WHAT JOURNALISM SKILLS CAN BE USED DIRECTLY IN CONTENT MARKETING?

Journalism 2Original article published in The Authentic Storytelling Project by Christoph Trappe

Some journalism skills can be transferred directly to the content marketing world. Let’s take them one by one.

Meeting deadlines

Journalists are constantly faced with deadlines in a near 24/7 news cycle. A deadline is a deadline. If it’s missed, the TV newscast might be short a story or the newspaper article didn’t get edited. Deadlines mean something and are met. When they aren’t, chances are the journalism career won’t last long. In content marketing, deadlines are also important and when they are met it can set teams apart from those who see deadlines as suggestions.

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Discovering Creative Thinking

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Does it seem like you’ve tried everything in your power to think creatively; and yet, despite your best efforts, you’re still plagued with: 

• Not knowing how to even get started
• Not understanding even where to start with defining your intent
• Not knowing how to master your creative skills

If this describes you, then you are in luck today…

First, you are NOT alone! Although it may seem like it sometimes, but not knowing how to get started with creative thinking is far more common than you’d think.

I ought to know, because I’ve been in the same spot before…
There are some people who naturally have the skills, while others need to practice and learn about it first before they can take advantage of it. Being able to think creatively is very important, especially if you want to become successful in your career or in your whole life. However, only some people get to realize this fact.

Let me explain…

Creativity can be triggered with specific things, especially when the person involved has the natural ability to do so. For a person with some natural creative thinking skills, it naturally occurs even if he or she is not well aware of it.

And the worst part of all is that the more you don’t know the less you will succeed!
Make no mistake about it…  As a person just like you who has struggled with getting better ideas, I have searched high and low to find the best strategies to fix this problem and I am fully qualified and equipped to help you put an end to your frustration with trying to wade through all the info you need to know to use creative thinking!

What exactly is creativity? Indeed, there are a number of ways you can define the word “creativity”. However, the most modest way to define this mysterious element that is shared by all people is the fact that creativity is the ability of the person’s mind to acquire facts, materials, and/or ideas and distinguish them in a distinctive manner or way. It is a unique point of view, a fresh idea and/or a new way on looking at a certain problem.

And all of this up till now is just scratching the surface!
This powerful book will provide you with everything you need to know to be a success and achieve your goal of becoming a creative thinker. The question is− are you ready to astound yourself with your new creative thinking skills?

The Author

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Pursuing Your Creativity− Cultivating Your Imagination One Creative Thought at a Time”

Have you ever thought about pursuing your creative passions−but never found the courage to listen to your inner voice that keeps on telling you to chase down those endeavors? It’s true that being creative can be risky− a risk that a lot of people are not ready to assume−unless they know how to be creative. In other words, to be successful at being creative, you must learn how to cultivate your inner creativeness.In his books, J.C. Tolbert takes you on a journey to discovering your own unique creativity.
                Unlike other books in this genre, his content is not only focused on practical theories, but also on inspiring people to take action in their daily lives. His books also provide solutions that can be implemented in real-world situations, which is becoming rare to see today. You’ll get information that will truly inspire you to never give up on your journey to creativity! When not writing, J.C. likes to read, exercise, and have fun going on creative adventures with his kids.http://www.amazon.com/Discovering-Creative-Thinking-Conquering-Imagination-ebook/dp/B00YYBWCMK

Pioneering Your Career Unparalleled In Today’s Job Market

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The definition of ‘life’ is defined in many ways by different dictionaries. My explanation for what life is: Someone taking a journey. If he drives carefully, he reaches his destination safely and if he drives recklessly, he ends up in a ditch or even dies. Everyone has a problem and many times psychologists and psychiatrists traced the cause of the problems to our homes.

Many were born in broken homes and daily abused by alcoholic parents. At school children becomes subject to bullies, racism, discrimination and all kinds of mental torture, leaving them psychological scars, sometimes for the rest of their lives. Even some children born handicap, feel discriminated and shunned by society.

Others suffering from ailments and diseases such as Aids, are completely cut off from society and friends, instead of the love they deserve to pass through the hard times of their lives. Going through such life difficulties: Do you know that you have the courage and willpower to deal with your problems and be whatever you want to be in the society?

Why do you allow problems to take over your life and sell your body when you have a beautiful future ahead of you? Why do you sell drugs for living when there are many opportunities to lift you up from that situation? No matter how serious your situation is, always remember that: you’ve got the power to change your life to be a great person in the society.

That’s where career planning comes in and in fact planning your career isn’t a difficult task or needs skills. You only have to list your interests and choose one to pursue. Many times when writing articles, I love to share my experience. Belgium is not like America, Canada or even Netherlands, countries which have many opportunities for the black man.

I have seen many black journalists in neighboring Holland, America, France, Canada etc, but in Belgium for the past fifteen years, I haven’t seen any black journalist on their television yet. That doesn’t bother me any way, it rather encourages me to focus on my career to become a successful writer, and one thing which I did to avoid depression and to concentrate on my goals is to look for a job as a cleaner.

Even though I have a forklift driving license, I gave up the job and took cleaning as my profession. I clean eight hours per day and write my books at the same time. Just find yourself something to do, no matter how poor the job is and earn something monthly. That will lift up your spirit to be happy to do whatever you want in life.

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The world is full of glamorous and beautiful people. We watch film and musicians performing daily on stage or on the television, yet you wouldn’t believe your ears, when you hear of what some of the celebrities went through when they were young. Charlize Theron, one of the successful film actresses, father was alcoholic. Together with her mother, they were abused by her father, yet she put all that behind her to be a great actress today.

Christina Aguilera confessed about how her father physically abused her mother, sister and herself. Rihanna’s childhood was badly affected due to her father’s drug addiction. Today both Christina and Rihanna are successful as musicians. The ultimate question is, would you allow your problems to kill you or determined to kill the problems?

Life is short but while in this world, you can change the world with your knowledge. Crime does’t pay, education is the key, but if it eludes you, another door is open. Cultivate your talent and pray, because through Christ who strengthens us, we can do everything. My life story about how I made it as a writer and journalist in Belgium, going as far as to investigate the high death rate of Africans at the notorious Stuivenberg hospital in Antwerp and brought it to an end, can be read in the book:

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http://www.amazon.com/Little-Boygium–Wonderful-Experience-Savage/dp/1621372383/