Booklet Tips – Can’t Write Tips

Tip writing is easy for some people and almost impossible for others. Or so they think. Sometimes those tips are actually there and are merely in hiding, waiting to be discovered and identified for what they are.

You probably know people who, when asked what time it is, naturally go into telling you how to make the time piece. They are simply wired that way. It’s what makes them who they are. They think in paragraphs, telling not only the material used to make the clock or watch, but why that material was used and how it is better than other materials, and many other pieces of information about the clock or watch.

They go on and on, compelled by their truly generous nature, to give you every

nuance having to do with the time piece, and maybe even forgetting to answer the original question of what time it is or remembering what the question was at all. They may even risk losing the attention of whoever asked the question of what time it is.

A long, detailed answer works great for someone on the receiving end if their style is similar. It can be problematic when the other person’s style is “bottom line,” solution based, quick, or results oriented.

One of the easiest ways of handling all of this is to exchange the documents. Let a succinct communicator review and offer suggestions or edit the expanded answer, and have the person with the long answer provide ways to elaborate on the tips.

Frequently a paragraph full of the “why,” “what,” and lots of details has the how-to tip within it. The tip is either sitting there ready to pull it out or, with a slight modification, turns into a tip. Look for a sentence that starts with a verb.

In fact, that last sentence you just read, “Look for a sentence that starts with a verb,” is an example of that very thing. The word “look” is a verb that starts the tip about how to find a tip! In the paragraph above that, there is a tip in hiding in the first sentence.

“One of the easiest ways of handling all of this is to exchange the documents” is how that sentence is written. It becomes a tip by making it “Exchange the documents as one of the easiest ways of handling all of this.”

ACTION – It is foolhardy to expect a person to change their style. Yes, techniques can be effectively taught and learned. The basic construct of the person is the basic wonderful construct, and is part of the gifts of who they are. Use the formula you have learned about writing a tip starting the first sentence with a positive verb, followed by no more than 2 sentences explaining “why” or “how.” Be kind to yourself when you realize that approach is a struggle for you. You can ask someone in your life to help you with it, whether that is a family member, friend, or colleague, or you can have a professional who is familiar with tip-writing edit it for you.

Turn Your Tips Into Products, Your Tips Products Into Moneymakers TM” © 2014 Paulette Ensign

Visit Phoenix and Scottsdale in a Valley of the Sun Road Trip

Road Trip Planners enjoy creating trips to the Valley of the Sun because they can bet on getting blue skies and sunny days for the duration of their trip. Going on a Summer Road Trip to Phoenix and Scottsdale ranks as one of the Best Destinations in the U.S.

Why? Because it gives travelers more than 325 sunny days a year! So it’s really a year-round destination. Now factor in the other attributes of russet and purple mountains as your constant backdrop, a huge assortment of hotels (including an abundance of world-class resorts, golf courses and spas), a wide choice of sports and activities to enjoy and you begin to understand why so many road trip planners head there for their summer vacations.

Here are some sample trips to the region that others have taken. Consider saving one you like, give it your own trip name and then have fun customizing it to reflect your personal taste and energy level. At the very least, you’ll pick up great ideas for your own trip.

* FAMILY TRIP TO FLAGSTAFF, PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE – Enjoy the railways or float above it all with Over the Rainbow Expeditions. There’s also the Doll & Toy Museum, Castles-n-Coasters amusement park, and the Westworld Xtreme Pursuit Paintball.

* 4 ARIZONA CITIES IN 7 DAYS – Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Litchfield Park. This trip includes Out of Africa Wildlife Park, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, an exhilarating Arizona Sunset Desert Tour, hiking on Camelback Mountain.

* GIRLFRIEND’S TRIP TO PHOENIX AND SCOTTSDALE – Because there’s a smorgasbord of spas available here, Arizona is a favorite road trip destination for friends to gather. In this road trip planner you’ll find spas, pools, shopping, nightlife and even some jeep rides, and shootouts at Western Town.

* GOLFING WEEKEND IN PHOENIX – This is a great trip for couples who enjoy golf and want to infuse a little luxury in their weekend. This 3-Day weekend gets you on golf courses plus side trips to the Phoenix Zoo Lights, the Phoenix Coyotes, and the Ice Chalet.

* ROMANTIC OVERNIGHT ESCAPE TO PHOENIX – You can easily expand this trip for a honeymoon or anniversary. You’ll find romance in the air at places like Jazz in the Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden, the Arizona Science Center, and the Pueblo Grande Museum & Cultural Park. It already includes three luxurious accommodations to look over and perhaps choose for yourself.

The trip variations above offer an abundance of activities to fill your next road trip planner to the brim.