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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 41: Writing Killer Design Proposals with Nathan Powell

Portrait of Nathan Powell

Writing proposals isn’t fun, but they’re a crucial part of any design project. Today our guest is Nathan Powell — designer, author, and founder of Nusii (online proposal software). You’ll learn how to do discovery work, what to include in your proposal, how to structure it, and how tiered pricing can help you make an unbeatable offer.

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The UI Audit: Why I Did a Rewrite of the Sales Page

Dear friends, I just did a big rewrite of The UI Audit sales page. In this post you’ll learn more about the process and the thinking behind it. To celebrate this little change, I’m doing a book sale! Use the promocode REWRITE39 on checkout to get 39% off any of the book packages.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 32: Writing About UI/UX Professionally with Ben Gremillion

Portrait of Ben Gremillion

To get ahead in your UI/UX career, you need to start writing about design at some point. Our guest Ben Gremillion, content designer at UXPin, will give you the best writing guidance. In this episode you’ll learn how to pick a topic for your design article, structure it, capture your ideas, create illustrations, and edit the final piece for the best results.

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 11: Interviewing People Effectively

This is the final episode with Kai Davis! Today we discuss the art of interviewing people. How can interviews boost your business? What are the awesome side effects? What’s better: written format, audio or video? How do you make the process as smooth and effective as possible?

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 10: Writing Technical Documents with Thomas Cannon

Thomas Cannon

Writing support documents is no easy feat. How do you explain technical things to non-technical users? How do you balance being concise and going into details? Today we get together with Kai Davis to interview Thomas Cannon who’s deeply passionate about technical documentation and support (while being a developer by trade).

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 8: Writing the Perfect Email

Email remains the core way of communication online. Writing emails is true art. And my co-host Kai Davis is the true artist! Today you’ll learn to line up you letters perfectly, from a subject line to a postscript, for the best results. Dive in for some hot writing strategies!

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How to Painlessly Name Your Next Book

The Ultimate Book Naming Guide for Authors Who Self-Publish Their Books Online.

This article will help you painlessly pick a name for your next book. This two-step approach to naming books is very simple, effective, and will eliminate a lot of problems while you’re working on your book, launching and re-launching it.

I definitely dipped my toes in the water when it comes to self-publishing (now writing my third book). So my friends often ask me for advice when picking a title. After a few requests like this, I decided to put my thoughts together in a good long-form guide. (more…)

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UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 5: Choosing the Right Words

In this episode we talk with Kai Davis about strategic copywriting. Choosing the right words to describe your product is so incredibly important, maybe even more important than the product itself! You’ll learn how to go out in the wild and pick the right language, and how to write a perfect sales page.

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How I Wrote My Second Book in 3 Weeks: Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Update: this book was ultimately launched by InVision as a free course called Fundamental UI Design. Great title!

Cosmetologists say, your skin cells love stress. It makes them work harder, breathe well, and renew. I say, working in high-stress can be beneficial to your career.

Sure, it can hurt you in the long run and damage your health. But it’s the only way you can obtain massive results in little time — while riding that momentum.

That’s exactly what I did in March 2015. I wrote my second book, The Principles of Amazing UI Design, in 3 weeks. (more…)

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Start Today

If you’re like me, then you’re probably consuming tons of interesting things online: reading books and blogs, listening to podcasts, hanging out with Twitter friends.

But let me tell you something. I have many awesome friends, and they all do very different things. Some write and publish books, some sell educational courses, some do productized consulting (like myself), some run their own SaaS business.

But one thing they share in common — they are all great at shipping things. They just sit down and do stuff and get it published — instead of planning, discussing, and getting ready. (more…)

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