Book Tour 2018-2019

Public Speaking Super Powers Book Tour

Carma Spence holding a copy of Public Speaking Super PowersCarma Spence is on a mission to spread the message of Public Speaking Super Powers. Her one-year tour may be over, but she is still open to new events and audiences. Therefore, if …

  • You would like to host an “outside-the-box” superhero-themed event that is both fun and educational, or
  • Are looking for a guest speaker for your podcast or webinar,

Host an event with Carma Spence as your guest! Carma is looking for both live and virtual venues to share her message and spread the word about overcoming the fear of speaking and unleashing your inner speaking superhero. If you …

  • Host author events at your bookstore, coffee shop, library or other fun venues,
  • Produce a podcast or webinar for people interested in speaking, or
  • Have a blog for people who want to improve their content creation superpowers,

Then contact Paul Robinson to inquire about having Carma inform and educate your audience about finding your Passion, communicating with Authenticity, building their Confidence or any of the other superpowers discussed in Public Speaking Super Powers.

You’ll not only provide your audience with some useful, actionable information but you’ll also receive cross-promotion of your event in Carma’s social media and on this website.

Resources for Partners:
Bloggers | Podcasters | Virtual Event Hosts | Toastmasters Clubs | Bookstores & Live Venues | Sponsors

Live Events

August 31, 2018 – PDA Tour, San Diego

PDA App livestream seriesI was invited to speak at a personal development event that was part of a series of events called The PDA Tour. This tour and the talk that I did is featured in a new mobile app called The Personal Development App or The PDA. The app is free to download and mucht of content in the app is free to experience too. Go to the app store on your phone, search “The PDA” and download the app. The live event was by invitation only, but the live stream will be available to anyone who downloads the app. Watch the video here.

October 25, 2018 – Author Academy Elite Book Signing,
Columbus, Ohio

Author Academy Elite and Barnes & NobleOpen to the public, several Author Academy Elite authors — including Carma — spoke about and signed their books at the Polaris Barnes & Noble, 1560 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

October 26, 2018 – Igniting Souls Conference,
Columbus, Ohio

Igniting Souls ConferenceCarma spoke about Public Speaking Super Powers as one of the Red Carpet Presenters at the Igniting Souls Conference because she was a top 10 finalist in the Author Academy Awards.

December 3, 2018 – Rough Writers Toastmasters Club,
Long Beach, Calif.

speechwriting 101Carma will be presenting a mini-workshop about speechwriting as a special speaker at Rough Writers Toastmasters club. You can learn more and RSVP here.

January 14, 2019 – Rough Writers Toastmasters Club,
Long Beach, Calif

Carma speaking at the book launch partyRough Writers hosted the official live book launch party for Public Speaking Super Powers. There was pizza and salad donated by Domenico’s Italian Restaurant, coffee donated by Peet’s Coffe & Tea, and a wide variety of prizes. Carma gave a presenation about her Writers Superhero Journey and signed copies of her book. Learn more here.

April 13, 2019 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2019Carma Spence signed copies of Public Speaking Super Powers at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society booth a the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books from 10 am to noon.

August 24, 2019 – Women’s Empowerment Conference,
Concord, Calif.

Purpose Driven Practice LogoIf YOU could step out of the shadows to be the star of your life… what would you attract? Rebecca Hall Gruyter, Carma Spence and three other speakers, helped attendees discover how to turn fun into a way of life that gets you better results. The event included community, speakers, a catered lunch, networking, visibility opportunities, and more. Carma spoke about “The C.A.R.M.A. Code: Unleash your superpowers to create your legacy.”

Virtual Events & Podcasts

October 6, 2018 – Live on Pay Radio

Pay Radio: Talk Radio Worth Listening ToFeatured Speaker Souldancer interviewed me about Public Speaking Super Powers on his Internet Radio show, Pay Radio: Talk Radio Worth Listen To, on Saturday, October 6, 2018. You can listen to it here.

November 14, 2018 – Wealthy Author Summit

Wealthy Author Summit logoThe Wealthy Author Summit brings together more than 30 of the world’s most influential authors to teach you how to become a successful authorpreneur. The summit goes from Nov. 7 through 15. Carma is one of the speakers on Nov. 14, sharing tips on how to overcome a fear of speaking. Other speakers include Derek Doepker, Alinka Rutkowska, and Michelle Kulp. This virtual event is free-of-charge. Register here.

May 9, 2019 – Empowering YOU – Transforming Lives Radio Show

Empowering YOU Transforming Lives Radio ShowCarma Spence was a guest on this Internet Radio Show, which airs on the VoiceAmerica Influencer and Empowerment Channels. You can listen to it here.

February 27, 2019 – Let’s Get Tender Podcast

Carma Spence on Let's Get Tender: Money Conversations that Matter Watch Host Marlene Elizabeth and her special guest Carma Spence (Public Speaking Super Powers) who share a money conversation packed with valuable, creative, powerful insights, tips and strategies to unfold your beautiful financial potential one brave feather at a time. Listen and watch here.

September 18, 2019 – Daily Authors Podcast

Daily Authors PodcastAaron Gendle, host of this daily podcast featuring authors of all stripes, chats with Carma Spence about Public Speaking Super Powers–the author’s process, the book and more. Listen here.

In the News

Long Beach Gazettes

Book Awards & Achievements

  • Sept. 25, 2018: Kindle Bestseller, New Releases, Running Meetings & Presentations
  • Oct. 26, 2018: Top 10 Finalist, Author Academy Awards, Self-Help
  • March 26, 2019: Silver Medal, eLit Book Awards, Self-Help
  • July 8, 2019: Finalist, Book Excellence Awards, Self-Help

Blog Tour & Reviews

September 22, 2018 – Awesome Gang

Awesome GangAwesome Gang is a website “Where Awesome Book Readers Meet Awesome Writers.” They featured an interview with me.

October 25, 2018 – GenTwenty

Gen Twenty LogoGenTwenty provides advice to 20-somethings. Public Speaking Super Powers was included in its “9 New Career and Self-Development Books To Read This Fall” list.

November 1, 2018 – Kelly’s Thoughts on Things

Kelly's Thoughts on ThingsDawn Schamp reviewed the book for Kelly’s Thoughts on Things, a multi-author blog that reviews family-friendly products, hosts giveaways, shares recipes and crafting projects, and travel destinations. Read what she had to say here: “Public Speaking Super Powers For Everyone.”

Monday, November 19, 2018 – Hollybee Tells

Honey Bee Tells“If you are someone in a career where you need to have good public speaking skills this book is for you. Maybe you are a salesperson for the first time, or you’re trying to get into a management position at work. Either way, you will want to grab a copy of this book. My advice once you do is read it, then wait a week and read it again. I actually did go back to it after my first read as my new job does require me to do some speaking and I need to build my skills. My second read showed me a few tips I missed or just didn’t absorb with my first read.” Read more here.

Monday, November 19 – Mother Distracted

Mother Distracted“Actually, I thought lots of Spence’s advice reaches further than public speaking and her exercises could equally be used for personal or career-related goal setting because they are designed to help you learn about yourself – so that you can get clear on the message you want to share.” Read more here. Also posted on Bloggers Required.

Monday, November 19 – ebook Addicts

ebook Addicts“Carma Spence uses humour to make this an easy and enjoyable read, I found that the use of Super Powers throughout the book made this a lighter ‘self-help’ read and not as stuffy as others I have read. Carma uses insights from a number of sources that will help a non-confident speaker and those that confident in speaking public alike develop their Super Power further.” Read more here.

Tuesday, November 20 – Lynchburg Mama

Lynchburg Mama“This book gives actionable skills that can give you an edge in any situation. This was exactly the boost I needed to push me to the edges of my self-made limits and break through them. Thanks to Carma’s approach, I’m looking forward to taking my superhero persona onto the next level. Her advice is simple and easy-to-follow; but also unique in the approach that she takes. I’m ready to be more confident in my delivery and take my personal AND business life to higher playing field. My son suffers from anxiety when having to speak for projects/speeches at school but I’m grateful that he has a new approach to check out!” Read more here.

Wednesday, November 21 – Laura’s Interests

Laura's Interests“This is a wonderful book for anyone who has given thought to speaking in front of an audience. Whether you desire to (or are afraid of) giving presentations for school, work or a cause you support, these step by step suggestions and ideas will make a huge difference in how you are received.” Read more here.

Monday, November 26 – Write Your Way

Write Your Way logoLisa Jackson interviewed me about my book and my writing process for her blog about writing. Read more here.

Tuesday, November 27 – Beck Valley Books & more

Beck Valley Books“Ever wondered what makes you listen and pay attention to someone when they talk? Is it their body language, their words or looks? This book will take you on a journey to explain these factors to you….An excellent book which will improve your power of speech which will increase your confidence and hopefully boost your chances of moving on in the workplace or even change vocation to fulfill your potential.” Read more here.

Saturday, December 1 – Insights Into Books

Insights Into Books logo“I took a speaking course in college and I think Spence’s book would have made a wonderful addition, as well as making it more fun.” Read more here.

Monday, December 3 – Young Upstarts

Young Upstarts logoThe blog Young Upstarts: Voice of a New Generation hosted my guest post titled “The Benefits of Unleashing Your Inner Speaking Superhero” You can read it here. It was also republished on Best Branded Promotional Items.

Monday, December 19 – Advance Copy: Backstories on books by NASW members

National Association of Science WritersI’ve been a member of the National Association of Science Writers since the early 1990s. They have a column on their website that features new books by members. In the column the author shares some background about the book. You can read my entry here.

Tuesday, April 16 – Public Speaking Super Powers by Carma Spence-Beck Valley book Review

Kissy G & Luvvy M Blogs logoPublic Speaking Super Powers by Carma Spence is the book to read if you want to start public speaking or if your public speaking needs improvement.” Read more.

Wednesday, April 24 – Book Review | Public Speaking Super Powers – Carma Spence

Notes from a Lady “Regardless of how you want to use presentation skills in your life, Public Speaking Super Powers will help you develop the abilities you need to succeed.” Read more.

Thursday, June 13 – In My TBR Stack:

BookSpin “This book is a great reference guide and was well put together – it is a helpful tool that gives you a roadmap to public speaking success.” Read more.

Announcements and Listings

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