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5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and How to Write Yours in 90 Days)

Succeed Speaking

If you’re a speaker, or if you want to speak, you should write a book. Thank you for reading.]. You’ve probably heard that before.).

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The Dirty Rhetoric Guide to Horrifying Writing

The Presenter's Blog

Re-blogged from Make A Powerful Point — it’s our Dirty Rhetoric Guide to Horrifying Writing. Wonderfully terrible. I like Halloween!

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Presentation lessons from Steve Pinker's advice on writing

Presentation Zen

One of the most interesting books I read last year was Steven Pinker’s The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.

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Free PDF book giveaway: Books on writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In short, if you are interested in books on business, promotional, article or non-fiction book writing , or the business of freelance writing , or even my book of short stories, go to [link] , pick the book that is of interest to you and email paullima.com@gmail.com and request a free PDF of the book of your choice. Happy New Year

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Accurately Pricing Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link]. Note : See companion post: Setting your corporate writing rate – [link]. Writing copy for a TV ad that has high production values (costs) is more valuable to your client than short biographies of corporate executives. Estimating a writing job.

Fundamentals of Writing – introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

My Books Fundamentals of Writing Paul Lima writing articles writing case studies writing media releases writing social media content

This blog post is not about writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know all my posts are about writing or the business of freelance writing. Today, I am taking a break from that topic to write about something more personal. I am writing this. I teach several online writing course for continuing education students at the University of Toronto.

How will you boost your writing career this week?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Start every Monday by asking “What will I do to boost my writing career this week?” Career info Freelance Writing SpeechwritingASJA is the nation’s oldest and largest […].

Write a Book. Change the World.

Content Marketing Today

Can you write a successful business book? you can write logically and coherently. Commit to a regular writing schedule and stick to it.

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2 Webinars – Writing Query Letters & Finding Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I will be offering two webinars in September: How to Write Query Letters for Newspapers and Magazines Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT) This webinar focuses on the writing and structure of query letters that you would submit to editors of newspapers and magazines to sell your article ideas.

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Microstyle: The art of writing little

The Presenter's Blog

It is a travel guide for writing within the information economy. He wants us to play with language in all it’s textures.

Writing W5 News Article Leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . There are times journalists find multiple W5 elements, or need more than the basic W5 points, before they can write stories. I am suggesting that W5 is the foundation of all writing.

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Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writing services you can offer corporate clients. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines & How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments - [link]. The writing is also frequently contracted out.

Create your own deadlines and get writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From Unblock Writer’s Block: How to face it, deal with it and overcome it – with over 70 writing exercises to get you started and keep you writing. I earn my primary living writing news and magazine articles and documents (case studies, media releases, website content) for clients. But I really would like to write it.

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How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

Before I give you my four pages of notes, here are 10 of the key takeaways for me: A bestseller is about much more than simply writing a great book.

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Understanding the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process. The writing process, as outlined in the last post, consists of five elements. establish your primary purpose (why you are writing). assess your readers (or audience) and their expectations and awareness of the issue(s) about which you are writing. Writing.

How to write a presentation title that gets people flocking to your session

Speaking about Presenting

This is the way professional copywriters write headlines. Get inspiration for your presentation title from magazines. Promise benefits. becomes.

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The anatomy of writing a speech or presentation

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you have to write a speech or presentation, breaking it down into the five stages or the five component parts of the typical speech or presentation will help you organize your thoughts and write a focused, effective speech. Business Writing Copywriting Freelance Writing - General how to write a speech speech writing

Follow the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process. There are five steps in the writing process: Preparation – Research – Organization – Writing – Revision. When writing a formal report, you will spend more time preparing, researching and organizing. Think of writing as a trip. You can.

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

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The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. English as a second language (ESL) News, events, and awards Speechwriting

This week’s read – Writing great speeches

Pivotal Public Speaking

Writing Great Speeches : Professional Techniques You Can Use (Part of the Essence of Public Speaking Series) . by Alan M. Perlman.

3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

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Want to communicate more easily, make your point more quickly and persuade another person to take action. Appearances count. Messaging is concise.

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The Business of Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In more commercial type writing - think Don Draper on "Mad Men" - things haven't been so hot either. Let's cut to the chase.

Setting your corporate writing rate

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link] ]. … For the most part, writers write. However, primarily you write and revise. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link] ]. What do I mean by “at what level” ? But that rate hierarchy is there.

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In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments.

Answer W5 before writing your next email

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on email writing from Harness the Business Writing Process and from Harness the Email Writing Process. I know those who primarily write short messages sometimes feel that following the writing process will add significantly to the time they spend writing email messages. Write and then revise.

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3 writing and freelance writing books now on Kindle

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

3 writing and freelance writing books now on Kindle. My Books business writing book freelance writing book Kindle books Write non-fiction book

ASJA offers writing conference in Atlanta: Sat Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Writing an Award-Winning Annual Report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last year I worked as a freelance writer for Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company based in the Netherlands.

How to write perfect press releases … how to choose the right typeface … how to handle intellectual property: Book reviews for anyone who writes

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Freelance Writing Professional organizationsMy 7/5 blog talked about Technical Communication: the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication. Technical Communication runs an excellent book review department. In the hard-copy issue I’m looking at (ISSN 0049-3155), the book review section runs from pages 57-79.

Overcoming your inner critic when writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process by Paul Lima -- [link]. We all have an internal critic harping at us to get our writing right. But Mr. C made me use a pencil all year because I could not spell well or write neatly. My writing was messy. And I keep on writing through typos and grammatical errors.

New speaker added to ASJA regional writing conference in Atlanta

Joan Detz Speaker Services

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Who’s in your writing network?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Over my years of teaching speechwriting workshops, I’ve observed something: The very best speechwriters are the ones who have the widest writing interests. If you’re a speechwriter, I’m assuming you know some other speechwriters – at least you should. They belong to a […]. Career info Speechwriting

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. When it comes to writing a humorous speech, think of it in terms of a story. ALWAYS START WITH THE STORY.

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How to write a funny speech – Part 1

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

WHY YOU SHOULD LEARN HOW TO WRITE A FUNNY SPEECH. Today we expect speakers to entertain as well as inform us, so understanding how to write a funny speech is an essential skill for aspiring presenters. When it comes to writing a humorous speech, think of it in terms of a story. ALWAYS START WITH THE STORY.

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Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Consider your reader and write with that reader’s viewpoint in mind. Write short sentences. Have a look. Use the active voice.

Books & eBooks on copywriting, business writing, business of freelance writing and related topics

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In 2006, I set out to write a book on the business of freelance writing. However, if you are looking for a book on copywriting, writing media releases, business writing, the freelance writing business or creative writing, and related topics. You''ve come to the right (or should I say "write") place.

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Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity | Lifehacker

Content Marketing Today

When it comes to great writing, less is more. How can you write more clearly? Which words should you omit? I am sorry.

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From How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Opening remarks from the best-selling How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. I wrote this book because I kept on running into budding authors who could tell me about their great book ideas but somehow were not able to actually write their books. What does it take to write a book in 60 days ? If I can do it, you can too.

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Write Less, Say More: The Power of Brevity | Lifehacker

Content Marketing Today

When it comes to great writing, less is more. How can you write more clearly? Which words should you omit? I am sorry.

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