Friday, May 28, 2021

My First E-Book "A2Z Of Image Management"- From Blogger to an Author #BlogChatterEBook

Writing a book was never on my mind until I came across Blogchatter. I am an enabler, train people to enhance their critical skills which are otherwise known as Soft Skills. And as an Image Consultant I help my clients to have better appearance, communication skills and behavior which are prerequisites to become successful. I always believe that no matter what you do in life or whatever is your profession, everyone wants to be successful . And to achieve success there are two important aspects, first , getting an opportunity and second, once you get an opportunity you need to perform to prove your self. Getting an opportunity is the factor of creating impactful first impression. Creating powerful first impression comes with ABC rule of life, where A is your Appearance, B for Behavior and C for Communication skills. A2Z of Image Management is the complete framework of all these three rules.

My aim is to touch lives of as many people as I can and having a book is one of the ways which can make me achieve that. Now how to and where to begin was the challenge. Thanks to Blogchatter E book carnival that made things so easy and smooth for me. 


BOOK : A2Z OF IMAGE MANAGEMENT

GENER : Self Help/ Guide

PAGES : 75

ABOUT THE BOOK

A2Z of Image Management is a guide, which will enable people to create authentic, affordable, appropriate and attractive appearance. Image management is all about creating a positive first impression which will lead to professional and personal success. This guide will aid you with all the skills which are required to create a powerful appearance.

Image Management is the ongoing process of evaluating and controlling the impact of your appearance and the resulting response on you and others. The concept of image management applies to anyone who has ever needed to improve self-image, self-worth, self-confidence, capability and credibility. It applies to anyone who has ever wanted to get an idea across to someone else, to influence opinion or action be it in the home, the school, community or workplace.

This book contains the most powerful tools, strategies and techniques of creating the right Image.

The book has explained each and every concept with examples and pictures for your better understanding.

IF you want to create authentic persona, positive image, flawless appearance and powerful first impression do download this book and do not forget to share your honest feedback.

Create your own powerful brand presence with A2Z of Image Management!

I would like to thank my blogging friends, Blogchatter and all my readers for their constant support. Show your love by reading my book and sharing your views on the same.

BOOK AVAILABILITY (Click on the link below for free download)

A2Z OF IMAGE MANAGEMENT


@SwatiMathur








 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

the story of STORY by Ravish Mani - Book Review




Author : Ravish Mani

Rating : 5/5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ravish Mani is a life adviser and story consultant. He is known in the blogosphere for his spiritual approach, analytical abilities, multidimensional perspective, and helping nature. People in writing community say that he has acumen for reading in between lines. If you want your work to be critically appreciated, you would want him to read it. If you are looking for story consultancy, manuscript analysis or developmental editing he is, the go to person.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The story of Story throws light on the important aspects of storytelling. Being a story consultant himself, the author has woven his own story to explain why people love reading stories and how can you make these stories impactful which can leave everlasting impression on readers and give them alluring experience of lifetime.

The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Ravish has experienced something very similar yet unexpected while writing this book and how his internal desire to achieve something big helped him to come out as a real winner. As I mentioned earlier there is a story within a story that's what makes this read even more interesting and intriguing.

He has given some great tips and tricks to be an exceptional storyteller. He has taken us through different facet of storytelling which includes substance of a story, basic story template, qualities that  protagonist need to possess, how to arose various emotions in readers, importance of metaphors , body language and homo fictus characters and all this he has done it with utmost clarity. All the aspects were explained with an example from well known books that makes it easier to understand. If you are an aspiring author or you are already one , this book will teach you technical terminologies which you should know.

MY TAKE ON THE BOOK

Story telling reminds us of humanity is this beautiful and broken world. I wouldn't be wrong in saying that stories wield a powerful influence in our world. Explaining any concept in the form of story has a huge impact on the readers and that's exactly Ravish has achieved beautifully and effortlessly in his book. I literally felt as a part of this story telling process while reading this book. Towards the end of the book, he has also explained the difference between a writer and an author which has created a great impact on my mind.

CAUGHT MY EYES

There are two things which caught my attention instinctively. 

First,  his modesty, in spite of being a master in his profession he is extremely humble in expressing his emotions of not being able to give his hundred percent due to unforeseen reasons. But if you ask me , I would say he has created an impact on his readers which is eternal.

Second, something which I haven't seen anywhere before, "UnCopyright". According to him , his work can be copied and edited as per people's wish as he believes morality cannot be forced it comes from within. What a wonderful thought and this confidence can only comes with a an in-depth knowledge.

This book is an apt read for those who aspires to be an author. I give a big thumps up to this book.

BOOK AVAILABILITY

Hurry up, grab your copy, you will get a free download by clicking on the link below

The story of Story - a book by Ravish Mani

@SwatiMathur

This book is part of the Blogchatter's E Book Carnival where in you can see my contribution too A2Z of Image Management










Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Diary of a Malayali Madman by N Prabhakaran - Book Review

 


Author : N Prabhakaran

Translator : Jayashree Kalathil

Genre : Literary and Contemporary Fiction

Rating: 3.5/5


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

N. Prabhakaran is a major contemporary writer from Kerala and has been awarded the state Sahitya Akademi Award twice. Jayasree Kalathil is a writer and translator based in London. Prabhakaran's Diary of a Malayali Madman won the Crossword Book Award for Fiction in Translation in 2019, and Jayasree's translation of S. Hareesh's Moustache won the JCB Prize for Literature in 2020.

ABOUT THE BOOK

This book is an anthology of five short stories which are eccentric ,short and crisp. All the stories are different from one another but all of them are dealing with the most pertinent issues in todays world and that is "Mental Health". Diary of Malyali Madman is a story about madness, politics, love and obsession. Every character in the story has a different perspective about their surroundings. Set in North Kerala, the stories are mostly in the form of diary entries. All five Protagonist Georgekutty, Mohanan, Sreekumar and Aagney are anxious to tell their stories to the outside world. The Protagonist in each story deals with collision of realities and deception of life.

Out of five stories my favorite is "Pigman", which author has adapted into a feature film as well. It is a story about young man who works as a junior accountant on a farm that rears Berkshire pigs for slaughter. It shows how he is slowly driven to hallucinating about pigmen. Will not reveal too much about the stories but the characters in each story is so unpredictable that, in spite of being in complete denial of social norms they always find themselves trapped in an sealed environment because of their unstable mind. I won't be wrong if I say that each character in the story are mentally unwell and incapable to adapt themselves into this society.

This book is translated by Jayashree Kalathil, whose own intense research deals with mental health. This book along with 5 unique stories also contains insights, interviews and more with the author.

MY TAKE ON THE BOOK

What I found missing here is, there is no closure. Every story was open ended and , as a reader we can think about anything according to our own understanding which might not matches what writer really wants to convey. This may dilute the writer's vision. If you are looking for a story which are unusual and ends with unexpected twist and short read than go for it.

BOOK DETAILS:

Kindle Edition: INR 223.30

Paperback : INR 244

Pages : 260

Publisher :Harper Perennial India

Available on Amazon

This post is part of BookChatter, Blogchatter's #BookReview program.

@SwatiMathur