Juvenile Fiction

Say Something Nice! (or Say Nothing at All)

Author: Penelope Dyan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

View: 458

Saying something nice is a very important thing to do; and if you can t say something nice, then you shouldn t say anything at all! You might think it is okay to say everything that comes into your head; but while communication is good, if the thing that comes into your head is not something that is kind and good and nice, then you should just keep it to yourself. Written and illustrated by Penelope Dyan, an award winning author, attorney and former teacher, this learn to read book is just the right size for kid-sized backpacks and little hands; and the extra-large print is easy on a kid s eyes! The concept is serious, but the words and drawings are fun; and this book is filled with word recognition, word repetition and rhyme, with a teacher emphasis on the Dolch primary reading word list to make the learn to read process an easy one! When you are finished reading this book, then you can look for the fun, free music video on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel that goes along with this book for even more learning fun; because if you don t have fun learning, you won t love to learn!
Fiction

Children of a Darker Path

Author: Michael Jackson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 549

Experience every emotion known to man as these journals of journey’s you’ve taken. Those you have not and those you would never want to. From the mouths of babes comes the accounts of things you’d love to hear and the last thing you would want known!
Education

Having Hard Conversations

Author: Jennifer Abrams

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 770

Speak with clarity, confidence, and courage! Many educators struggle with discussing difficult issues with colleagues. This insightful book helps readers effectively lead challenging conversations with supervisees, peers, and supervisors. Emphasizing initiative and preparation as keys to a successful conversation, the author’s step-by-step approach provides: Thought-provoking questions and first-person accounts that help build communications skills Advice on overcoming personal hesitation about expressing concerns Guidance on goal setting and choosing the best “what-where-and-when” for a productive discussion Sample scripts and other interactive tools to help educators prepare for the conversation and achieve positive outcomes
Business & Economics

Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Communication Basics for Small Business Owners & Managers

Author: Marian Shalander Kaiser

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 560

Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Communication for Small Business Owners and Managers is an introductory guide for first-time entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to gain a basic understanding of identifying and adopting effective communication skills. Just how important are effective communication skills? The answer is critically important, especially in the professional world. Employer surveys consistently reveal the importance of effective communication skills for securing a job, as well as for job performance, career advancement and the overall success of a business. Good communication reflects directly on the company, creating trust and presenting a professional image to build better business relationships. No one is born an excellent communicator. Excellent communication skills are learned and anyone can learn the skills to communicate effectively in both written and oral messages. This book provides basic information to help you improve both written and oral communication skills. It shows you how to be kind to your readers by making what you've written interesting and easy to understand. Keep it clear. Keep it simple. Keep it to the point.
Education

Teaching

Author: Chuck Benigno

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 282

Celebrates the impact teachers have on children and encourages teachers to not just survive their journey, but to strive for excellence.
Business & Economics

Adversaries into Allies

Author: Bob Burg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 138

The sages asked, “Who is mighty?” and answered, “That person who can control their own emotions and make, of an enemy, a friend.” In the bestselling book The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: “Shifting one’s focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business. Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight about what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of persuasion. Faced with the task of persuading someone to do what we want, most of us expect, and often encounter, resistance. We see the other person as an adversary and often resort to coercion or manipulation in order to get our way. But while this approach might at times bring us short-term results, it leaves people with a bad feeling about themselves and about us. At that point, our relationship with the person is weakened and our influence dramatically decreased. There is a better way. Drawing on his own experiences and the stories of other influential people, Burg offers five simple principles of what he calls “ultimate influence”—the ability to win people to your side in a way that leaves everyone feeling great about the outcome…and about themselves!: ·Control your own emotions: Responding calmly rather than allowing your emotions to get the better of you will ensure not putting the other person on the defensive but rather help them remain open to your ideas. ·Understand the clash of belief systems: Every individual operates based on an unconscious set of beliefs, experiences, and ideas, which are most likely very different from yours. Understand this and you can avoid confusion and numerous misunderstandings that stand in the way of most people’s ability to influence. ·Acknowledge their ego: People want to feel good about themselves; if you make someone genuinely feel good, you’re one step closer to making an ally. ·Set the proper frame: People react and respond to other people. Approach potential conflicts from a position of benevolence, resolution, and helpfulness and they will follow suit. ·Communicate with tact and empathy: While the first four principles are vital, this is what brings it all home. Saying the right thing at the right time makes all the difference in terms of moving people to your side of the issue and taking the appropriate action that benefits all concerned. In the tradition of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People and Robert Cialdini's Influence, Burg offers a tried-and-true framework for building alliances at work, at home, and anywhere else you seek to win people over. From the Hardcover edition.
Fiction

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

Author: Lee Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 655

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank heaven—not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy.…Nearly every one of these stories could move a reader to tears, for in almost every one of them there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent.”—The New York Times Book Review “Remarkable…Lee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story.… Her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so the story can tell itself.”—San Francisco Chronicle “From its wonderful title to its final sentence, this book brims with the poetry of the South.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Marvelously entertaining…These are stories you want to read again to catch all the things you missed the first time around."—The Boston Globe
Fiction

A Fatal Winter

Author: G.M. Malliet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 532

In A Fatal Winter, Max Tudor, Anglican priest, former MI5 agent and village heart throb, investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But his growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder. With a bucolic village setting and glamorous priest doing the sleuthing, the books in this series are destined to become instant classics! Praise for G.M.Maillet's Max Tudor series: 'Rarely have I read descriptions that have left me gasping, in both their hilarity and their painful truth.' Louise Penny. 'There are certain things you want in a village mystery: a pretty setting, a tasteful murder, an appealing sleuth . . . Malliet delivers all that.' New York Times.
History

Talking Appalachian

Author: Amy D. Clark

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 288

Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Despite the persistence of unflattering stereotypes and cultural discrimination associated with their style of speech, Appalachians have organized to preserve regional dialects -- complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area and its people. Talking Appalachian examines these distinctive speech varieties and emphasizes their role in expressing local history and promoting a shared identity. Beginning with a historical and geographical overview of the region that analyzes the origins of its dialects, this volume features detailed research and local case studies investigating their use. The contributors explore a variety of subjects, including the success of African American Appalachian English and southern Appalachian English speakers in professional and corporate positions. In addition, editors Amy D. Clark and Nancy M. Hayward provide excerpts from essays, poetry, short fiction, and novels to illustrate usage. With contributions from well-known authors such as George Ella Lyon and Silas House, this balanced collection is the most comprehensive, accessible study of Appalachian language available today.
Business & Economics

REPLY ALL...and Other Ways to Tank Your Career

Author: Richie Frieman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 537

Millions of people have improved their lives with the help of Richie Frieman, the hilariously insightful writer known as the Modern Manners Guy on the Quick and Dirty Tips network. In Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career, he interviews dozens of CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and tastemakers to get the pros' take on workplace challenges of every flavor, including: - How to make a great first impression and land the job - How to deal with the Cubicle Invader - How to navigate the office party - What to do if you encounter your boss at the gym, naked - Relationships on the job-fact or fiction? With his signature wit and unique insight, Richie reveals the best ways to handle every sticky office situation with aplomb and class. Case studies, chapter quizzes, and even cartoons help to deliver actionable, easy-to-use etiquette tips to teach young professionals to navigate the minefield of their jobs and come out on top. Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career features interviews with celebrities like Steve Guttenberg and Lisa Loeb, with business titans like Barbara Corcoran, Ken Austin, and Michael Weinstein, and with CEOs of forward-thinking companies like Neil Blumenthal of Warby Parker and Sam Tarantino of Grooveshark. Spike Mendelsohn, restaurateur and Top Chef, raves: "Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career provides solutions for all of your career problems, especially the ones that you were afraid to acknowledge. Richie Frieman's unique voice gives a cheeky approach to the faux pas we inevitably encounter. With tips from the pros and enough humor to match, you're bound to absorb the wisdom mid chuckle." Rob Samuels, COO of Makers Mark, says: "If only there was a guide like this when I first entered the workplace - filled with real world anecdotes and examples from leading professionals, and broken up with quizzes and visuals - I would've made far fewer missteps along the way. Reply All...And Other Ways to Tank Your Career spells out those unspoken professional standards and expectations in an easy to understand (not to mention hilarious) fashion for anyone starting their career."
Juvenile Fiction

I, Emma Freke

Author: Elizabeth Atkinson

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 394

I, Emma Freke is a charming search-for-identity story about Emma—the only "normal" member of her quirky family. While Emma desperately tries to find her niche, she discovers that perhaps it's better to be her own "freak" than someone else's Freke.
Health & Fitness

How My Diabetes Was Cured

Author: Anne Gamache Martin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 754

Health problems abound in the authors journey through life. This is the story of Anne Martin and her battles with heart disease, obesity, depression and finally diabetes. Her grit and sense of humor get her through some pretty difficult times, and BARIATRIC SURGERY finally eliminates her diabetes. This book will show that diabetes can often be cured, and bariatric surgery is the answer.
Fiction

The Madonna and the Starship

Author: James Morrow

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 143

New York City, 1953. The golden age of television, when most programs were broadcast live. Young Kurt Jastrow, a full-time TV writer and occasional actor, is about to have a close encounter of the apocalyptic kind. Kurt’s most beloved character (and alter ego) is Uncle Wonder, an eccentric tinkerer whose pyrotechnically spectacular science experiments delight children across the nation. Uncle Wonder also has a more distant following: the inhabitants of Planet Qualimosa. When a pair of his extraterrestrial fans arrives to present him with an award, Kurt is naturally pleased—until it develops that, come next Sunday morning, these same aliens intend to perpetrate a massacre. Will Kurt and his colleagues manage to convince the Qualimosans that Earth is essentially a secular and rationalist world? Or will the two million devotees of NBC’s most popular religious program suffer unthinkable consequences for their TV-viewing tastes? Stay tuned for The Madonna and the Starship!
Fiction

The Sheikh's Last Seduction

Author: Jennie Lucas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 581

Famous last words… When Sheikh Sharif offers Irene Taylor more money as chaperone to his sister than she's ever made before, she can't refuse—finally she'll safeguard her family. Irene may be innocent, but she knows the trail of destruction playboys like Sharif leave behind, and will resist his skilled seduction…. Sharif excels at everything he does—especially in the bedroom! His engagement hasn't yet been announced and he'll enjoy his freedom until then. Starting with the beguiling Irene—she's the ideal final challenge before he embarks on a life of duty. But sometimes even the plans of a sheikh go awry!
Philosophy

From Hitler to Jim Crow to Obama

Author: ChitlinKraut

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 749

Julian, online, I took note of an alarming number of thisisbyus writers posting horrendous and racist comments about a young Senator from Illinois, actively campaigning for President of the United States. Posting under the moniker “Gabby on the Gulf Coast” I promoted From Hitler to Jim Crow, a story about the displaced in Pensacola, my goal: write for the world and move forward the first-hand accounts about their struggles. I so wanted the world to care about the continued and unrelenting day-to-day plight of human beings who lost everything due to a hurricane. While some thisisbyus writers posted words revealing genuine concern and some provided positive feedback regarding the prose I chose there were countless others who took issue with the title, From Hitler to Jim Crow. Up to this point I never realized how many writers peddled their influence via virtual words attempting to set their plans of distraction in place against Senator Obama. Embracing a laissez-faire attitude has never been my style and I understood the price for the poor, the displaced, was too high for me to remain silent where these savvy writers were concerned. As these writers began using Hitler and his ideology in their comparisons to Senator Obama I found myself becoming increasingly insulted. Julian, I am proud to be an American, though naturalized, and using any analogy to Hitler enabled me to confront their criminal words as it became clear Senator Obama had a real shot at the White House. Conversely, Senator Hillary Clinton’s supporters became to a greater extent venomous with what I perceived to be their race-based objections used as diversions when they saw the handwriting on the wall Senator Obama was becoming the frontrunner in the race to the White House. As I held tight to my dream and goal to show the plight of the displaced in Pensacola I found myself washed into a political hurricane once other writers became more and more aware of the strength of my conviction that Senator Obama was the only logical choice for President of the United States of America.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Love Signs and You

Author: Skye Alexander

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 863

View: 445

An analysis of the astrology of romance features elaborate illustrations and coverage of such areas as the celestial and historical influences on sex appeal, how to find an ideal astrological match, the planetary profiles for more than ninety famous couples, and the astrological influences that were at play for each of the sun signs during the past century.
Education

Contract and Commercial Management - The Operational Guide

Author: International Association for Contract and Commercial Management(IACCM)

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 656

View: 752

Almost 80% of CEOs say that their organization must get better at managing external relationships. According to The Economist, one of the major reasons why so many relationships end in disappointment is that most organizations 'are not very good at contracting'. This ground-breaking title from leading authority IACCM (International Association for Contract and Commercial Management) represents the collective wisdom and experience of Contract, Legal and Commercial experts from some of the world s leading companies to define how to partner for performance. This practical guidance is designed to support practitioners through the contract lifecycle and to give both supply and buy perspectives, leading to a more consistent approach and language that supports greater efficiency and effectiveness. Within the five phases described in this book (Initiate, Bid, Development, Negotiate and Manage), readers will find invaluable guidance on the whole lifecycle with insights to finance, law and negotiation, together with dispute resolution, change control and risk management. This title is the official IACCM operational guidance and fully supports and aligns with the course modules for Certification.
Education

Fields of Play

Author: Laurel Richardson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 362

How do the specific circumstances in which we write affect what we write? How does what we write affect who we become? How can we maintain professsional and personal integrity in today's university? In a series of traditional and experimental writings, a culmination of ten years of works-in-progress, Laurel Richardson records an intellectual journey, displacing boundaries and creating new ways of reading and writing. Applying the sociological imagination to the writing process, she connects her life to her work. Deeply engaging, movingly written with grace, elegance, and clarity, the book stimulates readers to situate their own writing in personal, social, and political contexts.