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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My freelance writing resolutions for 2019

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

I’ve been a freelance writer and writing trainer most of my life. Other than blogging and writing the occasional book about MS and business and promotional writing , I do very little writing and editing for clients. Sadly, I can no longer train in person, although I teach several online writing courses for the UofT and conduct the occasional writing webinar. And I’ll be teaching a series of online writing courses come the new year.

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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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Two important components of writing explained

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

It is something that all writers should realize consciously so that is at the forefront of their minds as they write. Here it is : there are two components to writing. It is clear, concise, easily understood writing used in properly structured sentences, paragraphs and documents. The content component includes writing that speaks to your target audience. Writing that conveys your purpose or reason for writing.

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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?

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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Speech writing tips | Speech Writing

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized speech writing

5 Reasons Every Speaker Should Write a Book (and a FREE Guide 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 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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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 […].

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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Humor Writing Exercise

Humor Power

It’s fun creating my own, unique humor writing exercises. In the spirit of creative writing, my take on the jokes: - Two fonts were having a beer at the Main Street Bar, when a noisy entrant at the front door announced: “There’s a new Serif in town!” Humor In Speaking creative writing humor exercise I look forward to getting Allen Klein’s Monthly Mirth Letter. He shares jokes that are sure to put a smile on your face.

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Write the way your best customers talk to their friends.

More than PowerPoint...

If you’re interested in voice search optimization and writing content for your brand’s voice — go ahead. Do a search for some how-to articles on writing for voice and voice optimization. Using your own voice to write more conversational content is a great idea. OK Google.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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!

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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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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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

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Creative Writing

Humor Power

Here is a fun video which you’ll enjoy if you are into poetry, creative writing, or writing to sell. Presentation Skills creative writing poetry writing to sellIt’s a 22-minute entertaining talk by Dan Fleischmann (son of Gerald Fleischmann, a regular contributor to our humor contests). A very interesting example of how you can deliver information while making it fun for the listener.

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.

Speech writing – Write for the ear!

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

One pitfall that many would be speech writers fall headlong into is that they write for the eye rather than for the ear. Here are some guidleines to help you improve your speech writing. Presentation Skills Public Speaking Speech WritingYou are not creating perfect prose. You are creating something that is easy to listen to. Guidelines Keep sentences [.].

Career Content in High Demand - Yet, DQ Media Only Pays $45 for 1200+ Word Article, Requiring Research, Writing, Editing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

DQ Media indicates that it pays $45 (and only makes payment once a month) for 1,200+ word articles requiring research, writing, and editing.   careers Content-provider Personal Musings WritingCareers are  the  niche to be in for content-creators.

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