The Power of the Senses: How to Fire Up Any Story Description As writers, it is our job to give our readers a powerful emotional experience, via story description. Many emotions come about because one or more of our five senses has been stimulated, so one way to elicit emotions is to “awaken” your readers’ senses. Sight is probably the easiest sense to incorporate, because when you are in your character’s POV, you have to show what they are seeing.Touch, taste, smell and sound are a little tougher to include, but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to include them instinctively. How to Use All Five Senses in Your Story Description Since I’m a visual learner, let’s look at a quick scene from the POV of a cop named Mary as she and her partner arrive at a house during a hunt for a missing woman Before: The Scene With “Okay” Story Description Mary dug her fingers into the seat as John killed the siren. A surge of adrenaline threatened to close off Mary’s throat and she concentrated on breathing slowly, methodically. She scanned the small yard.
När Hans Rosling visar vad som händer med ebola kommer du förstå precis hur illa det kan gå. - Newsner 9000 fall av ebola har bekräftats i Västafrika. Hittills har nästan 5 000 människor mist livet. Ett antal som ökar explosionsartat. FN:s säkerhetsråd höll natten till onsdag ett krismöte om epidemin. Anthony Barbury, FN:s samordnare, hade dystra besked: Om vi inte lyckas bromsa epidemin inom 45 dagar är slaget förlorat och kaos väntar. Medievärldens krönikör Axel Andén skrev nyligen en intressant krönika om att medieutrymmet som ebolaspridningen får just nu inte är i paritet med faran.
Synonyms for the 96 most commonly used words in English Amazing — incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger — enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry — mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer — reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask– — question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful — dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Beautiful — pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling Begin — start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate Break — fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize Come — approach, advance, near, arrive, reach Read on: Related
Varmaste mars sedan 1880 Den globala medeltemperaturen under mars månad var den varmaste som uppmätts, visar en amerikansk sammanställning. Året hittills är också rekordvarmt och meteorologen Martin Hedberg säger att nya rekord troligen är att vänta. – Klimatförändringarna kommer att bli värre och temperaturen stiga. 13,55 grader varmt. Statistiken har sammanställts av National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, som har tittat på medeltemperaturen världen över sedan 1880. Slog rekord Det tidigare rekordet var från 2010 då den globala medeltemperaturen var 13,50 grader Celicius, som nu alltså bräcktes med en hårsmån. Året hittills är också rekordvarmt. ”Illavarslande” Av de senaste elva månaderna har sju av dem slagit värmerekord eller snuddat vid rekordet. – Det är illavarslande. Orsaken är klimatförändringarna och den globala uppvärmningen, säger han. – Det har pratats om att temperaturen har planat ut men då pratar man om lufttemperaturen.
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45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You to the Top When it comes to your career, sometimes it feels like you could use all the advice you can get. From picking the “right” career to actually excelling in it, there’s certainly a lot to learn. And that’s why we’ve gathered our all-time best career advice. From starting out at the bottom of the totem pole to advancing to a more senior position to—who knows? Tips 1-7 On Working a Not-Quite-Dream Job The best career or job is the one in which you’re using the skills you enjoy. Tips 8-15 On Advancing Your Career Every year or two, spend some time really thinking about your career. Tips 16-28 On Excelling in Your Career I first heard Zig Ziglar say it when people challenged him on his “positive attitude” manifesto: “You can do anything with a positive attitude better than you can do it with a negative one.” Tips 29-37 On Starting Your Own Business Tips 38-45 On Doing What You Love Don’t sweat it. A career coach can help make the leap not so scary.
Journalism’s biggest competitors are things that don’t even look like journalism Ever since the web was invented, newspapers and other media entities have had to continually expand their view of who their competition is: in the good old days it was other newspapers, and then TV, and then after the web it became other news websites, or maybe Yahoo or Google. But even now, their perspective on that competition may still be too narrow — as my friend Om has argued, they are competing with anything that captures a reader’s attention. And I would argue that they are competing with any service that fills an information need. I started thinking about this again earlier this week, when a link to an old blog post by journalist/programmer Stijn Debrouwere showed up in my Twitter stream, posted and retweeted by multiple people. I couldn’t track down exactly where it came from, but I’m glad it appeared, because it reminded me of how much sense it made in 2012 when it was first published — and how much sense it continues to make. Debrouwere’s essay is simply called “Fungible.”
99 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs The most successful entrepreneurs draw inspiration from those who came before them. Credit: Forbes Being an entrepreneur can be challenging, rewarding, frustrating, satisfying, disappointing, and exhilarating. To help you through all the highs and lows of starting your own business, I’ve gathered some of my favorite inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs. Let these words of wisdom motivate you on every step of your entrepreneurial journey: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. “100 percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.” 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. Still not inspired enough? Copyright © 2014 by Richard Harroch Tags: Business,Downtime,Entrepreneurship,Tech Culture
The Power of Owned Media This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations. Journalism, at its core, is about objective storytelling and shedding light on issues, people and trends that affect everyday life. At best, it is an act of nobility and service. At worst, it is a regurgitation of someone else’s information devoid of emotion, empathy, or authenticity. A royal disconnect, if you will. Today's journalists, God bless them, are tasked with sifting through thousands of emails and off-target pitches from PR reps and company founders who assume their audience will give a flying fudge about Audiences don’t care about that, really. The convergence of brands and media The explosion of digital has not only flipped the script on how we consume information, but it has also completely rearranged the relationship between brands and media. The PR industry, for its part, is also affected by this changing of the journalism guard.
The 5 Worst Networking Flops, and How to Recover From Them I’ve been to my fair share of networking events, sometimes as the speaker and sometimes as a fellow participant. From each vantage point, I’ve witnessed many impressive, thoughtful, and incredibly beneficial interactions. I’ve also seen some embarrassing networking flops. Most flops, however, are really just awkward moments from which—with a bit of effort—you can recover. What are the most common violations? 1. This is usually such an innocent mistake. The Fix First, don’t just stand there and stare at people. That will likely gain you more focused time with someone of interest, not to mention get you out of an uncomfortable moment. (Related: Here are some non-awkward networking conversation starters.) 2. This is the exact opposite of #1. Open sesame, for crying out loud. 3. Most of us go to networking events with our own agendas in mind. 4. Hi, I’m holding a drink in one hand and a little plate of food in the other. 5. Honestly, if you’ve committed to following up, I would.
5 Tips for Creating Content People Actually Want to Read This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations. What I've learned over the past few years is this: I don't care who creates the content I consume as long as it's good. I'll read an interview with Kristen Bell even it appeared on the site of a buzzy juice company, or bookmark recipes from a fitness-gear retailer. And I don't think I'm the only one: As co-founder of the content-meets-commerce fashion site Of a Kind, I consistently see that our customers — or are they readers? As a former magazine editor, I find this very exciting: It means that people care less about the separation of editor and publisher, similar to that of church-and-state, that has long defined traditional media. So how do you achieve that as a brand who also sells things — besides ads — and that draws its revenue from something other than the content it produces? 1. 2. Some stories deserve thousands of words. 3. 4. 5.
101 different types of content | Articles | Marketing We keep hearing it over and over again: “Content is King. Content is King.” And it’s true. Content is the single best way to drive people to your website today. Various types of content, strategically connected to your brand, can work wonders in capturing the attention of consumers and leading them in your direction, but you have to provide some sort of value. I always encourage my clients to create boatloads of great content. I’ve compiled a list of 101 things that can act as content on your website. Are you ready? 1. Remember. [WORKSHOP: Brand Journalism for Corporate Communicators WorkshopDates in 4 cities: Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto and Denver.] All the content above can be included in your content marketing plan to do a better job at building your online presence and boosting your traffic.