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ben-campbell's picture
May.21.2011
Over the past twenty years I've written a dozen short stories and eight novels with my personal opinion that I was communicating well through words, sharing my life and hopefully gifting entertaining pieces of my imagination through my real and fictional stories. I liken communicating and writing...
mary-wilkinson's picture
May.10.2011
If anyone ever cared to ask me what is the most common question asked of you during a day I would have to say that it is; What's for Dinner? I am so accustomed to it by now that it does not phase me in the least. In fact, even when I do not know what is for dinner, even if I have not given it the...
valentine-mckay-riddell's picture
May.06.2011
Writing for Free:  Passion, Persistence, and Patience   Valentine McKay-Riddell, Ph.D. 2011     "You should never write anything for free!"    My sister's admonition ringing in my ears, I sit down once again to write-for free-about whether or not to do so.  Why?  I could say that I'...
patricia-lee's picture
May.03.2011
Milt and I had a nice coffee chat this morning.  I realized a couple of things while we were talking.  Although this time we spend talking doesn’t produce much or help cross items off our do list, it’s probably the most important time of day for us.  It starts with scattered chatter, this and that...
patricia-struntz's picture
Apr.25.2011
My twin and I were born twelve years apart in two different states from two different sets of parents. Well… other than that, we share so many “coincidences” you’d think we are twins. We are constantly amazed at our similarities. About the same height with fine hair and blue eyes, we share any...
amanda-raynor's picture
Apr.15.2011
Article first published as TheFurFiles - A World Of Worry, Bicoastal Botheration, Wanna Date Her Daughter on Technorati. Madame Floretta "Fern" De Villiers, a.k.a. "Amanda Fox", is an author or erotic fiction and commentary.  This is her weekly advice column. **********  ...
dave-donelson's picture
Apr.12.2011
When making a presentation, one of the most difficult challenges a salesperson faces is holding the prospect's attention. Salespeople are not alone in this—anyone who has done any public speaking can attest—but in sales there is added pressure. For them it’s a sale that’s on the line, so completing...
dave-donelson's picture
Apr.10.2011
Trying to decide how to close your sale can be difficult, mostly because there are so many different closing techniques to choose from. I would recommend my favorite, and the most simple, closing technique: the direct question. I choose this technique because I like to say things clearly and...
patricia-lee's picture
Apr.08.2011
This morning I went in to Coffee Bene’ and ordered my coffee from a curly-haired young man.  Instead of just ordering my coffee, I looked at him and held his eyes for a moment and let my nice mood actually come through my eyes. His response was quick but immediate.  He looked surprised.  The lenses...
patricia-lee's picture
Apr.08.2011
This morning I went in to Coffee Bene’ and ordered my coffee from a curly-haired young man.  Instead of just ordering my coffee, I looked at him and held his eyes for a moment and let my nice mood actually come through my eyes. His response was quick but immediate.  He looked surprised.  The lenses...