#vss365 #prompts 12/12/2021 – 12/18/2021

Welcome, Writers and Wannabe Writers in

Poetry or Prose!

My Pseudo-Table of Contents for This Post!

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First, a quote or motto for the new week.

the number 2 on a blue background for #vss365 #promptThen, an idea for you to explore that might help to expand your followers and customers.


  • 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. It’s FREE – unless you want to post a lot, in which case it’s (currently) a whopping $30/year. It has garnered me over 147K visitors with no advertising effort on my part to attract them.

Here’s a Teaser from Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels

Don’t Just Look at a few of my zip carry-all pouch samples

~ Think of what YOU could do – depending on your genre! ~

sugar skull on a zip carry pouch for writers of horror stories

Sugar Skull by Gordon Johnson

Best Cattleya orchid on a zip carry pouch #vss365 for authors who want beauty in their daily durroundings

Best Cattleya orchid by Nancy Ayanna Wyatt

Teen themed images of girls with quote "You can do anything." for Y/A and teen authors

“You Can Do Anything” by Natalia Lavrinenko

Silhouette of Black woman facing illustration of African in red, black, and green, for Black History Month

Black History Month by Nancy Ayanna Wyatt and donors

a gold dove of peace on a seafoam green background for authors who need calming and/or who write about spiritual topics

Peace – by Nancy Wyatt and Gordon Johnson

Gold treble clef and musical notes on a black background zip carry pouch

Treble Clef and musical notes

Jet breaking the sound barrier with quote, "I'm having a breakthrough moment"

“I’m Having a Breakthrough Moment!”

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

At last, you will see my #vss365 responses for this time period to give you some ideas for creating your own.

Nancy Wyatt's logo for #vss365 #prompt

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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the number 1 on orange background in Guidebook for #vss365

The Thought / Motto for This Week

This Quote Is Not Just for #vss365 #prompts!

The principle is the same, whether you’re writing a business plan, an autobiography, a training manual, or poetry.

Start Writing quote on #vss365 logo

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SUGGESTION to GAIN Followers and Customers

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. (Note: with zero advertising, I just reached 147,003 visitors (as of this posting on 12-19-2021). You can, too!)

Special Collections for Writers and Poets

Please, let me explain.


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 Read Jigsaw puzzle

photo of lilacs, tea, glasses, a book, and quote "writers read" with sofia livarinenIf 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 …


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.

Nancy's book cover Three Hots and a Cot on a coffee mug

Nancy Wyatt’s book cover, Three Hots ad a Cot, on a coffee mug

Nancy Wyatt's book cover, Three Hots and a Cot, on a spiral notebook

Nancy Wyatt's book cover, Three Hots and a Cot, on a zip carry pouch

Nancy Wyatt's book cover, Three Hots and a Cot, on a woman's tank top

Inexpensive Gifts and  Promo Items for Your Book. Save on Your Purchases While Earning a Small Commission

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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 Else Could This Help You?

For Others as Gifts and/or Promotional Items

Whether for adults, teens, or budding child authors, they make great gifts. You also can choose matching items for men, women, and children.

This is great when you and your family are hosting an event, such as a book signing or gallery exhibition.


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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 Personal Use – Getting Organized

Are you feeling scattered? Do you have “stuff” “everywhere?” Pixels products also are useful in helping you get organized easily – especially if you are the author of multiple works.

Pretend you can find everything about each book or project in one place (like contained within a weekender tote bag) that has room for your laptop and that you easily can take with you anywhere at any time.

In addition, perhaps you just want to keep all the books you’re currently reading in one place, along with a pad of sticky notes, pens, pencils, and bookmarks.

lilacs, glasses, tea, and "Writers Read" on vase for #vss365

Writers Read Weekender Tote Bag

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?


Spiritual Concepts?Gold Ohm image on Black tote bag symbol by Gordon Johnson

History and African Heritage?

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How about a cookbook?

tote bag with winter soup, saying I make health choices until I don't.

You 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.


Romance Novels, Advice Columns, Journaling About Relationships

Are you writing a romance novel to rival the success of Sex In the City, or an advice column for people in relationships? Perhaps, you’re just keeping a journal about online dating. This cover says, “Meet Me for Coffee …. on Zoom.”

Image of figure arising from coffee cups with an invitation to Meet Me for Coffee - on ZoomInstead, you might be writing a horror story or a mystery.

Wouldn’t this be a fun image for your spiral notebook, tote bag, and coffee cup?

Sugar skull on a black background for #vss365

Maybe you are collecting or creating inspirational quotes for use in future writings.

spiral notebook - "Let your little light shine on me."Again, you get the idea.

Of Course, You Could Have One for #vss365 #prompts!

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



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



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. Notice how the size of the image and the color of the background can be changed to match or to mix and match.

Asian woman dancing on weekender tote bag from Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels for #vss365

Asian woman dancing – design on a weekender tote bag

Asian woman dancing on tote bag from Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels for #vss365

Asian woman dancing – design on a tote bag

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. 

Asian woman dancing on zip carry pouch

Asian woman dancing – zip carry pouch

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

Asian woman dancing - greeting card from Nancy's Novelty Photos on Pixels

Asian woman dancing – greeting card

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 In the Future

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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, almost 147,000 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.

Globe "Follow Me!" vor #vss365

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 eventsbut that is an entirely different subject covered FAR below.)

Now, Drum Roll, Please ~ The List of Pixels 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 All the Following Merchandise

Yours will be too if you decide to do this!

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 Daily #vss365 #prompts Work

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Just scroll fast to This Week’s #vss365 Samples if you already know how #vss365 #prompts work.yellow smiley face with red hearts of love

#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 delicious and 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

#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. 

"Ready my blog" t-shirt

“Ready my blog” t-shirt

"Read my blog" sweatshirt with hoodie

“Read my blog” sweatshirt with hoodie

Get your tea or coffee. 

Read my blog coffee cup with social media images, coffee, and device in the pictures

“Read my blog” coffee cup

Grab your writing tote bag for laptop and writing materials

"Read my blog" spiral notebook with social media icons, a keyboard, and coffee cup

“Read my blog” spiral notebook

"Read my blog" zip carry pouch

The “Read my blog” zip carry pouch

"Read my blog" weekend tote bag

A “Read my blog” weekend tote bag

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

desktop set up for writing #vss365 #prompts by Kevin Phillips

...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

December 18, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #market

In jewel tones they lie

Baskets of apples, oranges, kiwis, and grapes ~

Enticing us to the #market.

Succulent smells trace the steps

Of bustling shoppers.

The Old Country.

We remember it wistfully in our dotage.

Moroccan fruit market by Laura Montagnani for #vss365

December 17, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #enemy

Ask yourself, “What if nothing that ever happened to me COULD Have Been or SHOULD Have Been DIFFERENT – what is the lesson I learned or another benefit to me?”

Pain is not always an #enemy.

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December 16, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #risk


I take the #risk

Of showing you my true self



It is for you to




It is for me




Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt headshot against a black background with gold lettering - My Get Well Guru for #vss365 https://www.getwell.guru/

December 15, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #guide

#vss365 #prompt #guide #soul #intuition

Let your #Soul

Be your #guide.

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December 14, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #charm

Joseph Merrick, “The Elephant Man”

With all the #charm

Of Shrek on steroids,

He finally was able

To enable

People to see

The inner beauty

Hidden within the body

Of a “monster.”

I sincerely hope he has been able to rest in peace, along with others so afflicted.

December 13, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #float

 Remembrances of you float

Through my fevered mind

Reminding me of days of yore

When we lived and loved in glory.

You were the light of my entire life

Long-since reduced to embers and ash after our volcano erupted.

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 December 12, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #string

 A #string of unfathomable events

Were the cause of our demise

We shouted and screamed,

Clawed and gripped,

But no one heard. No-one saw.


Peacefully sleeping and working

In our underground burrows

We heard the giant noise approaching

Felt the giant vibration shaking

As the rototiller approached.

Then, it was over … and so were we. 

Come Back Next Week for More!

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

Other #Writer #Poetry #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).


Remember the 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!


Follow Me On Twitter for #vss365 #prompts and More

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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.

Follow Me On Other Social Media

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Click Here to see the options!

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

Nancy's Novelty Infographics Sleeping Baby Break Time slide

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

infographics about putting comments and questions in the Chat box

business infographics - stay muted

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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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