Kaitlyn Luckow

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Public Speaking Tips: Get Rid of Your Nerves and Master Your Stage

After years of teaching, doing presentations, and making speeches, I’ve discovered ways to not only be comfortable with public speaking, but to actually enjoy doing it.

I wanted to share with you some tricks that have worked for me and have helped me calm my nerves and boost my confidence in order to master my stage and engage my audience.

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Girl, It’s Okay To Be Dirty: A Look At Toxic Self-Help

Self-Help has been taking over our media: from Instagram to books, messages of self-help and a “can-do” attitude are everywhere.


I recently sat down to finally read Girl Wash Your Face by motivational speaker, Rachel Hollis (I know, I’m probably the last person to read it). 


I was looking forward to some real talk and honest messages about increasing your self-love. However, what I found was a book full of toxic self-help messages—messages that I sadly see all of the time. 
 

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Why You Should Book A Photoshoot For Yourself

Many people don’t think of hiring a professional photographer to take their portraits unless they have a “reason” to do so. This reason may be an engagement, headshots, senior photos, etc., but the only reason that you need to do it is because you WANT to do it.

And even if you don’t necessarily want to do it right now, I’m going to tell you today why you SHOULD book a portrait session for yourself in order to celebrate yourself, feel empowered, and tell your story.

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How To Write An Effective About Me Page

I’ve talked to so many business owners and creatives who have no trouble making a website, but once it comes to having to write an “About Me” page, they freeze.

And I TOTALLY get it. Trust me, it’s such an odd (and sometimes awkward) thing to do. 

It seems to strange to have to reduce our entire life-story into just a few paragraphs on a page. But, I want to walk you through how to create one in the most painless way possible.

Not only will this make your “About Page” easier to write, but it will also help you land more potential clients and followers of your work.

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How To Fall In Love With Your Work

Sometimes as creative business owners, we can become our own worst critic. We can look at our writing and think that it’s terrible and that no one should read it. But I assure you, that is not the case. We are our own worst enemy.

For this month of love, I wanted to make sure that you spread some love your way and take some steps not to let self-doubt get in the way of your creative process and business.

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How To Beat Writer's Block

Writer’s Block. It happens to the best of us. But DON’T let it be a reason why you’re not writing! So many times I hear writers use Writer’s Block as an excuse to not write for day, weeks, even months at a time. But here’s the thing: you don’t have writer’s block. You are just choosing not to write.

If you’re choosing not to write, here are some ways to help you get back your inspiration and make you want to write again:


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How To Create Mood In Your Photography

As a photographer, the comment I get the most on my work is that it is moody and as a result what I’m asked the most is how to create an appropriate mood in your work. Mood is definitely something that I spend a lot of time working on and perfecting because I think mood is so important when telling a story, no matter what kind of photography you're taking. I mean, basically, “mood” is just another word for “emotion”. And without emotion, there is no story.

So how can you create mood in your photography?

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Top Rules For Writing

There are a million guides and rule books to writing out there that I’ve read. Most of them are 200+ pages of rambling B.S. to be quite honest.

Instead of making you listen to me ramble on for centuries, I’ve narrowed down my tips for writing into four digestible rules that are easy to follow and understand.

Because the truth of the matter is, we’ve all got this! We can all write! So let’s get to it.

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