Some more great stuff from Jason Womack today, about setting up your home office classroom.
I love his tips on how to burn through the latest hot business book in no time flat, so I’ve decided to apply them the book that’s on my desk right now, Your Attention Please.
I didn’t follow the plan perfectly. Though Jason promised that by using this method I’d get through the whole book in as little as an hour, I don’t have that long today. So I just read the little bit that caught my eye, and that was enough to inspire a topic for a blog post. Thanks, Jason!
Writing prompt: What inspiring ideas can you find on just one page of a book?
I am so glad you got an “idea or two.” Have you seen this site: http://www.helpareporter.com? I’m a huge Shankman fan, and I KNOW it’s a way to generate even more article/blog/speaking ideas!
Peter Shankman’s Help A Reporter Out (HARO) http://www.HelpAReporter.com
I really enjoy this “three-times-per-day” email list connecting authors, speakers or journalists looking for sources with experts who can help them out.
In other words, when a writer from Newsweek magazine needs a request for an expert on the current financial crisis, they can send it in via the Help A Reporter Out website.
Then, people read the queries, and either answer themselves, or send the query on to one of the people in their network who CAN answer that prompt!
Who knows, the journalist you contact just may use your quote, and you’ll get exposure in a major newspaper or magazine (or CBS news!). Meanwhile, the writer/journalist doesn’t have to make ten phone calls to track you down. It’s one of those great ideas that you wonder why no one thought of until now.
That’s probably why it grew organically in a matter of months from an impromptu Facebook group into an email list over 31,000 strong.
Oh, we’re sponsoring the post on Thursday: