7 episodes

Shani Raja explores the secrets of good communication with experts in writing, persuasion and public speaking.

The Alchemy of Writing Podcast Shani Raja

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Shani Raja explores the secrets of good communication with experts in writing, persuasion and public speaking.

    Episode 5: The Art of Telling Stories

    Episode 5: The Art of Telling Stories

    How do you make your writing connect with readers? Vera Sprothen is a gifted storyteller who wrote for The Wall Street Journal and co-authored an influential book on the gig economy. 

    • 58 min
    Episode 4: How to Ace a Ted Talk

    Episode 4: How to Ace a Ted Talk

    How are Ted Talks chosen? And how are they edited to make an impact? Della Zhuang has the enviable task of picking Tedx Talks for her district in Sydney, Australia. Here she shares her insights into how to get your talk selected. 

    • 48 min
    Episode 3: Way of the Fearless Communicator

    Episode 3: Way of the Fearless Communicator

    The key to communicating fearlessly is being authentic, says Weh Yeoh, who stays true to himself whether he’s networking with strangers, blogging on controversial topics, or delivering a Ted Talk.

    • 57 min
    Episode 2 (Pt.2): Blogging With Style in Toronto

    Episode 2 (Pt.2): Blogging With Style in Toronto

    How do you craft engaging content for a niche audience? We ask Nicolas Johnson, a senior editor for Bloomberg News in Tokyo before he returned to Toronto to start life as a blogger.

    • 35 min
    Episode 2 (Pt.1): Blogging With Style in Toronto

    Episode 2 (Pt.1): Blogging With Style in Toronto

    How do you craft engaging content for a niche audience? We ask Nicolas Johnson, a senior editor for Bloomberg News in Tokyo before he returned to Toronto to start life as a blogger.

    • 31 min
    Episode 1 (Pt.2): Do You Have a Book in You?

    Episode 1 (Pt.2): Do You Have a Book in You?

    In this episode we explore my newfound love of Korean drama, why set-ups and payoffs matter in stories, the importance of structure in storytelling, the difference between "plotter" and "pantser" writers, how to create characters, not caricatures, how to deal with publishers and editors, and productivity hacks for writers.

    • 25 min

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