Tag : Writing

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5 tips to get rid of the blog writing blues?

Okay – I admit it. This topic came to mind because I flat out couldn’t think of anything to write about today. I knew it had to be done – we need fresh content – but, I was stuck. It seems everything moves so quickly these days, it’s hard not to feel like anything you write about is ‘yesterday’s news’. Does this sound familiar?

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Elevator Pitches – do they work?

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to see several savvy, well-connected speakers talk about a the all-too-often referred to ‘elevator pitch’. Each person left me with a different set of ideas and expectations about the succinctly-orchestrated introduction that we use at least a few times every week.

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HELP! I have brain freeze.

We all know the feeling. The pounding that starts slow and then wham has you wincing in momentary pain. I’ve read that pressing your tongue or thumb to the roof of your mouth helps quell the throbbing. For me, squeezing my eyes shut and saying a few choice words seems to do the trick. This…

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Blogging from #BlogathonATX at Conjunctured

One of the coolest things about Austin is its sense of community. When I moved here from New Orleans 7 years ago, I worried it would take awhile for me to make new friends, to build relationships, to develop a supportive community. My worrying was needless.

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Write Like You Know How To Write

We’ve all been there. Finally settling down in front of the computer, we pull up the blank page, stare at it for a bit, daydream nervously about all the great things we want to relay in writing, then feel a rush of angst. We get up, get another cup of coffee, and come back hoping…