Insider tips for speaking events and workshops with Shayla Raquel

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Welcome back Shayla Raquel to The TufFish Show, a place to help writers and aspiring authors get out of their own way to leave a legacy by telling the stories they want to share through writing their own books and confidently sharing them with others. The writing process can be tough and the business side can feel scary, but TufFish makes both feel smoother and achievable. Visit to learn more.

This in-depth and fun conversation with Shayla Raquel is perfect if you are thinking about hosting workshops or doing more speaking events. And even if you’ve been doing these for a while, Shayla’s insights will help you step up your efforts. In this episode, we talked about how to get started, what she considers for an event to be a success for her, how to prepare, how to stay on track, and tips for when someone starts to takeover the class.

A best-selling author and public speaker, Shayla Raquel has been in the publishing industry for thirteen years and teaches on author branding, self-publishing, and the craft of writing. She is a Poetic Justice volunteer for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, where she helps women with art and poetry. Shayla lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three fur babies.

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