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Posts Tagged ‘Jane Lynch’

‘Reader’s Digest’ Wants the ‘Reader’s Digest’ Version of Your Life

Reader’s Digest has launched “Your Life… The Reader’s Digest Version,” a campaign that asks readers to send in their autobiography in 150 words or less, complete with advice or a life lesson. The contest is hosted by the magazine’s Facebook page and is tied to a series of books of the same name.

Glee’s Jane Lynch, the spokesperson for the campaign, submitted the first entry, which is actually a touching summary of her life to this point, ending with: “The journey has taught me to trust in life, and to stay open to the unexpected, because life is about recognizing the path, not knowing the way.”

You can vote for her story (of course, it’s among the most popular submissions so far), but the $25,000 grand prize will likely go to someone who isn’t already hosting the Emmys.

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Presentation Writing: Design and DeliveryLearn how to use storytelling techniques and visual content to create and deliver successful pitches and presentations! Starting August 6, Amanda Pacitti, the manager of learning at Time Inc., will teach you the best practices for presentations, from using software like Prezi and Powerpoint, to writing your script, and using images, audio, and video to drive your points. Register now! 

Emmy Noms Feature a Few Real Surprises

With yesterday’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement came the usual frenzied follow-ups: TV critics’ listings of “snubs” and “shockers,” most of which weren’t.

But there were a few eyebrow-raising selections among nominations submitted by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 15,000+ eligible voters. Maybe not full-out shockers, exactly, but picks that were most definitely surprising. Whether or not they’re any good isn’t the only thing that matters. How they became 2011 Emmy Award contenders has as much to do with pre-nomination campaigns.

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