TE Quote:

"If you’re not moving forward in business, you’re developing the first signs of death."
- - Earl Nightingale

TE Mistakes:

Mistake #23 -
You Have Poor Time Management Skills

Mistake #24
You Are Not a
Strong Leader

Help Shawn

Top 11 Ways to Help Shawn Get the Word Out About The Termite Effect

Those of you who have heard me speak about The Termite Effect know that this is a grassroots effort. I am the author, the publisher, the publicist, the marketing and sales rep, the janitor . . . you get the point. All of that means I could use some help getting the word out. Below are a few ideas. Please click on the link below to read the details.

  1. Buy It
  2. Word-of-Mouth and Email
  3. Facebook
  4. Twitter
  5. Speaking Engagements or Webinars
  6. Coaching Engagements
  7. Current Events
  8. Media
  9. Blog
  10. Book Signings
  11. LinkedIn Reading List

Buy It for Yourself, Your Friends, Colleagues

I would be honored if you choose to buy The Termite Effect for yourself and/or any of your friends and colleagues. It is currently available by clicking on the “Buy the Book” link on the left side of this page. It will soon be available on Amazon.com, as an eBook, Kindle, iPad and Google Books!

Special quantity discounts on bulk purchases are available for sales promotions, premiums, fundraising, and educational use. Special editions, including personalized covers and corporate imprints can be created for special needs.

Word-of-Mouth and Email

Email your sphere of influence; tell them about the book and give them the website address. As wonderful as social media is, word-of-mouth is still the most powerful tool any business owner (and author) can deploy. A one-on-one recommendation from you to someone else would be greatly appreciated.

Ask colleagues, co-workers, friends, family, and people on the street: "Have you read The Termite Effect?” Or if you are local, “Have you read Shawn’s book yet?” Something simple like, '“My friend just published a book directed toward business owners, managers and sales professionals. Check it out at www.TheTermiteEffect.com.”



Sharing The Termite Effect Facebook fan page with your friends and encouraging them to also become a fan or "Like" it can be one of the most powerful ways to help me spread the word for The Termite Effect. Anything you are able to post on your own Facebook page about the book is greatly appreciated!

I will make regular posts on the fan page with information from the book including memorable quotes from experts, thought-provoking questions, and practical solutions and strategies.

The Clarity Coaching fan page can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.


If you have a Twitter account, please “Follow” @termiteeffect. Much like my Facebook posts, my plan on Twitter is to discuss excerpts from the book on a daily basis, which you can Retweet. Better yet, you could post tweets like "Just bought @termiteeffect book” or “Giving @termiteeffect book as a gift”. Maybe even a shout-out of your favorite chapters or excerpts.

Another Tweet idea is to add hash tags so that other people can follow and help the news propagate. Use any of these popular hash tags: #biz, #social, #entrepreneur, #success, and #termiteeffect.

Speaking Engagements or Webinars

Would your trade group, management team, non-profit/civic organization, professional association, or sales team benefit from a workshop discussing some of the Mistakes from The Termite Effect? I can develop a customized message based on the Mistakes that you find most relevant to your group.

Sessions can be conducted in-person, via phone, or via webinars. Contact me to explore this opportunity: shawn@TheTermiteEffect.com or 704.806.8544.

Coaching Engagements

At the end of the day I am a business coach, which means I help my clients get from where they currently are to where they want to go. My clients include both individuals - business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals as well as groups and organizations - management and sales teams, civic and community organizations, trade organizations and associations.

If you fall into any of these categories and would like to explore how my coaching practice might benefit you, please contact me. CLICK HERE for Clarity Coaching contact information.

Current Events

If you come across current events – local, national or international – that relate to the Mistakes discussed in The Termite Effect, please contact me at shawn@TheTermiteEffect.com. They could include anything from soft skills such as better organization, time management, and planning to broader topics such as leadership, marketing, systems, human resources and financial management. These opportunities help me present the book to new audiences and demonstrate its relevance.

The Media

Interviews! Interviews! Interviews!! TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, newsletters, blogs, online or offline media!

If you have any contacts with anyone in the media where I could be interviewed about the book, please contact me at shawn@TheTermiteEffect.com. No media is too small. My market for this book is business owners, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and anyone who manages a team of people. The Mistakes discussed in The Termite Effect impact all of them equally. I am as willing to bring the message to Huntington, West Virginia as I am to New York City.


Do you have a blog or know someone who does? If so, consider interviewing me or blog about your favorite Mistakes from the book. If you would like to do a promotion or give-away with the book, please contact me about your ideas. Click on “The TE Blog” above to access The Termite Effect blog.

Book Signings

If you would like to help organize a book signing, please contact me at shawn@TheTermiteEffect.com so we can schedule one in a city near you!


LinkedIn Reading List

If you are on LinkedIn, you can help me by adding The Termite Effect to your “Reading List”. Here’s how:

  • Go to the top navigation bar - Home – Profile – Contacts – Groups – Jobs – Inbox – More . . .
  • Click on “More . . . "
  • In the drop-down menu, click on “Reading List by Amazon”.
  • Type “The Termite Effect” in the search box.
  • Click "Select" under the book
  • Indicate that you either want to read it, are currently reading it or have already read the book and hit "Save"