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The 10ktoTalent Show: How to Develop Talent in Kids

How to discover and develop amazing talent in your children. Listen to ideas on how parents can systematically discover and develop talent in each of their children. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of falling into a hobby that has no market value.
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How to discover and develop your child's first 100 hours of talent.

Aug 8, 2015

I interview Jack Reamer, real world writing consultant for business people. You turn to him if you want to learn how to write emails that others will want to open and read.

Have you noticed how hard it is to get others to read the message in your mail unless you already have a very close relationship?

Most school curriculum and college prep courses will not teach you to write in a way that others will actually listen to what you have to say. Traditional courses do in fact teach you some very clever and sophisticated writing techniques, but those will not get you read. But, Jack says, the mistake the mistake of those courses is to teach you to write too much and too cleverly. 

Jack Reamer explains how and why a different approach to writing gets you to your goal of communicating and connecting to your intended audience of readers. I asked him to unpack it in this interview in a way that young man or young woman who has a talent could use it to start building a following of readers by email. 

Enjoy!

Jonathan Harris

www.the10ktotalentshow.com

 

Here are some of the resource links mentioned during the interview:

Jack Reamer’s blog site on how to turn your email newsletter list into paying customers:

http://emailsthatsell.com/blog/

 

Recommended reading: "The Robert Collier Letter Book" about how to write sales letters that customers will want to act on

http://www.amazon.com/The-Robert-Collier-Letter-Book/dp/8087830679

  

Recommended reading: “Ogilvy on Advertising” by David Ogilvy

http://www.amazon.com/Ogilvy-Advertising-David/dp/039472903X

  

Recommended reading: “The Boron Letters” by Gary Halbert

http://www.amazon.com/The-Boron-Letters-Gary-Halbert/dp/1484825985 

 

BananaTag.com is very hand tool to help you find out which subject lines triggers the most interest in your readers

https://www.bananatag.com

 

What is the AIDA formula? Attention, Interest, Desire, Action

AIDA is the core framework on how you should approach writing when you are writing to get someone’s attention for a sales relationship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIDA_(marketing)

 

For reference, what is the five-paragraph essay that Jack Reamer says is NOT a good way to write for developing followers who will want to read what you write; this is the typical stylistic approach to writing that is taught in conventional textbooks:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_paragraph_essay

 

 

May 31, 2015

Is it worth going to conferences connected to your son or daughter's talent?

I discuss with my wife the great experience I had taking my four older sons to the Maker Faire's conference of 2015 that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Cut back on one to two extra-curriculur activities (i.e. baseball, soccer) in order to directly replace those hours with time devoted from now on to your child's talent development.

 

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

May 10, 2015

When is it time to switch up the mentor for your child's talent?

I discuss with my wife Renee about why and when you want to start switching to a different mentor, teacher, or learning environment. Because a talent should not be based on a single skill, it becomes natural to not expect that sticking with one one good mentor is the answer to putting together the many different skills needed to be of real service to the rest of the world.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Make a list of at least two ways you could switch out your son or daughter's current mentor, teacher, or club experience for a new and different one.

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

Apr 30, 2015
Can Minecraft Be Turned Into a Talent?

Can a gaming hobby, such as Minecraft, be turned into a real long-term talent? Yes, it can be! But you must re-cast the interest in a way that focuses on bringing value to others. When you switch from doing a skill for just your own enjoyment, to doing a skill so that it brings real value to other people, you transform the hobby into a talent.

I discuss with my wife Renne about how we have been successfully able to turn one of our children's talent into a potential for real long term talent. 

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Go listen to the interview by Wardee Harmon of Traditional Cooking School. This interview is a discussion on how you can gradually turn a traditional skill, such as backyard gardening, into a long term market valuable skill for your young person.

 

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

Apr 20, 2015
How to Use Social Media to Advance Talent

How do you manage your young person's social media presence on the Internet so that it helps on his journey to developing amazing talent? 

I discuss with Renee how we have been successfully able to handle and encourage the use of social media for own children's talent development.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Find two types of social media or Internet forums that would could be a good fit to the type of interest or talent that your child is wanting to develop.

 

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

Apr 18, 2015
 Use Instagram for Building Talent Community

How do you use an Instagram account so that your talent focused young person can connect with other talented young people? There is an easy straight-forward way to do it and we tell you how to approach with the right mindset. It's the smart way to use your smart phone.

My wife and I discuss two recent Instagram examples that helped our two oldest boys to a community of very talented people.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Create an Instagram account to search for ideas on how the world of your child's talent could be showcased so that other talented people will want to connect with your son or daughter.

 

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

 

Apr 16, 2015
Why Parents Overlook Hidden Assets

Why do parents overlook hidden assets in their family life that would make all the difference to their child's future and talent development?

I discuss this common blindspot with my wife Renee. We propose several reasons why as parents we often fall back on choosing the average or common opportunity rather than taking advantage of what is already excellent in our family connections and relationships.

At the end of this episode, we finish with this call-to-action:

Make contact with one person you know or one event in your area that is directly related to an aspect of your son or daughter's talent. Use that time connecting directly with an active participant in that world of interest to replace some of the time spent studying it simply through a textbook.

(10000hours, 10ktotalent, children, education, entrepreneur, homeschool, parents, talent)

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