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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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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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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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.

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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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.

Setting your corporate writing rate

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link] ]. … For the most part, writers write. However, primarily you write and revise. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link] ]. Uncategorized business of freelance writing Freelance Writing setting your corporate rate what to charge corporate clients

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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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The Secret to Writing a Call to Action in A Persuasive Speech

Duarte Blog

The way to ensure that you write a call to action that persuades is to keep in mind that one size does NOT fit all—and you’ve got to tailor your CTAs. The post The Secret to Writing a Call to Action in A Persuasive Speech appeared first on Duarte.

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This blog post is not about writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know all my posts are about writing or the business of freelance writing. Today, I am taking a break from that topic to write about something more personal. I am writing this. I teach several online writing course for continuing education students at the University of Toronto. ’ I could write more about my disease, but I think that is it for today.

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

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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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 . There are times journalists find multiple W5 elements, or need more than the basic W5 points, before they can write stories. I am suggesting that W5 is the foundation of all writing. You should, in fact, know your W5 before you start to write any non-fiction—news article for sure, but even longer features or short tweets.

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How will you boost your writing career this week?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Start every Monday by asking “What will I do to boost my writing career this week?” Career info Freelance Writing Speechwriting” You have many options: * Sign up for a webinar * Polish your LinkedIn profile * Join a professional organization (I’ll encourage you to join the American Society of Journalists and Authors. ASJA is the nation’s oldest and largest […].

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.

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 I really would like to write it. Then I set a deadline for writing each chapter, followed by a deadline for taking a break (putting the book in a drawer for a few days or a week).

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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. To explore the “How to” format more deeply check out this post on writing headlines for blog posts. It’s applicable to writing presentation titles too How to write a Killer How To Article that gets Attention.

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

Succeed Speaking

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. Business Strategy Publishing Writing Books

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.

The anatomy of writing a speech or presentation

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

If you have to write a speech or presentation, breaking it down into the five stages or the five component parts of the typical speech or presentation will help you organize your thoughts and write a focused, effective speech. Business Writing Copywriting Freelance Writing - General how to write a speech speech writing

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.

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.

3 Important Tips from Psychology to Write Better Emails

SpeakerSue Says...

Communication Skills Email Etiquette & Productivity Selling Skills email as a sales tool email etiquette hospitality and hotel sales how to say it to sell it Power Sales Writing SpeakerSue

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those were the days of rigid boundaries. It was the late 1920s. Either you were pursuing scholarship in academia or you were one of those writers for the masses. Anthropologist Margaret Mead blurred those boundaries. Back then, that wasn't done.

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

How To Write & Give A Speech: coming soon in Chinese

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Chinese rights for How To Write & Give A Speech have been placed with ThinKingdom Media. How To Write & Give A Speech was originally published in 1984 and has remained continuously in print (producing royalties) for more than three decades – a distinction in publishing and a testament to the commitment of publisher […].

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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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.

Overcoming your inner critic when writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

[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. But Mr. C made me use a pencil all year because I could not spell well or write neatly. My writing was messy. Battling Mr. C I battle Mr. C when I attempt to master the art and craft of writing—even when writing business documents. And I keep on writing through typos and grammatical errors.

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. A number of the books are used at the University of Toronto (and other colleges) by adult education writing students. Six-Figure Freelancer: How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments.

ASJA offers writing conference in Atlanta: Sat Nov 5

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where freelance writers will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors, content providers and agents. Freelance Writing News, events, and awards Professional organizations

Books & eBooks on copywriting, business writing, business of freelance writing and related topics

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

In 2006, I set out to write a book on the business of freelance writing. However, if you are looking for a book on copywriting, writing media releases, business writing, the freelance writing business or creative writing, and related topics. You''ve come to the right (or should I say "write") place. My Books books on writing business writing books copywriting books freelance writing Paul Lima writing books

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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

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

The Business of Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In more commercial type writing - think Don Draper on "Mad Men" - things haven't been so hot either. Refugees from literary writing and journalism have rebranded themselves as content marketing providers, ghostwriters, speechwriters and even technical copywriters.

From How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Opening remarks from the best-selling How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. I wrote this book because I kept on running into budding authors who could tell me about their great book ideas but somehow were not able to actually write their books. You are looking at the result of my work — How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days , written in… well, 60 days. What does it take to write a book in 60 days ?

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Who’s in your writing network?

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Over my years of teaching speechwriting workshops, I’ve observed something: The very best speechwriters are the ones who have the widest writing interests. If you’re a speechwriter, I’m assuming you know some other speechwriters – at least you should. But more important: Do you know a wide range of professional writers?

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Create an outline before you write

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

An excerpt on Creating Outlines from Harness the Business Writing Process : Clustering is the first step in getting organized, before you write. The next step is to create an outline, part of the writing process. Producing an outline before you write will help you write in a more effective and efficient manner. In addition, if you are wondering why you have to go through all of this to write a simple email message, please stick with me.

5-Question Q&A about the freelance writing business

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Recently I was interviewed about the freelance writing business. The information will not be available online, but I have posted here the questions I was asked and my answers to them. Marketing Your Services

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Answer W5 before you write 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.

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Ten Commandments for Writing and Speaking

Manner of Speaking

Consider your reader and write with that reader’s viewpoint in mind. Write short sentences. "Thou shalt not kill (thy audience with PowerPoint)." " I spent some time yesterday going through a box of old papers, filing some and recycling the rest.

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