Publishing/Writing

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: [...]

2018-02-06T07:01:44+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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Collaborator, Coauthor, or Ghostwriter? How to Decide Which You Need

Early in my career, I collaborated with CEO Jim on his business book. After I’d completed the first draft and he reviewed it, we sat together to discuss a few revisions. Primarily, he wavered over whether to include this or that anecdote collected from an interview with a client or staff member. His wife didn’t [...]

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Communication Zingers to Avoid in Your Presentations and Email

Words to Avoid... In a presentation or an email, it’s typically not the big things but the small missteps that damage relationships—particularly when it comes to blocking receptivity. Of course, as the speaker or writer, you’re focused on substantive matters like strategy, structure, and facts. Yet think of all the recent political and business blow-ups [...]

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