5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book Posted to: Blogging | Journalism September 14th, 2008 Del.icio.us So I had my agent write a post on how to get a book deal.

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Buzzwords of 2009

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12.20.2009 Buzzwords of 2009 Here is the New York Times buzzwords of 2009; it includes a variety of "communication" terms, for example, sexting (texting sexual messages), vook (a digitized book with video), social distancing (standing away from others to avoid catching or spreading the flu), orphan books (books that are out of print, still in copyright, and whose copyright holders cant be found), and netbook (a small portable, personal computer).

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How to Successfully Moderate a Conference Panel, A Comprehensive Guide " Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

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Have prepared notes Print out the research you did of their bios, points of contention, the high level agenda, and follow up questions you may want to do. If you’re a blogger you may want to write up a wrap-up and link to anyone who took pictures. Posted by Dan Perry on January 30th, 2008 at 9:56 am Thanks for writing this post Jeremiah and nice job on the panel yesterday. Thanks for writing all these ideas down.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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I write about the types of speeches I hope to give. It goes right into sample speaking topics, which are write-ups of presentations I’ve given. Write something YOU'D want to attend, and that helps. Ronald Lewis Chris, Thanks for writing this post.

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ Authentic Boredom

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20 tips for better conference speaking ~ 16 February 2009 ~ View from on stage as I’m preparing to speak at An Event Apart New Orleans 2008. Fine Print *For the record, Jared Spool is about the only person I know who can pull off jokes, magic tricks, and great content all in the same presentation. **I 1 Jason Zimdars ~ 16 February 2009 Great post. Aaron I 3 Jared Stein ~ 16 February 2009 Thanks, Cameron! 5 Jeff Gates ~ 16 February 2009 Great post, Cameron.

Presentation Zen: 10 non-PowerPoint books that can help you create better presentations

Presentation Zen

He writes in a very informal, engaging style and there's a reason he's the #1 computer book author for five straight years: his books help people learn. CREATIVITY If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit by Breda Ueland. This is not only a book about writing.

2009 in Public Relations

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The year 2009 was a crossroads one for public relations.    Think the scribes in the monastery post-printing press. Let's look at some of the possible game-changers of 2009: Pepsico announces it's going to sit out the SuperBowl.  Until 1Q '09 I did freelance writing for TDG.].

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Print Job Situation: WORSE than we thought

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Any print pro who doesn't know it's over requires therapy and a career coach.    Yeah, the job situation in print is worse than we thought, even if we've been following yesterday's cuts at FORBES and the coming cuts at THE NEW YORK TIMES next week. Gawker reports  that in the past 12 months, print media lost 90,000 jobs.    In some of those lay offs, a network didn't protect the print pro.  Tags: Writing

Review: Business writing books helps improve your business writing

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However, compared to other academic books on writing, this is a refreshing change as the book speaks to you as a writer. Tags: Business Writing Self-Publishing & Print On Demand business writing business writing process harness business writing process The tone of the book is informal, yet academic. The table of contents makes it easy to find the subject you are looking for and is set out in a logical manner.

2009 – a banner year for author’s book sales

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2009 has been a banner year for book sales, at least for me. The book How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days accounted for 712 books sold. POD print on demand selling books online Tags: My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand Lightening Source Inc. The numbers are in. I sold 1,048 books.

Jobless U.S. Print Journalists - Try CAIJING in Beijing

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Right now the plum opportunities could be for those of us print writers who have been knocked out the box in the U.S.  print is over but in China print is just getting off the ground.  Tags: Writing Face it.    Sooner than later the boss will be Chinese.    And perhaps the job will be based actually in China or demand us to keep weird hours telecommuting.

Business writing & creative writing books now on Amazon

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My two newest books – Harness the Business Writing Process and (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing have been processed by my print on demand printer (Lightening Source Inc.) In addition, HBWP and RJCW are available in print and electronic format directly from the [.]. Tags: My Books book writing creative writing non-fiction writing

It's 2009 - How would you reset Time Inc.?

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  The world is glutted with writers, editors, and print graphics folks.  Tags: Writing It certainly appears that TimeWarner will sell the Time Inc. magazine unit.    That's what Jessica Wohl reports in Reuters.    It's not been the best of fits. Of course, those employed at Time Inc.'s 's magazine business are worried.    If they're cut it will be difficult or perhaps impossible to land a comparable position. 

Ultimate Print Media Cheerleader Site Carries More Clerical Classified

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Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements : MarketingProfs Articles

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Home Marketing Resources Online Seminars Conferences Research Store Members Only Forum Blog Jobs Resources Home How-to Articles Case Studies Online Seminars Downloads Quick Reads Daily Chirp (0) items My Cart Email Print Save Text: A A Eight Steps to Getting Speaking Engagements by Steve Markman Published on October 28, 2003 Marketing and PR efforts should be in the forefront of your organization, especially in todays competitive climate and the uncertain economy.

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Why independent practitioners need to set goals

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As my blog indicates, I am a six-figure freelancer, that includes my modest 4-figure income from my print on demand (POD) books on business writing and the business of freelance writing. Next year, I have set a goal for my POD books: to double the first figure of my 4-figure POD income. Then my goal [.].

That full-length print book for our own byline: Not so easy for ghostwriters

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Today I struggled through the galleys for my first full-length print book which is entirely for my byline.    What we write for our own byline is done as a hail-mary pass.    Writing for our own bylines, it's only us relative nobodies.   There will be one more going-over the manuscript, then the baby will be born in print early winter.    Tags: Writing

Ghostwriting: One of the best careers for 2009 [U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT]

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Ask any one of us ghostwriters:  People, and not only Americans, don't want to write, can't write, don't have the time to write, or are uncomfortable with the aloneness of the process.  NEWS & WORLD REPORT that ghostwriting is one of the best careers for 2009.    Tags: Writing

Writing for PowerPoint 3: Snappy Headlines

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When you’re writing tabloid headlines, you don’t have much space. Good PowerPoint writing is the same. A headline writer would be sacked for writing Angelina’s Romp In The Hot Tub Came As A Shock To Brad, Pictures of it Inside.

PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk: (1) The beginning of the end

Max Atkinson

But one thing that was never questioned by either side was that writing or drawing on boards, whether black or white, was an indispensable part of the presentational process.

Talk: How to write a non-fiction book in 60 days

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With the growth in Print on Demand (POD), public speakers, seminar leaders, consultants, technical trainers, financial planners, real estate agents, lawyers, nutritionists and fitness experts, people who have lived interesting, and not so interesting, lives, are all writing non-fiction. Here's how to write your non-fiction book in 60 days.

Chapters/Indigo to carry “60 Days” in 3 stores

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Tags: Self-Publishing & Print On Demand how to write a non-fiction book in 60 days

Think twice before you read or write

Max Atkinson

As one who writes books and runs courses on the subject, should I be annoyed that he makes it sound as though speechwriting is such an easy and straightforward craft? Remember that computers and the internet have made it far easier to write and post things without anything like the amount of care and reflection that was necessary to get anything out to a wider audience in days gone by.

Christmas circulars and the rise of undisciplined writing in the digital age

Max Atkinson

This year's verbosity victory went to one that looked like only two, but was printed in a font so small that the author managed to pack in 3,000 words that were unreadable without the help of a magnifying glass. Another common feature is that the quality of writing leaves much to be desired.

Crayola's New Blue Color - Asks Consumers to Name It (that dates back to "Lassie")

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Its newest addition for that popular 24-crayon box is a blue that was discovered in 2009. And, more authors of print books recognize that they have to directly involve the reader. Like the DOW, the Crayola 24-box has keeps and throw-backs.

Writing: For too many of us, no longer a day job

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  Now, post-affluence, too many of us writers will have to get day jobs in which we don't write, at least not the kind of writing we were used to doing.   Many were writing but it was press releases, website content, manuals, e-learning materials, posts for clients's blogs and even tweets.  All that has been supporting the writing life, which now takes place after-hours.  Tags: Writing

Ghostwriting Boom: Researching/Writing Student Term Papers, Book Reviews, Even Dissertations

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  They would interview one to three ghostwriters to research, conduct backgrounder interviews for, position, ghostwrite, and run through the approval process: Opinion-editorials for top-tier print media such as THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and THE WASHINGTON POST. Full-length print books [that was where the big money was, up to $100,000.]. How-To articles for print publications such as HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW. Tags: Writing

Executive Speech Coach & How to Write a Speech

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Many of these heroes write for history. Everything he writes and says is of interest to me. How to write a speech for the ears By Michael Sebastian. Speeches aren’t print articles, so write accordingly. Crafting a speech is unlike writing a press release, e-mail or article in the employee publication. On paper—or screen—you’re writing for the eyes. Rock & Roll—Good speechwriting, like all good writing, must be three things, Friedman said.

e-books

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A flood of letters/responses are presented in the Times of August 16, 2009, many lamenting the rise of the e-book. E-books will, without a doubt, replace the traditional printed textbook, largely because it is a more efficient medium for communicating information. The traditional printed text presents information through one channel; the e-book from several. Actually, this is one of the things that makes textbook writing the interesting and creative experience that it is.

The Communication Blog: Communication Strategies: Confront Your.

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1.10.2011 Communication Strategies: Confront Your Stereotypes Originally, the word stereotype was a printing term that referred to the plate that printed the same image over and over. A sociological or psychological stereotype is a fixed impression of a group of people. Everyone has stereotypes—images of national groups, religious groups, or racial groups or perhaps of criminals, teachers, or plumbers.

The Communication Blog: Speech of Apology

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10.12.2009 Speech of Apology Here is a great and recent example of a brief and effective (I think) speech of apology, no matter that its in print; its still a speech. It offers lots of classroom possibilities for public speaking--comparing this one with Iacoccas classic speech apologizing for Chryslers disconnecting odometers or with Bill Clintons "apology" or estimating its effectiveness on different audiences.

Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Would the message of the speech look good printed on a T-shirt? These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Would the message of the speech look good printed on a T-shirt? These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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Interview: Jane Atkinson - The Wealthy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Would the message of the speech look good printed on a T-shirt? These services include writing one-time speeches for CEOs as well as company overview or Vision Pitch presentations delivered multiple times in the Executive Briefing Centers of major Silicon Valley companies. NSA/NC September Meeting September marks the start a new year of meetings for the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC).

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New book: Motivation for (Non-Fiction) Writers by Nate Hendley

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“Motivation&# is packed with practical tips, insights and advice on how to start-up or step-up a freelance, non-fiction writing career. Price: Print: $16.23; Download: $9.95 Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine My Books freelance writing Check out “Motivation for (Non-Fiction) Writers”, a new book written by veteran Toronto freelancer Nate Hendley.

Presentation handouts: Yes or no, what kind, and when?

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It’s clear to me that you shouldn’t provide just a print out of the slides. Then, they can write down what you’re saying. Should you give out handouts? If so, what kind and when?

Sound Advice from George Orwell

Manner of Speaking

Seth Godin recently wrote a post on good writing habits. He says that the reason business writing is so bad is that people are either afraid to say what they mean, because they might be criticized, or afraid to be misunderstood and thus criticized.

Suicides, Political Scandals & Layoffs - No-Fail Media Formulas for High Traffic, Likes, Shares, Comments

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Here is the Daily Mail print coverage of that. Here is Kathryn-Rubino's iconic article on Abovethelaw.com about the 2009 layoffs - aka massacre - in the legal sector.   careers Content-provider Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer Games Media Online video Personal Musings Politics Selling Television Web/Tech Weblogs WritingPlaying in the media sandbox - both establishment and social - has become a brutal game.

Once Iconic, BUSINESS WEEK Will Likely Sell for a Buck

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Could this print publication have saved itself? Sure,   Those other print publications will go down proclaiming that their values were the right ones. Tags: Writing  Sure, the business category is a crowded one.    But so is the traditionally women's one and FAMILY CIRCLE's ad pages are growing. But it didn't save itself.    And now it'll probably fetch a buck as it's being sold. 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER: Killed off by Nielsen

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  Citizen journalism has taken over and self-publishing is the easier way to get a book in print versus the traditional agent-publisher route.  Tags: Writing This is no nation for EDITOR & PUBLISHER.    Here's an example of the latter that's doing better than just fine on Barnes & Noble.    So, it's no surprise that Nielsen has killed off that magazine.