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In Speaking Your Way to Success, Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts draws on 25 years of experience as a business communications expert to deliver straightforward guidelines for today's professionals on how to speak powerfully and effectively. Whether talking in front of a large group or engaging in a one-to-one conversation, this book will help anyone to speak up, speak well, and get noticed. Chapters include: -- Making Introductions -- Developing Listening Skills -- Using Politically Neutral Language -- Interviewing and Being Interviewed -- Speaking in Public -- Communicating Cross-Culturally -- Harnessing the Power of Today's Multigenerational Workforce In her signature no-nonsense style, Lindsell-Roberts shows speakers how to pay attention to their audience, support their words with body language, interject stories the audience will relate to and enjoy, encourage audience interaction, and more. This book is packed with specific suggestions that can be applied immediately on topics such as giving and receiving compliments, keeping a conversation going, asking for a raise, and cold calling. There are strategies for introducing yourself when you don't know anyone at an event, techniques for initiating conversation, and a checklist for rating your listening skills. Lindsell-Roberts also has a proven, no-fail attack plan for how to work a room. Stop lurking quietly in the shadows and start speaking your way to success!
"Who needs another book on public speaking, let alone a series of them? After all, this is a skill best learned by practice and "just doing it," you say. True, but insight from people who've already been where you are might help ease some bumps along the road and provide handy advice on handling stage fright and knotty speech assignments. After all, if practice is the best solution to public speaking excellence, why is this country so full of speakers who can't speak effectively? Consider politicians, business executives, sales professionals, teachers, and clerics who often fail to reach their audience because they make elementary mistakes, such as speaking too fast or too long, failing to prepare adequately, and forgetting to analyze their audiences."
This panoramic novel of the last days of Christ ranges from the palaces of imperial Rome to the strife-torn hills of Judea, where the conflict of love and betrayal, revenge and redemption, reaches a mighty climax in the drama of the Crucifixion.
The Future at War is a three-volume anthology. The first volume, Thor's Hammer, deals with future warfare on earth and in near space. This volume, the second, The Spear of Mars, is concerned with war in our solar system and a bit beyond, and with invasions of the earth itself. The third, Orion's Sword, ventures farther out, into interstellar and intergalactic space.
Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the courageous U.S. military unit that carried it out on May 1, 2011, ending one of the greatest manhunts in history. In Spec Ops, a well-organized and deeply researched study, McRaven analyzes eight classic special operations. Six are from WWII: the German commando raid on the Belgian fort Eben Emael (1940); the Italian torpedo attack on the Alexandria harbor (1941); the British commando raid on Nazaire, France (1942); the German glider rescue of Benito Mussolini (1943); the British midget-submarine attack on the Tirpitz (1943); and the U.S. Ranger rescue mission at the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines (1945). The two post-WWII examples are the U.S. Army raid on the Son Tay POW camp in North Vietnam (1970) and the Israeli rescue of the skyjacked hostages in Entebbe, Uganda (1976). McRaven--who commands a U.S. Navy SEAL team--pinpoints six essential principles of "spec ops" success: simplicity, security, repetition, surprise, speed and purpose. For each of the case studies, he provides political and military context, a meticulous reconstruction of the mission itself and an analysis of the operation in relation to his six principles. McRaven deems the Son Tay raid "the best modern example of a successful spec op [which] should be considered textbook material for future missions." His own book is an instructive textbook that will be closely studied by students of the military arts. Maps, photos.
Special is based on Getzinger's own experiences as the younger sister of a Learning Disabled boy. This story is very close to her heart, and she hopes that everyone who reads this book will learn to love and accept the unique-ness of people like her brother the way that she has.
MISSION PROFILETHE AGENT: Shawn JamesonHIS MOTTO: "Where there's smoke, there's fire."VITAL STATS: 5'11''; cool blue eyes; white-hot smileTHE ASSIGNMENT: Undercover nannyTHE COMPLICATION: Dr. Kelley StantonTough-guy agent Shawn Jameson work in a hospital day care? If it would help him to catch an arsonist, he'd give it a shot. Rumors hinted that Dr. Kelley Stanton had torched hospital records to cover up a mistake. But the beautiful doc didn't fit the profile-and Shawn's protective instincts went on red alert.With her reputation in shreds and her daughter in danger, Kelley couldn't afford to notice the handsome day-care worker. Trusting the sexy stranger could be her downfall-but with their first explosive kiss, Kelley knew it would be worth going down in flames....
"What have they done to you?" Cold Plains, Wyoming, should be a ghost town. Then why are its once-decaying streets gleaming? And why are there only beautiful, smiling Stepford-like wives in those streets? Hawk Bledsoe wants to know...because the woman who broke his heart seems to be one of them. Carly Finn is stunned to see Hawk return to town as an FBI agent tracking a serial killer. Hawk doesn't know why she once ended their romance so cruelly - or how much Carly sacrificed for him. But now the two must risk their lives to expose the town's monstrous secret. And danger only revives the desire both try their hardest to resist....
The town of Black Rock is under a dark cloud. Four single women have disappeared, and there are no leads as to their whereabouts. Until one evening after work, pretty real-estate broker Layla West fends off an attacker, and becomes the newest obsession of a deranged serial killer. . . ;. Desperate for protection, Layla seeks refuge at the remote cabin of Jacob Grayson, the brother of the local sheriff. A former FBI agent, Jacob still bears the guilt of a similar case gone fatally wrong. Now Jacob's growing desire for Layla could tempt him into letting his guard down. . . ;with potentially deadly results.
THEY NEEDED TO GET THEIR HANDS ON A KILLER AND KEEP THEM OFF EACH OTHERDenver cop Mike Lawson had faced his share of adversity, but so had PPS tech whiz Cassie Allen. So when he was hired as her personal bodyguard while she decoded a mysterious computer disk, the last thing they needed to do was to act on their attraction. As Cassie closed in on deciphering the secrets someone was desperate to protect, the attempts on her life increased. Suddenly, no amount of safeguarding seemed enough to keep the auburn-haired beauty out of the line of fire. Mike's past was fi lled with people he'd loved and lost. He'd do whatever it took to keep his special assignment off that list....
Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disabilityby Robert Naseef
Raising children with special health care or developmental needs is uniquely so. At times, the challenges seem overwhelming and even oppressive.
The Wakefield twins and their friends at Sweet Valley High are in festive spirits. It's Christmas vacation, the annual parade is just days away, secret Santas are busy buying surprise gifts, and everyone's talking about the holiday dance at the Patmans' mansion. Jessica Wakefield is determined to be named Miss Christmastime, and Elizabeth is counting the days until she's reunited with her faraway boyfriend, Todd Wilkins.<P>It seems nothing can spoil Jessica and Elizabeth's holiday -- until Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield announce the arrival of an unwelcome house guest. Now it looks as though this Christmas might be the worst ever!
Introducing an electrifying new voice in legal fiction--in a phenomenal thriller unlike anything you've read before. . . Debut author Sheldon Siegel bursts into the legal arena with a riveting courtroom drama, exposing the world of big-time law firms and lawyers in a sharp-witted, wonderfully sardonic page-turner of a novel. Meet Mike Daley. Ex-priest. Ex-public defender. Ex-husband. And as of yesterday, ex-partner at Simpson & Gates, one of San Francisco's most prominent law firms. Today he's out on his own, setting up a private practice on the wrong side of town. Then his best friend and former colleague is charged with a brutal double murder. Daley has his first client--and is instantly catapulted into a high-profile case involving the prestigious law firm that just booted him. The victims are one of Simpson & Gates's most powerful partners and a beautiful young associate. There's a suicide note on the partner's computer, but neither the police nor the ambitious district attorney believe it's authentic--and they think the man they've arrested is the killer. It's up to Mike Daley to prove them wrong, but time is very short. As Daley prepares his case, he begins to uncover the firm's dirtiest secrets--and dirty they are--but he also discovers that his friend, too, has a lot to hide. Even as the trial is under way, Daley and his investigators are still frantically digging for evidence that will clear their client. Against a chorus of morning press reports and nightly TV commentaries picking apart each day's session, Daley comes to realize that ambition, politics, greed, and long-standing grudges will play just as important a role in the outcome as truth and justice. This is the real world of law practice at work, and it's as ruthless as it is startling. Brilliantly paced, witty, crackling with energy and suspense,Special Circumstancesnot only brings us to a stunning denouement; it zestfully reminds us why we love to hate lawyers--but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well. In a stunning turn of events, Daley's best friend, an ex-colleague, is charged with the double murder of two lawyers at the old firm and asks Daley to defend him. Cobbling together a defense team composed of himself, his ex-wife, and a onetime courtroom fixture named Mort Goldberg who's been wished on him against his better judgment, Daley finds he's got more to defend than his friend's innocence. The newly elected media-hungry District Attorn- ey, also a former colleague, will prosecute the case himself. As court is called into session, it becomes clear that in this trial ambition, honor, friendship, greed, and longstanding grudges will play as important a role as truth and justice. Rarely has a legal thriller debut so accurately depicted not only the inner workings of the legal system but the crack-ling energy it takes to build and defend a felony case. In SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES author Sheldon Siegel reminds us why we love to hate lawyers -- but can't get enough of courtroom drama when it's done this well. -->
English professor Edward Lansing finds himself transported to an unknown world by a talking slot machine. With five companions, including a poet, a robot, and a general that are from other worlds and times, he must discover the meaning of his existence.
Amanda's husband dies, leaving her in despair and mourning until the night she accompanies her one daughter to a party hosted by Jack Watson, a man who she knew in her earlier days as a young actress. After that, she feels a new, growing respect for Jack, and life events take an interesting turn.
At 59, Jack Watson owns one of the most successful boutiques in Beverly Hills, has two adult children who are the light of his life, and his choice of Hollywood's most beautiful women. After a failed marriage in the distant past, and a brief, tragic affair years afterward, Jack has become the perfect bachelor. And he loves it.Amanda Robbins knew Jack Watson only as her daughter's father-in-law, an incurable playboy whom she dislikes intensely. Theirs had been a relationship based solely upon the marriage of her daughter to his son. And Amanda wants no other relationship with him. But when she becomes a widow unexpectedly, twenty-six years after she retired from Hollywood stardom to become a wife and mother, Amanda finds herself on unfamiliar ground, and is surprised to find herself both befriended by, and attracted to, Jack Watson. Worse yet, she likes him. There is a lot more to him than she previously suspected.Amanda's shock at her attraction to Jack is equaled only by her children's. Then suddenly, a startling announcement stuns both families, as Jack and Amanda are faced with an unexpected gift that neither thought possible, and with a choice that provides them both considerable challenge. But at a time in their lives when they least expect to feel that way, they not only feel young again, but are blissfully happy, in spite of the confusion, opposition, and obstacles all around them. Special Delivery is about what two people do when life gives them everything they wanted, twenty years after they expected to find it. In her 40th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel makes us laugh and cry as she touches the heart with tenderness and accuracy.From the Paperback edition.
My name is Randi Wong, and my friends and I are in big trouble! The pro shop at the arena has been getting a lot or strange packages lately. My friend Woody thinks he knows why. He thinks we ordered stuff by mistake when were playing on the pro shop computer! Woody fixed the problem -- we thought. Until the strangest package of all turned up today!
When an urgent package arrives for Sir Topham Hatt, it must reach him as quickly as possible. What is inside the package? Can the "Really Useful Engines" cooperate and get it to him in time?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Featuring comprehensive, up-to-date instruction on HTML, web page creation, and new programming techniques and technologies, a book and software package covers graphics, style sheets, form layout and design, and creating Java applets.
Dana Buchman knew almost nothing about "learning differences" when her oldest daughter, Charlotte, was diagnosed with neurological, spatial, and motor skill disabilities as a toddler. Furthermore, from the Ivy League to the launch of her own fashion label, Buchman had encountered few obstacles that couldn't be overcome through hard work and determination. Unfortunately, Buchman's well-developed ability to "fix" things would not serve her in her efforts to deal with Charlotte's disabilities; she would have to develop a new skill set to be able to see Charlotte as a person with uniqueabilities. A riveting and intensely personal memoir,A Special Educationreveals the long and arduous process of Charlotte's development as well as Buchman's own path to self-discovery. Confessing frequent anxiety, guilt, frustration, and anger, Buchman describes the difficult search to find the right school and care for Charlotte and the strain the process put on her marriage and family life. In addition, Buchman tells of her own struggles with excessive drinking and workaholism-and of finally letting go of her drive to be "perfect. " A moving mother-daughter story,A Special Educationis an inspiring account of one mother's journey to acceptance and understanding as well as a family's triumph over daunting circumstances.
Special Education: Case by Case will help you develop your abilities as a teacher of students with disabilities by presenting many of the challenging situations you will find in your own classroom. Through these case studies, you will hone your skills as a teacher who puts students first and plans for their unique learning needs.
Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality (4th Edition, Media Edition)by Richard M. Gargiulo
Special Education in Contemporary Society is first and foremost a textbook about people - individuals, who in many ways are very similar to their peers without a disability. This book serves as a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic field of special education and the children and young adults who benefit from receiving a special education.
This manual includes all aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It also includes laws specific to California (e.g. Larry P.). It is a practical guide for anyone dealing with the Special Education process.
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