"Thirty Great Openings & Two Easy Outlining Techniques"
Learn how to speak and write with ease, market your products and services, or even toast the bride and groom.
As a former English teacher, the three complaints I heard most often were:
This fun, six-page “Super Guide” is packed full of essential information for speakers and writers.
Pages 1 & 2:
Each type of introduction is numbered and listed in columns. For example:
Thesis Statement: Scientists have discovered the existence of three separate neural pathways in the brain which form the very essence of romantic relationships: there is a pathway for attachment, another for care-giving, and, as many of us already know, there is a pathway for passion.
Statistics: 2% of men and 9% of women said they formed a significant relationship with someone they had met in a bar. 63% said they had met through friends. Now, if you’re doing the math, you’re probably wondering about that 7% difference.
Suspense: I’m 90 years old, and I’m happy to tell you that I finally figured out what the word “love” really means. But before I tell you all about that, I want to tell you a very different story about a very different kind of love—the kind you run from like your life depends on it.
Pages 3, 4, & 5:
Because the introductions are organized into thirty numbered categories, students and adults can quickly choose a suitable introduction for subjects, main ideas, and sub-points.
Having a comprehensive list of introductions with thirty examples on two pages makes “First . . . Get Their Attention” easy to handle, transport, and store.
"Love” is a fun theme that has universal appeal. It is particularly versatile in its suitability for marketing campaigns, freelance articles, and presentations. The thirty, light-hearted, thought-provoking examples will inspire users to be more creative in their own writing and speaking projects.
Introduction 12, “The Six Key Feelings,” highlights an often-overlooked category. Engaging audiences through feelings will inspire imaginative and dramatic introductions.
Most students and professionals want tips that are based on sound theory and real-life experience. “First . . . Get Their Attention” has an entire column of tips that includes specific details and examples to help writers and speakers excel at their craft. Because writers and speakers find transitions especially challenging, there are detailed examples of transitional sentences in The Box Outline and twelve categories of transitional words and phrases with numerous examples on the last page of the guide.
The Vertical Outline clearly illustrates unity and coherence. It emphasizes clarity and logic by assigning letters and numbers to sequence ideas.
The Vertical Outline performs double duty as a guide to writing and speaking, and as a guide to some of life’s common problems. Entrepreneurs and students alike will benefit from the commonsense approach to understanding stress and creating harmony.
The audience for this easy-to-understand, concise, Super Guide is international. First . . . Get Their Attention will appeal to writers and speakers of all ages, and from a broad range of occupations. Students and adults will appreciate its comprehensiveness and portability.
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