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Well I am going to be locally promoting SP on local News Programs

Friday, January 15, 2010

In an effort to Spread the Spark I will be on the KSNT 27 6am morning show this Monday 1-18-2010 and then on WIBW 13 at the 4pm show with Ralph Hipp. Then on Thursday the 21st I will be on KSNT 27 5pm news. As you may or may not know I am featured as one of the 16 success stories in the new book. I may have more chances coming up to promote SparkPeople and the book and will pass those along as I know when they will be. Here is the promo video for the book in case you haven't seen it www.spiritube.com/chris-
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I will also be promoting a book discussion sponsored by the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on the book April 20th, 2010 6pm to 8:30pm at the library hosted by me. KSNT 27 webpage is www.ksnt.com/news/defaul
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i didn't see a place to watch it live but they do put clips up. WIBW 13 webpage is www.wibw.com/localnews again I did not see a place to watch it live but they also show clips. Both have live blogs during the shows so feel free to join them if you want to take the time.

The book discussion should be fun and my library was asking if we could get Chris Downie to come for it but not so sure that would even be possible. Along with the book discussion I will also start the SparkPeople 101 class at my library where anyone who wants to learn about or needs help with SP can come into our computer training center and I will help them as best I can since most of us are SP experts when it comes to navigating the site. So if you feel like spreading the Spark in this way please check with your local library and see if you can do this as well my fellow experts!

This was something I have been kicking around for awhile and I wanted to do it to start the year now that I have a better idea what my family needs are after the birth of our son. I have wanted to hide from the attention many times that has come with my changes but learned that I it is better to just embrace it and try and spread the word and maybe in some small way help someone else.

So I will step up, speak slowly(since I tend to speak fast when nervous) and keep my message simple and to the point as to not leave any confusion. Hard to do when you believe so strongly in what you are talking about and have so much to say.

Talking points:
1. My story and journey
2. Lifestyle not a one time or quick fix
3. Take one day or week and track what you eat just to give yourself an idea
4. "The Spark"
5. The site and AWESOME community

Well I have a plan and have started making it happen, wish me luck and feel free to do the same in your community in whatever way you can. My son and family are doing great and we could not ask for more. I cannot thank all of my Sparkfriends enough for all the support and encouragement you give me, so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! emoticon emoticon
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