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Lorraine Cuff

A certified Book Yourself Solid Coach. Born in England, raised in Jamaica and a veteran of the United States Air Force, equipped with keen business instincts and a success mindset.

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Defining Your Greatness

A Toastmaster's Prospective

Discover practical ways to attain personal greatness. My story and others facing adversity and making impossible a reality while honoring my home away from home, the island country of Jamaica.

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Manuscript

Self-Help Personal development
17,200 words
100% complete
New Jersey, United States
4 publishers interested

Synopsis

Great keynote speakers are those who have the ability to harness their personal story and connect with their audience by showing parallels of their life to their audience. They present examples of their own achievement and sometimes failures,intertwined with the achievements of others, and by inspiring their audience to go out and take action.

Defining Your Greatness, a Toastmasters Prospective is a compilation of my first 12 Toastmasters International speeches. 

As a public speaker, Book Yourself Solid Coach, Education and Training Manager and President of McGuire Achievers Toastmasters Club, this book details my journey from conception in Birmingham, England to Kingston, Jamaica where my parents returned with kids in tow to the land that they love — then to New York City where my siblings and I sought out the American dream. And currently in New Jersey as a Veteran and Reservist in the US Air Force, serving for the past 24 years.

The book details my achievements and achievements of others that rise above the fray due to hard work and commitment to realize their dreams.  No matter where you are in life there is evidence that opportunities are presented on a daily basis to allow us to achieve more. We are often inspired through others to move past our own difficulties and triumph within in our own lives. I am committed to helping others cultivate their dreams and aspire to achieve goals. This book is a tool of practical and simple ways people to achieve them.  

Outline

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The question "What am I doing with my life?" is not exclusive to one culture or nationality. This question seems to be asked by most humans at some point during life. Many of us ask ourselves this question when it seems that our lives are at a crossroad.

As the years passed, my parents longed for their childhood home. They chose as a couple to return home to the sweet, inviting shores of Jamaica. The Birmingham house was sold, family belongings packed, and in October 1974, my mother, older sister, brother and I set sail on a Venezuelan ship named Begonia.

PART I- DREAMING OF GREATNESS AND ACHIEVING IT

Part I chapters 1 through 5 identifies practical steps in achieving your goals and dreams and greatness as you define it. 

1.     Step into Greatness

2.     Greatness through Positivity

3.     Meditation a Path for Greatness

4.     Believe in the Impossible

5.     The Dope on Goal Setting

PART II- PROPER COMMUNICATION: SHARING YOUR STORY OF GREATNESS

So, you've achieved greatness...now what?  It's time to help the world with the lessons you have learned.  Chapters 6, 7, and 8 provides a basic guide to giving a speech as a way to share your story.

6.     The Art of Giving a Speech

7.     Proper is not Perfect

8.     Connect with Your Audience

Appendices

       I.          Jamaica - Interesting facts about Jamaica

     II.          I Found A Slice of Heaven - A speech that was written for the purpose of demonstrating with visual aids

    III.          Story of The Begona - The steam ship that broke down in the middle of the ocean and its ultimate fate


Audience

Target audience: Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 352,000 members in 141 countries, through its 16,400 member clubs.

Military members and their families have traveled the world and they all have stories to tell. Many installations have Toastmaster clubs whose members are goal oriented More than 44,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, and their family members live and work on and around JB MDL, New Jersey

Air Force Reserve command is comprised of over 30 Wings through out the US, of which I belong to the largest on the East Coast with 2,200 members.  

Author

Lorraine Cuff is a certified Book Yourself Solid Coach who comes to you with vast experience of entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry.  She has served as President of the McGuire Achievers Toastmaster Club at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for 3 consecutive years and is a senior non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. Her current role as a Unit Training Manager requires   management of a vigorous training schedule for over 200 Air Transportation Specialist officers and enlisted alike. She also boasts a career Air Reservist with over 24 years of Military service. Lorraine is a veteran who served in OPERATIONS IRAQI & ENDURING FREEDOM. A highly visible manager and influence of her Squadron’s Outreach as well as Communication & Mentoring committees, she is recognized by senior leadership for her highly effective mentoring, creative thinking, and goal oriented approach to solving problems. Lorraine is highly dedicated, conscientious and has a no-nonsense results oriented problem solving strategy coupled with a hard-driving work ethic. Master Sergeant Cuff is the 2013 recipient of the 514th Air Mobility Wing Chief Antoinette Koleniskov Mentoring Award. 

Promotion

My website (http://lorrainecuff.com/dyg/) is published with several updates being accomplished. Updates include a page referencing the book and a link to pre-order. The book will be promoted on my LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages using my campaign video and Facebook Live

I am an active member of several organization of which I network with their membership regularly. First being Toastmaster International (https://www.toastmasters.org/about/who-we-are ). My local club McGuire Achievers is one of twenty clubs in Division D located in Central and South Jersey. There are 20 clubs in Division D with 441 members within a 30 mile radius. I have developed a presentation to deliver as a speech at club meetings. 

Second major organization is Women Veterans Rock Advisory Council (https://www.womenvetsrock.org/about/partnership/), a National Affiliate Network which includes partnership with Zeta Phi Beta (http://zphib1920.org/). Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has a membership of 125,000+ college-educated, dynamic, community service driven, diverse and professional women. 

And then there is my military network of 2,200 locally and 83,308 nationally.

Following this campaign, a digital press kit will be created for the book launch party in Jamaica for further promotion and to re-energize sales via social media and local events.

Competition

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success & Happiness by Jeff Olson

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernard Roth

Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun 

Toastmasters Secret: A Practical Guide to Become a Competent Communicator in Public Speaking by Ramakrishna Reddy 

Chasing Keith: My Toastmasters Journey by Ying Maneein

Sample

PART I- DREAMING GREATNESS AND ACHIEVING IT

Practically everyone dreams about being successful. It is an innate human tendency to look and hope our potential is equal to what we envision our future to be. Unfortunately, not everyone achieves their dreams. Why is this? Typically, it isn't because they lack the ability to achieve those dreams but rather people often fail to equip themselves with the necessary tools needed. The illusion that plagues many is that all they need to do is dream and greatness will be magically appear. The idea, in essence, follows a mentality that a want will become reality with very minimal action on a persons' part. This manner of thought is nonsense! Mystery really doesn't exist when it comes to greatness. No dream is ever reached without planning and hard work, period. And success and greatness are not exceptions to this rule. Let's get started helping you discover how to reach your personal greatness!

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Isabella Media Inc logo Isabella Media Inc

We are the publisher that others are striving to emulate because we are the most author-friendly publishing house in America ! When you become part of the exclusive Isabella Media Inc team, here are a few things you can expect: Beautiful custom cover designs created specifically for your book. Professional editing and text layout and registered ISBN provided. Book is ...

Independent publisher

Business, Children's, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mystery, Novella, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Self-Help, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Young Adult

Canada, United States

Anaphora Literary Press logo Anaphora Literary Press

Anaphora Literary Press was started as an academic press with the publication of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal (PLJ) in 2009. In the Winter of 2010, Anaphora began accepting book-length submissions. Anaphora has now published over 240 creative and non-fiction books. Jere Krakoff’s novel, Something is Rotten in Fettig, is a finalist in the 2016 Foreword Indies: Humor (Adult Fiction) competition. ...

Hybrid publisher

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Worldwide

Mascot Books logo Mascot Books

We are a full service book publishing company that works closely with independent authors in every phase of writing/editorial, book production, book marketing, and book distribution. Our roster includes bestselling authors who have previously traditionally published, first time authors, and authors at various levels in between. What separates Mascot is our hands-on approach to publishing. We work closely with each ...

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Timeless Words Publishing logo Timeless Words Publishing

Timeless Words Publishing has emerged as one of the world’s driving artistic organizations that works with new and established authors who want to get their work to the public. We appreciate an impressive universal notoriety as a critical and imaginative player in the literary industry. Our full-time specialists and their authors have developed long term relationships that we cherish. The ...

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Texas


  • Update #1 - Some people have asked Feb. 17, 2018

    Hello everyone, I just wanted to provide an update on my campaign.  Several folks have asked for a special bonus that they can share ...


  • Raymond Tom on Jan. 15, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

    Best wishes on the success of your new book!
    Ray

  • Darryl Johnson on Jan. 15, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

    Can't wait to see this!

  • John Wells on Jan. 16, 2018, 3:14 a.m.

    Were so Proud of you

  • Denim Kurtzhals on Jan. 16, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading it!

  • Victoria Rivera on Jan. 16, 2018, 11:04 p.m.

    Look forward to reading it. Thank for the invite. Proud to know you.

  • Servulus Billy on Jan. 17, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing. I look forward to great reading experience.

  • Stephen Cuff on Jan. 23, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

    Don't forget to do an E book on Amazon!!

  • Lorraine Cuff on Jan. 24, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

    Thanks Stephen, that’s actually in the works. The official publication will be available on Amazon along with the ebook. Thanks to everyone’s support I will be send out hot off the press 😊 e-book version by the end of next week.

  • Christina Vickers on Jan. 24, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

    HI, I just wanted to support you and I can't wait to read what you have written on the topic of greatness!

  • Kens Germain on Jan. 30, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

    Just pre order a copy can't wait to read it! From my experiences with you, know it'll be a great read!!

  • Erika Swinesburg on Feb. 1, 2018, 4:10 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read it!! Luv ya, Swinesburg.

  • Lorraine Cuff on Feb. 1, 2018, 4:17 a.m.

    Thank you my friends and family. You are all the best :)

  • Paul Caron on Feb. 1, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

    Lorraine, I just had to get a copy.

  • Jordan Klineman on Feb. 1, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading your book!

  • Lorraine Cuff on Feb. 6, 2018, 4:37 a.m.

    Well this is the home stretch. Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for all your love and support with my endeavors to share a part of my lifes experiences in effort to making the world a better place. Only 8 days left for this campaign to end. If you know of a group that could benefit from the Virtual Keynote (which includes 25 books please send them my way.

  • Nadine Pinto on Feb. 7, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

    Dear Lorraine,
    Wishing you the greatest success while you guide others to attain their goals through your book "Defining Your Greatness."
    Your Wingman for Life - Nadine Pinto

  • Charles Kramer on Feb. 8, 2018, 4:46 p.m.

    You go Lorraine!! Happy to support this!

  • Lorraine Cuff on Feb. 9, 2018, 4:50 a.m.

    Thank you my sisters Pinto Bean and Nubabi. Chuck I hope to call on you in the future to interview on my developing vlog post.

  • Toby Lewis on Feb. 11, 2018, 12:30 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to reading this book and many more of the work you produce.

  • Steven Acosta on Feb. 13, 2018, 1:51 a.m.

    MSgt Acosta on standby for my copy.

  • Diane Faturos on Feb. 14, 2018, 4:34 a.m.

    Congratulations on your book. Looking forward to receiving it.

  • JAMES GETER on Feb. 14, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

    Lorraine, I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. I should have known you were up to something when you were at the Women Veterans Rock in Philadelphia. I love success and I love to see people succeed. I hope you continue to achieve all the greatness one could can handle. Once again, I am so proud of you. God Bless!

    James

  • Lorraine Cuff on Feb. 14, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

    Thank you James, Diane, Steve and anyone I might have missed. As I have stated in the past there is greatness in all of us. We just need the right incentive and encouragement to get it out into the world. I'm looking forward to reading books from my colleges David Stroebel, Denim Kurtzhals and Sebrena Flagg-Briggs.

  • KOFI. AMISSAH on Feb. 18, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

    The best of luck and success in this noble endeavor.

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