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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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. Not mentioned in the article is a new resource for those of you who wish to practice your speaking skills in English.

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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.

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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. As before, if you''re a member of Toastmasters, you''ll already have this article in your hands.

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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

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.

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.

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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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?

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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.

Article: Researchers look to perfect ‘Babel fish …

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Charles Harder Also Hits LawNewz - But Letter Is Not About "Escort" Article

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But it wasn't about an article in which Melania was referred to as an "escort" in the 1990s. LawNewz was among the 10 media outlets which received a letter from Melania Trump's lawyer, Charles Harder.

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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.

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Global Market, D.C. or NYC - Freelance Financial Reporters ($500-$1,500 per article) - Help-Wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Should have already developed sources. Here are details and how to apply. careers

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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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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

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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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Public Speaking Business Marketing - Posts and Articles

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Blogs and Articles G uest posting on other people's blogs is a great way to find targeted traffic. Articles Content rich articles will be found by the search engines. They can be a section of your website, distributed through article marketing directories or published on other websites with a link back to yours. Content rich articles come up in results when people are searching for specific topics.

Public Speaker Marketing - Writing Articles for Ezines

Great Public Speaking

Write Articles for Other E-zines A great way to get subscribers is for you to write articles for other E-zines. Sometimes they'll write an article for your E-zine, or you'll swap ads so that you can get subscribers from other people’s E-zines. At [link] you can put your article there for other publishers to put it in their E-zines. You can get good mention in a major article for a magazine specific to your product or industry.

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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Drudge Report Highlights Trump Confident, Links to Mulitple Articles on Voter Fraud, 2000 Screw-Up

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, on the all-important left-hand side of the news website are multiple links to articles on voter fraud and how screwed-up the 2000 election was. There are two cultures in America.    One has the mindset that Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide. The other is convinced that Donald Trump will win, only voter fraud will make it seem like he didn't. The Drudge Report embraces the latter culture. Tonight's headline in the Drudge Report is: "Trump Confident."

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Article: Virtual pal helps autistic kids make social connections

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: Published Articles autism technology and autism

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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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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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 [.].

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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Miles Clarke Award Article On-Line

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

It’s interesting to re-read it - modern trend articles always run the risk of being a bit out of date by the time they get printed. Pic: Eventpix.

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Public Speaking Business - Get Website Traffic By Sharing Your Articles

Great Public Speaking

You can get a ton of traffic to your websites by publishing articles that the search engines can find on distribution sites, your own website or ones that are published on other big websites. Here are some tips on how to share your articles with other resources that you use everyday: - From your EzineArticles account, go to "Author Bio." Now, every time you publish an article, all these sites will tell all your friends about it.