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 →

#vss365 #prompt 11/7 – 11/13 2021

gold wrapped chocolates, a pink rose, and a coffee cup with the words #vss365 #prompts

I’ve shared my posts for this week and explained what #vss365 #prompt is for newcomers. Also, Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels – I mention how you can do it, too – and then show you additional #writing, #poetry, #infographics, and more opportunities. We have fun! Join us in jump-starting our creativity. 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 #prompt 10/3 – 10/9 2021

Are you enjoying these snippets along with me? 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! 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 →

PowerPoint Poetry for Publication as Videos

many people enjoy watching videos more than reading. That is especially true during pandemic times and in the technology era when eyes become bleary and heads become achy from too much “screen time.” Plus, PowerPoints can be converted easily to videos, so why not take the chance? Continue Reading →

Infographics 4 Zoom ~ Updating Collections

Greet and Instruct Your Participants Using Online Meeting Infographics Bored in the Waiting Room? Wish people would mute themselves, so we don’t hear the dogs barking? Trying to remember what to Continue Reading →

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Anirudh and Nancy

Which kind of Imposter Syndrome affects you and what can you do about it? 1.The Perfectionist 2, The Superwoman/man 3, The Natural Genius 4. The Soloist 5. The Expert Continue Reading →