The Power of Visual Storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio – Book Review

7 Elements of Visual Storytelling from The Power of Visual Storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio

The Power of Visual Storytelling by Ekaterina Walter and Jessica Gioglio – Book Review Every week, I come across an article talking about the importance of including images in your blog posts to increase traffic. For centuries, images have played a major role in societies and cultures. For instance, in archaeology, signs and symbols give us insights into what life was like in the past, and they are used to express ideas. We have heard it so many times, that we now know that great visuals that complement written text make for very powerful storytelling. However, many of the people who are telling us to add visuals to our text are telling … [Read more...]

Leading Women toward Self-Sufficiency, Anthea Rossouw – Summer Interview Series

Anthea Rossouw

Leading Women toward Self-Sufficiency, Anthea Rossouw – Summer Interview Series Last week, I decided that for the months of  July and August, each week, I will take one of the interviews from my book,  Tales of People Who Get It, and post it on the blog so that you may learn from some of the interviewees. This week we feature Anthea Rossouw who developed a program to help South African women to become economically self-sufficient. Although interviewees may be doing different things now, their words still hold the wisdom they did seven years ago. I am calling the eight interviews, the Summer Series Interviews. Related: Living an … [Read more...]

How to Look at Everything – 4 Steps

How to Look at Everything - 4 Steps

How to Look at Everything In preparation for writing my next book, I have been thinking about how to look at everything, since I am taking courses and reading books for my informal liberal arts education. How do you look at everything so you do not leave out important information? How do I combine important elements from courses with those from the classic literature? I was transported back to the book, How to Look At Everything by David Finn, which I read over seven years ago. How do I know what to focus on? What have I learned that is changing me? How is what I am learning or have learned shaping my thinking? How can I ensure … [Read more...]

35 Book Recommendations for Summer 2014 – Reading List

book recommendations for summer 2014

Summer 2014 Reading List I thought about creating a list of books that I have already read to include on my book recommendations for summer 2014 reading list (15 book recommendations Summer 2012), but decided against it. Instead, the list consists of the books that I plan to read. I have not read a lot of the books that I intended to read this year because I am focused on the courses that I am taking for my informal liberal arts education. Although I am someone who is capable of spending three hours learning in the mornings, I am finding that when a lesson is over an hour in length, that’s all that I can deal with, and it is very difficult … [Read more...]

Using Images to Magnify Your Content

using images to magnify your content

Using Images to Magnify Your Content At one time or another, most of us have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. But those 1000 words that the picture represents, must align with its accompanying text for them to be effective. I have images on my mind because I am always striving to get more traffic to my blog posts, and captivating visuals draw more eyes to your content. Additionally, I have been taking the course Research for Writers, and I was presented with the following reasons to add visuals to your content. To use images to magnify your content add them: For clarity To explain a point To adapt … [Read more...]