Archive for April, 2012
Do you have to psych yourself up to make a sales call?
Have you left ‘money on the table’ because you are paralyzed with fear? Do you sometimes miss seeing the opportunities that exist right in front of you?
Why is it so difficult for you to ‘ask for the sale?”
If these questions are hitting home for you, you MUST hear Pat Mussieux in the May Easy Biz Teleseminar! Pat knows about struggles with the sales conversation because she’s been there – the difference between you and Pat, however, is that now she has truly mastered the skills of the sales conversation and closing the sale. And that’s exactly what you need to learn to do. On this call, Pat will share her best success secrets with you so that you, too, can change the way you do business – today!
Pat Mussieux is quickly becoming known as the Business Coach to Canadian Women Entrepreneurs! In just 18 months, Pat created a six-figure home-based business after having moved across the country to a new location. She is an undisputed expert on mindset and marketing, and teaching women how to make BIG money doing what you love – so they can live the life that they want.
Pat Mussieux is a coach, an acclaimed international speaker, and author and radio host. She has been nominated 3 times for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award and last year was one of only 4 finalists for the annual STEVIE Awards for Women in Business – Best Canadian Entrepreneur.
Join us Thursday, May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. ET (New York, USA) as Janet Slack interviews coaching expert, Pat Mussieux.
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Some people are natural-born writers. They hold a pen up to paper and words start flowing. On the other hand, there are people who struggle to write a few paragraphs. Having a unique writing style will help set your writing apart from others, even if you fall into the group of people that finds writing difficult. Here are some ways to develop your writing style.
The best writers have a love of words, and they are avid readers. Believe it or not, reading is a great way to develop your writing style. The types of things you enjoy reading are probably things you would enjoy writing.
Reading other peoples’ writing will also give you insights on your own writing. As you read, some authors’ styles will seem to pop out at you as very good or very bad. You probably have a writing style similar to the authors you enjoy reading.
What are your writing strengths? Some people are great at writing news-oriented stories, while some people prefer to write reviews and opinion pieces. If you like to teach people things, your writing strength could be how-to articles. If you enjoy coming up with slogans and catchy headlines, you might be a natural when it comes to copywriting. There are many types of writing to explore.
In order to develop your writing style, you need to write. Try to write something everyday. The more you write, the easier it will get. Experiment with different styles and techniques. You will see that some types of writing come easier to you. Blogs and journals are a great way to get writing practice.
These “practice writings” don’t need to be masterpieces, and you can delete what you write if you want. The point is to keep your writing muscles flexed by exercising them a little each day. Your natural strengths will come out as you try different forms of writing.
Embrace your personality and voice as you write. Use words that you would use when you speak. If your writing sounds unnatural and awkward, your reader will be turned off. Let your personality come out in your writing. Have a conversation with your readers as you would with someone you were speaking to face to face. If you like talking about certain subjects, write about them.
Free writing can also help you develop your unique style. Sit down in a quiet place and set a timer for five to ten minutes. Clear your head and start writing what comes to your mind, and keep writing until time runs out. Don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Just write whatever you think of.
When the timer goes off, read over what you have written. It may not make sense, but it can give you ideas for other things to write about.