We Kick Off Hugh Ballou’s Virtual Tour Today

Monday July 28

Today we kick off Hugh Ballou’s virtual blog tour. He is touring cyber space and visiting a variety of blogs, websites, radio shows, newsletters etc between Monday July 28 and Friday August 29.

Nikki Leigh interviews Hugh Ballou on Book Promo 101 Talk Radio from 3-4 pm EST. For more information or to listen to the show, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh. Listeners can call in to ask questions by calling (347) 215-8201 or they can ask questions in the chat room.

For more information about Hugh Ballou – visit www.hughballou.com. For full tour details, visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER TODAY – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power today. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of this gifts for FREE.

Nikki Leigh – Author, Publicist and Tour Coordinator

www.nikkileigh.com – Book Promo 101: Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Hugh Ballou’s Transforming Power Bonus Gifts

Hugh Ballou – author of Transforming Power – is offering a fantastic selection of FREE bonus gifts to people who buy a copy of Transforming Power. We are sharing a partial list of the bonuses that are available, see the information posted below.

Hugh Ballou is touring cyber space from July 28th through the end of August and we are providing a wide variety of information about his book, his background, and the leadership services that he offers.

What Can a Conductor Teach You About Leadership?

How can you compare “being a conductor” with “being a corporate leader”? Visit this page for a comparison of these two occupations and you will see why Hugh Ballou’s 40 years as a choir conductor is invaluable in helping people learn how to become leaders.


Feel free to visit any tour stops to learn more and for the opportunity to ask him questions. To view Hugh Ballou’s tour schedule, visit:

Take a peek at some of the bonus gifts Hugh Ballou is offering to people who buy his new book –

Hugh’s Personal Gifts for Purchasing His Book ($500 value)

Leadership TeleSeminar TRAININGS,

Hugh has carefully selected these trainings from his monthly training series, Leadership TeleSeminar. These lessons will impact you effectiveness as a Transformational Leader iMMEDIATELY! He shares his secrets with YOU to support your success. You will receive the full, professionally formatted transcripts and MP3 files.
A sample 30 minute coaching session with Hugh Ballou is included. ($250 value)

Hugh’s BONUS Gift #1POWERFUL GOAL SETTING: Goal Setting that Works!

This extensive but concise lesson on setting and implementing powerful goals for you and your team will impact your life. These time proven strategies work over and over again for Transformational Leaders around the globe.

Hugh’s Training on Goals – Hugh‘s BONUS Gift #2

BUILDING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS: Solving Conflict Before it Happens!

Hugh has carefully selected these trainings from his monthly training series, Leadership TeleSeminar. Building high performance teams means building the skill set of the leader. This training provides systems and strategies for leading teams and transforming organizations.

The Truth About Making Money on the Internet
By bestselling author Kathleen Gage

Are you tired of all the hype and get-rich-quick nonsense? Learn the Truth about Making Money on the Internet. Learn strategies to attract the kind of clients and business you desire while maintaining a very high level of integrity.

Whether you sell a product or service, write books, speak professionally, consult or run a business, you will discover one of the most powerful strategies to gain massive visibility on the Internet. True Internet experts have been using this information to build successful businesses. Learn strategies that will make you real money, and lots of it, for your efforts.

FREE Book – Super Achiever Mindsets & CEO Space Lifetime Membership Discount – Access to Resources, Team, Capital and MORE!

Save $1000 Off Lifetime Membership! CEO Space would like to congratulate Faculty member Jill Lublin on her newest best selling title and offer all of you a $1000 discount off of a full lifetime membership in CEO Space. CEO Space is an organization Jill used herself to fast track her success and receive business resources, team and capital and encourages all entrepreneurs, CEOs and business owners to participate in.a gift of two tickets to our Virtual Courses starting in 2008.

Email Episodes by Author and Entrepreneur Yvonne Perry

For those who missed my humorous reading of Email Episodes on Lillian Brumett’s radio show Authors Read, you can listen now….

I wrote this book when I was going through midlife crisis and raising two teenagers and a few odd house guests. I ended up getting a divorce by the end of the book, and while that is sad, I was in terrible denial. I managed my way through it by using humor as a distraction. It was cheap therapy–what more can I say?

Insider’s Guide to Virtual Blog Tours by Author and Publicist Nikki Leigh

Are you:
an author
a business person with a product or service to promote
conducting a class, teleseminar, etc that you want to promote

Do you want to:
Increase Your Credibility
Increase Your Visibility
Increase Your Revenues

In these days of sky rocketing gas and travel charges, is there a better and more eco-friendly way to promote our books, products and services? Each day we hear the price of gas has hit an “all time high”. We each battle the cost of driving and traveling every day. So, what is an author to do if they want to do a book tour to promote their book? The environmentally friendly answer is – a virtual book tour. There are many benefits to a virtual book tour over a brick and mortar store tour.

These include:
1. Conserve gas
2. Save money
3. Stay home with your family
4. No need to leave your day job
5. Generate a buzz about your book
6. Reach your target audience
7. Create additional links to your site
8. Give people the opportunity to communicate with you

If these benefits are of interest to you, then you need a FREE copy of the Insider’s Guide to Virtual Blog Tours by Nikki Leigh.

Transformational Leadership weekly eZine
A FREE weekly subscription from Jeff Magee, that brings you hands on interactive “cutting” edge Leadership information, technology, facts, and studies ….

Two Sisters Who Conquered the Publishing World

Author and Publicist Arielle Ford Interviews NY Times #1 Bestselling Author, Debbie Ford and How to Start Writing a Book eBook and Audio Recording by Arielle Ford.

If you don’t know where to begin or how to start writing your book, or if you’ve started but can’t seem to build the momentum and stick to a writing schedule, here’s a solution.

Arielle (www.EverythingYouShouldKnow.com) has personally written six books and her sister, Debbie (www.DebbieFord.com) has written five bestsellers. Together, they guide you through the ins and outs of writing books and getting published.

Arielle has publicized some of the most successful and famous authors in the world including NY Times bestsellers Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Dean Ornish, Jon Gordon, Gary Zukav, Louise Hay, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Two 45 minute audio recordings and over 45 pages of material.

Does Your Church Have a Prayer? In Mission to the Promised Land

You will receive a free excerpt and a discount coupon to purchase the book as soon as it is released along with a free one-hour teleseminar presented by the authors of this valuable strategic planning guide for church communities.

The National Networker

The National Networker is the world’s first “Consumer Reports of Networking” as well as the “Voice of the Networking Industry”. TNNW is a free, online publication that celebrates the life and times of social and business networkers as well as the many quality organizations and resources that support them. Subscribers from all over the globe read the publication for
a straight, no-hype, no-nonsense, yet positive approach to the world of networking. Whether you’re looking for better networks to build your client base, establish a better peer network, build your knowledge base, find others with similar interests, discover your next job or learn about best practices and trends in the networking industry, TNNW is the publication of
choice worldwide.

10 Top Publicity Leads by Randy Peyser

Randy Peyser provides 10 top publicity leads for getting the word out about your services on the Internet. These leads come from Randy’s “Internet Marketing and Publicity Directory” and are targeted for entrepreneurs, women, or Mind, Body, Spirit audiences.

Ten Cost-Free Ways a Business or Service Can Find New Prospects

Marketing doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, it can be fun! Here are ten ways to grow your business that won’t cost a dime–from the author of Principled Profit: Marketing That Puts People First, Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World, and five other books.
Includes a free subscription to Shel’s Monthly Frugal Marketing Tips, published continuously since 1997.

** More Bonuses Will be Added **

More Details Will be Provided Soon – Keep An Eye on Tour Posts About Hugh Ballou and Transforming Power

Full details are available at www.transformingpowerbook.com

Transforming Power Virtual Tour with Hugh Ballou – Beginning July 28

Hugh Ballou’s Transforming Power virtual tour begins on Monday July 28th and we invite you to join us to learn more about Hugh Ballou, Transforming Power and the leadership services he offers. Any type of organization needs effective leadership and Hugh Ballou is an expert is helping people become effective leaders and helping people make the needed transformational changes.

About Transforming Power

Leaders who have lead a transformation share the story of their experience. This information is invaluable for leaders who are undertaking a transformation of an organization. The information in this book can be advantageous for anyone who is in a situation where they need to make a transformation – no matter what the mission the organization or the type of transformation.

The key to transformation is different for each individual, group, or congregation. Hugh Ballou has brought together a collection of over 25 articles and stories from individuals who have experienced real-life transformations of themselves or their institution. The inspiration offered from the words will enlist a sense of hope and perseverance during difficult times of change. Discover inspiration and transformation through the struggles of other leaders ranging from children’s ministry to being in prison, from making Hollywood movies to winning football games, to being leaders who truly lead.

Themes, Topics and Perspective Audience for Transforming Power

There are a number of the themes and topics that are included in Transforming Power. These include: Transformational Leadership, collaborative leadership, goal setting, and high performance teams. We are working with blogs, website, newsletters, radio shows etc that attract people who want to learn more about leadership, transformation and change. There is a lot of interest about various people who are in leadership positions in church and religious situations, because of Hugh’s music and choir experience. He’s worked within the church organizations and knows how to make the needed changes.

About Hugh Ballou, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Trainer, Author

Creating Harmony with Your Team

How does a conductor of orchestras and choirs teach leadership – enthusiastically! Hugh Ballou teaches leaders around the globe how to build synergy with teams and how to build effective processes that bring success to any organization – no matter how small or how big. “I travel around the country and around the world and find that you can change the name of the organization, the location and the type of structure and you will still have the same issues – leaders not leading effectively!

Ballou brings 40 years of experience as a conductor to his leadership training. “I call the training Building High Performance Teams, but no one can produce effective teams without fine-tuned leadership skills. I teach business executives how an orchestra conductor brings out the best skill of the players that have been hired. The conductor is a dictator, however, if the conductor hires a good oboe player, then it’s best to let that oboe player use his or her skill rather than tell then how to play!” It sounds silly, however, leaders who micro-manage the people they lead only receive a fraction of the performance that is ultimately possible. Let the team perform!

The skill set of planning for success, constructing powerful goals, and delegating with authority are consistent themes where many leaders underperform. Ballou’s unique ability in inspire and motivate even the most difficult of audiences has made him the expert in the field of Transformational Leadership. Transformational Leaders build strong leaders on teams that are motivated, focused and highly effective in setting and implementing powerful goals.

As author of 5 books on Transformational Leadership, Ballou works as executive coach, process facilitator, trainer and motivational speaker teaching leaders in many diverse fields how to use fine-tune skills employed every day by orchestral conductors.

Learn how a choir conductor’s experience can help you develop and hone your leadership skills, http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/what-can-conductor-teach-you-about.html

A SPECIAL BONUS TO EACH PERSON WHO PURCHASES TRANSFORMING POWER – Hugh Ballou has compiled a list of great FREE bonus gifts for anyone who purchases Transforming Power. To see a sample of the items that are being given away, visit http://www.transforming-power.com. Just buy a copy of Transforming Power, return to this page and click to submit your invoice number to receive the web page link to download all of these gifts for FREE.

Hugh Ballou Tour August 2008

Monday July 28 – Interview with Nikki Leigh – www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh The show is 3 – 4 pm EST and the Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201

Tuesday July 29 – http://kingdomgrace.wordpress.com – Book Review

Tuesday July 29 – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/TheSoulSalon 1 pm EST Call-in Number: (347) 215-8345 (Like a Salon for the Soul! Commentary and Tools to REALLY hear your spirit and intentionally feed it what it needs to thrive! Insist on having your most incredible life!)

Wednesday July 30 http://www.theperformancemagazine.com/pdf/performance_16_2.pdf

Friday August 1 – Kathleen Gage interviews Hugh Ballou – http://www.themarketingmindset.com/2008/08/how-does-an-orc.html

Monday August 4 – http://greatleadershipbydan.blogspot.com

Wednesday August 6 – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/asemotivation 9 pm EST – Call-in Number: (718) 508-9600 Feel free to call into the show to ask questions.

Friday August 8 – http://currenteventsinbooks.blogspot.com/– Article about Strong Leaders in Bad Economic Times

Sunday August 10 – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ – Author Details

Monday August 11 – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ – Book Details

Tuesday August 12 – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ – Author Interview

Wednesday August 13 – http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ – Book Review

Thursday August 14 – www.blogtalkradio.com/frazzledentrepreneur – 8 pm EST – Call-in Number: (646) 200-0886 Hugh will talk with Les Brown (the frazzled entrepreneur) about being an author and an entrepreneur.

Friday August 15 – Yvonne Perry of Writers in the Sky interviews Hugh Ballou – www.yvonneperry.blogspot.com

Monday August 18 – Hugh Ballou will be featured in the Self Growth Newsletter – Visit www.selfgrowth.com and subscribe to their FREE newsletters to learn much more about Hugh Ballou

Monday August 18 – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Coach-Camille – 6 pm EST –Call-in Number: (347) 326-9317

Wednesday August 20 – http://readersstation.ning.com/group/promotionalauthorinterviews

Friday August 22 – We share an article from Hugh on Reaching Your Goals on Michelle Price’s blog www.athirdmind.com

Monday August 25 – Wayne Hulbert interviews Hugh Ballou and he posts a review for Transforming Power – http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com
Tuesday August 26 –
http://www.dashhouse.com/ Interview

Wednesday August 27 – Review of Transforming Power by Nikki Leigh posted on the Evan Carmichael entrepreneur website – www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/Transforming-Power-by-Hugh-Ballou.html

What Can A Conductor Teach You About Leadership?

How can you compare “being a conductor” with “being a corporate leader”? Read on to compare these two occupations and you will see why Hugh Ballou’s 40 years as a choir conductor is invaluable in helping people learn how to become leaders.

The Conductor

The Corporate Leader

Sets the tempo

Sets the pace of the team

Gives the preparation before the downbeat:

  • Defines the exact time to begin
  • Gives a place to breathe
  • Defines the dynamic level
  • Sets the mood

Prepares the team for the project:

  • Defines the timeline for the project
  • Allows for clarity before starting
  • Sets boundaries for decisions
  • Defines the seriousness of the work

Shapes the phrases

Defines the goals

Balances the different instruments

Keeps the personalities aligned

Molds the cadences

Defines the parameters for reporting

Allows the musicians to play their best

Gives each person a place to use his or her skills and talents

Understands the power of position

Understands the power of position

Understands how to use personal influence over power

Understands how to use personal influence over power

Understands that players respond exactly as directed

Understands that the ability of the team depends on the ability of the leader

Knows exactly when to end

Knows where to focus for final results

Understands that the quality of the result depends on the quality of the ensemble

Understands that the quality of the result depends on the quality of the team synergy

Is always in charge

Is always in charge

Learn more about Hugh Ballou, Transforming Power and his virtual blog tour at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/06/transforming-power-virtual-tour-with.html

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