Interview with Rosey Conway

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Melbourne - a place I love leaving (for work or holidays) and love coming back to. My family were always big readers. I have very fond and forte memories as a child sitting around the camp fire down at Shoreham on summer holidays - all the family together, but individually engrossed in their own book. I have always expressed myself through writing and have dozens of notebooks filled with observations, theories, self-analysis and musings from my many travels around the world.
When did you first start writing?
I left school with little career guidance, but a love of history, research, writing and the knowledge that I could sell - but didn't know how that could fit together professionally. I was very fortunate to have a wonderful 1st year lecturer at LaTrobe Uni - Joanne Tompkins who (to my shock) almost failed me on my first written assignment! She said that the whole class needed to learn how to write properly - and teach us she did. Little did I know that all these things would lead me to have such a successful and fulfilling Sales Training career; responsible for many sales training publications, strategies and scripting. The ability to write persuasively has served me well and today I enjoy sharing some of my knowledge around the world via my eBooks and eLearning.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The greatest joy of my job is teaching people how to achieve their goals. Making this valuable information accessible, affordable and articulating these great strategies clearly through eBooks and eLearning is a tiny way I can help people achieve greater happiness and success in their own life.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
As an Instructional Designer, I found their self-publication process easy to follow and execute. Smashwords' broad reach and freedom to provide eBooks for free has been a great contributor to my success. Thanks Smashwords!
Who are your favorite authors?
Hunter S Thompson, Terry Pratchett and the Australian musician Dave Graney - his book of Lyrics is amazing and also "1001 Australian nights" is a wonderfully written tale of his 25 years as a muso.
What are you working on next?
I will be publishing more mini-eBooks on sales and success topics. I have also had requests for some creative stories and an "Insiders guide to Paris"... Stay tuned. Happy to receive requests!
Do you like to interact with your readers?
Yes! I am very interested in the feedback, opinions and experiences of my readers. I love chatting to fellow sales trainers, managers, presenters, entrepreneurs, social media experts and sales people. Become a fan of my Facebook business page or connect with me on Twitter and join the conversation.
Published 2013-08-27.
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Books by This Author

The 7 secrets of a Successful Attitude
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales
This eBook covers in detail the 7 secrets of a Successful Attitude and expands on topics such as sports psychology, self awareness, dealing with negative people and the bonus "Stillness Strategy". This eBook provides the opportunity for personal contemplation on a theory and is written in a way that makes it easy for you implement the strategies in your own life.
Secrets of A Successful Attitude
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales
This mini-eBook is dedicated to a dear friend and colleague who was taken too early, but who continues to motivate and inspire us. Satyam Anand was a kind and generous man who will be best remembered for his positive attitude. He learned how to manage his attitude - and it is a learned skill. This eBook is designed as a quick and inspirational read with some useful strategies and stories.
The Psychology of Sales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving
To become a successful sales person, you need to understand the psychology of sales; the attitudes and behaviours of both customers (buying psychology) and sales people (the psychology of selling). In order to sell at a higher functioning level, your sales techniques and strategies need to be newer than the device you're reading this on, otherwise, you (and your sales) will be left behind.
How to Achieve Your Goals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Motivational
Learning how to achieve goals is one of the best life skills we can learn, and it is a learned skill. Unfortunately, very few of us are taught these skills. This mini e-book is designed to provide a little bit of inspiration for those interested in learning how to achieve their own goals.