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5 key interviewing skills – for journalism and real life

June 2, 2024

    The more interviewing I do, the more realize that strong questions are key. But for the keys to the castle – to really set up a great interview […]

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Top 10 basic interviewing tips for journalists

June 2, 2024

Knowing how to interview is more than a journalistic tool for getting great stories. Knowing how to ask and listen is actually an essential life skill. My top 10 tips […]

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9 tips for writing like a journalist

June 1, 2024

  Writing like a journalist can change how you express yourself. The way you tell your stories will get so sharp, so clear. So uniquely you in expressing voice. And […]

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Asian American research fact sheet

June 1, 2024

  The other day, I went online in search of new – or at least, newish material – about Asian America. Along the way, I also visited some of my […]

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Why we all need The Cultural Iceberg

June 1, 2024

About 15 years ago, I discovered The Cultural Iceberg at a teacher training program. The iceberg left me speechless. So simple. Yet, so profound. Ever since then, I’ve been sharing […]

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Find your voice by writing personal essays

How to write a personal essay

May 31, 2023

If writing a personal essay feels like too much pressure, you might be carrying memories of childhood school days. Maybe you were told you were a “good writer.” Or, maybe […]

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Coach with Betty Ming Liu: Workshops and free webinars

September 14, 2021

Dear Readers, For 10 years, starting in 2008, I blogged nearly every week. I kept at it because writing to you transformed my life. You showed up and let me […]

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