Outskirts Press announces Reflections of a Successful Wallflower, by author Andrea Michaels.

Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Reflections of a Successful Wallflower: Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life by Andrea Michaels, which is the author's most recent book to date.
 
 
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Feb. 20, 2010 - PRLog -- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Reflections of a Successful Wallflower: Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life by Andrea Michaels, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket in the BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $34.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/andreamichaels was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
   
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Andrea Michaels is literally one of the backbones of the special events industry. Launching her business when there was no formalized or defined marketplace, she was and still is a trailblazer, pioneering the way for others to follow. Always on the cutting edge of the business, she has stacked up a pile of firsts (and 50 prestigious awards) in her legendary career - from initiating corporate branding and messaging into events and interactive themes that create experiences for the guests to entering the international market ahead of her colleagues and incorporating never-before-used technology into her events, just to name a few. That alone should make her extraordinary, but she runs much deeper. Noted as one of the most caring and giving educators of our time, she has traveled the world to teach others not just her art and craft but to help them learn from her own mistakes. How did this genius evolve? Why is she so revered by all her peers? What does she know that we don't?



Reflections of a Successful Wallflower can only be compared to reading Andrea's diaries. This first inductee into the industry Hall of Fame shares, openly and candidly, not only the public wunderkind but the inner woman. Discover the workings of one of the foremost event producers in the world. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll be in disbelief and fascinated at the same time. She is a storyteller, and her stories and her life are great lessons for everyone.



What Her Peers Are Saying ...



"She is a leader, mentor and educator to virtually the entire industry. Andrea Michaels has set the extraordinary standard against which all special event professionals strive to be measured!" -Steve Kemble, America's Sassiest Lifestyle Guru



"This book is a life lesson, a success road map and a laugh-out-loud look into one of the great business and creative minds working today." - John Klymshyn, Author of How To Sell Without Being A JERK! and The Ultimate Sales Managers' Guide



"Meet Andrea Michaels and enjoy, learn and sometimes marvel at the stories she tells from her more than 30 years in the event production business. Her stories are entertaining at their surface, but read deeply and find the lessons to be learned planning events vicariously through Andrea's accounts. By the end of this fun read, it will be apparent how it is that Andrea Michaels seems to have never met a sow's ear she couldn't make into a silk purse. It's that special talent -- no, it's her Gift that has made her such a sought-after producer and guest speaker at event conferences worldwide.

You'll laugh at some of her stories, a few might raise some ire at the incredible unreasonableness of some of her clients, but all will inspire you to look beyond the task toward the 'what marvelous thing can this become if...'" -Robert Abbot, Director - Corporate Marketing Communication, Mueller Co.



"Andrea has such fascinating stories to tell ... I think this will be essential reading for anyone who is in the business and can relate to all her experiences and how she lived and laughed through them." -James D. Murphy, Vice President, Asia Pacific Operations,George P. Johnson



"Andrea's work is truly outstanding and whilst she is imitated by many, she is equaled by few." -Sally Webb, Managing Director, The Special Event Company, London, England and North Carolina.
 
Deftly constructed at 338 pages, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower: Lessons in Business; Lessons in Life is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $34.95.

Additionally, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432749095 Format: 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket SRP: $34.95

 
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/andreamichaels
 
About the Author
 
Andrea Michaels, an international meeting and event producer, is the President/Founder of Extraordinary Events and winner of 33 Special Event Gala Awards. She is the first inductee into the Special Event Industry Hall of Fame and a winner of both the SITE Crystal and MPI Global Paragon Awards, among many other recognitions. All of these are for impeccable and innovative meetings and events. Prominent events include the openings of Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel and that city's Town Square, Lumiere Place in St. Louis and G.M. Place in Vancouver, and international road shows for The Hong Kong Tourist Board, as well as a variety of clients globally. Additionally her seminars on Creativity, Sustainability, The Profitability of Doing Business and Anatomy of an Event have earned her international kudos. In a few words, she sets the trends; others follow.
 
About Outskirts Press, Inc.  
 
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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