Logic vs. Emotional Appeal ~ Truth/Fiction

How Can We Recognize Attempts to Dupe Us Into Believing Untrue Things? Logic – is one of the key ingredients that is missing in the volumes of disinformation being fed to the public, worldwide. Regardless of whether it comes from the worlds of business, politics, religion, or cultural groups, so much of what we read and hear is based on appeals to our emotions to cause us to believe things that are untrue. BTW, most of us do some of this some of the time. Other people are paid professionals to do it to convince masses of people to do or think something they might not have done otherwise. It matters. Let’s learn about it. Continue Reading →

Blogs, Bios, and Branding

Start Writing quote on #vss365 logo

Do you need or want to get autobiographical information “out there” for the public to devour? Are you trying to create a large following before you publish your book or launch a product? Perhaps, you want to attract customers to your existing business, or supporters for the cause about which you are most passionate. Or, maybe it’s personal. Maybe you simply want to find compatible friends with shared interests, leave a legacy for future generations in your family, or communicate with fellow readers/writers. … Tips, Tricks Blogging, Biographical, and Branding…. Continue Reading →

Author’s Book Cover on Pixels

Three Hots and a Cot spiral notebook

Since I don’t have YOUR book cover, I’m using my book cover to show you a few examples of the merchandise onto which you could place your own JPEG images. You can put your book covers, logos, or other illustrations of your work onto all kinds of goodies (listed below) to increase your followers, gain customers, and give as gifts or promotional items. Continue Reading →

Editing Does NOT Equal Proofreading

red pen and typed text on a page - proofreading, correcting mistakes by Anne Karakash

Editing: I bet most of you didn’t know there are several different forms and levels of content editing and copy editing, some of which require different skills from others. Hint – proofreading is not the same as copy editing. Continue Reading →

#vss365 #prompt 10/17 – 10/23 2021

Image of a keyboard and quote, "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." #vss365

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar Continue Reading →

#vss365 #prompts 10/10 – 10/16 2021

Logo for My Persuasive Presentations, LLC #vss365

I hope more of you will join us in the #vss365 (very short stories – 365 days a year)  #prompt (the word you use when you create a Twitter-sized response in poetry or prose) challenges on Twitter! It’s for everyone Continue Reading →

Presenter Guidebook

These guidelines work equally well for presenters, event coordinators, & trainers, and for companies evaluating speakers and venues. Continue Reading →

Training Series #5 – Content Development

If you were the only one speaking about a topic, you could do/say pretty much whatever you want. However, if you are part of a panel, each person may want to cover a different aspect of or perspective about the subject….What You Think of Me Is None of My Business, Except When I am a Presenter….Copies, Copyrights, Formats and Planned Stinginess in Content Development…Want to publish it as a book later? Things to contemplate! Continue Reading →