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The Story of Sexy Grammar: Lesbian Sex Tricks & Your Target Market

“Do you want to make her come?” I asked the circle of men around me. “Or do you want to make her come with your dick?”

Long before I taught entrepreneurs how to build social media campaigns, I taught a class I called Dyke Tricks For Straight Dicks at the Bay Area’s clean, well-lighted store for sex toys, Good Vibrations.

Teaching men about female pleasure anatomy showed me how to ask good questions, reach my audience, and consistently deliver a wildly popular message–that some women want more than penetrative sex from their male partners.

Inevitably, the men who attended my Dyke Tricks classes learned something about female sexual pleasure. The women in their lives thanked me with referrals, requests for advanced classes, and sometimes even flowers. And I learned how to motivate a target market.

 The Sexy Grammarian  is a small business owner who brings passion and marketing savvy to Private Sessions that help fellow entrepreneurs find the words to tell their story and sell their services. Get a free Private Session with the Sexy Grammarian now.

The Story of Sexy Grammar: Peep Shows & the Power of Fiction

I straddled the brown plastic wastepaper basket and made a kissy face at the man behind the glass. I tried but couldn’t piss. This is unusual, I thought.

Before I became a writer and tackled my first novel, I worked at a peep show, San Francisco’s World Famous Lusty Lady, a literal window into a gutter-glam world not everybody sees.
That particular day found me torn between my conservative work ethic–the guy had forked over $200 for a golden shower show–and my fear of spraying a fine mist of urine all over a tiny glass box I shared with a hundred other women. Still the new girl, I’d listened attentively to bitter dressing room complaints about bodily fluids left behind for other dancers to clean up.
Not everybody has been in that unique conundrum, but anyone can find herself stuck between a rock and a hard place with her pants down. Novelist Barbara Kingsolver says of fiction, “It cultivates empathy for a theoretical stranger by putting you inside his head, allowing you to experience life from his point of view. It can broaden your view of gender, ethnicity, place and time, power and vulnerability, all the elements that influence social interaction.” That’s what compels me to write fiction: the opportunity to tell a unique story that cultivates empathy in the world around me.

The Sexy Grammarian is a writer struggling to tell her story, just like you. When you get a free Private Session with The Sexy G, you get a teacher, a collaborator, and an empathetic writing partner to help unfold your burning stories

The Story of Sexy Grammar: My Ovaries & Your Dissertation

“Do you feel that?” I ask the young woman leaning into my body with her eyes shut.
“Uh huh,” she says, concentrating.
“That’s my ovary.
She opens her eyes, elated. “Wow! I felt it! I get it!”

Before I became The Sexy Grammarian, I taught medical students  how to provide comfortable and effective genital exams for Project Prepare, where I still pick up shifts because I love the work so much.

Later, I read my student’s course evaluation: The best thing about this session, she writes, was putting the book knowledge together with the real thing–like feeling an actual ovary. That’s learning!

Providing this kind of radical sex education offers me the thrill and sacred duty of applying theory to the 3-dimensional world. Dissertations and other big academic writing projects require enthusiasm for the same scientific magic. You’ve got to write about what you’ve learned and how it applies to real life. That’s why I love helping people finish their degrees and find joy, pride, and satisfaction in their work.

The Sexy Grammarian loves learning just like you. Private Sessions with The Sexy G ease the rigorous climb to academic writing achievement with compassionate guidance and gentle support. Get a free Private Session now.

 

I Resolve.

In 2012, I promise to deliver more of what you love: More free Sexy Grammar lessons so you can learn the nuts and bolts of writing and get turned on at the same time. What does that mean for my year as a writer?

More research writing: I’ll sharpen my curriculum building skills, developing the most practical grammar lessons so you get more great tips like when to use lay and lie.

More creative writing: I’ll write more original and sexually explicit example sentences for grammar lessons like how to put an apostrophe on a penis!

More attention to my community: I’ll explore more ways to connect with you and get your feedback, just like Edith and Seth do it. When I improve my outreach, I get better at helping you improve yours.

So, what’s your resolution, and what does it mean for your year as a writer?

Resources Galore! Get Organized—Tools To Boost Your Productivity At Work with Joshua Zerkel


Joshua Zerkel is funny! He’s got a dry, subtle sense of humor that really works for a presenter, but he’s not all fluff. In fact, he packed his presentation with solid resources to help you organize your business.

For instance, he advises you to organize one small area at a time. You don’t have to “get organized” all at once, he says. Instead, try to constantly evolve and always make it better. And he suggests only looking at email three times a day. Shut off email noise alerts so you can pull it off.

I loved his time-organizing techniques, such as his advice to create these time blocks on your calendar:

1.    Production time

2.    Marketing time

3.    Admin time

4.    Breaks

And his procrastination strategy:

  1. Identify the tasks you procrastinate.
  2. Focus on the goal of those tasks.
  3. Reward yourself for finishing the task.
  4. Use a timer to limit the time you spend on the task.
  5. Group procrastinated tasks and get them all done at once.

He also offered countless pre-tested software resources. I haven’t tried all of these yet myself but plan to:

http://www.shoeboxed.com/ : digitizes receipts and biz cards

http://www.crashplan.com/ : backups both online or local disk options

http://highrisehq.com/index3 : for contacts

http://www.evernote.com/ : free online archive

Facebook blocking software: I found LeechBlock, a Firefox add-on.

iPhone app: WorldCard

I loved Josh’s resourcefulness and his style. And I love being organized!

Last week, entrepreneurs nationwide celebrated Small Business Week, and San Francisco marked the occasion with several fantastic events including the Small Business Conference, more than 30 workshops to help small business owners succeed. This week, I offer my notes and inspiration from the four  fabulous workshops I attended:

I’m integrating what I’ve learned into my coaching practice, especially for small business owners. Do you know a small business owner who needs help keeping up with the writing demands of Internet marketing? I can help, and my first session is free.

Inspired! How To Engage or Build A Community for Your Business with Edith Yeung

Edith Yeung‘s got some great ideas about community building, and she shares them freely. And that’s really her message. Share your great ideas freely. It’s Seth Godin‘s message in the TED Talk above too. And although I took several pages of notes in this session, I encourage you to check out Edith’s many resources on the web. And in this post, I want to share, not what she said but what she inspired.

During this workshop, I got struck by lightning, as if many ideas about marketing and the Internet suddenly coalesced and became clear and beautiful:

  • If you are participating in social media from a perspective of sharing your expertise with the world, then you take steps to increase your magnetism to search engines by cross posting, linking, using descriptive titles, headlines, and link names, and participating in online conversations.
  • If you participate in this way, the Google algorithm likes you, so SEO marketing becomes about doing it right, participating, being engaged, and leading others to be engaged.
  • What is the highest good you can achieve with your knowledge and expertise? Putting your company’s contribution where people can find it, offering free, useful, well-written information to the Internet is the best way to get your message to the world and to be generous with the world.
  • This participation makes you a thought leader and a community leader. Being a leader makes you a better, more successful business owner.
  • It becomes possible that your marketing efforts are actually your gift to the world, the noblest thing you and your company can do.
  • Doing this well destroys negative business owner thinking about marketing being evil, self-promotion being creepy, and social media being a waste of time. Instead, this is the best, noblest, highest good you can offer. In return for your generosity, your community will find you and support your life’s work.

Last week, entrepreneurs nationwide celebrated Small Business Week, and San Francisco marked the occasion with several fantastic events including the Small Business Conference, more than 30 workshops to help small business owners succeed. This week, I offer my notes and inspiration from the four  fabulous workshops I attended:

I’m integrating what I’ve learned into my coaching practice, especially for small business owners. Do you know a small business owner who needs help keeping up with the writing demands of Internet marketing? I can help, and my first session is free.

Ten More Tips: How To Become A Sought After Speaker and Make Your Business THRIVE! with Caterina Rando

Caterina Rando organizes her inspiring and helpful talk around ten points, which she will send to you as a PDF if you give her your business card (see tip #1 below). But during her presentation I collected plenty more than ten useful tips to steer my future career as a sought-after speaker. Since you can probably get hold of her official list of ten tips by writing to her, I’ll share some notes that fell outside her organized presentation outline but still impressed me.

1.   Everybody loves a handy handout, and Caterina knows it.  She leverages this information to collect the contacts sitting in her workshop, saying, “I am trying to be more green so give me your email address, and I’m going to send you the handouts plus a special gift.” She hands a box around the room for us to fill with our business cards. Shazam, she’s got your number and a reason to send you email. Brilliant.

2.    She speaks to audience members who’ve arrived early before her presentation begins, which makes her more approachable, provides her information about her audience, and cultivates especially attentive audience members.

3.    Invite potential clients to hear you speak–impress them with your audience and your performance.

4.    Caterina on speaking fees:

  • Unpaid gigs let you snag clients more than paid gigs do.
  • Don’t be attached to fees.
  • It’s the client connections that matter here—get yourself in front of your potential clients.

5.    “The more you do it, the easier it gets, until you do it with ease.”

6.    If there’s a microphone—use it!

7.   Caterina expresses and exemplifies a great consciousness about quality of voice for public speaking.

8.    Required business owner qualities:

  • certainty (ahs and ums undermine this)
  • enthusiasm
  • positivity

9.    Caterina does this thing where she coaches her audience to breathe. I wonder what her cue is for this—her own mood, or the audience’s, or some planned transition. Whatever the cue, it works to keep us relaxed and focused.

10. Image: wear a (light) jacket, or any “3rd piece.”

Caterina’s a charmer and a real professional. I’m inclined to do what she says and wear the light-colored jacket no matter how hot it gets talking about Sexy Grammar.

Last week, entrepreneurs nationwide celebrated Small Business Week, and San Francisco marked the occasion with several fantastic events including the Small Business Conference, more than 30 workshops to help small business owners succeed. This week, I offer my notes and inspiration from the four  fabulous workshops I attended:

I’m integrating what I’ve learned into my coaching practice, especially for small business owners. Do you know a small business owner who needs help keeping up with the writing demands of Internet marketing? I can help, and my first session is free.