I am so proud of how far my client, David J.P. Fisher, has come! Not only has he published his book Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Networking Sucks and What to do About it, he has also been able to author various versions of the book tailored specifically for LinkedIn, millennials, and within your company.
David J.P. Fisher (D. Fish) is a sought-after speaker, coach, and author. Building on 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional, he combines nuanced strategy and real-world tactics to help professionals become more effective, efficient, and happy. As the president of RockStar Consulting, he works with individuals and organizations to develop more effective networking, sales, and entrepreneurial skills.
David had been working on a book for six months and came to me with his first draft. He knew that he needed help crafting a coherent message out of everything he had written, and was looking around for an editor, which is how he found me. Along with editing, he knew he also needed someone else to help shepherd his writing to the next level. I wanted to catch up with David now to ask a couple questions about his experience and what is next for him. Take a look at what he had to say.
Featured Author: David J.P. Fisher
How was working with Nancy? What was great about it? What was difficult?
“Working with Nancy was fantastic. She really dug deep into the material to find the most powerful themes. She kept expecting the best from me, which made for a great book (and some late night writing sessions). It’s never easy to have someone tell you that you have to scrap one of your chapters that you worked on because it really doesn’t fit. But I trusted her and she was absolutely right on the money.”
How is your life now that you have completed your book? How do you feel? What have you experienced?
“Writing the first book was definitely a big hurdle, but I found that it was like running a marathon. Once you do one, you look back and want to do it again. I’ve published three shorter books in the ten months after publishing my first book, and there are more on the way. It’s definitely helped build my professional credibility and stature as an expert in my field.”
What is coming next for you?
“More books – I want to publish five in twenty fifteen, so I have one more left. And more in twenty sixteen. I wrote the books to help support my speaking career and that’s taken off as well. So twenty sixteen will be a very busy year!”
Congratulations, David, on all of your success and wishing you the best for the future!
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