Certified public speaker coach, writing strategist, author, speaker, founder of Speak Through Me Communications
"Writing a book and becoming an author should not be reserved only for the rich or elite. We all have something to contribute that others need to hear."
"I created this program because I didn't want anyone else to have to go through all the tears and frustrations I did in order to become a published author."
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CharDell “Dell” Self is a faith-based, professional communicator, certified public speaker coach, certified Christian life coach, certified Christian leadership coach, writing strategist, full-service book project manager, self-publishing specialist, and author of 20+ publications. Dell co-founded and hosts the Memphis Christian Writers Conference held in the fall of each year.
Dell's journey to authorship began with many rocks and boulders that left her with no money and no book. Through her husband's advice, she decided to use what she already had. She possessed the ability to read and process information, and a computer.
She has spent years searching the internet, taking courses, attending conferences, and studying style manuals. While rubbing elbows with editors and other book professionals, she continues to learn. Though a journey filled with one frustration after another, Dell emerged from those days determined to help others avoid the headaches of not knowing enough to ask the right questions. Because of this, she created the S.T.E.P.S. to Authorship workshop in 2014 (now the Head to Hand Writer's Workshop) to show writers how to organize and create a blueprint for their entire book.
In the words of the founder, "Writing a book and becoming an author should not be reserved only for the rich or elite. Many have something to contribute that others need to hear." Dell further states, "I created this program because I didn't want anyone else to have to go through all the tears and frustrations I did in order to become a published author."
As a certified public speaker coach, Dell is fully committed to equipping the nervous, rambling talker with the tools to become a confident, purposeful communicator. As a result, Dell has created The Public Speaker Master Class- a 5 week in-person training for adult writers, speakers, and ministry leaders who are serious about answering God's call on their life. Additionally, Dell has a mini public speaker e-course titled Deliver Your Message! The course contains twenty-five lessons, available on the Speak Through Me Communications website. Get started for free.
If you have a book in your head, but you’re stumped as to how to get it in your hands, Dell’s book programs can solve that problem because she loves turning writers into authors.
As a speaker, Dell is described as “Engaging,” “Delightfully funny,” and “A must hear.”
Dell is married to the Reverend Juan R. Self (1984). They are the proud parents of three adult sons.