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The Word Leader Podcast is for thinkers who want to lead with words. We discuss how to get your wisdom out in the world through book writing and publishing, how to improve your communication, and how to use writing as a leadership tool. Every weekday, podcast host and founder of Trivium Writing Leandre Larouche shares strategies, tactics, mindset hacks, and philosophical approaches to writing and communication. Visit https://www.triviumwriting.com to get more details about Trivium Writing and to learn how you can write a nonfiction book or improve your writing.

The Word Leader Podcast Leandre Larouche

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The Word Leader Podcast is for thinkers who want to lead with words. We discuss how to get your wisdom out in the world through book writing and publishing, how to improve your communication, and how to use writing as a leadership tool. Every weekday, podcast host and founder of Trivium Writing Leandre Larouche shares strategies, tactics, mindset hacks, and philosophical approaches to writing and communication. Visit https://www.triviumwriting.com to get more details about Trivium Writing and to learn how you can write a nonfiction book or improve your writing.

    314. A Phrase to Avoid to Be Persuasive (Persuasion Series - Part 5)

    314. A Phrase to Avoid to Be Persuasive (Persuasion Series - Part 5)

    To be persuasive, you should avoid certain words and phrases. One of them is the phrase "it's interesting to note that..." The reason this phrase hinders your persuasion is that it forces a conclusion onto the reader. Your readers are capable of making their conclusions, and if they come to the same conclusions as you do, they will be persuaded. But if they feel you are pushing your conclusions onto them, they will not hear you out. 

    Visit www.triviumwriting.com to learn more about writing, read our blog, and grab our resources. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today.

    • 2 min
    313. The Difference in Persuasion Between Speaking and Writing (Persuasion Series - Part 4)

    313. The Difference in Persuasion Between Speaking and Writing (Persuasion Series - Part 4)

    There is a large difference between speaking and writing as far as persuasion goes. When we speak, we can use tonality and body language to show confidence. But when we write, we have to double down on the power of our words themselves, and we can do so by revising and editing our words.

    Visit www.triviumwriting.com to learn more about writing, read our blog, and grab our resources. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today.

    • 4 min
    312. Can Any Type of Content Be Persuasive? (Persuasion Series - Part 3)

    312. Can Any Type of Content Be Persuasive? (Persuasion Series - Part 3)

    Can any type of content be persuasive? The short answer is "yes," but it depends on the writing goal. In Trivium Writing's Architecture of Writing methodology, there are 4 writing goals: description, narration, narration, and persuasion. These 4 goals contribute to content being persuasive, but in the end, for content to be persuasive, there must be an intention for the content to be persuasive. For example, a biology textbook isn't persuasive; but Darwin's On the Evolution of Species was very persuasive when it was published. 

    Visit www.triviumwriting.com to learn more about writing, read our blog, and grab our resources. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today.

    • 3 min
    311. How to Fix an Unconvincing Sentence (Persuasion Series - Part 2)

    311. How to Fix an Unconvincing Sentence (Persuasion Series - Part 2)

    From time to time, you will find yourself faced with an unconvincing sentence. The rest of the text may be persuasive, but one sentence in particular sounds off. To fix an unconvincing sentence, you have to ask yourself the following question: is the problem inside or outside the sentence? In other words, is the problem the words or the content? If the problem is inside the sentence, you must revise the words and choose them more carefully. If the problem is outside the sentence, then you must revise the paragraph's content.

    Visit www.triviumwriting.com to learn more about writing, read our blog, and grab our resources. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today.

    • 1 min
    310. How to Know if a Sentence is Persuasive (Persuasion Series - Part 1)

    310. How to Know if a Sentence is Persuasive (Persuasion Series - Part 1)

    How can you tell if a sentence is persuasive? Sure, you can know if a text is persuasive. But how can you tell if one sentence in particular helps the text being persuasive? The answer lies in the certainty of the language. Some words and phrases such as "I think" and "I believe" insert doubt in your writing. Unless you actually doubt what you are writing, in which case you perhaps should not be writing it, do not use doubtful language. The more doubt you insert into your writing, the less persuasive you are.

    This episode is the first in a series of podcasts on the topic of persuasion. I would like to thank you Carlo Cabrera for asking me questions about writing and persuasion.

    Visit www.triviumwriting.com to learn more about writing, read our blog, and grab our resources. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today.

    • 3 min
    309. The Undying Power of Narrative Structure

    309. The Undying Power of Narrative Structure

    What's interesting about Hollywood movies is they follow a specific structure. Not only that, we can know the structure and have studied and still feel emotionally compelled by it. Why is that? That's because humans are completely wired for story. We understand the world through storytelling, and we crave stories. So, when writing and communicating, make sure you are telling stories.

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    • 4 min

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