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Mindy Gibbins-Klein
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31 Aug 2009
Are you a thought leader? How do you know? In the past, it has been hard to identify the qualities that distinguish true innovators from the rest of the pack. This work presents a systematic approach to becoming a 'REAL Thought Leader' and gaining recognition and credibility. It helps you discover the 4 key attributes of REAL Thought Leaders.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Ecademy Press (31 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905823592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905823598
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 15.2 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 888,556 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have a real love of learning and books in particular. It took me 10 years to write, edit, publish and launch my first book. That's just crazy! As a coach, people wanted me to help them get writing and get published, so I launched The Book Midwife business in 2001 and people seem to love that metaphor.

Since then, I've helped hundreds of people worldwide achieve the satisfaction and rewards of becoming published authors, many achieving great attention from the media and bestseller status. I belive very strongly that everyone does have a story to tell, and they should write and publish books but please go about it with care. After all, you only have one chance to make a first impression!

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"Mindy Gibbins-Klein has a unique gift for sharing superb information in a fun and inspirational way. She has turned hundreds of people into successful authors." Dan Poynter, publisher and author of 125 books, including the bestselling Self-Publishing Manual "Mindy Gibbins-Klein's excellent book has unique insights and real pragmatic value - highly recommended!" Mike Southon, Financial Times columnist and bestselling co-author of The Beermat Entrepreneur and other business books "Today's prospects want to be educated, not sold. In these challenging economic times, it pays to take Mindy's advice: build your business around your expertise and make your company an authentic, indispensible resource to your potential clients and customers." Steven Van Yoder, Author of Get Slightly Famous

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I am very excited to be bringing this book into the world! I have worked with hundreds of thought leaders over the past 10 years, and this book is the result of the insights they gave me about what it takes to become a REAL thought leader - someone who influences people with their ideas. The book is also a testament to their courage because we all know it is not easy to stick your neck out and risk criticism, especially when it comes to your values and personal insights.

I believe there are 4 qualities that exceptional leaders have in common and display every day. Some people use these in a conscious way; others more unconsciously. If the information in this book helps people to become bolder in their thinking and more excited about sharing their wisdom and ideas with the world, then I will have done my job.

Have fun reading the book and good luck building your profile as an expert in your field!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 Carat Bold is a book that delivers 10 July 2010
I am not sure that I would agree with all that Mindy has written in 24 Carat Bold, however, and it's a big however, that's not much at all. Out of down to earth, practical experience Mindy has provided an excellent insight into what it means to present your expertise to your market place in a way that makes a difference. It's a difference that will enable you to both demonstrate credibility and become visible in your chosen marketplace.

24 Carat Bold is a book that delivers. It's full of easy to access, practical tips and insights into becoming a thought a leader, a recognised expert in your field. Mindy makes some excellent challenges to the self created obstacles that prevent a potential thought leader from becoming a REAL though leader. For you budding authors, there is an excellent chapter on how to set about writing a book. If that is what you want to do, the book is worth it just for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So you think you could or should write a book? 8 Feb 2012
Every week people ask me about whether they could... should... or ought to wrote a book. Or not! (Part of my 'Expert' model is that people should write.)

And here is s book for such people. Mindy succinctly explains why people should write a book... Not in effusive, evangelical terms but in a logical manner. She explains why it would be a good thing for you and for your reputation. She explains how you could do it. What it would require.

This book is not a massive, detailled, step-by-step how-to book. Rather it will give you a clear insight into WHY you should write (or not) and what is involved.

A great introduction to the subject with clear signposts towards what you need to do next.

Robert Craven
Author, Grow Your Service Firm
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Having met Mindy for the first time 1-2-1, she asked me if I would read it 24 carat bold and give a review! Well I'd not read a book in years - not a real one! I said to myself at 10:45pm that night "I'll read the intro to get started." At just before midnight I had to put it down - over 50 pages later! Not because I was tired or bored - I just knew if I didn't stop I'd keep reading all night and not be able to wake up in the morning!

This book is so easy to read, engaging, supporting, entertaining and it really felt relevant to ME. It was like having a 1-2-1 with Mindy any time I wanted to - I could literally pick her up and put her down when I needed her advice, support and reassurance.

Since then Mindy has become a great friend. I thank her for asking me to read and review her book - it was not chore, but a pleasure - I read it cover to cover in no time, and was immediately thinking differently.

24 Carat Bold provides the steps YOU need to really begin to stand out from the crowd, to be seen as a REAL thought leader. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants more recognition, to be more successful or simply to be listended to more!

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Focused my mind! 29 Jun 2010
Following rave reviews by linkedin connections of mine I was seriously looking forward to getting my teeth into this. 24 Carat Bold didn't disappoint. It was a really motivational read and afterwards my mind felt more focused. Thanks Mindy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Mindy-Gibbins Klein's pertinent, well researched book has highlighted a vacuum in society: the need for people to step forward and own themselves as the real Thought Leaders in their field.

She provides both inspiration and practical strategies to enable the reader to move to the next level and fulfil this role, identifying the defining characteristics of a Real Thought Leader and encouraging us to set a new, higher standard for ourselves by taking up this mantle. Our society, particularly our young people, are desperate for true role models and mentors to inspire them to become something more worth while than "celebrities." As Real Thought Leaders step up and give people something to aspire to, we will see a positive future unfold for all of us.

Thank you, Mindy, for putting the spotlight on this subject, equipping us to become Real Thought Leaders in such a thought provoking, empowering manner.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Mindy has demystified what is required to become a REAL thought leader. She clarifies a number of misconceptions and fully justifies her arguments - which are evidently based on a combination of personal experience as a coach and speaker, observation and research.

This book is easy to read and I've made loads of notes and highlighted numerous points throughout the chapters.

Highly recommended to anyone who has any dreams of being a thought leader, of being talked about or of being identified as an expert in their field.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I've had the good fortune to read a copy of this book as it's released.

Having heard Mindy talk on the subject I knew I was in for
something useful but this book it packed full with some very interesting content.

Mindy is a highly effective coach and so I suppose it's not a surprise that
she uses some of her coaching skills in the way she's put this book together.
That means you feel you are being helped along your own path towards being a good Thought Leader.

Apart from the practical aspects I also liked the way she shared some of her own personal experiences,
which made it even more of an engaging read.

If you are an aspiring Thought Leader or one already, read this book to project yourself further down that path.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No useful insights
I bought this book because I am creating a thought leadership campaign for a business. Unfortunately I found it is full of platitudes and offers no real insight. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by ali
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have if you want to be the go-to person in your field
I had the pleasure of meeting Mindy and purchasing her book a couple of weeks ago, and it is one of the best things I have done. Read more
Published on 20 May 2011 by Karen Williams
I was lucky enough to particate in a talk Mindy gave at my mentoring group. She was so good I had to buy the book. Read more
Published on 22 April 2011 by Marion Jorgensen, Hypnotherapist
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book for All!
24 Carat Bold is a bible on how to bring positive results to everyday challenges. It will either re-enforce what you already know about how to inspire and influence future... Read more
Published on 11 Mar 2011 by H Beardsley
5.0 out of 5 stars No excuses now!
Deceptively slim, this book packs a punch. If you like many people want to get your message out there and find yourself waylaid by life or even yourself, this is the book for you. Read more
Published on 15 Feb 2011 by Eva Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars How to do it.
There are quite a few books around these days about thought leadership, especially as a marketing tool, but it is quite likely that you have thought "that's not for me and, anyway,... Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2010 by Russell Weetch
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative entertainment
This was one of the most entertaining and informative books I have picked up in a long time. Simple to read with concepts that are not buried in complex high profile case studies. Read more
Published on 26 April 2010 by David E. Hawkins
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 Carat Bold
Once in a while a book that is a real Gem comes about, This book is a must for anyone who is a leader

Mindy has a rare gift of getting behind the mindset of what is... Read more
Published on 26 April 2010 by Mrs. Margaret Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Mindy makes so much sense - great book!
Mindy's book makes so much sense for anybody who wants to get their message out to the masses, especially for business owners. Read more
Published on 22 April 2010 by SS
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