Score a Meeting with Just About Anyone

There are so many kinds of people a writer might want to meet sooner or later… that great editor… the potential new client… someone to interview…. someone to pitch your idea to… and well, you know, this whole networking-thingy.


“A Speech Is Not an Essay”

If you are a writer, you probably know how to string your letters and words and sentences together for the desired effect.

Using your words in order to deliver a speech can be a quite a different ballgame, though, because it is more than just reading your manuscript aloud…

So, HBR’s got a great article for us with some pointers regarding how to make our spoken words sparkle! (See preview below…)

11 must-see lessons from TED-Ed

One of the qualities of a good writer is to keep reading and learning… and apart form that, “getting informed and inspired” sounds much better than “procrastinating”… so here’s one possible place to go… 😉

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Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).

Bite-size snacks of knowledge, TED-Ed Video Lessons are short, free educational videos written by educators and students, then animated by some of the most creative minds in the business. The topics of these addictive little videos range from quantum physics to the art of beatboxing, and once you watch one, you may want to watch 10 more.

Know an animator or educator who could make a great TED-Ed Lesson? Nominate them here. Find a lesson you love? Then share the love! (Publicly or privately.)

Here are 11 of my favorite TED-Ed lessons to start.

1. Questions no one knows the answer to.

This is the lesson that started TED-Ed. Written and narrated by TED Curator Chris Anderson, the full-length version is our most watched lesson on YouTube. I love this lesson because there’s nothing quite so effective at sparking one’s…

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