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Interns & Volunteers Sought: Sugar Addicts, Get Free Coaching!

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With my next book, Beyond Sugar Shock, scheduled for publication in the United States and Canada on June 1 (and on Nov. 1 in Australia), I need lots of help from dedicated volunteers or interns to spread the word about it.
Sugar addicts and carb addicts around the world need to know, I firmly believe, that this simple, friendly book can help them to easily release destructive habit for good so they can get slimmer, sexier, and sweeter. To help people, we’re planning many Book Launch activities. (Stay tuned for another post.)
If you come on board as a Beyond Sugar Shock volunteer or intern, you’ll get a number of benefits. Of course, you’ll get the satisfaction and “warm fuzzies” from knowing that you’re helping others, but you’ll receive much more. Keep reading to learn how I’ll help you if you help me.
So let’s get to you — how will you benefit when you volunteer or intern for me?
Specifically, anyone who interns or volunteers to help build buzz for Beyond Sugar Shock and the companion Sugar Freedom Now Program, gets:
Frequent access to me. (Previous interns and volunteers tell me that just being around me has helped them to improve their lives.)
A chance to have your many questions answered.
Complimentary admission to my programs, including one that helps you Bust Stress, another on How to Write How-to Articles with Joan Stewart, and, of course, my popular, six-week Sugar Freedom Now Course, which is the companion program to Beyond Sugar Shock.
Free, weekly, half-hour group coaching calls, during which you pick the topics. Previous volunteers and interns have found this to be powerful in helping them to lick sugar or another bad habit (what I call a “babit”). By the way, you don’t don’t to have sugar issues to get helped, because I’m both a certified certified health coach and certified life coach, thanks to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
Valuable work experience or, if you’re a student, great resume-building duties.
These are the positions now available.
Social Media Interns – 2 or 3
Book Launch Publicist Intern(s) – 2 available
Graphic designer
Bloggers/Writers – 2 or 3
Radio Show/Book Launch Assistant Producer Intern
Expert in SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Blog Webmaster (To Update Website on WordPress)
Community Builder (SparkPeople Beyond Sugar Shock Team)
Another position that’s ideal for you (Feel free to suggest something!)
If you are interested in any of these positions, reply here, and my assistant and I will get back to you ASAP. (You can include all info here, which we will not publish.)
Be ready to provide:
Thoughts as to why an internship or volunteer position appeals to you.
How you heard about me and Beyond Sugar Shock.
Your time availability. We’d prefer at least 6 hours a week, but less is okay, too.
A copy of your resume or bio. Please do NOT include an attachment.
2 references
Please note that we’re looking for people who are:
Reliable and organized.
Compassionate.
Gracious under pressure.
Very accurate.
Interested in health, wellness, personal empowerment, nutrition or exercise.
Interested in serving others and making a difference in the lives of millions.
One or more of these positions are ideal for:
Self-starters.
Stay-at-home moms, homemakers, entrepreneurs, or sugar addicts.
Budding health and health coaches.
Students (graduate or undergraduate).
People who have skills in journalism, PR, social media, etc.
You if you want to find a community of people dedicated to health and wellness.
Other details:
You’ll work 8 to 15 hours per week. You can work at home.
These are unpaid positions initially. May develop into paid positions.
Must have high-speed Internet access.
Thank you in advance for helping me to help people break free of their sugar addiction so they can easily move Beyond Sugar Shock. I couldn’t do this without you!
Please note that we will NOT publish your responses. These are for our internal use only — we will respect and honor your privacy.
Reply now if you’d like to volunteer or intern with me.

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Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book? (Last Call)

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Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.
Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ This is the last call for any ideas on what to include in my next book.
I’m now making last-minute changes and editing to my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet,which will be released next year by Hay House. (Here’s the original announcement.)
My next book will provide you a simple, six-week mind-body-spirit plan that will allow you to easily cut back on those quickie carbs so you can shed excess weight, boost your libido, increase your energy, and much more.
Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I’m doing final rewriting and editing for Sugar Shock Diet, tell me what you’d like to see included.
What would make your life easier and sweeter?
Please tell us now, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fans Page what you’d like to see in this next book.

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Sugar Shock Readers: What Would You Like in My Next Book?

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Amazon Sug Sh 51RDZ7DBVAL._SL110_ Attention, readers of my first book, Sugar Shock.
Please give your feedback!
I’m now wrapping up my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet, which will be released next year by Hay House, which brings you empowering self help, inspirational and transformational books, products and events. (Here’s the original announcement, and yes, the title of my book may be changing.)
Please, dear readers of Sugar Shock, as I’m rewriting and editing The Sugar Shock Diet, please tell me what you’d like to see included.
What would make your life easier and sweeter?
We’re eager to get your feedback now!
So what would you want included in my next book, The Sugar Shock Diet? Tell us now here, on this Sugar Shock Blog, and on the Facebook Smart Habits Fan Page.

Catching Up With Connie

The Wonders of Sleep & Get Your Free Holiday Gifts

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As you may have read yesterday, I confessed that I’ve been skimping on sleep by working too hard, and now I’m gotten sick — scratchy throat, cough, headache and strange voice, which a friend called really sexy. (LOL!)
Yeah, I feel much better after many hours of those valuable, recuperative zzz’s — one the best vitamins out there!
Ah the wonders and benefits of sleep!
Despite my being sick, I still would like to help you have a sweet holiday season. Get your 3 gifts:
* Go here now to learn how to receive your complimentary audio replay on how to Release Holiday Stress. Or go straight to the download now here. You’ll get three wonderful guided visualizations.
* Listen later today to my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show to learn from Dr. Audrey Nelson How to Talk to Men Over the Holidays. (Thanks to BlogTalkRadio.com, where I host my show for featuring this show today.)
* Catch my special Gab With the Gurus Radio Show tomorrow about How to Find Heartfelt Gifts from gift-giving guru Robyn Spizman and Giftionary.com founder, health gifts expert Randi Luckman, relaxation/guided visualization expert/Love-Mind Guru Debra Berndt, (who will tell you about her amazing Complete Relaxation Set (9 MP3s) and Weight Loss Hypnosis Set (4 MP3s) and Arielle Fierman, who creates amazing jewelry, especially the I Love You ring. *If you get any of their amazing gifts, make sure to tell them that Connie Bennett sent you.)
Listen below to these shows:
Do you live in New York or nearby?
Learn tonight, Dec. 8, How to Stay Slim Through the Holidays with my friend Donna Sonkin. (I’m sorry, but you won’t see me there tonight since I’m sick, but you’ll have a chance to win a raffle for one of two copies of my book SUGAR SHOCK!)
And on Jan. 5, catch my Breaking Free of Sugar Addiction talk on Jan. 5 at the New York Open Center.
Dear readers, please know that I value your comments, suggestions and feedback. So please connect with us on Facebook, the Stop Sugar Shock social network or write to me personally.
I’m going back to doze more and meditate so I can heal quickly and present my radio show at 2 pm EST today on How to Talk to Men Over the Holidays.
Worried about what to give to friends and loved ones for the holidays? Give them the gift of relaxation. Send them now to this free holiday program — http://tinyurl.com/RelieveHolidayStress.

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Connie’s Confession: I’m a Health Hypocrite! Help Each Other

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Normally, I don’t reveal my vulnerabilities here, on this Sugar Shock Blog. Nor do I share a personal plight, but today, I feel a need to confess to you that I feel like the ultimate Health Hypocrite.
Sure, I eat healthy, wholesome, real foods. Yes, I religiously avoid sugary foods and carbs — and have since 1998 with only a handful of very minor infractions. I don’t even smoke anymore. (Inhaling two packs of cigarettes is a thing of the past.) What’s more, I’ve been shunning caffeine since a doctor suggested I do so more than a decade ago. And I don’t even chew sugar-less gum or eat candies with artificial sweeteners anymore. In addition, I’ve triumphed over my diet soda slugging. Plus, I’m huge exercise aficionado. But feeding my body well and moving just aren’t nearly enough.
Sleep My body craves — as does yours — ample sleep. We desperately need those zzzzzz’s.Otherwise, I’m headed for sniffles, sneezing, coughing and congestion.
Well, lately — especially in the last week — I haven’t walked my talk. Despite the fact that I know about the wonders of a good night’s sleep and I’m even mentioning it as a “Smart Diet Habit” in my next book, I skimped on sleep myself last week. Now that I’m a health coach, I’m not going to indulge in self-blame. Rather, I’m going to use this realization as an opportunity.
The irony is that lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about and striving to do excellent self-care, because of my training as a health counselor and life coach and because I’ve been completing Cheryl Richardson’s fabulous book, Take Time for Your Life, which was required reading for my life coaching program through iPEC.
I even just bought Cheryl Richardson’s latest book, The Art of Extreme Self-Care, this weekend at this remarkable Hay House ouse Movers & Shakers conference. Both books have motivated me to think a lot about how we all will benefit if we devote ourselves wholeheartedly to treating ourselves with respect and reverence, even it it means we have to let go of current projects and disappoint people.
Well, despite my commitment to treating myself right, last week, I neglected my needs when it came to snoozing. You see, I felt compelled to help you you a lot this month.

Announcements

Help Me to Help You — The White-Out Diet Will Be In Your Hands Jan. 2010, Helping You, If You Spread the Word Now

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Special Announcement:
Greetings, wonderful, savvy people,
Today, exactly 11 years since I first kicked sugar and refined carbs and got a better life.
And today, I’m launching an unusual pre-book-deal, marketing campaign.
The economy is prompting me to do something really different so that I can get a book deal for my next book, The White-Out Diet, which I know could help many.
Please see this email (below), which I just sent to members of my mailing list.
If you can help, I’d really, really appreciate it!
Anyhow, my goal is to help millions, and I think I can, but I need wonderful people like you to spread the word! Please read on.
Thanks in advance ever so much! See letter below.
Warmly and gratefully,
Connie
Subject: Help me, please… The White-Out Diet, my next book, is coming with your help — benefits galore
Dear [Your Name Goes Here],
Would you like to lose weight for good,
banish fatigue, boost your energy, feel and look
more youthful, get more oomph in the bedroom and
build a life of passion, purpose and pizzazz?
Well, The White-Out Diet, my next book
(the follow-up to SUGAR SHOCK!), is intended to help YOU
achieve ALL of that — and more.
This book, I hope, will come out in January 2010.
But here’s the catch: I need your help so that this book
will become a reality and be available to you through bookstores,
libraries and online retailers.
You see, while this fun, easy-to-read,
friendly, compassionate book can help
you in so many ways, these challenging
economic times are prompting me to
rely on you.
Let me explain.
Like all other industries, the
publishing industry has been hit
by the economic downturn.
Publishers are tightening their belts and making less acquisitions.
So my literary agent explains to me.
More importantly, major publishers only want to make book
deals with people, who are household names
— movie stars, TV personalities, celebrities and so on.
And publishers only want authors with a “Big Platform”
— this means millions (or least hundreds of
thousands) of followers, fans and friends.
Therein lies my challenge.
While editors at publishing houses loved my White-Out Diet
concept and my background as author of an acclaimed
book (SUGAR SHOCK!) from a major publisher (Berkley Books,
part of the Penguin Group), their enthusiasm was dampened
because I’m not a household name — yet.
And while I do have a Big Platform,
it’s not big ENOUGH — yet.
But I’m determined to get The White-Out Diet published so it can help you.
So I realized that it’s time to put the Law of Attraction into action.
And I’d be grateful to you for any help you can give to make this happen.
The White-Out Diet is a great book, and it deserves to be in your
hands next January, 2010, so it can help you.
Ultimately, this challenge presents an
incredible opportunity.
It’s time for me to become pro-active,
creative and what I call “author-preneurial.”
I’m even planning some outrageous, exciting activities
to drum up the necessary attention in The White-Out Diet, because
I KNOW this book can really enhance, improve and change your life.
(Got any clever, out-of-the-box marketing and promotion ideas? Know any celebrities?
Please share this info with me
ASAP, but privately.)
So would you be kind enough to act now (spending only about a
minute or two) to support the campaign to get The White-Out Diet
into the hands of people who need it?
Act now, please. Just go here:
=====>>>>>
http://www.WhiteOutDiet.com

Announcements

Facebook: Is It a Fast Path to Friends, Fun & Even Fame? Get the Scoop with Gurus Jesse Stay, Mari Smith, Shama Hyder, Etc. on March 24

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Are you on Facebook yet?
If not, it’s time to join the more than 175 million hip people now using this social networking service!
If you’re not on Facebook yet, would you like to know how to find friends, become popular, get people to check out your services, etc.? Of course, right?
So newbies and veterans alike, get a Facebook education!
Join me for free on March 24 at 3 p.m. EST on my Gab With the Gurus Radio Show. You can listen live or later.
Get details on my Gab With The Gurus Blog here.