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My answers to Questions asked on Quora.com

 

Question

How to prepare to write a speech on Soccer?

Answer:

Before you can prepare a speech, you must first have a general knowledge about the subject. Or you can research the specific area that you will like to speak about. When you have compiled all of your information, you can begin witting your speech. Start with a hook as an introduction. It can be a quote, an anecdote or a story.
Your first paragraph must highlight the main theme of what you are speaking about. You can build on that first paragraph by listing points and expanding on them in the other two or three paragraphs. It just depends on how long your speech will be. As you explain your points, try to use anecdotes, quotes or give examples. You do not tell a speech, you show a speech. Paint a picture with your words.
In the final paragraph, you must have a call to action and you conclude leaving something memorable in the minds of the listeners.

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Question

What should I do to get better at writing?

Answer:

To be a better writer, you must write daily. I have studied the craft of how to write with flair and style, having been in the Journalism and Public Relations fields for over 15 years. I will share with you some of the skills and techniques that will let your writing stand out from among your peers.

To be a better writer, you must write daily. I have studied the craft of how to write with flair and style, having been in the Journalism and Public Relations fields for over 15 years. I will share with you some of the skills and techniques that will let your writing stand out from among your peers. WRITE

The first writing technique you must adhere to, is to write using the Active Voice.

Writing in the active voice is where the subject in the sentence performs the action stated by the verb. Let me give you an example.

  1. Cindy Lou ate a whole chicken at dinner. (Active Voice)

As against,

A whole chicken was eaten by Cindy Lou. (Passive Voice)

Let’s look at another example.

2. My teachers will celebrate their victory tomorrow. (Active Voice)

As against:

The victory will be celebrated by my teachers tomorrow. (Passive Voice

You can see that writing using the active voice makes the sentence reads smoother, it is clearer and it is more direct.

Always rely on using the active voice, where the subject does the action.

In addition, in order to enhance your writing style, you must be careful how you use the words, They’re, There and Their in sentences.

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entrepreneurs

Question

Who do so many entrepreneurs struggle in building a profitable online business?

Answer:

It depends on the nature of the Business. Marketing and Advertising are essential to growing your business, whether online or offline. Networking is also the key. Starting a business takes time, money and effort. If you are keen on building your business, it calls for a lot of sacrifice. You have to sleep less and throw all your energy behind making your business profitable and sustainable. If you put nothing in, you get nothing out.

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Petal Barclay-Smith

Question

What is Journalism Ethics?

 Answer:

Journalists must perform their duties with the highest level of professionalism and excellence. They must adhere to the following Code of Ethics:

  1. The responsibility of the Journalist is to report the news with Truth and Accuracy.
  2. Journalists must commit themselves to being impartial. They must, desist from collecting monetary donations, favors or gifts from special interests groups, news-interviewindividuals or political parties in order to slant the news. This will compromise the journalists responsibility of reporting the news with fairness, honesty and independence.
  3. Journalists must have integrity.
  4. Journalists must protect the identity of their sources who provide them with confidential information to carry out their duties.
  5. Journalists must avoid plagiarism .
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