Barry Davret

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Using The “END” Formula To Create Unforgettable Stories

There are some workplace social conventions you just know. You don’t need to read about them in a handbook or see them on a bulletin board …

Visceral

Rule #1 Of Persuasion — Do You Follow It?

The First Of 7 Tips For Writers<p>What comes to mind when you see mouse droppings under your kitchen sink? Shock and disgust were my immediate …

Self-improvement

The Art Of Creating “Little” Obsessions

Power Packed Sales Bullets<p>I sat in my car for two and a half hours waiting my turn. Add in a thermos full of coffee and no bathrooms and things get …

New Jersey

This Is How You Ask For Money

Let’s pretend you’re walking the streets of a big city. There’s a homeless person sitting on the curb. He asks you for spare change. Do you ignore …

New York City

The “Non Secret” To Blogging Every Day

“Any skill is easy once you master it.” — Unknown<p>My five-year-old son threw a tantrum. It wasn’t directed at anyone. It was just his way of …

Writing

Three Techniques To Stir Your Reader’s Emotions

Blizzards bring out the most unusual behavior. In the northeast, the forecast calls for our fourth nor’easter in March. To say we are all storm-weary …

Whole Foods

Do Your Readers Understand Your Writing? Here’s The One Question Test

<b>DEFEATED</b><p>That’s how I felt after failing to start my generator. Our power went out and our house was ice cold. I hate asking for help but I had no …

The Writer’s Ultimate Productivity Guide

A simple 3 step plan to get your writing done<p>If you want to grow your influence as a writer, you’ve got to write consistently.<p>That can be a challenge …

What To Do When You Have Nothing To Write About

The Coffee Shop Exercise<p>Today was one of those rare days. I recorded the daily highlights in my personal journal. As I looked over the entries, …

This Classic Fairy Tale Makes No Sense…

But It Lives On Forever<p>The ancient children’s fable didn’t make sense. I asked my seven-year-old son if he could find the hole in the plot.<p>“What’s a …

Abusing History For A Creative Breakthrough

Did you know in Ancient Athens citizens voted to banish people from their city? Imagine if we could do that today.<p>In my daily journal, I try to write …

I Edited The First Draft Of My Novel. It was A Humbling Experience

I completed the first edit of my novel. Hurray. Editing your own work in a novel differs from that of a blog post. Yes, you make similar …

5 Formulas To Write 500 Words A Day

In November 2016, I embarked on a goal to write five hundred words per day, forever. No time limit. I learned a hard truth. Sitting down in front of …

The Solution Is Worse Than The Problem — What Do You Do?

It started as a routine experience. I placed my two items on the conveyor belt. The cashier rung me up. I paid for my lunch and left.<p>There was one …

The Stories We Tell Ourselves…

The Key To Empathizing With Others<p>It began like any other routine saunter into the office. But today, something set me off.<p>I ride the elevator with …

Unleash Your Creative Genius In 15 Minutes A Day

6 Fun And Simple ExercisesThere’s no shortage of advice on cultivating your own creative genius. You’ll find doctrine on everything from music to …

Explosive Personal Growth Without The “Touchy Feely” B.S.

The most interesting moments of life happen in small encounters. The odd exchange with another person waiting in line. The <i>in your face</i> tip jar at a …

Beware Of The Messages You Put Into The World

On a tour of a new gym, the host led me to the men’s locker room. He pointed out the steam room, showers and other amenities. I ventured into the …

The Sacrificial Sales Pitch

Have you ever felt like a stooge on a sales call? Like they called you in to steal your time and pad their due diligence analysis?<p><b>Here’s how it works.</b><p>…

How To Transform “Quirky” Habits Into Endless Creativity

Do you know someone with quirky habits? Do you have a few yourself? I bet you do. Most of us have a few habits or tendencies that raise an eyebrow. …

Creativity

The Art Of Inventing Words

The act of rearranging your dishwasher to fit the maximum number of items — An unnamed definition<p>It’s unfortunate. No word in the English language …

Inventions

The Number One Sales Objection You’re Not Answering

How often do you get to the checkout page, look at the total and then close up your laptop?<p>“<i>I’ll get to it later,</i>” you say to yourself.<p>It happened to …

Employment

Overcoming Perfectionism… One Day At A Time

Although I manage to overcome my perfectionist tendencies, the struggle still persists in the most unusual of circumstances.<p>In some circles, we …

Time I

Writing To Sell: The “Me To You” Principle

A solitary picture creates such a powerful impact. Last week, our cat died. He was old. We knew it was coming for a long time. We decided to take a …

Writing

The Three Goals That Keep Me Writing Every Single Day

Perfection equals messiness. I said those words after a two-hour cooking ordeal. I don’t consider myself an expert cook but I know the basics. It …

Time I

This Simple Exercise Solves Two Creative Writing Challenges

Discover Your Big Idea And Opening In Record Time<p>Do you sit in front of your laptop struggling to think of an idea?<p>Even if your brain overflows with …

Living Rooms

The 5 Surprising Takeaways From Writing The First Draft Of A Novel

I did it. I finished the first draft of a novel. I started a novel once before. I gave up when I realized how awful it was. Let’s not dwell on that …