Bethany Jett

Bethany Jett

Get to Know Bethany:

Bethany Jett’s motto is “Learn everything you can; teach as you go.” An entrepreneur at heart, Bethany co-owns Serious Writer and Platinum Literary Services and loves everything about the publishing industry...except the rejections! 

She is a multi-award-winner for her books, as well as her marketing campaigns, and recently received the Distinguished Scholar award for earning the top GPA in her Master’s Program, where she focused on Communications: marketing and PR.

Bethany finds joy speaking across the country at conferences, retreats, and camps for writers, women, college students, and teens. 

 She is a military wife to her college sweetheart and a work-from-home momma-of-boys who loves planners, suspense novels, and all things girly. 

Connect with Bethany on your favorite platform by checking out her site: BethanyJett.com.

 

Pre-Conference Session:

The Pitch Factor (Co-taught with Michelle Medlock Adams)

Did you know that you naturally point your knees and feet towards the person you’re most interested in? Only 7% of communication is verbal, so writers must pack more in their arsenal than a long list of publication credits and a thirty-second elevator pitch. 

The tone of voice, posture, clothing choice, firmness of handshake, and body language more than communicate who we are, even at the subconscious level. Bethany Jett will offer tips and tricks for what could possibly be a life-changing 15-minute appointment with agents and editors, as well as prepare them for upcoming media appearances and speaking engagements. 

Topics covered:

  • The Do’s and Don’ts for meeting with editors and agents 
  • How to engage others with or without a formal introduction 
  • The online programs to edit your pictures professionally 
  • Social media etiquette: the good, bad, and ugly
  • How to use body language to your benefit
  • How to accurately determine the success of an interview or pitch session 

Bonus content:

  • How to create and use pitch and query letters to your benefit
  • Why the book proposal is the base for your marketing plan
  • Tips on how to create a book proposal that will capture a publisher’s attention

 

Breakout Session:

The Instagram Influence

With over 1 Billion monthly active users, Instagram is the platform where writers should have a presence. The trick is to create content that your readers and audience will eagerly consume. 

Topics include “Content Six,” how to use hashtag “top nines” to purposefully engage, color schemes and filters, how to microblog, how to use IGTV, Stories, Highlights, and the new Reels feature, connect with influencers, and more.

Please note: This workshop will be best suited for writers who have a basic understanding of the Instagram platform. If you a) have an account, b) know how to post a picture, then great!

 

15-minute appointments:

To make the best use of your appointment, let me know how I can best help with regards to marketing strategy, social media or email marketing questions, or if you want me to review a proposal. I’m an award-winning marketer and have my master’s degree in communications, where I focused on marketing and PR. I do not acquire for any publishers or agents.

 

 

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