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How to Hook Your Readers

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Starting your speech or essay can be quite a task. The challenge is to hook your readers to read your story through till the end. It takes only a few seconds for readers to decide whether your piece is not worth their time, and move on with their reading. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO advises, “To capture their attention, adopt the hook, line, and sinker approach for an engrossing story.” For starters she offers these writing techniques:

1. Appeal to their sense of wonder. Start with a puzzle that will get them thinking.

2. Open with a joke. Humor always captivates.

3. Expose a secret or share your observation.

4. Describe the setting to make it inviting.

5. Share interesting information that people do not know about.

“The secret to a good piece of writing lies in the stories you share.

Write with your heart and choose your words well,” advises Viesca.
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission guides you to enhance your writing style for prose and poetry that will charm and captivate.

www.talkshop.ph (632) 8945588 Creative Writing, Technical &Content Writing, Newsletter Writing, Critical Writing

Posted by TalkShop
Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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