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  • 00:23

    Agile Writers - The 8 Stages of Story

    in Writing

    In this segment we talk about the influences on the Agile Writer Method including Syd Field and Michael Hauge. We also talk about how the Hero's Journey maps to the 8 Stages of Story.

  • 00:27

    Agile Writer Method - Stages 0-8

    in Writing

    We covered the need for plotting and pacing and some of the simplifying assumptions of the Agile Writer Method. Now, we're going to cover the 8 stages in detail. 

  • 00:20

    Agile Writers - Critique

    in Writing

    §The Purpose of Critique is to

    §Get feedback

    §Get a first impression

    §Get a second opinion

    §Learn about mechanics (spelling, grammar)

    §Learn about structure (plot, character, etc…)

    §Improve your craft

    §through receiving criticism

    §through offering criticism

  • 00:24

    Agile Writers - Social Media

    in Writing

    *Internet-based virtual communities and networks

    *User-generated content

    *Americans spend 121 billion minutes a month

    *Greater quality, reach,  frequency, immediacy, permanence than traditional media

    *People-based: Friends, Followers, etc…

    *Characterized by postings and comments and replies

  • 00:15

    Agile Writer Method - Writing Your Novel in 6 Months

    in Writing

    Now that you know how to create a storyboard, here are the steps to writing your novel in a 6-month period.

  • 00:07

    Agile Writers - The first 60 Pages

    in Writing

    You want to write an opening paragraph that will grab the reader's attention. In this segment we go into the details about what makes that first 3 sentences pop out. Then we'll talk about the first three paragraphs and the first three chapters. If there's time we'll talk about the next 30 pages as well.

  • 00:46

    Think Agile for Business Success

    in Business

    Flexibility is so important - being wedded to one idea is no longer possible as technological and market shifts happen seemingly overnight. Entrepreneurs can improve their flexible thinking and our guest Taffy Williams is going to talk with us about how.

    TAFFY WILLIAMS is the founder and president of Colonial Technology Development Company, which has helped launch a number of successful, entrepreneurial biotech, software, and pharmaceutical companies. He writes the popular “Startup Blog,” as well as articles for Examiner.com. He lives in Concord, North Carolina.  

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  • 01:01

    Agile guru Kent McDonald on the Agile Mindset and more

    in Entrepreneur

    Kent J. McDonald uncovers better ways of delivering value by doing it and helping others do it.  His more than 15 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive. He is active in the business analysis and agile software development communities helping people share stories about what does and does not work.  He shares those stories at beyondrequirements.com, techwell.com, and projectconnections.com in addition to presenting at and helping organize several local and international conferences. 

    He is co-author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility, a book that brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help organizations deliver business value and build competitive advantage.

    His current project is  Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset. Available on Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/1rkYKUf

    Other Writings:

    Article: What Are We Building Again? http://www.projectconnections.com/articles/070507-mcdonald.html

  • 02:01

    Breaking Sales Records with Agile Selling #BBSradio

    in Business

    Digital and Social Media Strategist & Speaker Michele Price brings you weekly access to the top minds in Business Success Mindset and Digital tools, techniques and strategies. Breakthrough Business Strategies Radio delivers high impact & pioneering knowledge for entrepreneurs, startups, sales/marketing/IT professionals every Monday with Houston's #1 Social Media Strategist, Michele Price, CMO for TechStreet Houston.

    Dino Dogan, co-founder of Triberr shares new thinking on using you blog for your business.

    Jill Konrath, sales strategiest and author of Agile Selling will be sharing with us the power of unlocking the buying process today.

     Follow us with hashtag #BBSradio for the up to the minute news.

    Ask your questions via twitter using #BBSradio.

  • 01:16

    How Agile is Your Brain?

    in Health

    How agile is your Brain?  In this world of pollution and stress from all sides, our brain, our psyche takes a beating.  Let’s test your brain and find out; using one of the newest software created by Sound Health.  

    How does one keep their brain in “shape” for the New Year?  Join us, volunteer and let us BioAcoustically test your brain’s resourcefulness to meet today’s pressures and demands.  Watch online as we examine the potential of a brain.

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  • 00:29

    Modernizing Change Management with Agile and Lean Practices

    in Business

    We are in the age of complexity. The organizational life-span is shrinking, the pace of innovation is the highest it's ever been and it continues to accelerate. For organizations to remain relevant in today's world, they need more effective and adaptable processes for managing change. 

    Jason Little, author of Lean Change Management, joins the show this month to discuss the collection of innovative practices for managing organizational change. He combines ideas from many communities, including the Lean Startup, Agile and Lean worlds, to create an adaptable and scalable model for managing the complexity of change in today's world.