In this Monday’s Link Roundup don’t miss Humorous tombstones: Making your last word a funny one. It’ll put a smile on your face. On a more serious note you might want to read 9 things you wish you knew before your first TV interview. Excellent advice before your big interview.
- How to Avoid Cold-Feet Killing Your Progress. “Today, I want to talk about what happens when you give in to your fears. I want you to learn from my mistakes so you can have the courage to do what you need to.”
- Digital Public Library Of America (DPLA) Launches To Public. “After two and a half years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the U.S.’s first public online-only library, opened its doors today — or at least was made publicly available on the Internet.”
- First Person Project brings a new take on history. “The First Person Project, located in the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, allows everyday people to come into the facility and interview each other in pairs, usually friends or family, about their personal history and experiences with larger historical and cultural events, according to FPP’s website.” [Thanks to Lettice Stuart of Portraits in Words for alerting me to this article.]
- Frequency, repetition and the power of saying it more than once. “If you’re using frequency as a tactic to make up for the fact that you’re being ignored, you can certainly do better.”
- 9 things you wish you knew before your first TV interview. “There are few moments more exciting for an author than when you schedule that first television interview with a local talk show. After you stop grinning and sharing the good news with your social media networks, you realize that you’ve never been interviewed on camera before . . . and panic sets in.”
- Humorous tombstones: Making your last word a funny one. ” Eleanor Herman, a historian and author who lives in McLean, feels most people take death far too seriously. Where is the levity? Where is the humor? Where is the winking admission that death is the final joke in this long-running sitcom we call life? Well, on her tombstone, for starters. She’s determined to have the last laugh.”
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