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The Writing Process – overview

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

There are five steps in the writing process: - Preparation - Research - Organization - Writing - Revision. As you read about the process, you might find yourself thinking that if you have to go through the entire process every time you write something, it will take you forever to write anything. However, the time required to complete each step varies depending on the nature of the project. For instance, if you are a subject matter expert, you might not have to spend any time on external research.

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

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

A deep presentation explores one aspect of a topic in depth, whereas a wide presentation gives an overview of the entire topic. Here are six reasons why I recommend against giving an overview presentation: 1. Anyone can give an overview of a topic.

6 reasons why you shouldn’t give an overview presentation

Speaking about Presenting

A deep presentation explores one aspect of a topic in depth, whereas a wide presentation gives an overview of the entire topic. Here are six reasons why I recommend against giving an overview presentation: 1. Anyone can give an overview of a topic.

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There was a thorough overview of ways to overcome a fear of public speaking in Tuesday’s FT. They advise that practice makes all the difference. I agree. I like to point out that people who only play tennis twice a year are probably not very good at it.

How to improve Public Speaking Skills Overview | Public Speaking Training

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How to Answer Questions in a Media Interview: Overview | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

Overview of books on writing by Paul Lima

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Order or read more about book on writing by Paul Lima online – www.paullima.com/books. How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. Ideal for consultants, workshop leaders, speakers, PhD students, professors, freelance writers or anyone with a great idea who wants to write a solid, focused first draft of a non-fiction book, major [.].

Digital Dommination Summit

Presentation Zen

Below I include an overview of Marco Montemagno''s mission followed by three of my favorite interviews—Seth Godin, Tony Robbins, and Kathryn Minshew. The Digital Knowledge Divide Truth Marco Montemagno shares his vision and gives an overview of some of the content.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing: Chapter 11: Querying Editors-Overview

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It is better to send an e-mail query letter and let the editor review it when he or she has time. It is also easier to follow-up on a query by phone than it is to pitch an idea by phone, but more on follow-up later. Overall, I favour the e-mail (or mail) query for three reasons.

Start your presentation BIG

PowerPoint Tips

Start with your conclusions — an executive overview, the summary of benefits, the bottom line. Presenters often ask how to start a presentation.

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Hot-linked contents: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Overview: A number of people have asked me why I am giving away the contents of my second best selling book (my best selling book is How To Write A Non-fiction Book In 60 Days). The answer is two-fold. First of all, I’ve been a freelance writer for 20+ years. I’ve learned a lot from other freelancers. [.]. Freelance Writing - General

10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation. I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. In the past, I’ve often watered down what I say to avoid upsetting anyone. And I’m not alone.

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10 tips for overcoming the fear of being bold

Speaking about Presenting

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation. I’m working on being bold – whether it’s in a one on one conversation or in a presentation. In the past, I’ve often watered down what I say to avoid upsetting anyone. And I’m not alone.

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What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

This is an overview of 10 design styles. Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author. I attended a session of hers at the Presentation Summit conference and wanted to share her insights into design styles with you. Discover more of her insights at her webiste, The eLearning Coach.

7 Tips to Ensure You’re Understood when Speaking to a Foreign Audience

Speaking about Presenting

A simple overview of basic cultural assumptions would be enough to give you the knowledge you need to avoid most serious miscommunications. This is a guest post by Leon Potgieter.

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Microsoft Sway: give it a try, avoid the hype

More than PowerPoint...

It will give you a broad overview of what Sway is and how you might use it. Microsoft Sway is now freely available online. If you’re a story teller, check it out. Take a few minutes to watch the Microsoft tutorial video.

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Create professional-looking 3D effects with bevels

PowerPoint Tips

Here is a brief overview: Top: Click the drop-down arrow to get the same options I discussed earlier. The single most effective way to add a professional look to shapes on a slide is to add a bevel. What’s a bevel, you may ask? A bevel is a 3D effect on the edge of a shape.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation. How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Chip and Dan Heath reveal many of the secrets in their latest book Switch.

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6 Secrets to get People to Take Action after your Presentation

Speaking about Presenting

6 reasons you shouldn’t give an overview presentation. How can you increase the likelihood that people will take action after your presentation? Chip and Dan Heath reveal many of the secrets in their latest book Switch.

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Speaking up about silencing women

Speak Schmeak

Denise's post " How Rush Limbaugh is helping me celebrate Women's History Month " delivers a thorough overview of this tradition, and Marion's post, A Public Man?

Education and 21st Century Presentation

Presentation Zen

An overview of the elements of 21st century learning can be seen here on the Partnership for 21st Century Skills website.

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New: Presentation Zen (2nd Edition)

Presentation Zen

See Dirk Haun's overview of the 2nd edition at the mobilepresenter. ) Four years ago my first book Presentation Zen was published by Peachpit Press. Since then I wrote two other presentation books and a sketchbook/storyboard book and a DVD (plus an additional DVD/Book just for Japan).

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How to promote deep processing and transform attitudes

PowerPoint Tips

Organize the topic with summaries, overviews, and concept maps so that the audience can connect specifics to the whole.

Successful preparation is the basis for a successful presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Complete an overview/planning form. The very first step to take is to complete an overview/planning form. You’re not finished with the overview/planning form because you should consider other approaches and ideas. Then modify your overview/planning form if necessary.

The Gettysburg Address: An Analysis

Manner of Speaking

For an excellent overview of triples and the power of three, read this post by Andrew Dlugan. Today, 19 November 2010, marks the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 1863.

Speakers, you *can* say more in less time than you think. Really.

The Eloquent Woman

He used alliteration to tie the three points together, sharing them in an overview statement, then going through each point with detail describing it, and winding up with a short conclusion. Read all my posts on developing messages for your speaking to get a solid overview.

Presentation Tip: Word clues to better organize information

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Another clue I look for is a title that says either “high level”, “summary”, “overview”, or a similar term at the top of a dense slide packed with information. An overview is supposed to be just that. If you are creating a summary or overview slide, force yourself to a limit of four to six short points at most. With information overload being the number one issue for audiences today, how can presenters better organize their information so it is easier to understand?

10 Books for the 21st-Century Presenter, Storyteller

Presentation Zen

Watch this 4-minute video presentation by NPR for a solid overview of Edward Bernays and the kinds of things you''ll read about in his book. "The greatest part of a writer''s time is spent in reading in order to write," Samuel Johnson once said. "A

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Three business of freelance videos on YouTube

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are interested in the course, you might find the first video, the course overview video, of interest.). I teach the online version of The Freelance Writing Business every semester for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and I have created three YouTube videos for the course. If you are interested in the business of freelance writing, you might find the second and third video of particular interest. (If

Back from the PPTLive conference!

PowerPoint Tips

I’ll be posting tips that I learned over the next few weeks, but here is an overview. This year, PPTLive was in Atlanta. I’m still processing all that I heard and learned. Overall, it was a great conference, as usual.

How To Create a PowerPoint Presentation for Investors

SlideModel

You must ensure that you keep things brief but at the same time are able to present at least an overview of how your business model works and why your venture is the most suitable solution for the specified market niche.

Overcoming your inner critic when writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Read an overview of the writing process here : [link]. [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. At the same time, it’s just so darned difficult to remember all the picayune and inconsistent rules of English. My internal critic is Mr. C, my grade five teacher.

Becoming a Better Presenter with the Learning Cycle

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Overview: There are four distinct phases to the learning process. Tips for becoming a better presenter. Every time we learn a new skill we go though a cycle of learning. Understanding this cycle can help us to learn better and learn faster.

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Coaching a cadre of conference speakers to give TED-quality talks

The Eloquent Woman

Speaker''s choice on subject matter: While talks needed to focus on some aspect of the program, we gave speakers their choice of topics, ruled out yawn-inducing overviews and lots of slides, and urged them to resist lobbying by others for inclusion of off-topic items. "Amazing."

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Four Presentation Predictions for 2011

Duarte Blog

The most expensive vendor—who also happens to be a Duarte client– had us sit and watch flash overview pieces on the web (the same ones that we created for them!)

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Make Your Next Presentation Stand Out!

SpeakerSue Says...

Not with your corporate overview (slide or slides). You want people to listen to you? You want them to remember what you say? You want them to buy from you? You want to be a better, smarter presenter? Consider this: Start with something relevant to your buyers. Not with a long, boring thank-you-for-your-time-we-know-how-busy-you-are. Not with a lengthy introduction of your credentials or you and every person on your team.

Quick public speaking tip: your introduction

Pivotal Public Speaking

Overview the elements. The introduction to your speech should. Build credibility. State your objectives. Lead into the main point. and give a short background for the points to follow. public speaking speech structure speech writing speech introduction speeches

Presentation lessons from Citizen Kane

Presentation Zen

Beginning: the exposition is furnished early in the form of a newsreel (popular in the '40s) to give a history and overview of the protagonist's life. Citizen Kane (1941) is considered by most film critics to be among the best American films ever produced.

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Want to reach people? Start talking

Pivotal Public Speaking

Create a one-page profile – it’s called a ‘speaker one-sheet’ On that sheet, write an overview of what it is you have to offer – include some professional photos (and please, DO make the investment and get some professional photos done!) – and list a few titles of the topics you can speak about. Do you really believe that ‘old saying’ that public speaking is the no. 1 fear in life?