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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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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAWESTY 2/21/2010 6:38PM

    Congratulations on how well you have done. It's folks like you who are such a help to the rest of us. I think your idea of working with the library is a great one, and I think I will do the same here in our small town when I get my weight down where I want it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 1/21/2010 10:13AM

    Way to go and good luck!

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GRAMVICKI 1/16/2010 1:50PM

    Fantastic!! You are truly doing your part to Spread the Spark!!

Hope I can find time to join in for some of it.

Hugs, Vicki

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SPARKLINGVIOLET 1/15/2010 9:59PM

    WOW!!! Look at you SPREADING THE SPARK!!! Amazing!!

Kudos my friend!!! :)

Violet

p.s. Happy to hear your son is doing well!

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S318830 1/15/2010 5:43PM

    That's a really great idea for the Spark 101 class! Very cool! Nice job. And I'll definitely be looking for the clips after the interview. Have fun!

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ZIRCADIA 1/15/2010 3:32PM

    WOOHOO that is VERY COOL! :D You rock!

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KJNE8O 1/15/2010 3:29PM

    What you are doing for SP is so amazing! You deserve all the attention and limelight - you are a true inspiration!

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2010_BRENDA_LEA 1/15/2010 2:58PM

    emoticon and emoticon

I bet you are so excited. You are such an inspiration.

Thanks for spreading the Spark!!!

Have a great weekend.

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KSGROTHE 1/15/2010 2:45PM

    emoticon Greg, that is so awesome! Way to Spread the Spark!

Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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LILHLFPINT 1/15/2010 2:37PM

    (whoo hoo! that is so awesome!

thanks for posting the link to the video, i never saw it before and i was excited to see a glimpse of myself!)

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 1/15/2010 12:52PM

    emoticon Greg
I wish you luck hun
xx

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PIGLETSMALL 1/15/2010 12:49PM

    Congratulations. Since I live in the UK I ordered the Spark a couple of weeks back but they can't get it to me until the beginning of February! I look forward to reading it. Enjoy the limelight. You deserve it. Spreading the spark is so cool! Hugs x

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HALLELUL 1/15/2010 9:39AM

    Now that's I call spreading the Spark! Thanks for me being such huge inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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~INDYGIRL 1/15/2010 9:15AM

    Way to go, Rockstar! I am so proud of you! You are really going the extra mile to help others and reach out. I wish I lived close enough to go to your classes. I'm very glad you are posting links so we can follow your success and learn.

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MBSKIT 1/15/2010 8:17AM

    That is so exciting! GOOD LUCK!!

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PATTYFMFL 1/15/2010 7:54AM

    Good luck! That is so exciting!

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