The NLP Secret That Makes Your Words Sell

Written by Kris Mills

Writing cracker-jack copy would be a lot simpler if every potential client thought inrepparttar same way. But in reality, they don't.

The good news is that by understandingrepparttar 129615 various ways people think, you can appeal to all personality types in your copy. And by doing that, your responses will dramatically improve.

You see, people process information using different senses. Some people are great listeners but lousy at visualising a concept. Others can't truly grasp what you're talking about unless you draw pictures on a whiteboard.

The teachings of Neuro Linguistic Programming state that there are three main information processing methods. They are visual (sight), auditory (sound) and kinesthetic (touch). The others are through thinking, smelling and tasting.

By using a combination of words that relate to each ofrepparttar 129616 senses, you're covering all bases by appealing to all types of people. Here are some examples of words that relate to various senses.

***************** Visual (sight) ***************** appears to, see, look, blind, bright, brilliant, clear, colourful, crystal clear, draw, enlighten, focus, glance, horizon, illustrate, imagine, dream, insight, it looks like, light, mirror, outlook, paint a picture, picture, reveal, see, sketch, visualise, vibrant, vivid, watch

***************** Auditory (sound) ***************** announce, argue, boom, buzz , crash, hear, listen, loud, rave, sound, noise, silence, speak, shout, music, noise, quiet, ring, roar, scream, shout, silent, silence, snap, sound, speak, squeal, talk, tell, voice, whisper, whistle, yell

Discipline is *Not* a Four-Letter Word

Written by Mary Anne Hahn

When I sit down to write an article for my ezine, WriteSuccess, and draw a blank as to what to write about, I reread my ezine's mission statement for guidance: "Ideas, information and inspiration for writers who want to launch and/or maintain SUCCESSFUL freelance careers"

For this article, I narrowedrepparttar scope by asking myself: "What is THE ONE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT that a writer needs in order to succeed at freelancing?"

The answer came to me with lightning speed. We must have discipline.

Repeat after me: When it comes to freelance writing,repparttar 129613 single most important character trait needed for success is discipline.

Bummer, isn't it? The word "discipline" hardly sends one dashing to repparttar 129614 keyboard or searching for one's pen in a heady, heated burst of inspiration. Wouldn't it have been great, even romantic, if I had said that we writers possess a golden, rare gene with which only a chosen few are graced? Or that, in order to succeed, we need to tap into our personal Muse? Follow our calling? Developrepparttar 129615 God-given talent that is our birthright?

Okay, maybe not. Maybe you thought I was going to say "talent," "skill," "power of observation," "imagination" or even "self-confidence." After all, talent certainly helps, andrepparttar 129616 ability to write clearly, powerfully, creatively and/or concisely is important. Even inrepparttar 129617 wake of rejection, or especially then, we need to believe in ourselves enough to try again and again. Andrepparttar 129618 best writers not only observe, but seem to *absorb*repparttar 129619 world around them, then set these observations free in articles, stories, scripts and poems.

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