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. But if, having heard that, you still don’t have a book, it’s probably because: You aren’t really that serious about this speaking thing, or. A book does that for you!

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

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

To kick off the New Year, I am giving away PDFS of my books–any of my books that might be of interest to you. 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.

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Turn a presentation into a report or e-book

PowerPoint Tips

You might find it valuable to create a report or e-book from a presentation. You can then make the e-book/report available for download, or even print it. My e-book Slide Design for Non-Designers was originally an online presentation, but I’ve sold many more copies as an e-book.

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5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. I suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write. My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand books by Paul Lima how to write a non-fiction book in 60 days how to write non-fiction book non-fiction book planning to write non-fiction book

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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

Tweet & win free business writing or freelance writing e-book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

My Books business writing book contest freelance writing book contestIt's time for a spring blog contest. All you have to do is sent out on of the following tweets, notify me, and you can win one of my ebooks.

Mini reviews of Paul Lima’s books on freelance writing and writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Mini reviews of Paul Lima''s books on freelance writing and writing. My Books books on copywriting books on freelance writing books on writing

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How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days: Review

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul Lima has written a thin paperback called How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. If you are an aspiring writer of non-fiction, you should read Paul’s book and take his advice. How to Write explains the steps you should follow to create the first draft of a 25,000- to 50,000-word manuscript. Paul’s advice can help you spend time more efficiently, reduce unnecessary frustration and write a well-organized manuscript in just 60 days.

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Fundamentals of Writing – introduction

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Welcome to "Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content", a book written specifically for those who want to improve their writing skills and apply them to writing articles (for newspapers, magazines, corporate and other publications), media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content.

Chapter 1: How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Chapter 1: Can You Write A Book In 60 Days? Is it possible to write a book in 60 days? I have written 11 books and short reports —each in less than 60 days. Many other writers I know have written books in under 60 days too. This book will show you how to do it. When it comes to writing a book in 60 days there are a couple of caveats, as you might expect. That is not to say you can’t write a novel in 60 days. Write it down.

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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. Book have been written by Paul Lima , a professional writer for over 30 years and a freelance writer for over 20 years. Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments.

Mini review: On Writing Well

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

On Writing Well , 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. If you write, or aspire to write, long-form non-fiction, go forth and get this book. Any writer will benefit from the book, but it’s primarily aimed at long-form non-fiction writers. If you write long-form non-fiction, then On Writing Well is your book. Solidly written book with lots of excellent examples.

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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. The feature of classic style that makes it a natural model for anyone is its great versatility,” Thomas and Turner say in their book.

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Book Preview: The Age of the Image, by Stephen Apkon

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Christopher Caldwell writes in the Weekend FT about a new book, The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens, by Stephen Apkon (available tomorrow on Amazon). This looks like a significant book for anyone [.]. Book Review

Book Review: 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech, by Fletcher Dean

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech: The Definitive Guide to Professional Speechwriting, by Fletcher Dean Fletcher Dean is a working speechwriter at the Dow Chemical Company where he is Director of Leadership Communications. 10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech: The Definitive Guide to Professional Speechwriting, by Fletcher Dean Fletcher Dean is a working speechwriter at the Dow Chemical Company where he is Director of Leadership Communications.

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

Succeed Speaking

It’s no secret that a good book can help you achieve greater success as a speaker. When you write a book, you’re automatically seen as an expert — especially when you’re being compared to “Speaker B” who doesn’t have a book on the topic.

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Book helps aspiring writers keep their New Year’s resolution: to write daily

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

From my experience over the last decade, there is no real accounting for book sales. My books How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days , Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing and Say it Right: How to Write Speeches and Presentations tend to sell well year ’round. Or as the book promotion says: If you feel as if you are stuck in a prisoner’s block, then consider this book a set of tools baked in a cake and delivered to your cell.

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

"The greatest part of a writer''s time is spent in reading in order to write," Samuel Johnson once said. "A A man will turn over half a library to make a book." And reading books is the best form of reading. But still I press on, trying to read as many books as I can.

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Write a Great Book, Create a #1 Bestseller – 8 Simple Steps

Succeed Speaking

Brendon Burchard’s new book, The Millionaire Messenger, is #1 on both the New York Times‘ and USA Today‘s paperback advice/how-to bestseller lists. Well, I got an email from Brendon this week and he broke it down into eight steps: Write a great book with a core message that helps people. Marketing Publishing Writing Books

Microstyle: The art of writing little

The Presenter's Blog

It is a travel guide for writing within the information economy. Presentation Content Presentation skills marketing presenting public speaking book review social media christopher johnson microstyle micro style the art of writing little

Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales?

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Do e-book sales cannibalize print sales? Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Self-Publishing & Print On Demand creating e-books creating e-pubs e-books Kindle books sales of e-booksFind out what Paul Lima has experienced.

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New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

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Speakers - Where's Your Book?

Speak and Deliver

It's a good book, with some life-changing advice, if one chooses to apply it. Dennis has filled the book with personal anecdotes of his multi-faceted life. If you're tired of the same retread motivational books by the old standard speakers, this will be a breath of fresh air.

Author sells 10,000th self-published books

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

We interrupt this blog to make what I consider a wonderful announcement : Paul Lima has written and self-published 11 books in six years and has sold 10,000 copies of his books. Toronto, Ontario, December 6, 2013 – Paul Lima has written and self-published 10 non-fiction books and one collection of short stories over the last six years and has now sold 10,000 copies of his books. Several of his books on writing are used by colleges and universities.

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) . public speaking speech writing booksby Alan M. Perlman.

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

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. Books reviewed include: Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development How […]. Freelance Writing Professional organizationsMy 7/5 blog talked about Technical Communication: the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication.

How to write a speech – Discover the magic of metaphors

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I started to think about metaphors relating to public speaking, communication and the idea for a new post about how to write a speech just popped into my head and wouldn’t go away! A few hours later and I am sitting by Southsea seafront sipping coffee in my favourite café and writing this post about how… Writing a speech is like cooking a meal for friends. The same is true when it comes to speech writing. Speech writing tips courtesy of Walt Disney.

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Read a book -- you'll be a better speaker

Speak Schmeak

There are plenty of egregiously misquoted expressions in writing, but I'm specifically referring to spoken words here, the kinds of things you hear people say out loud and that cause you to cringe at their ignorance. Have you ever heard the expression, "It's a doggy dog world?"

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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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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 what about this book? I will be self-publishing the book , so I don’t have a publisher breathing down my neck asking me when I am going to deliver the manuscript. And write.

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

Speaking about Presenting

This is the way professional copywriters write headlines. Dale Carnegie’s famous book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is still one of the best-selling communications books on Amazon. The title of the book is a big part of it’s success.

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Now avail. as an ePub: “How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days is now available as an ePub you can read on your Kobo, iPad, Sony Reader or other devices that let you read ePub files. My Books how to write a non-fiction book in 60 days non-fiction book write a book

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52 Books in 52 Weeks - 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up

Speak and Deliver

Below is my list of 52 books (which turned into 61 as I added new books along the way) that I set a goal to read and review in 2014. I only made it through 39 books, with the final review posted earlier today - but I feel like it was a successful year of reading nonetheless.

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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]. I have included a brief description of many writing services to help you determine whether they are services you can, or want to, offer. The writing is also frequently contracted out.

Margaret Mead Created Her Fame By Writing for General Public, Not Scholars

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In addition, after the publication of her book Coming of Age in Samoa,  Mead took on the role of social commentator. That aspect of her personality is documented in the July 11, 2017 book "Coming of Age" by Deborah Beatriz Blum. Those were the days of rigid boundaries.

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Non-fiction book titles and SEO

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from "Produce, Price and Promote Your Self-Published Fiction or Non-fiction Book and eBook" on using SEO in your non-fiction book titles. Freelance Writing - General Marketing Your Services My Books Search Engine Optimization

Book 9 of 52 in 52: The Message of You - Judy Carter

Speak and Deliver

I named ''The Message of You'' as one of my top books of 2013 - and vowed to re-read it this year. For years, I struggled to find a program that could teach me how to write a great keynote.

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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. With that in mind, I want to show you the W5 email-writing shortcut. You then write your message, edit it and click send. – write from point to point.

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Business writing & freelance writing book sale, up to 25% off until Jan. 1, 2011

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

All of my books are on sale until the end of 2010. My BooksDiscounts range from 15% to 25% off.

2 Keynote Home Study Courses: Books 37 & 38 of 52 in 52

Speak and Deliver

As a Keynote coach myself, I am always looking for additional ideas, techniques, and inspiration to guide me, and add to my own approaches to writing a keynote.

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