Speakers, Publishing Consultants, and Media Guests
As speakers, entrepreneurs, and professional publishing consultants, Colleen and Peter are passionate and specialize in supporting and educating influencers and change makers who are ready to tell and share their story with the world.
From introverted child to successful businesswoman to triathlete at age 50, violin student at age 54, and completing a 300-mile bike challenge in 30 days, Colleen faces any challenge with an open mind.
When speaking, whether in person or on a podcast, Colleen has the unique ability to show audiences, when they are open to change and ready to accept CHALLENGES head on, they are happier and more effective in everything they do. Colleen conveys her vast wisdom of business experience; from running a quarter million plus business to restarting after 18 years, she’s seen it all. Her energy fills the room as she engages and inspires the audience with stories interspersed with her value-packed knowledge.
Our mission is to help people tell and share their story; whether it’s a book, a blog, or a speech, it’s their vehicle to share their message with the world. When you’re CLEAR in your message and as long as you know your WHY, you have a GOAL with a deadline, and have a SUPPORT SYSTEM in place, you can overcome any challenge
Rave Reviews for Colleen and Peter!
As a business coach, I know there is one thing for sure that many entrepreneurs, professionals, and small business owners struggle with and that is getting clear in their message. So for those of you who are looking for help in that regard, looking for a speaker to bring solid content when it comes to editing, copywriting, and clarity then Colleen is your gal. She is the consummate professional. She has a vast background in this field and she is really the one to bring it to life on any stage, in any meeting, with any group. Book her. You’ll be happy you did.”
~Pat Fortin Mussieux, Professional Speaker, Coach
At a recent event in Syracuse, NY, I had the pleasure of hearing Colleen Wietmarschen speak on the importance of messaging in your business marketing. There was no doubt that Colleen was an expert in this arena with more than 20 years of copywriting experience. I found her presentation to be fresh, easy to absorb and included lots of tips on how to improve your business writing.
I would recommend Colleen Wietmarschen as a speaker or workshop presenter as she was inspirational, relatable and we left this event wiser than when we arrived. Colleen is a true professional in every aspect of the word!”
~Susan Beebe, President Lighthouse Marketing, Inc.
Colleen and Peter of Your Literary Prose offer clear, practical advice that is easily applicable to marketing and branding in any industry. Their presentation was engaging, and I was impressed with the research and examples Colleen gave for our specific industry. Her instruction for creating a clearer message for your marketing efforts was easy to follow and made very memorable with her stories of experience. I would recommend working with Colleen and Peter for anyone looking to update, improve, and implement new marketing. I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
~Jack Phelps, Perfect Wedding Guide
Very engaging and entertaining; stories were memorable which everyone could relate to starting with high school. Thought provoking: 90+ steps to writing a book; essential nature of Printer’s Proof.”
~Kay Fittes, CEO, High-Heeled Success, LLC
Colleen arrived and was excellent at engaging with the group in attendance prior to speaking. She introduced herself to everyone, creating a relationship, and by the time she spoke everyone was attentive to what she was going to say. There were some electrical problems and Colleen was very professional and changed gears as needed for her one-hour presentation. She made the group think; made them laugh; and gave them hope and encouragement as she spoke with passion and strength. I will have Colleen speak again in the future.”
~Carroll Hall, Marketing Director
“Loved the presentation and CLEAR message!”
~Sheena Minix, Newport Aquarium
“Tips on proofreading, reading out loud. Really enjoyed Colleen’s personality.”
~Dave Hemmert, Prestige AV
September 9, 2021 – Press Release announcing 25 years in business. A lot can happen in 25 years. Starting as a solopreneur and now in business with her son with Your Literary Prose and soon to be adding a new venture in addition to YLP, The Author’s Voice in collaborate with business partner, Candy Zulkosky to bridge the gap communication gaps between writers and publishers and readers since before Y2K (2000). Coming August/September 2021.
March 26, 2020 – Online – Guest on “Super Power Experts” podcast with Jennifer Urezzio. We talked about the spiritual power of purpose and how it’s easier to be in tune with life’s purpose when we’re aware of unconscious and conscious behaviors.
October 2019 – Online – Guest on “Bootstrapping Your Dreams” podcast with Manuj Aggarwal, “Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset | Authoring Books | Marketing Through Publishing” (audio) and on YouTube.
August 10, 2019 – Online – Guest on “Zestful Aging” podcast with Nicole Christina, LCSW, “I Want to Write!“
July 25, 2019 – Online – Podcast Guest with Kathleen Gage of Power Up for Profits; “Your Story Needs to Be Told.“
June 27, 2019 – Online – Guest on “Glistening Particles” podcast, “The Great Cycle Challenge Series,” Episode 134. The Great Cycle Challenge is a month-long bicycle challenge where riders set a mileage goal to ride for the month of June and raise money to fight Childhood Cancer. Jane, also a participant, invited riders to take part in the podcast series, and I jumped on; literally.
During Colleen’s interview you’ll hear WHY she takes part, what’s DIFFERENT for her this year, and RANDOM facts you may not know about her. Enjoy!
March 14, 2019 – Online – Peter, guest on “On the Sidelines with Mollie & Lindsay: FC Cincinnati & The Pride” podcast.
June 6, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Speaker for Perfect Wedding Guide Luncheon group of 65 – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!” Colleen shared the importance of creating a CLEAR message for any written and verbal content for business because “Bad Messaging Makes Businesses Broke!”
April 12, 2018 – Online – Guest on “The Write Hour” podcast with Joyce Glass, The Write Coach – Episode #106 – After the Draft – Shared information on the importance of editing your manuscript and more!
April 10, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Hyde Park Public Library – Five Critical Things to Know When Writing a Book.”
March 28, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Forest Park Public Library Lunch and Learn – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
March 21, 2018 – Online – Guest on “Show Up! Stand Out” – Online Visibility Expert Series for Entrepreneurs with Juliette Stapleton.
November 12, 2017 – Cincinnati, Ohio – WordCamp Cincinnati – Breakout session speaker – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
November 7, 2017 – Syracuse, New York – Pat Mussieux Sales Mastery Workshop – Sponsor and Breakout session speaker – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
March 23, 2017 – Online – Blog Talk Radio podcast guest with Nichole Santoro – “Jumpstart Your Writing Plan!” Come behind the scenes of The Write Academy.
January 18, 2017 – Online – Blog Talk Radio podcast guest with Nichole Santoro – “Trends in the Self-Publishing Industry.”
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