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Monday, April 6, 2009

Whale Hunting Women with Barbara Weaver Smith

In May and June - Barbara Weaver Smith will tour cyber space to promote her latest book. Learn a bit more about her "Whale Hunting Process" below.

Virtual Blog Tour - Whale Hunting Women Vol 1

People Who Need to Read Whale Hunting Women

  1. Women business owners—ranging from the home-based business to the very successful small to midsize business.
  2. Women executives and managers.
  3. Women “deal makers” both employees and volunteers who do deals in the education and nonprofit arenas—board members, fundraisers. Note: many women fall into at least two of these categories.

Topics That Are Discussed in Whale Hunting Women

  • Women are great whale hunters (big deal-makers)
  • Women’s talents and preferences are a perfect fit for deal-making in today’s economy
  • Women sometimes think of themselves or their enterprise as “too small” to do big deals
  • Community deals and education deals are as important and as challenging as business deals

About Whale Hunting Women [Vol. 1]

Whale Hunting Women—how women do big deals in business and community. For inspiration, motivation, and direction, this book celebrates women as deal-makers and includes how to “break the minnow mindset” and how to create a fast-growth culture. It documents three cultural transformations that favor women’s leadership styles: the trend to replace competition with collaboration; the need to transform bureaucracy to entrepreneurship; and the value of perceiving a world of abundance rather than a culture of scarcity. The book offers advice on how small companies or organizations can manage their public presence to generate the whales’ confidence that they have the capabilities and professionalism to complete big deals with big customers and partners. The book incorporates a deal-maker’s journal; each chapter includes worksheets to prompt reflections and action plans.

About Barbara Weaver Smith

Barbara Weaver Smith, president and CEO of The Whale Hunters, is an author, consultant, speaker, and coach. Barbara held positions as an English professor, a college dean, and a nonprofit organization president before founding her first company in 1996. Informed by her leadership experiences in all economic sectors, Barbara’s mission is to support women to achieve exceptional growth in their companies and organizations by doing bigger deals with bigger customers and partners.

Barbara Weaver Smith on Whale Hunting Women


Testimonials about Whale Hunting Women event


For more information

Barbara Weaver Smith’s website - http://www.thewhalehunters.com

Barbara Weaver Smith’s blog - http://blog.thewhalehunters.com

Order your copy of Whale Hunting Women – http://cli.gs/WHWEbook


Whale Hunting Women Tour Schedule - We will be adding to this - so check back. If you would like to be involved contact nikki@nikkileigh.com

Whale Hunting Women – Barbara Weaver Smith

May 2009

Friday May 1 - Kris Steinnes – Our Women of Wisdom Newsletter

Monday May 4 – Rebecca Benston hosts Barbara Weaver Smith on her Higher Ground for Women blog at http://higherground4women.blogspot.com/2009/05/special-feature-author-blog-tour.html

Tuesday May 5- Peter Jones shares a guest post from Barbara Weaver Smith about the “first whale” she landed. To read her experience, visit http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com/2009/05/my-first-whale-barbara-weaver-smith.html

Wednesday May 6 – Lorraine Ball shares a guest post from Barbara Weaver Smith about the sales process for small businesses on her blog http://www.roundpeg.biz/2009/05/whale-hunting/

Thursday May 7 – Today we begin a series of visits with Joyce Anthony on her blog http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women-and-barbara-weaver.html. Today she shares details about Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith

Friday May 8 - MaAnna Stephenson shares her interview with Barbara Weaver Smith about ways that authors can go after their own whales - http://justthefaqsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/interview-with-dr-barbara-weaver-smith.html

Friday May 8th - Dyan Garris is a guest on Co-Creator Radio with Mary Adams – tune in at noon CST at http://www.co-creatornetwork.com/host_daybegin.htm

Sunday May 10 – Wayne Hurlbert shares his book review for Whale Hunting Women by Barbara Weaver Smith at http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women-by-barbara-weaver.html

His author interview with Barbara Weaver Smith can be found at

Monday May 11 - Barbara Weaver Smith is a guest on Coach Camille’s Success Hour at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Coach-Camille/2009/05/11/The-Sucess-Hour-with-Coach-Camille-Interview-with-Barbara-Weaver-Smith at 6 pm EST – Call in number (347) 326-9317 Listen in as they discuss the meaning of “Whale Hunting” and how it can apply to you and your business.

Tuesday May 12

Molly Gordon hosts Barbara Weaver Smith on her blog for the first time today. Molly shares her review for Whale Hunting Women at http://www.shaboominc.com/blog/archives/of_women_whale_hunting_and_big_deals.html

Wednesday May 13

Joyce Anthony shares details about the origins of the whale hunting concept - http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunters-story-come-with-us-to.html

Friday May 15 - Cheryl Malandrinos hosts Barbara Weaver Smith and shares are interview on her blog http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women-with-barbara-weaver.html

Tuesday May 19 – Molly Gordon hosts Barbara Weaver Smith on her blog for the second time today. Molly did an interview with Barbara and that is posted on her blog today. To hear the interview visit – http://www.shaboominc.com/blog/archives/interview_with_a_whale_hunting_woman.html. Molly is asking for your thoughts, comments and questions. These will be answered by Barbara Weaver Smith and Molly will post them on her blog on Tuesday May 26.

Wednesday May 20 – Susan Wingate Hosts… Barbara Weaver Smith! At http://susanwingate.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-woman-by-barbara-weaver.html and she shares information about Barbara and Whale Hunting Women.

Thursday May 21 – Visit http://www.roundpeg.biz/2009/05/how-women-do-big-deals/ to read a guest post by Barbara Weaver Smith about How Women Do Big Deals. Are you a business woman or do you know a business woman who could benefit from learning how to “step up the game” and get bigger and more profitable clients? Any woman who wants to learn how to do big business deals – needs to read this book. It is a quick read that is packed with information to help you.

Friday May 22 - Phil Harris shares information about Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith. Are you a business woman? Do you have a special woman in your life who would like to learn to land big business deals? This is a book you should see. Clock here to learn more and to order your own copy - http://allthingsthatmatterpress.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women.html

Friday May 22 - Susan Wingate Hosts… Barbara Weaver Smith! At http://susanwingate.blogspot.com/2009/05/review-of-whale-hunting-women-by-dr.html Susan shares her review of Whale Hunting Women.

Monday May 25 – Brooke Green shares her podcast with Barbara Weaver Smith where they talk about Whale Hunting Women and many other things. You can listen here http://ultimatesaleschick.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=482226

Tuesday May 26 – Molly Gordon hosts Barbara Weaver Smith on her blog for the third time today. Last week Molly shared her interview with Barbara last week and at that time she asked for comments and questions. Barbara Weaver Smith’s answers and thoughts are posted today at http://www.shaboominc.com/blog/archives/qa_about_getting_biz_from_big_companies.html

Wednesday May 27 – Read the first in a series of three articles by Barbara Weaver Smith for Monica’s blog http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com/success/2009/05/27/breaking-the-minnow-mindset-by-barbara-weaver-smith/. Monica asked for articles to help women overcome the mindset that they are too small to handle whales (big business deals). Today, Barbara explains the “minnow mindset” and how to overcome that mindset which will hold you back. We will be sharing two more articles about overcoming the feeling that you can’t handle a big business deal over the next two days.

Thursday May 28 – Monica hosts Barbara Weaver Smith and they share an article on Avoiding the Culture of Scarcity - http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com/success/2009/05/28/overcome-the-culture-of-scarcity-by-barbara-weaver-smith

Friday May 29 – Monica shares Barbara Weaver Smith’s article on How To Overcome This sluggish Economy on her blog - http://www.asuccessfulwoman.com/success/2009/05/29/overcome-this-sluggish-economy-by-barbara-weaver-smith


Monday June 1 – Joyce Anthony shares her interview with Barbara Weaver Smith http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/05/whale-hunting-women-and-barbara-weaver_31.html

Tuesday June 2 – Nikki Leigh interviews Barbara Weaver Smith on Promo 101 Create and Promote Radio – 4 pm EST Call in during the show (347)215-8201, listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh/2009/06/02/Nikki-Leigh-Talks-With-Barbara-Weaver-Smith or download and listen to the interview later. Download from the link shown above.

Wednesday June 3 – Chelle Cordero shares her interview with Barbara Weaver Smith on her Women in Charge blog - http://cce613.xanga.com/702697214/woman-in-charge-barbara-weaver-smith/

Thursday June 4 – Joyce Anthony shares her review for Whale Hunting Women on her blog http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/06/whale-hunting-women-by-dr-barbara.html

Monday June 8 – Aprille Janes posts her review and an excerpt from Whale Hunting Women by Barbara Weaver Smith on her blog – http://www.bolderwoman.com/2009/06/only-a-minnow-in-a-sea-of-whales.html . Any woman in business should read this article - especially if you feel that your business is too small to do big business deals. Do you feel that you are a minnow in business? Would you like to grow your business? This excerpt is for you.

Tuesday June 9 – Aprille Janes shares a blog post titled – Do You Scare Big Companies? This is a great article for small business owners who would like to do bigger business deals. http://www.bolderwoman.com/2009/06/do-you-scare-big-companies.html

Wednesday June 10 – We share a guest post by Barbara Weaver Smith about how women sometimes think of themselves or their enterprise as "too small" to do big deals on http://biz.flokka.com/2009/06/09/can-your-small-company-hunt-whales/

Thursday June 11 – Diane Ascroft shares information that explains What is a Whale Hunting Women - http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/what-are-whale-hunting-women-2/

Monday June 15 – Gurutej shares her interview with Barbara Weaver Smith on her blog http://theenergyguru.blogspot.com/2009/06/interview-with-barbara-weaver-smith.html

Tuesday June 16 – Judith and Jim host Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith. They share the first chapter on their blog - http://judithandjim.com/blog/137/

Wednesday June 17 – Billie Williams hosts Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith - http://printedwords.blogspot.com/2009/06/whale-hunting-its-not-what-you-think.html

Thursday June 18 – Billie Williams hosts Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith - http://printedwords.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-whale-of-idea.html

Friday June 19 – Hazel Walker hosts Barbara Weaver Smith and Whale Hunting Women - http://www.hazelmwalker.com

Monday June 22 -Fiona Powell shares a review for Whale Hunting Woman at http://view.flokka.com

Wednesday June 24 – Shel Horowitz shares Small Fish, Hunting Whales by Barbara Weaver Smith (This is an excerpt from Whale Hunting Women: How Women Do Big Deals by Barbara Weaver Smith) on his blog http://www.frugalmarketing.com/dtb/whale-hunting.shtml

Thursday June 25th - Barbara Weaver Smith is interviewed @ 1pm CST- w/ Melissa Wells - Awakening To a New Paradigm - www.co-creatornetwork.com

Friday June 26 – Nikki Leigh shares her review for Whale Hunting Women on her review blog - http://nikkisreviews.blogspot.com

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