Jim Kissane

Copywriter, Technical Writer, Writer

Creating Extraordinary Insights from Ordinary Circumstances

What makes a great book, play, or movie? Exactly the same thing that makes a good speech or a great written article – a great story!
BECAUSE long after we’ve forgotten the specific details, we still remember the stories and the messages that touched us.
As a professional storyteller, I bring compelling content and great delivery together for groups and organizations that want their message heard and REMEMBERED.
For 40 years I have worked in “hands-on” situations across multiple industries as a “troubleshooter”, tasked with the responsibility of getting things “back on track”.
Fortunately, I apparently was born with this gene. In, my youth, I learned that the best way to figure out how something worked, was to take it apart and put it back together. (Fortunately, I was blessed with VERY understanding parents).
In 1962, I built (from scratch) my first analog computer. It piqued my interest in technology, which remains a lifelong passion. How could I have known then that technology would be present in every aspect of our lives? So for the past 40 years of my career, I have helped organizations understand and reap the benefits of how to make new technologies work better for them.
My odyssey has taken me on a varied and amazing landscape of several industries, including manufacturing, mining, oil & gas exploration and development, telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, and construction. The people, places, and things I’ve explored live in my imagination in High Definition.
For example, I can write about mining because I’ve worked in hands-on situations in deep mines, quarries, and strip mines. Want to hear what it’s like to work 1500 feet down in a longwall coal mine, waiting for the roof of the mine to come crashing down at any minute?
It’s been the same experience for the other industries in which I’ve worked. Regardless of business context, my writings provide a vivid expression of life itself into a powerful, clearer, and highly memorable experience for the reader.
Are your readers looking for pieces where the article setting, plot, characters, conflicts, point of view, theme, and tone are important? If so, I feel we can work well together.

Categories
Content Types
Guide, Article, Ebook, Product Description, Presentation, Case Study, Social Copy, Whitepaper, Blog Post
More Information
University of Pittsburgh, Economics
Elmira College, Business Administration
Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute, Lay Ecclesial Ministry
The Central Florida Foundation for Spiritual Direction, Inc., Spiritual Direction
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Clinical Pastoral Education
Tampa, FL, USA|English
Publications
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Published Content

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Article
Successful Management of 4 Generations in the Workplace

Paper on how to optimize the 4 generations of workers in today's workforce. Delivered at The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association annual conference in Salt Lake City

constructech.com
Can You Handle a Shark Tank?
May 4th, 2015
constructech.com
Are You Creating Your Own Labor Shortage?
March 9th, 2015
constructech.com
We Can’t Return Where We Grew Up
May 3rd, 2016
constructech.com
Who’s Your Drum Major?
January 27th, 2015
constructech.com
Are We Smart Enough About Smart Buildings?
January 27th, 2015
constructech.com
Have We Learned from the Cheshire Cat?
February 15th, 2016
constructech.com
It's Not about Losing Sleep
September 9th, 2015
constructech.com
Ready to Step Into the Future?
November 30th, 2015
constructech.com
Does Your Stew Recipe Still Work?
March 7th, 2016
constructech.com
Passing the Critical Systems "Tested Assembly" Test
November 3rd, 2015
constructech.com
Are You Willing to Start a Conversation?
December 1st, 2014
constructech.com
Are You a Digital Hoarder?
July 2nd, 2015
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Whitepaper
Are Architects Still Relevant?

Discussion of the role of Architect in a changing marketplace

May 12th, 2008
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Article
My Journey - My Story.pdf

Backgrounder on how and why I became a professional storyteller

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Blog Post
What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror.pdf

Example of the hundreds of short articles / blog posts that I've created/published from 2008-2018

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Guide
How to Find Your Value Proposition - jobseeker exercise
constructech.com
Article
Jim Kissane

Compendium of articles published in Constructech Magazine

November 30th, 2015
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Article
The Death of Employee Loyalty

3500 word Article - analysis and discussion of the economic impact associated with employee turnover and retention in a turbulent labor market

August 15th, 2005
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Article
The Death of Customer Loyalty

Article - The Death of Customer Loyalty describes in specific terms the economic impact associated with customer turnover and retention.

August 20th, 2005
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