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newspaperLooking for reviews of World on a String motivations products: CDs, DVDs, books and more? Well, you have come to the right place!

You will also find reviews of Deb Cottle’s newest book, Success Simplified and her inspirational seminar engagements including her most requested speaking topic, her proven 4Step GUTS FORMULA.

You will also find Deb’s recent press releases. If you need more images or would like to request an interview, either in person, via Skype or over the telephone with Deb, please contact us for her availability schedule.

Deb works with individuals and groups on the following subjects:

• 4Step GUTS FORMULA coaching program
• Branding & marketing
• Public speaking skills
• Networking strategies
• Strategic goal setting
• Benefits of volunteerism

Contact information:
(904) 261-2712

Deb@WorldonaString.com

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Deb at WOAMTEC’S CONFIDENT WOMEN’S CONFERENCE on April 19th

Deb Cottle April 2013Amelia Island, FL – On April 19th, 2013, more than 300 women attended the Confident Women’s Conference, sponsored by WOAMTEC at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Deb Cottle led an interactive workshop titled “Women With GUTS!

The empowering workshop included video interview clips from her documentary by the same name. Four “GUTSY” women were featured on camera to share their amazing stories, including Denise Brown, domestic violence prevention advocate, and sister of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was murdered almost twenty years ago.

Deb is focused on enhancing people’s lives through inspirational seminars, workshops, coaching, and motivational products. This interactive workshop left the attendees charged up and ready to put their own 4STEP GUTS FORMULA into action.

For more information on Deb’s products or services, please call 904-556-9289.

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Deb Cottle to Motivate Educated Job Seekers in Jacksonville, FL

Speaker and Author Deb Cottle will teach members of the WORKSource Professional Network how to focus on ways to stay positive during the job search process.

Fernandina Beach, FL – Amelia Island Author and Speaker Deb Cottle will be speaking in Jacksonville, Florida on March 22, 2012, from 10:30 AM until noon at the Southeast Branch Public Library.

Sponsored by The WORKSource Professional Network, they offer transition assistance to professional job seekers through networking, workshops and business partnerships. Meetings are held monthly at the Southeast Branch Public Library. Members are professionals with 4-year degrees and/or management level experience seeking full time employment.

Cottle will present “How to Stay Motivated for More Than a Day.”

It can be difficult to stay motivated while looking for work. Deb will help you focus on ways to stay positive during the job search process.

You will learn techniques to:
-Enhance your business and personal relationships.
-Reprogram your thoughts to overcome negativity and unlock blocks.
-Build confidence by gaining more knowledge and becoming an expert in your field or hobby.
-Learn to set fulfilling goals and expectations.
-Create more value in your life by giving to others and supporting causes you believe in.

Deb Cottle is a professional speaker and author. She established herself as one of the highest ranking former executives in the Chicago television and advertising industry. She is the Founder and President of World on a String, Inc., and lives on Amelia Island with her husband and son.

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November 12, 2011By: Judie Mackie

Deb Cottle will be a featured guest on Denise Brown’s DTalks radio show, November 15th at 9:00pm, you can listen to the interview HERE.

Author Deb Cottle is an Amelia Island resident who is a highly sought professional speaker. She focuses on improving lives with her proven and easy-to-follow 4Step GUTS FORMULA.

This formula teaches others how to change their thinking, correct negative self-talk, gain more knowledge, and set realistic goals. Deb is the producer of the newly released Music & Motivation CD, co-author of the books, Success Simplified and Roadmap to Success, and creator of the new DVD series called Women with GUTS!

Also joining the show is Jacqeline Marcell, the author of Elder Rage, and the host of Coping with Caregiving radio show. She often speaks publically on Eldercare, Alzheimer’s and Elder Abuse.

Be sure to tune in for some great information from these two incredible guests!

Renowned domestic violence prevention advocate Denise Brown & life coach Danielle Pierre team up to discuss topics such as campus safety, violence prevention, mental wellness, motivation and much more!

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October 12, 2011: Deb will be a featured speaker at the International Paralegal Management Association’s (IMPA) annual conference in Boston, MA. She will be offering professional development tips to help attendees focus on sharpening their skills to become more effective in their workplace.

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September 24, 2011: Local Authors Market Place offers you the opportunity to meet local authors. Admission is FREE! Refreshments and lunches will be available with proceeds supporting the Family Resource Center of Nassau County. Deb Cottle will be there and she welcomes you to stop by the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach, Florida from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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September 10, 2011: Deb will be a Guest Speaker at Women of Power, a subsidiary of LaVerne Mitchell Ministries, Inc. “It’s All About Purpose” is a free empowerment seminar for women. This exciting event will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 South 3rd Street, in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

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August 15, 2011 – Deb Cottle has completed the final edits on her upcoming book, Roadmap to Success, which includes a chapter by Deepak Chopra. Cottle explains, “Everyone needs to follow a plan through life just like builders use blue prints to build a home, I use a Roadmap of my own to guide me to success.”

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June 26, 2011 (SearchAmelia.com) The Xtreme Business Success Seminar included something for everyone with six featured speakers, including author Deb Cottle, president of World on A String. Each presenter offered quality information that was relevant in today’s current economic times and the reviews from this Jacksonville event are in: “The event was inspiring, motivating and educational. I highly recommend going to future events,” said Kenny Harper, digital marketing/web design professional.

Deb Cottle’s 4Step GUTS FORMULA for Success is a simple plan that offered attendees a great strategy for business success. Her formula is easy to remember and practical to implement into your life immediately.

“I think all of the attendees, not only enjoyed themselves, but learned from each and every speaker,” Deb said. “I was honored to be asked to participate.”

Other speakers included Cindy Coates, an expert in networking, and Matthew Barrett of Brain-Trainers who shared his technique for remembering names in an energetic presentation. Jim Mainwaring, CPA, offered ten tax tips and Ashley Berg discussed five strategies to save money in your business. Event organizer, and owner of Web Marketing of North Florida, Chuck Hall, talked about maximizing exposure on the internet.Deb Cottle appears as a keynote speaker around the country motivating individuals and groups for major corporations, non-profits and associations. She also offers private coaching to help you exceed personal and professional expectations.

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June 16, 2011 Press Release

Speaker/Author, Deb Cottle, delivers her GUTS FORMULA talk at the Xtreme Business Success Seminar in Jacksonville, Florida held at the Wingate Hotel on June 8th!

The Xtreme Business Success Seminar included something for everyone with six featured speakers, including author Deb Cottle, president of World on A String. Each presenter offered quality information that was relevant in today’s current economic times and the reviews from this Jacksonville event are in: “The event was inspiring, motivating and educational. I highly recommend going to future events,” said Kenny Harper, digital marketing/web design professional.

Deb Cottle’s 4Step GUTS FORMULA for Success is a simple plan that offered attendees a great strategy for business success. Her formula is easy to remember and practical to implement into your life immediately.

“I think all of the attendees, not only enjoyed themselves, but learned from each and every speaker,” Deb said. “I was honored to be asked to participate.”

Other speakers included Cindy Coates, an expert in networking, and Matthew Barrett of Brain-Trainers who shared his technique for remembering names in an energetic presentation. Jim Mainwaring, CPA, offered ten tax tips and Ashley Berg discussed five strategies to save money in your business. Event organizer, and owner of Web Marketing of North Florida, Chuck Hall, talked about maximizing exposure on the internet.Deb Cottle appears as a keynote speaker around the country motivating individuals and groups for major corporations, non-profits and associations. She also offers private coaching to help you exceed personal and professional expectations.

To learn more about Deb, her book, Success Simplified, or her newest CD, Music & Motivation (Songs and Messages to Lift the Spirit, Volume 1), give her a call at (904) 261-2712.

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April 28, 2011
SearchAmelia
Deb Cottle at First Federal Deb Cottle is wrapping up a busy month of Amelia Island Book signings and speaking engagements with three final events Shrimp Festival Weekend.

Earlier this month Deb was the featured speaker at the European American Business Club at The Learning Community of North Florida in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Deb delivered an impactful talk focused on her proven 4Step GUTS FORMULA. There was a book signing afterwards, for her new book called Success Simplified, which also features Dr. Stephen Covey and several other well-known author/speakers.

Deb was the featured author at a wine and cheese reception held at the Book Loft in historic Fernandina. Owner Sue Nelson invited special guests and customers to meet and hear Deb read from her new book, Success Simplified. Deb once again shared her 4Step GUTS FORMULA with the gathered audience and answered questions about being a first-time author!

First Federal Bank on Amelia Island held a special luncheon for their bank customers and guests during a book signing event. Deb’s motivational company, called World On A String, was featured at the bank for the month of April and Friday the 15th was the “official” book signing event for the month. The display at the bank included copies of her book Success Simplified, and her newly released CD called Music & Motivation, as well as information about the company and the services it provides to help others become more empowered in their lives!

Here is a schedule of Deb’s next three events:
April 29: Deb will be reading and signing copies of Success Simplified during a special Happy Hour at Fifi’s Fine Resale located at 1853 S. 8th Street in Fernandina Beach. This is a perfect opportunity to unwind on a Friday afternoon, maybe pick up a new outfit for the Shrimp Festival, enjoy Happy Hour and hear Deb share some of her 4Step GUTS FORMULA.

April 30: Centre Street is where all of the Shrimp Festival action is taking place and Deb will be right in the middle of it at The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street, from 9:00 AM until Noon on Saturday.

May 1st: Sunday is a repeat performance from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, again at The Book Loft. Stop by during the festival, say “Hello” to Deb and enjoy their cool, air conditioning!

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April 14, 2011
Fernandina Beach News-Leader

She’s got GUTS
By Heather A. Perry, News-Leader

As founder and president of World on a String, Deb Cottle is out to motivate people.

“We may think we’re positive most of the time but we really let our negative thought patterns control our experiences without realizing that’s happening,” said Cottle.

She created the GUTS formula to help others reach for the stars. The acronym stands for gain knowledge, use positive affirmation, train your thoughts and set realistic goals.

“I came up with GUTS many years ago as a way to instruct, educate and empower people to do something on a daily basis that is easy and impactful, and could literally change their lives,” said Cottle. “It’s something I had been practicing without knowing it was a formula. These were steps that I personally took on a daily basis to make my life easier, and I wanted to share them with others.”

The tools in Cottle’s arsenal include inspirational seminars, workshops, motivational products and public speaking engagements.

She recently released a CD with singer songwriter Rubyanna called Music and Motivation: Songs to Lift the Spirit. Seven of Rubyanna’s inspiring original songs are preceded by Cottle’s words of motivation and encouragement. The CD also relates the unique story behind their serendipitous meeting.

Born and raised in Chicago where she began her career as an account executive with Telemation, Cottle moved with her son Connor and husband Stan to his hometown of Fernandina Beach, where she is very active in the community.

“After 13 years of living on Amelia Island, I think I’ve found my groove. I’ve been president of the Sunrise Rotary Club, board member of the Chamber and YMCA, mentored two students for Take Stock in Children, and chaired many fundraising events for non-profits on the island,” she said.

Cottle is currently in production on a video series called “Women with Guts,” to help women achieve success despite upbringing or other negative influences by learning from successful women who have risen above these drawbacks.

Cottle has a full schedule of local appearances for the month of April, including three book signings for Success Simplified, the anthology in which she is featured.

Dr. Stephen David Wright, president of the International Speakers network and Insight Publishing, conducted interviews with 24 successful people including best-selling author Dr. Stephen Covey and award-winning speaker Patricia Fripp.

“I have been following Patricia’s career for about 25 years. I attended her seminars in San Diego, bought her motivational products and I look up to her as a person who is a true success. Quite honestly, when I found out she had been asked to be in the anthology, I was honored to be in the same publication with her and the other prominent authors,” said Cottle.

In addition to valuable insights from Cottle and the other successful women and men, readers will learn tips and skills designed to help them achieve success.

For more information about the GUTS formula and Cottle’s workshops, visit www.worldonastring.com or call 261-2712.

Cottle’s father, Leonard Messineo, is an award-winning photographer and a driving force behind her success.

“Dad has been my inspiration to continue to improve my skills, go for more, and never give up! He will be 86 on April 30 – and has more energy than me … kinda scary.”

Messineo’s work will be presented at an invitation-only exhibit at the 7th Street Gallery Saturday. Those interested in attending may call Cottle for reservations at 261-2712. To see his photographs visit lensnaturephotos.com.

Meet author and inspirational speaker Deb Cottle. She’ll sign copies of Success Simplified at the Book Loft at 7 p.m. on April 14, at a luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 15 at First Federal Bank, and host a wine and cheese party from 3-5 p.m. on April 30 at Fifi’s Fine Resale. For information call 261-2712.

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April 15, 2011
Fernandina Beach News-Leader

LITERARY LEANINGS

Success Simplified The Book Loft is hosting a special author reading and book signing with Deb Cottle and her new book, Success Simplified!, on April 14 at 5 p.m. Please call The Book Loft at 261-8991 for reservations.

Cottle, author, keynote speaker and member of ISN Works, has been selected from a nationwide search to be featured in Success Simplified, a highly successful book series from Tennessee-based Insight Publishing. The book features best-selling authors Stephen Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), Dr. Tony Alessandra (The New Art of Managing People) and Patricia Fripp (award-winning professional keynote speaker). Cottle, Covey, Alessandra and Fripp, are joined by other well-known authors and speakers, each offering time-tested strategies for success in frank and intimate interviews.

In the book, Cottle outlines her four-step GUTS formula and gives the reader 10 easy tips to help anyone stay motivated for more than a day. She also uses her personal life experiences to describe how volunteering in the community and helping to empower others is like making deposits into a spiritual bank account.

Cottle is founder and president of World On A String, an Amelia Island company focused on enhancing people’s lives through inspirational seminars, workshops, coaching, products and professional speaking. With her most requested speaking topic, the proven GUTS formula, Cottle has successfully motivated individuals and groups in major corporations, associations and nonprofit organizations to exceed personal and professional expectations. For more information on Cottle visit www.worldonastring.com.

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March 24, 2011

Author Deb Cottle makes April a month of special appearances on Amelia Island

Amelia Island, FL – Author and Motivational Speaker Deb Cottle is making several speaking, reading and book signing appearances on Amelia Island. This is your opportunity to meet the creator of the GUTS Formula for Success in a variety of casual and intimate settings. Deb will be reading from her latest book, Success Simplified – Simple Solutions Measurable Results, sharing her GUTS Formula and providing tips to keep you motivated for more than a day. Deb Cottle is the founder and president of World On A String. Her company focuses on enhancing people’s lives through inspirational seminars, workshops, coaching and products making Deb a highly sought after Keynote Speaker.

Here is her schedule for April 2011:

World On A String is the featured Business of the Month at First Federal Bank of Florida, 1500 Sadler Road, in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Success Simplified and her latest CD, Music and Motivation will be available for purchase ALL MONTH; First Federal will provide a FREE copy of Success Simplified to anyone who opens a new account in April.

April 13, 6:00 PM, Deb is the Guest Speaker for the European American Business Club meeting held at The Learning Center of North Florida, 626 S. 8th Street, Fernandina.

April 14, from 5 to 7:00 PM, Deb will be reading from her book and signing copies at the Book Loft located at 214 Centre Street in historic Fernandina Beach.

April 15, drop in for lunch and get your book signed by Deb at First Federal Bank during a special lunch event from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM where she will be reading from her book while meeting customers, greeting fans and making new friends.

On April 29th, Deb is kicking off the Shrimp Festival by hosting Happy Hour and book signing event at Fifi’s Fine Resale, 1853 S. 8th Street on Amelia Island from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Stop by on your way to Opening Ceremonies and pick up a new outfit for the weekend!

Deb invites you to stop by at any or all of these venues saying, “For those who know me, I’m all about volunteering, networking and supporting our local business community.”

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Amelia Plantation Chapel
Pastor Ted Schroder
Motivation – Published February 5th, 2011

I have always believed that if someone could come up with a formula for motivation, packaged and sold it, they would make a fortune. No one has, because everyone has to find what motivates them, according to their own personality and need. However speaker, author, inspirational leader and coach Deb Cottle (www.worldonastring.com), has come up with an approach that resonates with me and parallels my own attitude.

Deb, and her husband Stan (who is in marketing), has recently joined the Chapel. Interviewed by David E. Wright, President of International Speaker Network & Insight Publishing, in the newly published Success Simplified: Simple Solutions, Measurable Results, she shared her unique formula GUTS. It is an acronym, of course.

G stands for Gain Knowledge. She counsels us to take continuing education seriously and to acquire more skills to enhance our own effectiveness. This has been true in my own life as I have attended courses, and studied regularly to keep myself current and relevant. In our fast-changing culture we need to re-invent ourselves several times if we are to find employment and keep our jobs. I am taking three computer courses at the University of North Florida to enhance my skills in Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, and Blogging. I need to become familiar with all the social media. I had an enquiry the other day from a preacher in Texas who reads my sermons online, whether I could put them on my Facebook page. I need to do that. I am also reading widely (as you can see from my reading list for the year), and find that there is so much more to learn than you can ever assimilate. Learning is exciting to me. I don’t think I will ever get to the point that I feel that I know it all. The book of Proverbs is full of our need for wisdom and knowledge. “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.” (Proverbs 3:13,14)

U stands for Use Positive Affirmation. This is what is called self-talk. Those of us who have counseled others know how important it is to help people to speak to themselves positively. I call this living by faith. Faith is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1) It is belief in what is possible, for “nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) Faith is the ability to take risks. We need the positive affirmation of faith to overcome doubt and the negativity of those who would discourage us.

T stands for Train Your Thoughts. We all need dreams and faith to believe that God has an important purpose and plan for our lives, despite the naysayers. If we carry negative tapes from the past we need to erase them and replace them with the words of faith. I memorize the words of Scripture and turn them into prayer. St. Paul advises “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) I find walking on the beach, reflecting and praying, helps me to train my thoughts. God seems to speak to me in a special way as I seek his discernment.

S stands for Set Realistic Goals. One of the most helpful seminars I attended in my early years in the ministry was on Managing Your Time. I came away with a clear management by objectives approach that has stood me in great stead over the years. I learned about the value of SMART goals: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)

Deb Cottle has many more interesting and helpful tips to share. I commend her approach.

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January 31, 2011

Deb Cottle joins Stephen Covey, Dr. Tony Alessandra, & Patricia Fripp in a new book, Success Simplified! Simple Solutions – Measurable Results!

SEVIERVILLE, TN – Deb Cottle, author, keynote speaker and member of ISN Works has been selected from a nationwide search to be featured in Success Simplified; a highly successful book series from Tennessee based Insight Publishing. The book features best-selling authors Stephen Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), Dr. Tony Alessandra (The New Art of Managing People), & Patricia Fripp (Award-winning Professional Keynote Speaker). Deb Cottle, Covey, Alessandra, & Fripp, are joined by other well known authors and speakers, each offering time-tested strategies for success in frank and intimate interviews.

In the book, Cottle outlines her 4Step GUTS FORMULA and gives the reader ten easy tips to help anyone stay motivated for more than a day. She also uses her personal life experiences to describe how volunteering in the community and helping to empower others is like making deposits into a spiritual bank account.

Deb Cottle is founder & president of World On A String, an Amelia Island, Florida company focused on enhancing people’s lives through inspirational seminars, workshops, coaching, products and professional speaking. With her most requested speaking topic, the proven 4Step GUTS FORMULA, Deb has successfully motivated individuals and groups in major corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations to exceed personal and professional expectations.