Writing With The Door Open with David Kim

Speaker Interviews

David Kim won a prestigious book contract. But after the advance was deposited, it was time to write.

That’s where the trouble began…

Having written and delivered hundreds of speeches, Kim was a well-respected thought leader in his community. He assumed his ideas would naturally translate into a great book about belonging. But speaking and writing a book, he soon learned, were two different animals, each with its own unique set of challenges.

Thankfully, in the long journey to becoming a published author, David Kim discovered the overwhelming benefits of “writing with the door open.” In so doing, he wrote a critically-acclaimed book and created the kind of transformative community he was writing about.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to translate your speaking ability into writing a book (7:27)
  • The benefits of creating a focus group for your writing project (14:36)
  • Finding direction and clarity about your book’s relevance (32:15)
  • How to find a “best fit” publisher (44:55)
  • The challenges and opportunities of building a platform before the book (52:57)


Learn more about how we can help you launch and grow your speaking business (including a book!) 👍