Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Most Recent Book Title
Write to Influence!
Book Description
Learn to compose text—clear, concise, and compelling—to beat the competition and achieve your goals. Powerful writing changes lives! You may be the best qualified candidate but if the competition is better at telling a story, you lose. “Write to Influence!” is tailored for the individual and corporate, academic, government, and nongovernmental organizations.

Written by retired Air Force colonel, who for 30 years composed products for senior leaders (ambassadors, generals, congressional staffs, and more). For these readers, every word and every second counted. Developed her 10 writing techniques; taught to thousands of professionals for 15 years to rave reviews.

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Author bio
Carla D. Bass retired as colonel after 30 years in the Air Force, working with generals, ambassadors, congressional delegations, and foreign dignitaries. As a 1st lieutenant, she composed and presented daily briefings to the Director, National Security Agency. In subsequent assignments, she wrote hundreds of personnel reviews; award nominations and other competitive packages; and letters for executive signature, many of which were sent to Congress. In all instances, every word and every second of the audience’s time counted. Carla developed a handbook on professional writing, transformed it into an acclaimed course, and taught thousands of people for 15 years, as a labor of love. She lives in the Virginia country side with her husband, Lynn, and cocker spaniel, Cash.
Professional Speaker Topics
Write to Influence!
For Teens ... Land That Job! Writing Resumes and Job Interviews

Write to Influence!
College Applications -- The Essay that Opens Doors

Powerful Writing Changes Lives!
Write a Resume that Stands Out – For All the Right Reasons

“Abracadabra” – Words Really Do Open Doors to Opportunity! Write to Win Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, Bid Proposals and More

Powerful Writing – The Lifeblood for Successful Organizations
Infuse Business Products with Clarity, Focus, Direction, and Purpose

Write to Influence! – The Fundamentals
Put Your Writing on a Diet – Expunge the Fat – Increase the Muscle

Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

Powerful writing changes lives!

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