand the ways that [their work] can be published: traditional versus independent versus hybrid." – Debby
“The diagnosis of my son [with autism] actually saved my life because I was on a direct line to be completely burned out." – Debby
"Nobody thinks like you. Nobody expresses themselves like you. Your voice and your purpose is just as important as anybody else who’s already done it." – Debby
"You’ve made [your book] unique because you’ve shared you." – Philip
"There’s something about actually having published a book that increases your cache." – Debby
"You can leverage all aspects of your book for your speaking and if you do it the other way round, you have a great speech that could be transformed into a book." – Debby
"The book’s always the one that gives that wow factor." – Philip
"There’s something about having a book and being an author that in our cultural psyche, we value those books." – Debby
“If it’s a non-fiction book for business, motivation, or self-help, the shorter is actually better." – Debby
“It’s a great idea, especially for entrepreneurs or speakers to put something within the book that will drive people to a website." – Debby
“Don’t be afraid to fail forward." – Debby
“It only becomes a failure if we don’t learn." – Debby

RESOURCES
Debby
Website: https://highlanderpressbooks.com/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highlanderpress/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highlanderpress 

Philip
Digital Course: https://www.speakingsessions.com/digital-course
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamphilipsessions/?hl=en
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@philipsessions
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-sessions-b2986563/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealphilipsessions
Support the show

38 min