Meet EzineArticles’ Expert Author Bill Lampton, Ph.D. in Today’s Author Showcase
After 23 years as a vice president of three colleges and a medical center, Expert Author Bill Lampton, Ph.D. launched Championship Communication. For the last 12 years he has served to help organizations and individual professionals strengthen their communication, motivation, sales, and customer service, through speaking, seminars, and executive coaching.
What does Bill like best about being the president of his own business? “I start every day by shaving my boss,” he stated in his EzineArticles Expert Author Bio.
Driven by his career as a professional speaker and speech coach since 1997, Bill assesses which communication guidelines will bring practical lessons readers can practice right away. As an idea takes shape, Bill writes down key points the old fashioned way: pen and paper. Then the next morning, he will complete the article in one sitting, including proofing and editing.
Should he be seized by a case of writer’s block, Bill will skim his published articles to see whether they introduce communication topics he can cover more thoroughly. “Also, I browse major news stories, because I like to relate my material to current events people are thinking about and discussing.”
What sets Bill apart from other Expert Authors is his uncanny ability to capture his audience’s interest. In his public speaking engagements and his articles, he maintains a conversational style that is engaging and informative. “My readers feel that we are sharing coffee and chit chat,” he said.
Bill’s Writing Roots
His acceptance into the publishing field may have had a bumpy start, but his determination led to his success: over 50 published articles on EzineArticles.com and his celebrated communications book titled, The Complete Communicator: Change Your Communication, Change Your Life.
“My dogged, unflagging determination to become a published writer, despite years of delayed gratification,” Bill said. “As a columnist for my high school newspaper and editor of my college yearbook, I expected quick success in writing for magazines and newspapers. However, nothing but rejection slips came my way for a decade. I kept reading Writer’s Digest and enrolling in writing courses.
“After fourteen publications rejected one article I continued to believe in, I was amazed when two top-quality magazines accepted that article on the same day, with each editor enclosing a check for $100. That double-barreled encouragement told me I had made the progress I had pursued so stubbornly.”
Bill’s Article Writing Challenge
Bill recognized that one of the largest obstacles any writer must overcome is adhering to a writing schedule. “Prior to this year, I wrote without any particular plan–simply going to my computer periodically when an idea started taking shape,” he commented. “My writing resolution for 2011 was to write at least one quality article every week.”
Bill stated if he could do it all over again, “I would commit myself to the one-quality-article-per-week plan I began this year… Article writing takes top priority in my marketing plan. When respected publications display your articles repeatedly, your name becomes familiar to readers. Your credibility grows as an expert in your niche. Your Internet ranking accelerates remarkably.”
Engaging and inspiring, Bill infuses his determination and passion into his articles. For that we thank him for being an Expert Author with the EzineArticles.com community, even if he does cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs (the American College Football team).
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