#vss365 #prompt 11/21 – 11/27 2021

Welcome, Writers and Wannabe Writers in

Poetry or Prose!

My Pseudo-Table of Contents for This Post!

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First, a motto for the new week.

the number 2 on a blue background for Guide for PresentersThen, an idea for you to explore that might help to expand your followers and customers. No,

  • I’m not trying to sell you products,
  • It’s not an MLM, and
  • It doesn’t involve your having to give sales pitches –

so don’t get nervous!

I’m simply sharing an idea that is easy and might help you, as it has helped me.) I’ll provide a link where you can learn more later.

the number 3 on an orange background for Guide for PresentersNext, I’ll explain what #vss365 is about for the new people.


At last, you will see my #vss365 responses for this time period.
Then, What?

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Some day I’ll figure out how to make the jump links work to take you directly to the #vss365 responses. Again, apparently, this is not one of those days. Grrr-rrrr-rrr)

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LET’S GET STARTED!


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The Thought / Motto for This Week Word-Prompt-for-the-Week-Writers.

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” 

~ Robert Graves, in response to a questionnaire in Horizon, 1946


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SUGGESTION TO GAIN FOLLOWERS

CONSIDER PUTTING YOUR ART (paintings, illustrations, collages), BOOK COVERS, LOGOS, ETC. ONTO PIXELS (aka FINE ART AMERICA) PRODUCTS TO USE FOR YOURSELF, AS GIFTS FOR OTHERS, OR IN PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.


Special Collections for Writers and Poets

Let me explain.

BACKGROUND

Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels Products

I’m in the midst of adding to the special collection for writers and poets. However, I’ve created many more themes (flowers, sports, activism, children, tech, landscapes, humor, fantasy, politics, quotes, love, etc.).

You Can Do It, Too

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Writers Puzzle featuring the mixed media Writers Read by Nancy Ayanna Wyatt and Sofia Livarinen

Writers Read Jigsaw Puzzle

If you don’t have time or the inclination – or, if you just like one of the images in my collections – you can choose from my – or other artists’ – images on Pixels products. But, if you like the idea, think creatively!

Imagine …

From

mugs to shower curtains,

notebooks to yoga mats,

phone covers to beach towels,

t-shirts to greeting cards,

posters to puzzles,

all of them make wonderful small to large gifts for ourselves, family, friends, co-workers, and events.


Since I don’t have your book cover,

I’m using mine to give you some examples.

Three Hots and a Cot spiral notebook


Inexpensive
Gifts and  Promo Items for Your Book

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You can save money when you buy your own products while potentially increasing sales of all your art, books, and services as people start to follow you. In addition, you might generate a small income from the items you feature on Pixels. It gives you a small commission for those sales.

Think of how you can put your art, logo, book covers, or a personal photo on these items listed below. For example, you could pair a copy of your book with a coffee mug, spiral notebook, t-shirt or sweatshirt, and a  tote bag – all of which have your book cover image – in gifts to loved ones. Even your gift card can match! If you just need a small gift, give only the cup with a greeting card.


How Could This Help You?

For Others

Whether for adults, teens, or budding child authors, they make great gifts.

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kids’ t-shirt

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Baby Onesie – stylized African Women design

These items make great, inexpensive gifts for

  • family
  • friends
  • co-workers
  • “secret Santas”
  • people in shelters, medical, or other care facilities

and for

  • regular event promotional gifts
  • raffles,
  • swag bags
  • place settings, etc.

For Your Use

They also are useful in helping you get organized – especially if you are the author of multiple works. Pretend you can find everything about each book in one place (like contained within a weekender tote bag) that you easily can take with you anywhere at any time.

Weekender tote bag for male author - image by Mohamed Hassan

On the other hand, imagine that you can find what you want readily from among mixed and scattered items – simply at a glance – based on the image of the book cover (for example) that you see before you.

Writing about Equal Rights Issues?

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About spiritual concepts?Gold Ohm image on Black tote bag symbol by Gordon Johnson

About African Heritage?

tote bag featuring stylized-african-women for #vss365You get the idea!


#vss365 Tips

A Side Bar to Help With Time Management

Love Birds Spiral NotebookI have a different-cover notebook (from my Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels Products collections) for each kind of writing project, so I can find them fast without looking inside to know which topic is in those notes!

The Organizing Principle

This uses the same principle as color-coding file folders and labels to promote efficiency and save time. (You don’t have to use my goodies, of course, but thank you if you do!)

The cover clues me as to what’s in each. For example, “quotes,” or “research snippets about an XYZ subject” or “#vss365 #prompt,” “notes for a winter sports documentary,” “romance novel concepts,” or “WIP#3,” etc.

Benefits of Being a Guest Contributor - start writing in this purple spiral notebook

Using different subject matter notebooks was a tip for aging minds.smiley face laughing and pointing at the humorous statement.

 

Missing You Now spiral notebook for #vss365

Missing You Now spiral notebook for #vss365 holiday pieces

Powder Blue Let it Snow spiral notebook for #vss365

Powder Blue Let it Snow spiral notebook for #vss365 poems about winter

Expand Your Mind Spiral Notebook for #vss365

Expand Your Mind Spiral Notebook for #vss365 esoteric or new technology projects


Here is a link where you can find all the (over 500 designs and counting) on spiral notebooks available in my Collections of Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels Products.

From Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels - a crimson cattleya on a spiral notebook

https://pixels.com/featured/cactus-mandala-nancy-ayanna-wyatt.html?product=spiral-notebook

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To help me get into the mood for writing, I often match my notebooks with mugs and tote bags.

https://pixels.com/featured/chinese-new-year-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-gordon-johnson.html?product=coffee-mug

https://pixels.com/featured/happy-new-year-hat-and-mask-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-with-ann-and-miriam.html?product=coffee-mug

Here is a link where you can find all the (over 500 designs and counting) mugs (2 sizes) available in my Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels collections.


I can “lug all my writing stuff around with ease.”

Then, I put all my writing stuff into a tote bag of the same style, so I can find everything fast and get to work! If I want to include my laptop in the collection of tools, I use a “weekender” tote bag.

Here is a link where you can find all the (over 500 designs and counting) weekender tote bags in Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels.  Smaller tote bags also are available here.

https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=tote-bag

https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=weekender-totebag

I keep the pens, pencils, sticky notes, page tabs, etc. in one of the zip carry-all pouches. Here is a link where you can find all the (over 500 designs and counting) on zipping carry pouches in Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels. 

Writer Carry-all Pouch featuring the mixed media The Writer's Process by Nancy Ayanna Wyatt and Engin Akyurt


https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=greeting-card

If I want to give items as gifts, I add a matching greeting card. Here is your link for Greeting Cards.

Examples –

LoveBirds for you Romance Novelists and

Missing You Now for Holiday Loved Ones.

Love Birds Spiral Notebook

(Note: you can change background colors and image sizes.)


Fine Art America / Pixels Keeps Adding Goodies!

To keep current and creative, Pixels added face masks once the pandemic started, and – later – puzzles – and, recently, holiday ornaments. Love it!


Easy Peasy

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All you do is supply the image (which you own or for which you have usage rights). Pixels handles everything else (the financial transactions, manufacturing, and shipping.) It’s a great deal!


Separate Blog  and Web Page So You Can Find Info About This Without Searching Here

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I created an entire blog post for artists and authors on this subject so that I could describe it less here. Click Here to go to that educational piece about how you can do this, too. Alternatively, Click Here to see my web page for more ideas (not just for authors) and instructions about how to do this.

Below, I’ll provide a list of the many and varied products to help you decide whether to try doing this.


THE POINT of Putting Your Stuff on Pixels

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I’m sprinkling many examples while spending time and space on this now to show you that it might be both fun and worth it for YOU to do something similar with your own photos.

As of this writing and without my advertising, around 138,885 people have viewed my site! (BTW: I forget to ask people to like, comment, and follow me on my many websites! Please follow me here and there if you visit.) Again, this could work for you, too.

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I’d love for you to buy some of my offerings – even as a “thank you” for teaching you this. However, if you participate with your own images, it could be a way in which to attract new customers to your work.

To truly class up your act with a professional theme, you also could combine the images with my presentation infographics for speakers and events, but that is an entirely different subject covered FAR below.)


Now, Drum Roll, Please ~ The List of Goodies

When you click on each link, you can see all of my over 500 images in each category on each item of merchandise. These items are the same items your images will go onto when you participate in Fine Arts of  America / Pixels.

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Nancy’s Novelty Photos Are Available On The Following Merchandise

OK, that’s enough about photos on Pixels for now!


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At Last, Let’s Talk About the Benefits of Participating and

How #vss365 #prompts Work – for Your Daily Enjoyment!

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#vss365 #prompts Start on  Twitter

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The facilitator on Twitter gives us a mind-exercising word #prompt that we are to use in creating poetry or prose.

The prompts get our creative juices flowing and help us start each day with something deliciouslTips andy new to contemplate.

It is also a great way to keep your brain active and healthy.

purple hashtag for #vss365 #prompt by Pete Linforth So, I hope more of you will join us in the

  • #vss365 (which means ‘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!


All Are Welcome To Play With #vss365

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#vss365 #prompt challenges are for everyone – from people who never have written poems or prose before – all the way to real Pros!

Just ~

Put on your writing clothes. 

https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=ringer-tshirthttps://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=long-sleeve-tshirtGet your tea or coffee. 

https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=coffee-mug

Grab your writing tote bag for laptop and writing materials

https://pixels.com/featured/the-writers-process-nancy-ayanna-wyatt-and-engin-akyurt.html?product=weekender-totebag Find your spiral notebook and your phone if you use it to post

Go to the special place that you’ve reserved for writing.

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...and then let’s get started!  

(I post from a pc – it’s so much easier on the eyes!)


More #vss365 Tips & Tricks

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  • You can write something humorous, elegant, scary, or abstruse. We don’t do porn or hatred, but, except for that, whatever you want to do will work! So, get your coffee and join us! 
  • People don’t usually do this, but you may submit more than one entry per #prompt word. 
  • Adding photos is not a requirement. However, I love color and images, so I usually choose to use them, unless no photo could depict what I wrote (like on esoteric and spiritual topics).
  • I don’t know about you, but I rarely have more than 5 – 10 minutes to do almost anything. Unfortunately, that includes finding the day’s prompt, thinking of a response, and finding the corresponding image I want to use, PLUS posting. Therefore, comma, as I would say, it’s okay to go back later and refine the work to make it better – particularly, if you plan to publish it. I have done that with a few of the things I post here.
  • stick figure using computer for training sessionYou don’t have to respond immediately. You have the whole day to figure out what you want to post.

Also, you can have the prompts emailed to you daily if you wish.


Meet Other Writers Online and Join the Communities

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If you add #vss365, #prompt, and #writingcommunity, #amwriting, and/or #poetrycommunity to your post, you can meet writers of all genres who may see your work. I find them to be very supportive of one another.


#vss365 hashtag symbol made of pencils by Eric BinderThis Week’s #vss365 Samples
Followed by More Things You Can Do and How You Can Ask Questions

November 27, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #text

When I text you,

You text me back.

The text you text

Shows me that you

Took my text

Out of context.

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November 26, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #conversation

“WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION.”


Those Dreaded words

I contract with fear and tension.

Did I do something wrong?

Must we discuss your politics again?

Is this going to be a true confession?

Will it hurt?

Will it break my heart?

Why the drama?

What’s wrong?

Oh, you want to pay for my wedding?!!

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November 25, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #journal

I thought of her as “Mom”

Always there for me,

Cooking, cleaning, and making my costumes,

Sending Dad off to work with a smile,

Playing bridge and canasta with her friends,

Discussing recipes and child-raising.

Boring as Hell.

Then, I found her #journal.

Illustration of an older woman with a mischievous smile on her face (for #vss365)


November 24, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #worry

I said I was sorry.

Todd said, “Don’t worry.”

But, it was Danny who did it!

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November 22, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #vulnerability

Alone, and thinking of others

Who are blessed with family and friends

In proximity during holidays,

Can increase our vulnerability.

A way to feel better is to do better

By helping less fortunate folks in shelters, hospitals,

or wherever you find them

And realizing how privileged we really are.

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November 23, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #vulnerability #tanka

HOLISTIC HEALING

Using NLP,

And Reiki or Focusing,

EFT and more,

We can overcome your and

My vulnerability.

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November 22, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #spouse

OK, New  Folks ~ This is what it looks like “in real-time” when you see the #vss365 #prompt and then reply to it.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1462693542657073153


November 21, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #stuck

Like a butterfly,

Wings fluttering

In a desperate attempt

To escape,

Straining upward and downward

In all the Four Directions,

Immobilized

By the pin stuck in its back

Binding it to the display board ~

Not an insect.

Me.

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Come Back Next Week for More!

And/Or
Keep Scrolling for Additional Ideas
and More Word Challenges on Twitter
 Plus How to Be A Guest Contributor!

Other #Prompt Challenges

There are SEVERAL fascinating and fun word challenges in which you can participate, regardless of your skill level! Let’s grow together!

As you can see, I created a logo for my weekly posts in the category #vss365 (#veryshortstories #365 days a year). This is the logo I’ll use when sharing my responses to that challenge. (BTW, if you click on the picture just below, it will take you to a whole page of details about #vss365 prompts.)

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

However, I also participate in some other brain-teasing word challenges that you can join as well. If I’m sharing several of my posts to those sites, like I’m doing for the #vss365 #prompts, I’ll use similar logos, like these. The writing on the coffee cup will tell you which challenge the posts used.

gold wrapped chocolates, a pink rose, and a coffee cup with the words#Haiku #Trantra #Senrya #promptsgold wrapped chocolates, a pink rose, and a coffee cup with the words#MoveMePoetryBattle

When I create those posts, I’ll give more details about their specific requirements. Meanwhile, you can check them out, as follows: BraveWrite | Haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms) | Move Me Poetry Battle…(formerly known as Poetry Battle Friday #PBF).

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BREAKING NEWS!

Move Me Poetry has instituted a new feature in which people read one another’s poems on video and share them with credit to the author. I LOVE it! Discovered it “after the fact” though, so I’m just sharing the “handle” you can use to find them on Twitter. #MMPkickabout.


Do You Want To Be A Guest Contributor to My Website?

Join over 8,000 users on this site and keep reading to get some other ideas, including about being a Guest Contributor for #vss365 and #Haiku poetry. It is just a nice way in which we can share our work with more people and, perhaps, gain more followers.

Nancy invites guest contributions

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If you want to be a Guest Contributor to my website for #vss365 or for #Haiku work, Click Here for details, and we can talk about it. (You keep the copyright; I simply have permission to publish on this website.)


#vss365 Guest Contributor Options

Logo for My Persuasive Presentations, LLC #vss365To get comfortable with the challenges and my website and to see only the #Vss365 #prompt posts in one place on this website, Click Here. It will give you “the rules” plus lots of examples to kickstart your imaginings. Of course, you can stop here, or…

Click Here to learn about the benefits of submitting some of your work as a guest contributor. (Again, you keep the copyright. We just agree that I may post the work on my website.)

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You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. It’s called a Sip & Share Session on Zoom, and I’ll set it up for us.

Sip & Share Session re #vss365Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Infographics”  (or whatever you want to talk about) in the subject line.


In the Meantime,
I Have Much More to Teach and Share
So Keep Scrolling!

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Follow Me On Twitter

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I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter @NancyKnowsLife. Of course, you should vet/screen me first to see if I post things suitable for your values and interests on this page.

To summarize, I post about:

  • wellness topics (from Eastern and Western medicine, metaphysics, meditation, and holistic healing modalities (I have many certifications). These posts may be taken from experts or from my other website (My Get Well Guru
  • photography and other arts (dance, painting, music, etc.)
  • motivational or philosophical quotes, writing, poetry, training, small business topics.

Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics

for Speakers and  Event Coordinators

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Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics for Speakers, Trainers, and Event Coordinators for Conferences, Retreats, and Training Sessions. These work beautifully on Zoom or in person, and as slides, table displays, and part of the handouts.

You don’t have to use a PowerPoint presentation to use them, but they are easily inserted into PowerPoint.

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Breakfast On Your Own – One of Many Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics

  • Since I am a public speaker and conduct classes and consultations, I felt the need to use infographics to announce breaks, instructions for break-out sessions, and more, so I created these inexpensive collections to benefit others, as well.
  • Most themes have several individual “slides” that can be bought separately or as a collection.
  • These can be used online or in person.
  • People who have used them came back for more! Some also asked me to customize infographics for them.
  • Here are some quick samples. As you can see, there are different themes correlated to the kind of group that is holding an event.

Nancy's Novelty Infographics Coffee Break Time

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business infographics - Welcome to the Waiting Roombusiness infographics - tech difficulties

infographics about putting comments and questions in the Chat box

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Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. It’s called a Sip & Share Session on Zoom, and I’ll set it up for us. Easy Peasy.

Sip & Share Session re #vss365Just email #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com and put “Inquiry – Infographics”  (or whatever you want to talk about) in the subject line. To see more samples first, Click Here.


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Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. Put “Inquiry – Photos on Pixels” – or whatever your interest is –  in the subject line.


Nancy’s Novelty Memes & Quotes

Similarly, I make memes, often using quotes, that people may purchase inexpensively. Click Here to learn more. (I occasionally include some of these in Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels also for people who would like them on t-shirts, mugs, spiral notebooks, or posters, etc.)

 

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Once more, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Memes” in the subject line.


Writing/Editing, Public Speaking, Classes, and Consultations

I hope you’re having fun with #vss365 #prompts and that you’ll join us on Twitter. For other kinds of writing services and tipsClick Here.

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I do so many things – from writing and editing services, to teaching and training and holistic healing services. You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. To talk about classes, consultations, and/or writing and editing projects, email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com. Put “Inquiry” plus your topic into the subject line.

Sip & Share Session re #vss365Click on the Sip & Share picture to learn more.

I look forward to hearing from you! In the meantime, …


Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!

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About Nancy Ayanna Wyatt

In addition to being a writer/editor, creator of infographics, and a highly engaging presenter and trainer, I am an ethical, energetic, and multi-faceted manager, demonstrably successful in directing human and financial resource allocation, contract administration, policies and procedures development, and supervisory functions. I have managed diverse departments, ranging from business offices to police, to name only two, while working for multi-national corporations, non-profits, higher education, state government, and small businesses. I have created extensive procedures, manuals, and training programs. I use the Internet, MS Office Suite, and presenter software. I have created 3 Word Press websites "from scratch." I sell photos on merchandise at https://pixels.com/profiles/nancyayanna-wyatt. My earned reputation is for fair play and for keeping people informed at all levels. I am praised often for my communication skills, which include listening, public speaking, writing and editing, training, and interpersonal relationships with people of all ages, cultures and hierarchical levels. An example of a presentation is "How To Start A Business," for which I provide extensive notes in English and Spanish. https://mypersuasivepresentations.com/classes-how-to-start-business/. Seminars on many topics may be booked through my website or by calling me. You also may hire me to create/and or present new teaching or training projects!

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