Friday, June 9, 2023

Book Tour + #Giveaway: Listen Up! by Amy Lanci @RABTBookTours

Unlocking the Secret Languages of Intuitives, Creatives and Analytical Thinkers



Date Published: 03-14-2023


photo add-to-goodreads-button_zpsc7b3c634.png


More people are on the same page than you may think. They just may be speaking different languages.

When you consider how every community, industry, and culture of any kind has its own culture and language, then the way to successfully navigate any conversation is to figure out how to speak in the same tongue while still getting your message across. This is especially important when you are networking for your business, cultivating personal relationships, and climbing up the ladder in the corporate space.

So, how can you quickly assess what keywords and phrases are best to use when speaking to anyone who crosses your path?

Through listening, observation, and the power of discernment.

That's where Listen Up! comes in. This power pocketbook dives into the language commonalities of three communities: Intuitives, Creatives, and Analytical Thinkers. It provides simple observational and communicative strategies for becoming a better communicator without manipulation or persuasion.

Making a great first impression can be difficult but with the right knowledge, you can be sure to make an impact. The book offers tips on how to learn how to get people to know, like, and trust you quickly by using body language as your ally. It also offers advice on icebreakers—or questions that help draw out conversation—and confidence-building exercises so that you feel more comfortable speaking up during conversations with others.

The book covers how to communicate effectively by understanding how words are interpreted across different communities. Additionally, it provides specific tips on improving your speaking skills through active listening (e.g., repeating back key points), and storytelling (e.g., telling stories that grab attention). All these strategies help create deeper connections with our audience which makes them feel more comfortable in our presence and results in more effective communication overall!

Listen Up! is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to become a better communicator and build stronger relationships with those around them without the need for manipulation or persuasion. Whether you're looking to make new friends or strengthen existing relationships this book has something for everyone looking to become a better communicator!

Interview with Amy Lanci

    What is your schedule like when you’re writing a book?

    Because I run my business full-time and I have a full plate of responsibilities as a mom and wife, my time is often limited. To keep myself on task without growing crazy, I usually map out my schedule one week at a time to map out exactly when I’m going to write and for how long. For instance, I may tell myself that I need to write for one hour every day for the next 5 days.

    Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

    Nope. Not yet! I have not needed to yet.

    Have you ever gotten reader’s block?

    I’ve never gotten reader’s block but I have definitely gotten writer’s block MANY TIMES. It’s aggravating but sometimes I see it as a good excuse to walk away and chill. By the time I come back, usually, it’s much easier to write.

    Does your family support your career as a writer?

    Yes, they do! My husband and daughter cheer me on, even when I sometimes need to unglue myself from my keyboard.

    How many hours a day do you write?

    Because I write for my clients in addition to writing for my projects, I probably write about 2-5 hours a day outside of everything else I do.

    If you could invite any three people for dinner, whom would you invite?

    Brene Brown, Michelle Obama and Drew Barrymore.

    Would you share something about yourself that your readers don’t know (yet)?

    My company is called Untold Story Enterprises, because I realized I had an uncanny ability to pull out people’s stories, even when they least expected it. This happened all throughout my life, from the time I was very young. Whether I met someone on the playground or a stranger in the grocery store or at an airport, I recognized that sometimes I would learn a person’s story when I had never met them before. This wasn’t because of any kind of persuasion tactic. All I did was sit there and listen.

    Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

    I do a little of both. I lead with my heart to create things that I am personally proud of, which already make them original. At the same time, I also make sure they fill a gap or a need for a specific problem I see in society.

    When it came to my book, Listen Up!, I recognized that different populations of people had their own dialects and languages they referred to. When people are able to learn their language, they quickly built up trust and found opportunities in unexpected places. In this case, I wrote a book that was specifically from my expertise and experience but I kept the end goal in mind: People have a hard time communicating with each other and desire to be understood and heard. My book does both!

    How do you celebrate when you finish your book?

    When I finished my book, I held a launch party with 30 of my closest friends on Zoom. Everyone lives in a different part of the world so seeing everyone virtually worked out really well. Let me just say, I felt so loved on, it wasn’t even funny. Well, maybe a little. I definitely laughed and smiled a lot. It felt so good to celebrate this amazing achievement with the important people in my life.

    If you could be mentored by a famous author, who would it be?

    Brene Brown, hands down. She has a way with presenting research in a very heartfelt way, while also maintaining a consistent publishing schedule. Granted, I know she has a team of people assisting her with research, editing and everything else she does but I would love to pick her brain on all of my different ideas!   

About the Author

Amy Lanci is a communication consultant, storyteller, and dot connector. After wrapping up a fourteen-year career in sea turtle genetics, she moved on to fully embrace her gifts by giving birth to her company, Untold Story Enterprises. She has since spoken about storytelling and communication in workshops, podcasts, summits, and international conferences. Her story is featured in the first edition of Goddesses Among Us.


Contact Links




Tiktok: @amylanci192


Purchase Links


Barnes and Noble





RABT Book Tours & PR