Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

Motivational Speaker

Valuing Disabilities in Our Community

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book — by Glenda at 7:11 pm on Friday, March 30, 2007


My husband Darrell selling my autobiography

“Valuing Disabilities in Our Community” was last night’s theme at the 19th Annual Vancouver International Jewish Film Festival. Oftentimes, the cost of disability is emphasized, while the value of people with disabilities is discounted or ignored. The two films screened provided a honest and thought-provoking look at what it means to have a disability: SHAMELESS: the ART of disability, which I had the pleasure of viewing last May and highly recommend it, and The Boy Inside, which will air on CBC Newsworld on April 3rd.

I had the opportunity to sell my book I’ll Do It Myself at this event. Unfortunately, I have been down with bronchitis since completing my virtual book tour and was not able to attend, which was extremely disappointing because this opportunity has been a year in the works; even before I had finished writing the manuscript. However, my sweet husband went in my place. Hopefully there will be more such opportunities.

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Virtual Book Tour Finale

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 7:16 pm on Friday, March 16, 2007

Celebratory fireworks
(Photo Credit: Francis Estanislao)

Welcome to the finale of my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself. What a blast the past eight weeks have been!

Today I make my final stop in Temperanceville, Virginia, to chat with Dorothy Thompson who is a PR Coach and the author of several books. Her blog Pump Up Your Online Book Pomotion is an appropriate place to wrap up this virtual book tour because, even though today is the last appearance on this tour, I’m just getting warmed up with my online promotion. I have other ideas in the works, and there will definitely be more virtual book tours. Watch for a Summer Sojourn!

I would like to thank these individuals who embraced the new fandangled concept of a “virtual book tour” and made it an awesome success:

I would like to give a special thanks to my sweet husband Darrell for being so supportive and for putting up with the many, many late nights these past eight weeks. And to my Mom who followed me to every virtual stop, which made this adventure extra special.

World map showing the location of the most recent visitors
The most recent visitors

And thank you to all of you for visiting and reading along on my blog. You definitely made this virtual book tour a worldwide event!

And, yes, copies of my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself are still available. Be sure to order yours before this print run is gone!

Have a great weekend!

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Author Celebrates Virtual Women’s Day on Her Virtual Book Tour

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 10:02 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2007

March is Women’s History Month. March 8th was International Women’s Day. Today is Virtual Women’s Day™.

Based in Miramar, Florida, the WECAI (Women’s ECommerce Association, International) Network™ created Virtual Women’s Day™ for women to celebrate online with a full day of showcasing women, networking and hearing from some excellent speakers.


My showcase for Virtual Women’s Day

I had the pleasure of being one of the twenty-seven women to showcase our products and services. I, of course, showcased my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself.

I am pleased to announce Adrienne Graham won an autographed copy of my autobiography. I also won a couple of prizes, including a year’s subscription to Pink – the first magazine for the professional women. Not to miss an opportunity, I have already set the goal to submit an article before my subscription is up!

Thanks WECAI Network Founder and CEO Heidi Richards for an awesome event.

Because today’s event was live, there is no interview to read. Please come back tomorrow for the finale of my “40 Blogs in 40 (Business) Days” virtual book tour!

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Finding Freedom to be Ourselves

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 3:06 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

After a slight delay, I finally made it to Monaca, half an hour north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to chat with Rick Cockrum as I continue my virtual book tour. Rick is a social worker who works with elderly people and people with disabilities to provide services to try to keep them in their homes when their age or disability makes it difficult for them to care for themselves. By keeping them out an institutional setting as long as possible, the individuals retain their independence and dignity, which is so critical. Enjoy the interview.

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Creating a Buzz with a Virtual Book Tour

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 6:58 pm on Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Today’s stop on my virtual book tour found me in Kent, Ohio, chatting with author and speaker Ron McDaniel. His blog Buzzoodle Buzz Marketing provides information on creating oodles of buzz. I love that! Which author or solopreneur couldn’t use oodles of buzz?

In our interview, we talk about how I hope people will feel after reading my book, my favourite fan mail, and creating a buzz on the web. Thanks Ron!

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