Scottsdale Society of Women Writers welcomes an
inspirational speaker for our Holiday Meeting!

GILAT BEN-DOR - Dec. 14, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm

plus: Member Author Holiday Book Sale

“The Top 7 Speaking Secrets for Authors

Who Want to Stand Out from the Pack”

In today’s noisy publishing marketplace, you and your book can get lost in the shadows. While many authors view themselves as just that –
authors – there is great opportunity for authors willing to step up and be SPEAKERS, too!  In this lively, engaging presentation, multi-book author, professional speaker, and success consultant Gilat Ben-Dor will show you the ropes on the key elements to get you started on
the road to market differentiation… and speaking success!

About Gilat Ben-Dor

Gilat Ben-Dor, MBA, CSW, is the author and publisher of three books about living and working with multiple passions. She is also a professional speaker and Board Member of the National Speakers Association in Arizona, and a contributor to a motivational speaking anthology book. Gilat is President of Gilat Ben-Dor Media, LLC, an independent publishing and author consulting firm, and is the founder of the success coaching program, GUSTO POWER®: Life Design for the Multi-Passionate Professional™.

WHO: Scottsdale Society of Women Writers

WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting – celebrate writing Member Holiday Book Sale too

WHERE: Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd., at Chaparral Rd light, NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, take elevator, exit 4th floor, left to the Cactus  Room

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, 5:30-7:30 pm. Celebrate the holidays with us!

WHY: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing and publishing, and camaraderie and support.

HOW: PLEASE RSVP now to Patricia L.  Brooks, president/founder.

Cell 480-250-5556 or


Chaparral Suites, 4th Floor
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
(800) 494-3146
 See details below for dinner fees, format and location directions, thank you.

MENU:  Salad, dessert, beverage and roll or a sandwich/soup, dessert, beverage and roll – both with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST:  $22.00 for members – $25.00 for  guests (able to visit twice before joining)

CHECKS:  Please make check payable to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at the check-in table.  Thank you.

CHECK-IN:  Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 at the table at the door, the meeting starts promptly at 6:00 – thank you.(1) Leave your check made payable to SSWW (2) All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker (3)Have your name checked off the RSVP list and pick-up your name badge.

AGENDA:  The agendas will be on the dinner table and the format remains the same.

DIRECTIONS: Chaparral Suites is in Scottsdale at Chaparral Rd just north of Fashion Square Mall – Chaparral Rd has a light.  Parking is in the rear – two large parking lots Note: best to enter from the  middle elevator for the 4th Floor Grille.

From the 101 freeway exit Chaparral Rd and go west.  Just prior to Scottsdale Rd enter the side drive at 4th Floor Grille and come up that elevator.  There is an awning marked 4th Floor Grille.  This is the easiest way in – not through the lobby.  The parking lots are in the back of
the complex.




Do you have multiple passions in life? Gilat Ben-Dor will be signing books and answering your questions about living life with a wide range of passions! Books will be available for purchase, including Gilat’s other two titles, The Rainbow Blueprint: An Action Journal for Those With Many Passions and The GUSTO POWER™ Workbook: Tactics and Strategies for the Multi-Passionate Professional.


Meet this passionate author in person!

Gilat Ben-Dor will be speaking and signing copies of her three new books (click to visit each book’s website):

THE CONFETTI PATH: 101 Ways to Celebrate Your Passions and Inspire Creativity

The Rainbow Blueprint: An Action Journal for Those With Many Passions

The GUSTO POWER™ Workbook: Tactics and Strategies for the Multi-Passionate Professional



“WRITING YOUR PASSIONS” WORKSHOP – Cancer Research Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – 7:00-9:00 pm

Writers Unite to Fight Cancer authors, including Gilat Ben-Dor, will present a free workshop, “Writing Your Passions,” as a Cancer Research fundraiser. You are invited to meet the authors and get your personally signed book. Health Care providers will supply educational materials and information about cancer prevention and treatment and answer questions. One in three people will develop cancer during their life. That is why we choose to give $1.00 per book sold at this event to the AACR, the American Association for Cancer Research.


Bookmans Phoenix

N.W. Corner of 19th & Northern

8031 N. 19th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85021

(602) 433-0255


10:00 am – 12:30 pm

“The Confetti Path” Book Signing

Dog Eared Pages Used Books, 16438 N. 32nd St., Suite 111, Phoenix, AZ 85032



12:30 - 2:30 pm

“The Confetti Path” Book Signing

Book Signs, at 3440 W. Lewis Avenue, Suite A (3 blocks south of Thomas), Phoenix, AZ 85009.  Store phone: 602-233-2711




Scottsdale Kick-Off Book Signing at Talking Stick Golf Club

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 2-5 pm

Author, speaker, and multi-passionate expert Gilat Ben-Dor will be signing copies of her three latest books at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, May 7, 2011 between 2:00-5:00 pm. This event will also feature Gilat Ben-Dor’s lively presentation, “Celebrate Your Spectrum™,” and the opportunity to meet Gilat, enjoy light refreshments, and have your new books personally signed by Gilat.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in an open-house format. Books will be available for purchase.

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2:00-5:00 pm

EVENT LOCATION: Talking Stick Golf Club,  9998 East Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (Note: This is NOT the Talking Stick Casino & Resort, which is down the street. Gilat Ben-Dor’s book signing is at the Golf Club at the end of Indian Bend Rd.)

View a hilarious promo video for this event!



Tucson Festival of Books 2011

Gilat Ben-Dor enjoyed a great book signing at the Tucson Festival of Books (March 12-13, 2011), held on the vast green of the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona. This is Arizona’s largest book festival, and drew 80,000 people last year.

“Thank you to all of my readers who came out to meet me!” says Gilat, “It’s a unique delight to be able to meet everyone face to face, and learn more about them.”