Writing 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 - [link] ]. If you don’t capture your reader’s attention in the lead, chances are your article will remain unread. Freelance writers must capture the editor’s attention in the lead of a query letter (the letter or email used to pitch a story idea) or chances are the article idea will not be read, let alone accepted.

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Finding article ideas to pitch to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Many people who want to write feel they lack ideas for articles. I sold four of the dog walking-inspired ideas, and then sold an article, “Ideas, Inspiration and Dogs,” on how I develop ideas while walking my dog. You will soon be able to read that article online at [link]. Did my article idea light bulb burn brightly? It was like finding an instant article. Okay, not quite an instant article. Write and submit the article. article ideas

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Turning One Article into a 7 Figure Business with Amy Morin

Speaker Launcher

The post Turning One Article into a 7 Figure Business with Amy Morin appeared first on Jane Atkinson. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, we are talking with Amy Morin who has amazingly, turned one article into a 7-figure business! . Today Amy will share her expertise as a psychotherapist and her personal experiences overcoming tragedy that have helped her build a 7-figure business from a single article.

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Humor Articles

Humor Power

If you get the Toastmaster magazine, don’t miss the four humor-skills articles in the August 2011 issue. – How To Win an Audience with Bombproof Humor. – How to Add Humor to Club Meetings. – Make ‘em Laugh. – Funny You Should Say That: I’m Sorry, Were You Being Funny? Humor In Speaking humor articles public speaking Toastmasters

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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 . The W5 — who, what, where, when and why (and sometimes hoW) is key to the news article, particularly to the lead of a news article. Of course, the full articles expand on the W5 and quote various sources; however, once you have the W5, you have the foundation of the story.

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Article: Adventures in dog land

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: Published Articles dog owner first dog Giant Schnauzer Modern Dog

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Sandra Zimmer featured in Houston Chronicle Article on Public Speaking as a Career Tool

Speaking Freely

Today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, The Houston Chronicle Jobs Section is printing an article entitled “Public Speaking an Important Career Tool.” ” This article written by Emilia Benton, a copy editor from the Special Publications of Houston Chronicle Media Group, features some of my ideas about the value of public speaking skills for career development.

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Query letter: sell your article ideas

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In this 10-minute video, Paul Lima discusses how to sell your article ideas to newspaper and magazine editors using the query letter. He looks at how to structure and write query letters to pitch your article ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCt1I20Bdyc v=uCt1I20Bdyc

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Health Insurance - REMOTE - Article Writing (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Query letter: how to sell your article ideas to editors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines. It is better to send a few queries tailored to publications you know publish articles like the ones you are proposing, than to send a generic ‘are you looking for writers?’ Why the article should be written now. Subject : Article Query: Show your true love.

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Article: How to prepare for interviews with reporters

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Media Relations Published ArticlesWhether your company has good news to share, such as an excellent safety record, or bad news, such as the leak of hazardous materials, company executives have to be prepared to talk to the media. What executives say can have a lasting impact on your business because the media helps shareholders, stakeholders, politicians and other Canadians form opinions. That’s why only designated spokespersons should talk to reporters.

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Writing Compelling Titles for Articles & Talks |

Speaking Freely

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Women of Color - Blogging of Articles (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

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Know Your Audience - IBM marketing should read this article

Dahle Communication

An important feature when speaking is knowing who your audience is. This is one of the most vital pieces of information you need to have if you are going to be successful. However, this is not just for public speaking. With any form of advertising or marketing, you need to know your audience. I was reminded of this when my wife came home from work one day with a pen from IBM that was sent to her office. It is a $150 pen in a very nice box that was sent with a letter.

New MICE.net article: Q&A

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

There’s a new issue of MICE.net magazine on the streets. This issue, my column questions the ancient convention of Q&A (the event kind, not the Tony Jones TV show that sends Twitter into hyperdrive). Sometimes, meetings are no place for democracy.

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David Boies Doesn't Scare Easily - Read Article in Bloomberg

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That negative meme gained traction after Ronan Farrow's The New Yorker article detailed Boies' role in trying to dig up the dirt on journalists and women who were attacking Harvey Weinstein. The message of the article was that the supposed breakthrough technology was an illusion. Bloomberg has published a long form piece positioning and packaging David Boies and his firm Boies Schiller as not sacred of the BigBad Wolf, that is, The Public Narrative.

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Feature article leads: follow them with a nut ‘graph

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Rather than having a "who, what, where, when and why" (W5) lead that delivers the news, the feature article lead is meant to draw the reader into a longer, more leisurely (sometimes contentious) look at a subject, person, or event. Tags: Freelance Writing - General Freelance Writing - Newspaper/Magazine freelance writing magazine article writing nut graph nut paragraph writing feature articles

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Great Article on Why Public Speaking Scares You by Susan Adams at Forbes.com

Speaking Freely

I just read an article on Forbes called “Why Public Speaking Scares and and How to Overcome your Fear” by Susan Adams. This is one of the best articles on fear of speaking I have seen in a long time! I am a presentation and speaking coach in Houston. I have specialized in transforming [.].

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Article: Researchers look to perfect ‘Babel fish …

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: Published Articles electronic translation translation

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Article Marketing For Public Speakers

Great Public Speaking

What To Write Article maketing is a great tool for driving targeted traffic to websites, opt-in pages and sales letters. Using the different article distribution sites can be a bit tricky, though. There are a few things to look out for when submitting articles to sites such as: [link] [link] [link] [link] Tip # 1 - Make sure your articles are on your own site first as a page of your website. The site that publishes the article first gets the most credit.

Business Speeches, Books, Articles: Research Symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The hard cold world of business had effectively humanized itself by leveraging symbolism related to the ordinary lives of people. In America, a universal symbol was the dream of home ownership.  Added on were the right to a college education for one's children, safe communities and a happy retirement.    That was then.  With the ongoing fragmentation of social values, financial objectives and institutional trust, no symbol remains universal.

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How-To Articles - Not Sexy, But Growing Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The simple how-to article is not only click-bait.   In public relations, the specific demand is for how-to articles on social media. It can be a magnet for attracting new business.    Yes, that kind of "4 Tips for Job Interviews" may seem unsexy. After all it seems cool to be a thought leader on Salon about the state of the culture. However, information and insight on how to get things done positions and packages you as a type of expert.

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Presenting in your 2nd language: My article for @Toastmasters

The Eloquent Woman

My latest article for Toastmaster, the official magazine of Toastmasters International, is now freely available to all. For this article, I made use of the expert speechwriters and speaker coaches in the European Speechwriter Network and UK Speechwriters Guild , turning to colleagues in the UK, Belgium and Canada for insights into how they handle speaking or writing speeches when the delivery has to be in the speaker''s second or third language.

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Solid overview article on becoming your own boss

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Solid overview article on becoming your own boss. Business Vision Freelance Writing - General

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My Toastmasters article on social media and public speaking

The Eloquent Woman

My latest article for Toastmaster, the magazine of Toastmasters International , is available to members. Many readers of The Eloquent Woman may not know that, in addition to coaching public speakers, I help clients with social media strategies--so researching and writing this article falls right in my sweet spot. As before, if you''re a member of Toastmasters, you''ll already have this article in your hands.

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Prism/Daily Kos - REMOTE - 40-Cents Per Word for Articles (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

Great Article on Why Public Speaking Scares You by Susan Adams at

Speaking Freely

2012 155

Drudge Report's Curating Includes Articles Behind Paywalls - How Disappointing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For news junkies in a hurry, the Drudge Report used to be the go-to place. It had tons of curated content, continually brought up-to-date. However, a problem has developed. That's because so many media outlets are putting up paywalls. Click on, for example, today's headline on Drudge about Wal-Mart's growing troubles. The text is faded. Up pops a way to subscribe to The Wall Street Journal. How disappointing. And time-consuming.

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Bernie Sanders' Supporters - Opportunity To Publish Advocacy Articles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This is a volunteer initiative. No payment. Here are details and how to apply. careers Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Politics

2015 47

It Gotta Be Kiddin' - New Recovery Publication Wants Articles, Offers No Payment

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  So, it seems misguided for a new recovery publication to request on Craigslist - Portland, Oregon Section - articles without providing payment. Two, three, or four years after having an article published in that media outlet will they perceive themselves as pawns for working for nothing? So, let's hope the creative types will steer clear of sharing their experience, strength, and hope free in article for that publication. What's not paid for has no value.

2018 40

Ronan Farrow's The New Yorker Article on Leslie Moonves Prints Out to 26 Letter-Size Pages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is it - the link to Ronan Farrow's article in The New Yorker alleging that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior over a 20-year time frame.    Some contend the article resulted from CBS' feud with the Redstone family over the control of that television network. Print, digital, and broadcast media told us it was coming.

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New professional speaking articles

Great Public Speaking

Check out seven new short articles on professional speaking: How to Become a Motivational Speaker How to Become a Professional Speaker Have You Ever Dreamed of Being a Motivational Keynote Speaker? Professional Speaking Really Exists Make Your Own Public Speaking Job Why You Shouldn't Have a Motivational Speaking Business Card Letter to Invite a Keynote Speaker

Talk, Listening Get Us Ahead: Nothing Secret in Books, Articles

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Anyone has access to books and articles. It's a level playing field for the literate. However, not everyone has access to the conversations of movers and shakers or knows how to listen in order to read between the lines.  That's why getting in on the conversation is the sweet spot in getting ahead. It's bad advice hammering the young to read read read.  Instead they should be let in on the reality of how valuable information and insight get transmitted.

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New MICE.net article: Question Everything

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Here’s an article I wrote on the subject for the latest issue of MICE.net magazine. When most companies plan an event, they’re focused on the ‘ how? ‘ rather than the ‘why? ‘ So there are endless meetings about what brand of wine to serve, and whether the delegates should be arranged theatre style or classroom style. Where should the off-site dinner be?

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Article: Virtual pal helps autistic kids make social connections

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: Published Articles autism technology and autism

Chapter 16:Chapter 1: Writing Article Leads – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you take time to produce a detailed query letter, you will often find your lead, the beginning of your article, is in your query. It might not be exactly there, but the query will give the editor (and you) a solid idea of what the article is about and perhaps where the story begins. For instance, if you look at my dog query and compare it to the final article, you will find the two are very similar.

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Yes Checklist: what to discuss when and editor says yes to your article idea

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What you do once an editor says “yes” to your article idea can be as important as how you pitch your ideas (the query letter). After all, once the editor says, “Yes, I’d love to buy that article from you…” you move from the domain of salesperson to that of a supplier of words. Article idea. Article title for submission; the editor will usually write the headline but you can create a working title. Date your article is due to the editor.

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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. ” Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing – Find, Price, Manage Corporate Writing Assignments & Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines.

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What comes first, the article idea or the publication?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

What comes first the article idea or the publication? The article idea or finding publications?”. By developing focus—expertise in the areas about which you write—you will reduce your per article workload and be able to recycle ideas and reuse research material. That means you will be able to write more articles more quickly, and increase your income. [Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing - [link] ].

Career Content in High Demand - Yet, DQ Media Only Pays $45 for 1200+ Word Article, Requiring Research, Writing, Editing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

DQ Media indicates that it pays $45 (and only makes payment once a month) for 1,200+ word articles requiring research, writing, and editing. Several articles are required each week. Those wanting to enter the career space might produce enough articles for DQ Media to build a portfolio of samples. Careers are  the  niche to be in for content-creators. Covering all aspects of that is in demand.

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Writing article leads: why capturing attention is crucial

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Why is the lead of an article important? If you don’t capture your reader’s attention in the lead, chances are your article will remain unread. If you don’t capture your editor’s attention, chances are your article will not be published (or you will have to revise it).

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Public Speaking: Reprinting Articles

Great Public Speaking

I have many articles available for reprint in your publication, company newsletter, etc. You may use articles written by me that you see in great speaking. Back issues can be viewed at [link] OR mailto: freearticles@antion.com for an automated listof additional articles. All you have to do is print the article in its entirety along with the by line at top and the credits, and complete contact information at the end of each article.

Public Speaking Marketing: Article Marketing Tips

Great Public Speaking

Tip # 1 - Make sure your articles are on your own site first as a page of your website. Also, make sure that the article page on your site has been indexed by the search engines first before submitting to the article sites. We use the strategy of publishing to our websites first so that we get the credit in the search engines and not the big article sites. The site that publishes the article first gets the most credit.