Create Compelling Content: Tips & Tricks of the Trade – #BYOC20210202Content

Create Compelling Content: Tips & Tricks of the Trade 

Feb 2@ 9:00 am PT

A presentation by Mathieu Powell

Notes:

Mathieu Powell’s tips and tricks:

*  Tell a story:

*  Don’t wait for inspiration – just write;

*  Do lots of research first to raise your interest in the topic;

*  Don’t cut and paste from your research – write it from your own head;

*  Get rid of your internal editor while you write;

*  Put your work away for a day so you can read it with fresh eyes;

*   Pitch to Google; Write for the reader;

Editing:

  1. Use mainly active versus passive voice;
  2. Get rid of extraneous words;
  3. Each sentence a singe idea;
  4. Strengthen your first sentence;
  5. Get rid clichés,  groaners, and idioms.

Links Shared on this Success Circle:

  1. Fred’s website – Our Future Leaders http://www.ourfutureleaders.ca/
  2. Writing With Power by Peter Elbow – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0195120183/
  3. Internet Live Stats  – https://www.internetlivestats.com/
  4. Hemmingway Editor – http://www.hemingwayapp.com/desktop.html (Premium)
  5. Hemmingway Editor – http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ (Free)
  6. Active versus Passive Voice – https://assets.ltkcontent.com/files/active-vs-passive-voice2.pdf?mtime=20201028012302&focal=none

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