Before driving words to work this morning I had answered my txt, email and tweet messages and all the portals to my hand delivered mail lay flaky framed in brown, in white, across the passenger seat – proof of my index finger’s equal enthusiasm to help my world connect.
But attention spans fall.
Time to muse shrinks.
Ramblers gets left behind.
Anything beyond a meme is verbose.
So. my morning – reading and authoring.
My afternoon – sketching and designing.
My evening – eating, then placing torn envelopes and junk mail onto the compost and hearing that someone’s launched some of their waste into outer space. It’s a scale thing – some black hole will consume and recycle it for dinner in a few million years.
But before going to sleep, I faced this question of causing waste rather than recycling everything, by writing about the way things may go, if we go on the way we are:
For words to succeed, they must now leave the page.
As more books, articles, blogs, tweets, emails and thread comments are now written than will ever be read, the success of your writings has to come from the way you deliver words in your podcasts, vids. trailers, and at live events.
You are becoming the main story:
Whilst you are on stage, anyone in your audience can be spreading your stories globally – sharing them as rehearsed, capturing them during question time and at improvised face-to-face meetings.
So during live events, meetings, signings, interviews, talks and trade shows, your voiced words and actions need to be informative, inspiring, attention-holding and entertaining. Words which once worked for you when displayed as text, now require intonation, motioned-delivery and pace changes to match your widening audience.
My pitch to you:
Before your next audience of thousands, pitch your stories to me, live, in your own words, then invite my mind to work on your behalf in a way that nobody close to you will ever do.
My original work with words started in 1984 alongside copywriters producing promotional print. In 1985 I co-founded TVRT studios, producing radio ads., managing MC’s, DJ’s, musicians and a popular jazz/blues singer and chef who went on to have her own cooking series on TV following my design of her two Caribbean restaurants and her fan club.
Between 1986 and 1993 I joined the board of an interior design company, started the Little People Books imprint, joined two architectural firms, a marketing group, an educational partnership and a registered charity whilst managing my own company, GJA – Concept and Presentation.
At the beginning of 1997, work started on the HoBB Field Centre where we host friends, clients, events organisers, authors, researchers and many visiting international students interested in sustainable growth, food security and global ecological balance.
I’ll design the way your words will take you forward :
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