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Ways to show you are an expert

Fall is both a time of new beginnings and of harvesting.

New beginnings can include the start of school or tackling a new project.

Harvesting can include picking the ripe fruits and vegetables in the garden.

The slight chill in the air adds energy to your step and motivation to pick up the pace in your life and business.

Is it time to get started on that book you have been promising to write for forever?

Is speaking part of your life? Or would you like it to be? Having a sample of your work to sell or give away at the back of the room can add credibility and cachet to you as the person to be giving that speech. You can say enough in your talk to attract the interest of your audience, but if you attempt to show them the full, detailed picture, you will overwhelm them. They will tune out part way through your talk and their minds will be miles away.

With your own book at the back of the room, you can make your supporting data and references available in a format your audience can refer to in the future.

Have you thought about what to include? How detailed to make your explanations? How formal your style should be?

Think back to times you have been in the audience. Which speakers impressed you the most? How many of them had materials available at the back of the room? Picture yourself joining them at a book signing.

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Sticking to your commitment

There are some times that we just don’t feel like writing. We are tempted by the beach in the summer and ski slopes in the winter to do anything but write. A steady routine is important for getting your book completed. When writing doesn’t come easy there are other productive ways you can use that… Continue Reading

Why is an editor important?

Do you ever get tired of answering questions? Do you ever wish there was a place where you could plug in some information and the perfect response would be spit out at you? In a recent conversation with my coach, she asked me a series of questions about what I saw the future holding. Each… Continue Reading

Why Edit an Article or Book?

Editing and proofreading are two terms that are frequently used interchangeably. Both have to do with assuring clarity of expression and removing distractions from the written word. Yet they truly are different tasks. Proofreading basically looks at the mechanics of your writing – the nagging distractions that jump out at some readers and just leave… Continue Reading

To Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme

This is National Poetry Month. Do you have a favorite poet? Someone who can bring visions of nature into your mind, such as Joyce Kilmer’s Trees? I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; . . .… Continue Reading