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. You hate writing, suck at writing, or just don’t have time for writing.

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Late Night Comedy Writing Packet

Pro Humorist

Well, I finally finished putting together my generic Late Night Comedy Writing packet. I finished it back in November, and now have a potential sample that I can tweak if I decide to look for Late Night writing jobs. Which is reviewed here: Comedy Writing for Late Night. Whether you want to pursue the Late Night Comedy writing path, or not, the book provides you with a ton of useful skills you can add to you comic toolbox.

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Speech writing tips | Speech Writing

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized speech writing

Retiring - No, You Don't Want to Write That Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

What an opportunity to finally write that book on sales or leadership or using spirituality to overcome adversity. Coaching, auditing, lecturing, and writing/ghostwriting thought leadership content on ageism. Retirement. Or, semi-retirement.

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The Dirty Rhetoric Guide to Horrifying Writing

The Presenter's Blog

Re-blogged from Make A Powerful Point — it’s our Dirty Rhetoric Guide to Horrifying Writing. As times of the year go, Halloween is terrible. Wonderfully terrible. Ghoulishly terribly. Fantabulously terrible. I like Halloween!

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How to Write a Lot

The Communication Blog

11.01.2010 How to Write a Lot Here is a Word file of a brief article I wrote and which appears in the current issue of ETC: A Review of General Semantics and here with permission. How to Write a Lot Four Rules Joseph A. DeVito A lot has been written about effective writing. The importance of effective writing has even penetrated the best seller lists with such books as Eats, Shoots & Leaves and the continuing success of Strunk and Whites Elements of Style.

Toastmaster Magazine: Learning to Write for Others

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

With the editors kind permission, here’s the text of Learning to Write for Others for you to download and read. I’m pleased to have an article in the current January edition of Toastmaster Magazine. I discuss the ways the Toastmaster Competent Communicator program helped me become a better speechwriter. Unfortunately the typo in the first […]. Speechwriting Toastmasters

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Writing by committee …

Joan Detz Speaker Services

” Ditto for speeches: Committees can critique speeches, but they should never be allowed to write them. Freelance Writing SpeechwritingSome wise words from advertising genius David Ogilvy: “Much of the messy advertising you see on TV is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.” Years ago I worked […].

Write For Speaker Point!

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About Write For Speaker Point! January 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea Do you want to write a Guest Post? Do you want to get paid to write? I am currently looking for content writers who can write about public speaking, communication skills, powerpoint, etc.

Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV: Review

Pro Humorist

And that’s exactly what you learn from Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV. So far I have only read as far as the chapter on monologue joke writing, but that’s because I am in post production on an indie feature I wrote and produced last year. And I wanted to write an original sitcom pilot I’d been meaning to write for a while. I have read 13 books and I have done 2 courses on stand-up comedy and comedy writing.

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3 Things Before You Write Your Sitcom Pilot

Pro Humorist

Now, you don’t necessarily have to write al the episodes, especially if you’re trying to get an agent. Write an Outline. Write a Treatment. I did this so I am familiar with the process, and so it provides me with enough information I’m not winging it when it comes to writing the script. Write a Series Overview. I also decided to write a series overview. The post 3 Things Before You Write Your Sitcom Pilot appeared first on Pro Humorist.

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Write this down!

Speak Schmeak

Case in point: A speaker who says "Write this down!" When someone says "Write this down," I instinctively refuse to write it down. Be very careful with gimmicky approaches like "Write this down," or "How's everybody today? Download audio here.

Write this down!

Speak Schmeak

Case in point: A speaker who says "Write this down!" When someone says "Write this down," I instinctively refuse to write it down. Be very careful with gimmicky approaches like "Write this down," or "How's everybody today?

Online Speech Writing Course

Successful Speeches Blog

On May 13th, I will be starting a 6-week online speech writing course. I’ll be teaching you how to master the art and science of writing a successful speech that will take your speeches to another level. Tags: Events Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources If you’ve been finding value in my blog posts, then this is a course you won’t want to miss.

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Writing Tutors - Surging Demand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ads show that the demand for writing tutors is surging. Interestingly, the ads are being placed by both enterprises hiring contract instructors and by individuals wanting to be able to do more of their own writing assignments, especially for college.

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Guest Posting: How to Write and Deliver a Great Speech, by Simon Lancaster

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Today, he writes speeches for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world, including Unilever, HSBC and Intercontinental Hotels. Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He first became a speechwriter in the late 1990s, working for members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet.

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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

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Write a Proposal that is Remembered for the Right Reasons

Presentation Guru

… Bitesize Message Pitching Writing ProposalsQuestion: Who is your client/prospect more interested in – you and your company OR themselves and their business? I think we all know the answer to that one, and yet it is surprising (or is it?)

Writing an Award-Winning Annual Report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Last year I worked as a freelance writer for Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company based in the Netherlands. I helped produce their 2011 Annual Report.

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Follow the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process. There are five steps in the writing process: Preparation – Research – Organization – Writing – Revision. If you write a particular type of document regularly, you might not have to spend much time on preparation; you might even have a template you fill in each time you write. When writing a formal report, you will spend more time preparing, researching and organizing.

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You're Writing a Book - So?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Books Branding careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Green Music Online video Public Speaking Religion Selling Values Web/Tech Weblogs WritingIn the business of leveraging a book to establish your branding, it's been a perfect storm.

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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.

Speech Writing Workshop in Toronto

Successful Speeches Blog

If you live close to the Greater Toronto Area, I hope you’ll join me on January 27, 2010 for my one-day speech writing workshop. Tags: Events Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources Speech Writing Workshop The last time I taught this course was in February 2009. Attendance is limited to 10 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. You can get the full details here.

Accurately Pricing Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link]. Note : See companion post: Setting your corporate writing rate – [link]. Writing copy for a TV ad that has high production values (costs) is more valuable to your client than short biographies of corporate executives. Writing copy for a reply to a request for a quote is more valuable to your client than an internal document announcing new human resources policies and procedure.

How to write an Annual Report

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

When I’m hired to help write Annual Reports I follow a number of steps to ensure success. Business Communication Annual reports freelance writing Wolters KluwerIn a recent blog posting I pointed out that an organization’s Annual Report is an important competitive differentiator. Since these reports are, of course, an annual event, it’s a good idea to put systems in place that will [.].

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Write your ending

PowerPoint Tips

Here is a sneak preview of some of the content of my 3-day workshop, “Create an Outstanding Presentation.&# It comes from Day 1: Content. Your ending is even more important than your beginning. You want it to be strong and clear. It’s sad but true—your audience may not remember anything else!

Writing as Tool, Not Stand-Alone Career Path

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  However, overall, the ability to write effectively has evolved into a tool to further other professional goals. I advise college students and new graduates who contact me for guidance on making a living to leverage writing, not attempt to market it per se.

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Speech Writing Video: Successful Speeches Toolkit

Successful Speeches Blog

In the coming weeks, you’ll be seeing more videos from me on the topic of “how to write a speech&# and “public speaking&#. Tags: Live Presentations Presentation Skills Public Speaking Scripting Your Speech Speech Writing Speech Writing Resources How to Write a Speech The Oprah Winfrey reality show contest has come and gone without a call from Oprah, but my desire for being on camera has been rekindled.

Speechwriters, don't write differently for women. Write differently for men.

The Eloquent Woman

From time to time, a speechwriter--usually a male speechwriter--will ask, "Do I need to write differently for women speakers?" or urge me to give a talk about what''s different in writing for women speakers. Why should there be different types of writing?

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Understanding the writing process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Excerpt from Harness the Business Writing Process. The writing process, as outlined in the last post, consists of five elements. establish your primary purpose (why you are writing). assess your readers (or audience) and their expectations and awareness of the issue(s) about which you are writing. select an appropriate method of development so that your writing unfolds in a logical manner. Writing. write with spell check and grammar check turned off.

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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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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. If you write long-form non-fiction, then On Writing Well is your book. You’d expect nothing less from a book on writing, and the book lives up to expectations. If you want to write or write shorter non-fiction or other forms of non-fiction, consider Fundamentals of Writing.

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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 style is defined not by a set of techniques but rather by an attitude toward writing itself.

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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] ]. In addition, if you produce strong, dynamic leads, you will write in a more structured manner. Subject matter : The topic you are writing about. But there are hard rules for lead writing too. Uncategorized Freelance Writing fundamentals of writing writing article leads writing articles

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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. If you write a particular type of document regularly, you might not have to spend much time on preparation; you might even have a template you fill in each time you write.

How to Write a Presentation

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized How to Write a Presentation

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Introduction to Fundamentals of Writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Introduction to Fundamentals of Writing: How to write articles, media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content : [link]. Welcome to Fundamentals of Writing , a book written specifically for those who want to improve their writing skills and apply them to writing articles (for newspapers, magazines and other publications), media releases, case studies, blog posts and social media content. Welcome to the wonderful world of writing.

Write Your Book in 90 Days – Free Training Event

Succeed Speaking

Is it taking you longer to write your book than you ever expected? Steve is going to be interviewing a woman who’s developed a unique system for writing a quality non-fiction book in 90 days! Publishing Writing Writing Books Maybe a lot longer?). I was just notified of a free webinar (or teleseminar, if you choose) being hosted by Steve Harrison, publicity guru (clients include Jack Canfield, Robert Kiyosaki and others) and publisher of Radio-TV Interview Report.

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The Secret Formula for Writing a Bestseller

Succeed Speaking

Marketing Publishing Writing Books Best-Selling Book Strategy Bestseller StrategyIf you’re looking for the “secret formula” to turn your next book into a bestseller, there’s good news and bad news… Bad news: there is no secret formula. Good news: there are lots of formulas!

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Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays

Speaker Launcher

The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars? The post Podcast: How to Write a Killer Bio with Caroline Mays appeared first on Jane Atkinson. The question of the day today is: How do we write a killer bio that makes our clients pick up the phone or start that email asking us about whether or not their date is free on our calendars?

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