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May
14

Raising the Stakes with Emotion

Generally speaking I’m not an emotional guy. However, when the right sequence of experiences hit me, I’m a basket case. Certain movies, songs, and certainly my kids and grandkids can […]

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Posted on: May 14, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Apr
28

To Revise or Nor To Revise—That is the Question

One of the most important writing lessons I’ve learned over the years is when NOT to revise my work. Let me explain—revising your work is extremely important and we all […]

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Posted on: April 28, 2015 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Mar
11

10 Steps to Effective Speech-Making

Years ago I read a book by James Robinson, Winning Them Over: Get Your Message Across by Dealing Successfully with the Media_. Robinson explains how to effectively convey ideas to […]

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Feb
27

The Importance of Reaching Their Hearts

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” ― Robert Frost In my last post I wrote about […]

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Posted on: February 27, 2015 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Feb
13

Who is Your Market?

Candidly, I groan when a potential author sends me an inquiry that lacks a specific target topic or, a topic that affects a certain, identifiable group of readers. Too often […]

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Posted on: February 13, 2015 in Featured, Public Speaking/Presentations, Publishing, Publishing2
Feb
05

The Importance of Creating Reader Experience

B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, in a Harvard Business Review article wrote, “But experiences are not exclusively about entertainment; companies stage an experience whenever they engage customers […]

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Posted on: February 5, 2015 in Customer's Heart, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jan
16

Why It is Critical to Strengthen Your Language

Words can communicate or distract. Too many words can cause a reader to stop reading and never pick up your book or article again. As writers we need to be […]

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Posted on: January 16, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jan
14

Receive the Best Type of Writing Feedback

When we’re writing a book or long article solid and quality feedback are critical. After all feedback should be about learning, developing and changing. We should always want to put the […]

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Posted on: January 14, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jan
09

Essential Ingredients for Your Promotional Materials

Whether you are a speaker or a writer you will need a set of promotional materials to offer prospective clients. Inexperienced writers and speakers sometimes send introductory materials that do […]

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Posted on: January 9, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Jan
07

The Art of Revising: Don’t Practice on Yourself

Revising my writing is not an easy task for me. Oh, I received above average grades in grammar. I learned and practiced vocabulary and studied charts of active verbs. But, […]

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Posted on: January 7, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
 

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