A great speech starts long before you’re in front of your audience. It begins as soon as you start writing and preparing your speech, and both are central aspects of your training in public speaking. Keep the following tips in mind for the writing part and you’ll be on your way to delivering an engaging, impactful speech. Read More »
I work in a large company. For years I was an admin assistant and made very little progress in my role. I am quite a flexible worker, so the company tended to move me from department to department. This did not give me the opportunity to progress in any role. Over the years, I noticed that people who had stayed on in one role tended to progress and get promotion to more senior roles in that area. Read More »
Many people find organising their writing difficult, but good organisation is a key to effective writing. You should always plan what you write before you start writing. Having a plan helps you develop a logical order for your writing and helps prevent you from repeating yourself or leaving out important information. A plan can be anything from a few jotted notes to an elaborate numbered outline.
Most writing has a three-part structure: introduction, body and conclusion. Your introduction should tell readers about the aim, contents and conclusions of the writing. The body should present your arguments, facts and information in a logical order your readers can follow. Your conclusion should summarise the information and report your findings, conclusions or recommendations. Read More »
Simply put, contractor websites should be supported by secondary professional articles and supplementary articles posted on various webpages and sites online. These special articles both draw attention to the writers’ websites and provide sources for links. Website traffic must be built over time. Ghostwriters should certainly be considered, for several viable reasons.
You see, the problem is that most contractors (roofers, pavement experts, craftsmen, lawn care specialists, carpenters, house cleaners, landscapers, towers, plumbers, and handymen) are experts in their own professions, but hardly even adequate at web-writing, and search engine optimization. This is precisely where ghostwriters are needed. Read More »
Writing has often been seen as both a hobby and a business. Many people write diaries and notes in journals and they may do that for many years. Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are good examples. Another is Eleanor Roosevelt. In fact you may be doing that right now for your own reasons. As for me, I see that kind of writing as a personal hobby.
I started as a hobby writer many years ago at the urging of one of my grade school teachers. Miss Thuss said to me: ” Terry you seem to have trouble expressing yourself when you talk and try to tell us your ideas here in class but when you hand in one of the written assignments I give you to do, you have a way of writing down your ideas that is both interesting and entertaining for me and others to read.” Read More »
Hundreds of people dream every day about writing books and making a living from their efforts. It is possible, but in order to make your dream a reality, you will need to follow a list of techniques and critical steps before you write your first word.
There are several critical steps you need to master before you write anything. The steps might seem too simple to be helpful, but if you don’t follow a proven method, you will quickly run into difficulty and your book will go nowhere. Your first task is to make a plan that will keep you on track while you are creating your book. It’s a simple thing: No Plan = No Book! Read More »
1. Critical Thinking
I believe a fundamental requirement for effective writing is the development and constant nurturing of a critical thinking habit. Without this a writer is likely to struggle considerably to come up with truly original and potentially profound insights to share with readers.
When your writing fails to strike the reader as useful, then your efforts have been wasted. Read More »
Words I often hear from clients are these: “I’m slow at writing and frequently get stuck. I wish I had a magic want to enable me to concentrate on writing and improving and work faster!”
This is an incredibly common problem – slow writing and getting stuck – even for experienced authors. This is because self-doubt creeps in for so many writers and they start wondering if they are writing a ‘good enough’ book. Read More »
Internet has opened up numerous opportunities to work from home. Stay at home moms or individuals who are looking for supplementary income can use the internet for starting an online home business. Online home business allows flexible working hours with an ability to generate sustainable income. There are several ‘work from home’ models available online. Some of these models may be easier to start. It is important to note that online home business does not assure overnight success. You will need to put in dedicated efforts and invest time and money to gain substantial profit. Some of the best online home business ideas for beginners are as follows. Read More »
Choosing a career is like being in love: you go crazy trying to figure out which one is right for you until you find it — then you just know.
Everywhere I turn I see people struggling with the same age-old question: What am I supposed to do with my life? If you’re in your teens or getting ready for college, this question can haunt the bejesus out of you. Schools push you to choose earlier every year, even if you aren’t ready for that choice. You want to have fun. You want to go out with friends. You have no bills, so you can’t imagine a life where you have to pay them. Read More »