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Vital Speeches of the Day Announces 2018 Cicero Speechwriting Award Winners


Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-19 — /EPR Network/ — The editors of Vital Speeches of The Day today announced this year’s winners of the Cicero Speechwriting Awards.

Now in its 11th year, the program is presented by the magazine in conjunction with the Professional Speechwriters Association, and is open to speechwriters worldwide from any area of the public and private sectors. A panel of speechwriting experts judge entries based on several criteria, including substance, style, and coherence.

The awards go to writers in many categories, including technology, education, healthcare, and public policy, along with one Grand Award winner—the best of the best.

Vital Speeches Editor and Cicero Awards Program Chair David Murray noticed a trend in this year’s submissions: an increase in the use of storytelling.

“Storytelling is a compelling, memorable way to move an audience, said Murray. “In fact, most of this year’s Cicero winners used story to powerful effect—whether as a personal anecdote to connect a speaker to the audience, or, this year’s Grand Award winner, as the structure of the entire speech.”

The Grand award winner, “The Power of Story,” was written by Matthew Kivel and delivered by University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves. The speech tells the story of the speaker’s father, who survived the Holocaust through both an incredible combination of luck and courage, and lived a life that turned out to be thoroughly worth saving.


“Questionable Minds,” a New Book: Conversations with Writers about Writing

OTTAWA, Ontario CANADA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Network/ — The mind of a writer is a mysterious place. In Questionable Minds: conversations with writers, social psychologist dr george pollard gives a guided tour of the creative mental landscape of writers. In this unique collection of conversations, dr pollard explores the making of a fictional story or a stand-up comedy routine.

If you’re curious how your favourite novel or stand-up comedy routine comes into being, Questionable Minds helps you find out. This new book helps answer many questions. Where do the ideas come from? How do authors develop their characters? What is the secret of writing a successful stand-up comedy routine?

In this eclectic view of the workings of the imagination; dr pollard has assembled a remarkable panel of writers, covering a wide of range of literature. The conversations, in this collection, are with writers of thrillers, satire and westerns, as well as stand-up comedy.


New iPad App Gets Children School-Ready

Released on: January 02, 2013, 4:21 am
Author: KEZO Public Relations 
Industry: EducationSoftwareInternet & Online

January 02, 2013, 4:21 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — Parents are preparing to send their children off to school for the first time. An Australian Mother of two has developed a way to give children entering school in this technological age a head start by creating an educational iPad app.


Law Firm Business Development Book Receives Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area Chapter’s Highest Award

Released on: March 28, 2011, 04:55 am
Author: David Keller
Industry: Law

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2011 – Author and consultant David King Keller, President of the Keller Business Development Advisory Group, received the prestigious 2011 Law Firm Practice Development Award of Excellence from the Legal Marketing Association – Bay Area Chapter for his new book, 100 Ways To Grow A Thriving Law Practice, at a ceremony held last night at San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel.

The awarding judges noted, “Keller’s book is loaded with innovative and creative ways for a law firm to conduct business development.” 100 Ways To Grow A Thriving Law Practice was called “my bible” by Susan Roe, Director of Professional Development at the law firm of Gordon & Rees LLP. Roe also said, “The book is concise, to the point and highlights ways that are useful and practical. I highly recommend it as a reference book.” The long list of marketing and promotional techniques in the book comes from “over twenty years of using sales and marketing experience to grow business revenue for firms of all sizes, from the solo practitioner to an international Fortune 100 company,” stated author Keller. “Some of the 100 Ways are completely unique and offer opportunities never previously considered by many businesses,” said Keller. Keller recommends that the Chairman or Managing Partner of every firm take the book’s Business Development Rating Test.“Most firms will find out they are not taking advantage of many available business development opportunities,” asserts Keller.


How To Write For Profit Becomes Easier As Online Writing Ecourse Is Offered

Released on: June 07, 2010, 2:57 am
Author: Debbie Allen
Industry: Education

Write For Profit is quickly becoming the ‘go to place’ for anyone that wants to know how to write for profit. The program offers information in an easy to navigate format that is extremely user friendly. The founder and author of the content is published writer, Debbie Allen. According to Debbie, the site was developed in an effort to help others find online success with their writing skills. Not only does the site provide tips in writing articles, press releases and web content, but there is even a section that covers how to write a book and publish it to Amazon.

June, 2010 – Write For Profit is one of the most comprehensive online writing educational resources available. And the good news is that the content continues to grow. This ‘how to write for profit’ writing ecourse will eliminate the need for buying one informational product after the other to learn how to create online content that helps to generate an income. Writing of any type requires a certain amount of talent and some creativity. But even with that, profits only come if the content is written according to the needs. This can mean particular formatting of the content and writing in a specific style. Write For Profit covers all the nuances of how to write in a way that captures the readers’ attention. Debbie Allen has published several books and written thousands of articles during her online career. Her extensive experience with writing insures that the tips in writing provided are based on firsthand experience and research.


BookProposalWriting.com Teaches Authors How to Write a Successful Book Proposal

Released on: June 17, 2009, 6:41 am
Author: BookProposalWriting.com
Industry: Education

Successfully published book authors have donated their time and knowledge to launchBookProposalWriting.com, a new website to help aspiring authors sell their non-fiction book ideas to book publishers for a six-figure advance.

The book publishing industry holds a closely-guarded secret to getting published by a major book publisher — the secret is writing a persuasive book proposal. Writing a successful book proposal allows book authors to earn a five or six-figure advance before they even start writing their manuscripts.

According to Brian Scott, the site’s creator and publishing director of Payday Publishing, “Many aspiring authors have never heard about a book proposal or how to use one to land a book publishing contract. Instead, these aspiring authors spend several months writing their books, and then grow old shopping their entire manuscripts around to busy book publishers and literary agents. It’s no wonder why many aspiring authors become frustrated and give up. This way does not work today.”

To educate aspiring authors about using a book proposal, BookProposalWriting.com offers a free online “Book Proposal Writing Workshop,” which teaches writers and book authorshow to write a book proposal in seven days or less. The Workshop covers important topics such as: “Why write a book proposal first?,” “How to generate ideas to write your book proposal,” “How to write your book’s blurb for your book proposal,” and “How to write your book proposal query letter.” At the end of the Workshop, aspiring book authors can download a free sample book proposal and use it as a working template for their own work-in-progress proposals.

Besides offering a free book proposal workshop, BookProposalWriting.com offers many free how-to articles and audio articles on writing, designing and selling a book, as well as many instructional videos showing step-by-step how to write different components of a book proposal.

BookProposalWriting.com also offers several free downloadable products covering book writing, book marketing, and self-publishing. A few of the website’s products include: “Hot Topics in Book Writing,” “How to Get a Literary Agent,” “Sit Down and Write that Bestselling Novel,” and “Copyright Protection for Book Authors.”

BookProposalWriting.com is not just for authors who want to publish their books the traditional way, but also for self-publishers and independent e-book authors. “Even if you decide to self-publish or write a book as an e-book or a mobile digital book, you should know how to write a book proposal,” said Scott. “If your self-published book becomes a big success, you may want to pitch your book (or book ideas) to a major book publisher or film agent to reap in the financial rewards.”

BookProposalWriting.com is part of a network of writing-related websites — all run and maintained by working freelancers — which include Freelance Writing, Book Writing, and Write Better.

Visit http://www.BookProposalWriting.com and let professionals teach you how to write a book proposal and sell your book ideas for a six-figure advance.

Contact Details: Brian Scott,
Marketing Director

It’s Tough Choosing the Perfect Gift for the Old Folks Here’s One Grandma or Grandpa Will Really Value

Released on: December 1, 2008, 6:04 am

Press Release Author: Caros Books

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: The hardest members of the family to choose a gift for are the Older Folks. Gallup pollsters report that 81% of older Americans long to write a book. Giving them “The Writer Within You,” chosen 7 times as one of the Best Books of the Year will help Grandma or Grandpa fulfill that long-cherished dream.

Press Release Body: Tampa, FL – An admittedly unscientific survey of 100 shoppers at each of two major shopping malls (Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ and International Mall in Tampa, FL) found that shoppers chose grandma and grandpa as the most difficult family members to choose a gift for.

Most indicated that these older folks had filled all of their physical needs over the course of their lifetimes and required little or no more as they grew older. For some respondents, a spinster aunt or an older bachelor uncle or brother posed an equally difficult gift choice.

Among the most popular gifts selected were an interesting book or a very personal memento like a photograph of grandkids or an evening out for dinner with members of the immediate family. The choice of a book was not surprising since several national polls have indicated that books are among the top five preferred gifts this year.

Combining that statistic with the finding by the Gallup Polling Organization that 81% of mature American adults actually dream of writing a book, The Writer Within You becomes a perfect gift for grandparents.

The book is subtitled A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing in Your Retirement Years. This latest work by author Charles Jacobs has been selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by seven prestigious publishing groups, including ForeWord Magazine, USABookNews and Indie Awards. It is published by Caros Books of Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

Readers are shown how to write and move their thoughts into print, whether in a memoir for the family or a how-to book based on the knowledge they gained during their active work careers or the skills they attained as hobbyists. The book also covers the basics of writing and publishing a novel and several other genres. It has been hailed in numerous five-star reviews for both its clear instruction and the lengthy list of resources provided in the appendix to help novice writers.

The Writer Within You is available at all bookstores, including Amazon, B&N and Borders.com or on the web at www.retireandwrite.com.

More information and photos of the book cover and the author are available for the press on the Press Room page of Jacobs’ web site www.retirement-writing.com.

Web Site: http://www.retirement-writing.com

Contact Details: Caros Books
16 Pinecrest Dr
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
(201) 391-4539

Release of The New Ebook, “Writing For The Internet,” Sure To Help Online Business Writers Succeed

Released on: October 01, 2008, 8:05 am

Press Release Author: Marige OBrien / Tracker Mo’s Den

Industry: Internet & Online

Press Release Summary: This new ebook offers a concise guide to all the basics of writing online

Press Release Body: Successful writer and online marketer Marige O’Brien (Tracker MO) has just released her second ebook, entitled “Tracker Mo’s Writing For The Internet.”

This 109-page ebook is a quick, yet thorough guide to business writing online, with its focus on writing techniques successful in today’s internet environment. In section one, it covers basics such as GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), editing and proofreading. But it does so entirely from the vantage point of the internet business arena, focusing on those aspects that affect business writing online the most.

Section two features general ways to improve virtually any content by focusing on those details essential to success in all formats. And section three rounds out this concept by offering specific advice for each type of online writing: web content, articles, ebooks, reports, email, advertising and blogs. Most of all, “Writing For The Internet” explains each of these things in a very readable, easy-to-understand manner.

“Writing For The Internet” is the second ebook by Marige O’Brien, a successful freelance writer and online marketer. Her first ebook, “Tracker Mo’s Bootcamp”(released in June, 2007), has been called as one of the most helpful and comprehensive online tutorials available today.

To learn more, visit http://www.trackermo.com/wfti/index.php. To learn more about Marige’s background please go to http://www.trackermo.com/about.html.

Web Site: http://www.trackermo.com/wfti/index.php

Contact Details: Marige OBrien
91 Railroad Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882