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A Great Interview Is The Best Way To Sell Books

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
Bob Berkowitz

A lot of authors do not know how to deliver the goods in an interview and are missing this opportunity to introduce their book to countless prospective readers. Here's what to do and not do in a media interview.

What I Learned from My First Job Interview at Thirteen

Quora | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Quora

Describe your first interview. What lessons did you learn? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

Cole Swensen Talks About Translation As A Continual Opening

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Cole Swensen is a poet with fifteen books out, most based in research and many ekphrastic. She also translates contemporary French poetry, experimental prose, and art criticism.

How Can You do the Most Good with Your Charitable Giving? This Expert's Answers Might Surprise You

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

GiveWell is a relatively young (started in 2007) charity rating agency that makes recommendations to donors based on the expected impact of their doll...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

Behind the Absurd Popularity of Trolley Problem Memes

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Linch Zhang

The internet is no stranger to sudden bursts of popularity. From the hundreds of millions of views of Rebecca Black's Friday to the million of fans o...

The Best Way to Prepare for a Technical Interview

Quora | Posted 05.31.2016 | Technology
Quora

What are the best ways for someone to prepare for a technical interview? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

Podcast Interviews and Guest Intros - 4 How-to Tips

Joel Boggess | Posted 05.24.2016 | Media
Joel Boggess

1. Handling your Guest's Intro Read out loud, to yourself, your guest's intro 3-4 times, before the interview starts. Here's why: You won't stumble...

Guest Author: 'Today's Anecdote' By Paula

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paula took it upon herself -- unasked, entirely on her own initiative -- to begin conducting "man/woman on the street" interviews with strangers she interacted with in her daily life (she lives in Akron, in the bellwether state of Ohio), to see what they thought about the election season.

INTERVIEW: Jeremy Saulnier & Anton Yelchin on Green Room

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.28.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

After making a splash with the crowdfunded 2013 thriller Blue Ruin, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier's next project is an even darker dive, the surviva...

5 Questions With Brigitte Bardot

Lauren Kearney | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kearney

It's not just her iconic feline flick that links Brigitte Bardot to cats. You know how they say cats have nine lives? Well, Bardot isn't far off...she...

Six Surefire Ways to Kill Your Professional Credibility

Quora | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Quora

What mistakes do people make that hurt their professional credibility? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Susan Tepper Talks About Her Latest Release 'dear Petrov'

Loren Kleinman | Posted 04.10.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

An award-winning author, Susan Tepper's stories, poems, interviews and essays have been published worldwide. Tepper has been a writer for twenty years and dear Petrov (Pure Slush Books, 2016) is her sixth book.

The Five Biggest Red Flags In A Product Design Interviewee

Quora | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Quora

What are some red flags in interviewing a Product Design candidate? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

The Five Biggest Mistakes You Can Make On Your Resume

Quora | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Quora

What mistakes do people make that hurt their professional credibility? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling q...

Perhaps Movies As You Knew Them Are Dead

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment

First of all, of course movies as you know them are dead. Nothing stays exactly the same over time. But when talking about studios going through the m...

I Bombed the Interview. Now What?

Andrew Lee | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

After a night of sulking, you eventually accept your lot, and begin performing an autopsy on exactly what happened during that interview. You ask yourself what went wrong. Was it my outfit? Did I stutter? Did my leg shake? Countless questions race through your mind, but the central question still remains -- I bombed the interview, now what?

Writing Your Blurb or Bio: The Essential Points

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.09.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In today's hyper-connected world in which we are daily bombarded with electronic, auditory, written and visual signals and images, the average person grants someone presenting their blurb perhaps 10 to 20 seconds to grab their attention.

Why I Decided to Write a Book at Age 16

Deep Patel | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Deep Patel

After finishing and polishing my final draft of A Paperboy's Fable, I picked back up with my mafia story, and recently completed a rough draft of the book. The next step is to polish it before sending it off to my publisher.

INTERVIEW: Aaron Paul Talks Triple 9

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.27.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

After wrapping up his career-defining run as Jesse Pinkman on AMC's Breaking Bad, actor Aaron Paul hasn't missed a step, nimbly jumping from star vehicles like 2014's Need For Speed to ensemble pieces like the upcoming Eye in the Sky and the heist pic Triple 9, in theaters now.

INTERVIEW: Hugh Jackman, Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher on Eddie the Eagle

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Talking to Fletcher, Jackman, and Egerton about the feel-good film, what became clear is not just affection they have for the project, but how much they enjoyed working with each other.

Read All Ten 2016 Oscar-Nominated Screenplays Along With Interviews From the Writers

ScreenCraft | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

13 Things you should never say in a media interview

Tim Ward | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

(Written together with Teresa Erickson) We are two former journalists (and co-authors of The Master Communicator's Handbook) who for twenty years hav...

The Trickiest Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success.

Blossoming Mall Flower: An Interview with Tina Barry

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tina Barry's poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Drunken Boat; Elimae; Lost in Thought; Bl...