Maintain a press/media webpage: Journalists look for these pages to find information they need, but they also look for these pages as an indication you are quote-worthy and used to working with the media. Seeing a list of previous press experience on a reporter-friendly press page will help assure them of this. The attention of reporters means more exposure and thus more people reading your books. Visit www.jennyrankin.com/press for a press page example. Add a link to your press page to your email signature and to your correspondence with journalists. Also make your media appearances obvious on that webpage. Once I landed on NPR and made it obvious on my press page, other soundbites and interviews rolled in quickly: NBC News, HuffPost, O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, and many more. I believe none of my appearances in these outlets would have happened without … [Read more...] about 5 More Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author
Now imagine this change in circumstances happening on a large scale. Imagine a situation where the circumstances have changed across the board and now all your daily routines have been disrupted: from how you get the kids ready for school and how you get yourself to work, to where and how you do your grocery shopping, to how often you need to sanitize surfaces at home and how often you can visit and check in on your elderly parents. … [Read more...] about Reducing the Risk of Emotional Fatigue During the Pandemic
A philosopher opened the discussion with, "But we are cultural beings; we have evolved above biology." I was stunned. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to ask him if he goes to the toilet regularly, or if he has sex with his wife. There is no doubt that we as humans have developed a unique culture, but that, of course, does not mean that we are no longer subject to biological laws! … [Read more...] about Do Animals Think?
The three pillars of social connectedness related to brain health—social activity, social networks, and social support—remain critically important. Continuing to stay in touch through phone calls, videoconferencing, email, and social media can help maintain connections with others and promote brain functioning too. And providing direct or indirect social support to others—such as donating to a fund for first responders or sewing face masks for elderly neighbors—can help those in need and foster a sense of purpose in an uncertain time. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Promote Brain Health During a Pandemic
A beautiful Sufi story lays emphasis on adopting a practical approach to life at the same time being devoted to god. A man once stopped by a mosque on his way back home from the market with his camel. He left his camel outside and settled to pray. … [Read more...] about Trust god But Tie Up Your Camel !