How to Brainstorm Ideas for Writing: The 2 Essential Steps

How to Brainstorm Ideas for Writing: The 2 Essential Steps

Do you know how to brainstorm ideas for writing? Why is it important to brainstorm? Before you pick up a pencil to start writing, it’s important you brainstorm your ideas first. In The Pyramid Principle, Barbara Minto says this is crucial because you must know your purpose before anything else. Read below to learn how to brainstorm ideas for writing papers or any other prose.

How to Work Well With Others: Learn People’s Motivations

How to Work Well With Others: Learn People’s Motivations

Are you a cooperative person? Why is the ability to cooperate effectively with other people so important? No matter how empowered and motivated you are, there will always be limits to what a single person can achieve. Therefore, you need to learn how to work well with others. To that end, you must understand what motivates people on a deep, fundamental level. Here’s why knowing what makes people tick is the key to effective cooperation, according to Tony Robbins.

The 3 Elements of a Good Introduction Paragraph

The 3 Elements of a Good Introduction Paragraph

What makes a good introduction paragraph? How can you engage with your audience in your first paragraph? The introduction determines whether readers will continue to read your piece. According to Barbara Minto in her book The Pyramid Principle, a good introduction paragraph intrigues readers in just 30 seconds. Keep reading to learn how to write the best introduction paragraph anyone has ever read.

Things to Consider Before Moving in Together

Things to Consider Before Moving in Together

When is the right time to move in together? What are some things you should consider before deciding to cohabitate? Moving in together is a huge milestone in a romantic relationship. You should approach it seriously by carefully evaluating your and your partner’s expectations to ensure you’re on the same page about your relationship. Here are a few things to consider before moving in together, according to dating coach Logan Ury.

Expressing Love and Compassion in the Everyday Life

Expressing Love and Compassion in the Everyday Life

What exactly is meant by “love and compassion”? What are some ways you can cultivate genuine compassion towards all living things?  As His Holiness the Dalai Lama aptly said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” However, when we get caught up in the everyday ebb and flow of life, acting with compassion is easier said than done. However, you don’t need to be a Buddhist saint to approach life from a place of love and compassion.  Here’s how you can make an effort to show compassion in your daily life.

Barbara Minto’s Writing Advice for Struggling Writers

Barbara Minto’s Writing Advice for Struggling Writers

What is Barbara Minto’s best writing advice? How can her suggestions help you? In The Pyramid Principle, Barbara Minto shares a form of writing called the Conclusions-First Pyramid. She developed this writing approach when she noticed that her colleagues were producing unclear reports that failed to reflect the strength of their ideas. Learn more about Minto’s writing style below.

Unclear Writing: Causes and How to Avoid It

Unclear Writing: Causes and How to Avoid It

What’s the problem with unclear writing? Why will the traditional writing process fail you? According to Barbara Minto in her book The Pyramid Principle, people often produce unclear writing that’s time-consuming and mentally taxing to read. This is because the typical writing approach fails to meet readers’ needs. Below we’ll look at why the typical writing and reading process leads to unclear writing.

What Makes Writing Bad? The 2 Writing Mistakes to Avoid

What Makes Writing Bad? The 2 Writing Mistakes to Avoid

What makes writing bad? What should you be avoiding when you write? In The Pyramid Principle, Barbara Minto argues that conclusions-last writing overburns readers in two ways. Writing conclusions last makes reading more effortful and time-consuming, and it confuses readers. Let’s explore these two problems further and illustrate why they can make your writing bad.