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"Thomas Clifford has made something useful here. This report will give you some really catchy, useful ideas.

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Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works 

"Tom Clifford is by trade a filmmaker. For most of his life, he rarely wrote anything longer than a brief comment in the margin of a script. 

Now, though, he's producing tens of thousands of words a year, first as a Fast Company "Expert Blogger," and then as a writer for the Content Marketing Institute. 

How did Tom go from a non-writer to a prolific and much-read one? His eBook, '5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways . . . , ' holds some of his secrets."

Mark Levy, Author of "Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content"

“Tom is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet—if you have the privilege to meet him. And he does sterling work as well. But don’t just take my word for it.

Read this free report and you’ll not just love its tone and content, but learn a lot as well.”

Sean D’Souza, Psychotactics.com

“Anyone who wants to improve their writing needs this e-book. A lot of ebooks are short because they just don’t have much substance to offer. They’re not worth your time (and so are many of the long ones, too, for that matter). Tom’s is short because he’s so good at giving you only what you need to know. 

‘5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways to Write Faster, Better, Easier’ lives up to its promise by example as well as in the words themselves. Tom used the very same techniques he teaches you to write this book. 

And what’s in here is not just a rehash of the same tired ideas you find coming from people who have suddenly fancied themselves as writing gurus. There are tricks in here I never heard of (like the Writing Funnel) and some I had forgotten about and was glad to be reminded of (like Sporadic Writing).” 

Michael Martine, Blog Alchemist, Remarkablogger.com 

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Tom's SpeedLink #5

What a week– eight fascinating links. There's something in here for everyone.

1. Bob Garfield's 'Chaos Scenario' Set to Publish Aug. 3
If there's one book I can't wait to get my hands on, it's this one. Bob Garfield of AdAge writes about "the art and science of Listenomics"– depicting the end of messages dictated from marketers and institutions sitting at the top. Keep up the Bob's latest thinking through his "Chaos Scenario" blog.

2. A brand is not a separate thing
Branding guru Tom Asacker riffs about the interdependent nature of brands.

3. The Quantum Activist DVD now available!
This absolutely nne of my favorite documentaries. We get a first-hand glimpse into the mind and life of Dr. Amit Goswami, the world's leading quantum physicist.

I was lucky enough to bump into Ri Stewart, one of the filmmakers for this extraordinary documentary, on Twitter. Ri graciously gave me an advance copy of "The Quantum Activist" a few months back.

The show is finally out on DVD. I highly encourage anyone with an interest in seeking deeper knowledge of how our universe works, to grab this documentary. You will not be disappointed.

4. How does the National Film board of Canada use social media?
Films and videos are now becoming social objects. This post is an interesting Q & A session on how the NFB uses Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, etc.

5. What Makes a Story Work?
The ever-engaging Chris Brogan has a neat and interesting take on story.

6. Brand Storytelling: Connecting With Your Audience
Melinda Partin gives us her take on marketing, branding and storytelling over on Fast Company.

7. Webinar—Three Questions We Usually Get from Leaders About Storytelling: Reflections, Discussion & Tools
Stortellers Terrence Gargiulo and Shawn Callahan are conducting two webinars in August. "Are your leaders great storytellers? And, why should you care anyway?...take a nuanced but deep dive into the art and science of leadership through narrative."

8. Listening, for a Change
Should a company have a Chief Listening Officer? Valeria Maltoni has a fascinating post on the role listening plays for companies.


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