Publishing/Writing

5 Best Practices to Prevent Business Writing Blunders

It pays to write well and fast. Here’s how to prevent the most common business writing blunders that can sink a project, your credibility, or your career:   Prevent Business Writing Blunders: 5 Best Practices   Don’t Start Too Early The toughest part of writing is thinking.  When your thinking has been insufficient and you [...]

2018-05-07T20:29:39+00:00 By |Comments Off on 5 Best Practices to Prevent Business Writing Blunders

Are You Delivering Great Stories—Or Just Narrating Them?

In my coaching practice, executives often tell me they want to improve their ability to tell stories that inspire and persuade. But as we start work together, they often haven’t thought about the subtle difference in delivering a story versus narrating one. Big difference. Let me illustrate here as best I can. Okay, I can’t [...]

2018-05-01T04:42:38+00:00 By |Comments Off on Are You Delivering Great Stories—Or Just Narrating Them?

Hollywood Consistently Degrades Society by What It Communicates

By Guest Blogger Jeff Davidson At first glance, 2017 appeared to be a banner year for movies. Anytime you would open the newspaper to the movie section, the appeal was strong. When visiting RottenTomatoes.com, you couldn't ignore the large number of movies rated 80% or higher. Yet, a nagging, insidious trend has continued for decades: [...]

2018-02-28T21:12:59+00:00 By |2 Comments

5 Words Leaders Seldom Use—And What to Choose Instead

The essence of leadership is communication.  As a leader, your words have the power to motivate or demoralize, inspire or discourage, clarify or confuse. The language of leadership matters a great deal to how your team performs. Many would-be leaders discover that it’s often subtle things about their communication that keep colleagues and supervisors from [...]

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10 Best Tips on How to Write a Book Fast—From the Author of 47

Is writing a book one of your goals for the new year? If so, these 10 tips can make the difference between dickering and done. Now that I’m 47 full-length books down the road (all sold to major publishing houses), plus more than a dozen other compilations, I can attest that these principles work. A [...]

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