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Going beyond handling nerves and presenting PowerPoint slides, Develop Your Presentation Skills, 2nd edition, provides you with a practical toolkit for developing a belting presentation and improving your confidence along the way. Step-by-step advice includes practical help with unpicking the original brief, understanding just what the audience wants and constructing compelling content that will keep your audience rapt with attention. Complete with anecdotes and expert input to help you avoid disaster, this new edition includes two brand new chapters, helping you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and how to use new media to engage with your audience. Develop Your Presentation Skills, 2nd edition, will help you find your voice and use it with style; to inform, to persuade, to impress.
Are you new to research and daunted by the idea of constructing your own research proposal? Then this is the book you need!This book and accompanying web resource will answer all your questions about healthcare research by introducing you to the concepts, theories and practicalities surrounding it. The aim of both the book and the web resource is to help you to write a good healthcare research proposal - which is the starting point for any would-be student researcher.The book takes a look at the theory of research, the core of the topic, but also provides practical help and advice along the way. It takes the reader through the stages of the research process from developing the question to communicating the findings, demystifying the process on the way. The web resource works alongside the book, supplementing and expanding on the chapters, giving you the ability to prepare your very own research proposal.Explains key concepts in a clear, easy to understand wayIncludes activities and scenarios for you to work through which will also increase your understanding of research and research proposalsEasily navigable web resource (www.researchproposalsforhealthprofessionals.com)Both book and website are arranged in the same order in which you would develop and write a research proposalWebsite includes downloadable research proposal template to complete step-by-step as you work through the book and web resource
Developing a Research Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the Department of Defense: Status of Current Research, Prioritizing Areas of Need, and Recommendations for Moving Forwardby Terri Tanielian Rajeev Ramchand Phoenix Voorhies Nicole K. Eberhart Christopher Guo Eric Pedersen Terrance Dean Savitsky
To support U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to create a unified, comprehensive strategic plan for suicide prevention research, a RAND study cataloged studies funded by DoD and other entities, examined whether current research maps to DoD's strategic research needs, and provided recommendations to encourage better alignment and narrow the research-practice gap when it comes to disseminating findings to programs serving military personnel.
Why would anyone want to be a servant?The word itself brings images to mind of a lowly, abused slave-a "lower rower," as author Charles Stanley puts it. Yet the fact is that the King of the Universe lowered Himself and became a Servant of servants-and He commands His followers to do the same."I am the most like Jesus," Charles Stanley writes, "when I serve others." That is the central premise of this Bible study guide: Christians become fully like the Lord Jesus only when they serve others.This Bible study will equip you to serve the people around you: family, co-workers, neighbors-the people that you interact with every day. You will find very practical suggestions and principles here, all drawn directly from the Word of God. This book will train you to become more like Christ.Features Include:Features teachings from one of America's best-loved pastors and theologiansTopical studies filled with life application principlesFor individual study or to be shared with a small group
This new volume in the SIOP Professional Practice Series provides evidence-based guidelines to help practitioners seeking advice, recommendations, and guidance for developing and enhancing high-performance teams. Co-Published by the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, this volume features all-star editors and contributors highlighting the evidence, the lessons learned, the principles and the findings that matter when composing and managing work teams. Global I/O faculty and practitioners, students, and HR professionals will benefit from discussion on the organizational influence on teams; the leader's contribution to the teams; and how context matters in teams.
Advances in technological and analytical methods have fostered rapid growth of systems biology and synthetic biology. There continues to be rapid changes and discoveries in both fields with a small number of recent peer-reviewed reviews indicating some of the relationships between systems biology and synthetic biology. This proposed SpringerBrief will cover core concepts of systems biology and synthetic biology and illustrate the implementation of associated research methodologies for an integrated approach to specifically address engineering microorganisms for biofuel production.
Introduces the field of bioinformatics: "the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems.
Bioinformatics--the application of computational and analytical methods to biological problems--is a rapidly evolving scientific discipline. Genome sequencing projects are producing vast amounts of biological data for many different organisms, and, increasingly, storing these data in public databases. Such biological databases are growing exponentially, along with the biological literature. It's impossible for even the most zealous researcher to stay on top of necessary information in the field without the aid of computer-based tools. Bioinformatics is all about building these tools. Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills is for scientists and students who are learning computational approaches to biology for the first time, as well as for experienced biology researchers who are just starting to use computers to handle their data. The book covers the Unix file system, building tools and databases for bioinformatics, computational approaches to biological problems, an introduction to Perl for bioinformatics, data mining, and data visualization. Written in a clear, engaging style, Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills will help biologists develop a structured approach to biological data as well as the tools they'll need to analyze the data.
Ready to put your ActionScript 3 skills to work on mobile apps? This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application for Blackberry Tablets from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5 framework. Move quickly from a basic Hello World application to complex interactions with Blackberry APIs, and get complete code examples for working with tablet components--including the accelerometer, GPS unit, camera, file system, and multitouch screen. This is an ideal resource no matter how much Flex experience you have. Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex Mobile project Choose a layout option to determine which files Flash Builder autogenerates Obtain permissions you need to install your app on a Blackberry Tablet Read and write text files, browse the file system for media files, and create and write to an SQLite database Learn how to use native qnx components within your application Publish your app to a BlackBerry installer file with Flash Builder
"What do you want to do with your life?" "What do you want to be when you grow up?" How many times have you already heard these questions? Do you have an answer yet? Do you know there really is no right answer? The only person who can answer those questions is YOU! Who are you? Where are you going? What's important to you? When will something happen? Your answers to these questions will determine much of your life's direction. This textbook, Developing Career and Living Skills, gives you an opportunity to look into yourself and answer those questions in ways that will enable you to achieve your highest dreams.
This book focuses on parents and teachers as adult learners, who should be growing and learning along with the children in their care. It lays out a theory of what parents and teachers need to care for children and themselves and then it shows how the author has assisted parents and teachers to put these theories into practice. McDermott relies on stories and listening to the voices of parents, teachers and children to make her case. She weaves together the latest theories and research with these stories. She uses narratives of actual school meetings, workshops, parent planning and discussion groups, testimonies, newsletters, and research of others in the field, to demonstrate applications of theory and research. She fills a gap by focusing on parents from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Key Features: o Focuses on parents and teachers as adult learners o Focuses on the dynamic process of parenting and teaching o Provides a theory to practice model to support parents, families and teachers o Provides a tool or guide for thinking through problems and finding solutions that take into consideration the needs of all involved.
Give your high school students an understanding of children, parenting. . . and themselves. This leading text examines the skills a parent or caregiver needs in order to nurture successful growth and development in a child.
Successful research requires effective and thorough preparation. In this expanded and updated Second Edition of Developing Effective Research Proposals Keith Punch offers an indispensable guide to the issues involved in proposal development and in presenting a well-considered plan for the execution of research. Dealing with both qualitative and quantitative approaches to empirical research across the social sciences, the Second Edition comprehensively covers the topics and concerns relevant to the subject and is organized around three central themes: What is a research proposal, who reads proposals and why?; How can we go about developing a proposal?; and What might a finished proposal look like? New features of this edition include: - Expanded sections covering research strategy, research planning and academic writing - Examples of successful research proposals from across the social science disciplines - A more comprehensive discussion of ethics - A brand new glossary and chapter summaries The Second Edition will be welcomed by all those preparing or evaluating research proposals, and will be invaluable across all areas of social science, both basic and applied, and for students undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method studies.
If you plan to develop iOS applications in a corporate setting--for internal consumption or for sale to end users--you need to read this book. Veteran developer James Turner shares best practices and lessons learned from his recent on-the-ground experience planning, building, and shipping an iOS application in an enterprise environment. With lots of examples and solid advice, you'll learn how to use Xcode, Objective-C, and other Apple development tools within the confines of enterprise software methodologies. Don't be deterred by Apple's development philosophy. If you're familiar with Xcode, this guide will help you build and launch enterprise iOS apps successfully. Get Xcode's single-developer model to work in a concurrent development environment Integrate Xcode builds into tools such as Ant and Hudson Use open source libraries to connect iOS with SOAP and other backend services Set up a framework to test iOS apps for code coverage and CCN metrics Manage the legal, marketing, and production issues involved when interacting with iTunes Connect Meet iTunes' requirements for provisioning and distributing your app Provide long-term support by sidestepping Apple's distribution limitations
An essential overview of the core skills needed by every social work practitionerDeveloping Evidence-Based Generalist Practice Skills features contributions from top scholars in social work practice, presenting essential information for the ethical and effective practice of social work. This clearly written guide provides step-by-step guidance for using evidence-based practice to make joint decisions with clients about assessment and treatment options through a careful consideration of the best available research evidence, the client's preferences and values, professional ethical standards, and other key issues.Comprehensive and straightforward, this book addresses foundational practice skills expected of all social work practitioners, including:Evidence-based practiceTrauma-informed practiceInterviewing skillsProblem identification, contracting, and case planningCase managementAdvocacyCrisis interventionPractice evaluationTermination, stabilization, and continuity of careEach chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Designed as a foundation-level social work education text for undergraduate and graduate students in social work programs, this book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) for a thorough and up-to-date presentation of core social work skills featuring in-depth scholarship.
Perhaps the most explosive technological trend over the past two years has been blogging. As a matter of fact, it's been reported that the number of blogs during that time has grown from 100,000 to 4.8 million-with no end to this growth in sight. What's the technology that makes blogging tick? The answer is RSS--a format that allows bloggers to offer XML-based feeds of their content. It's also the same technology that's incorporated into the websites of media outlets so they can offer material (headlines, links, articles, etc.) syndicated by other sites. As the main technology behind this rapidly growing field of content syndication, RSS is constantly evolving to keep pace with worldwide demand. That's where Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom steps in. It provides bloggers, web developers, and programmers with a thorough explanation of syndication in general and the most popular technologies used to develop feeds. This book not only highlights all the new features of RSS 2.0-the most recent RSS specification-but also offers complete coverage of its close second in the XML-feed arena, Atom. The book has been exhaustively revised to explain: metadata interpretation the different forms of content syndication the increasing use of web services how to use popular RSS news aggregators on the market After an introduction that examines Internet content syndication in general (its purpose, limitations, and traditions), this step-by-step guide tackles various RSS and Atom vocabularies, as well as techniques for applying syndication to problems beyond news feeds. Most importantly, it gives you a firm handle on how to create your own feeds, and consume or combine other feeds. If you're interested in producing your own content feed, Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom is the one book you'll want in hand.
'This book provides an essential resource for educators of clinical skills who want to utilise simulation based education to provide optimal learning opportunities for their students.' Andrew Bland, University of Huddersfield 'In this book, a team of experienced authors have put together a much needed text that takes an evidence-based, practical approach to skills development.' Lauren Mawson, University of Cumbria 'A really exciting new text.' Sarah Burden, Leeds Metropolitan University Practice educators and mentors are now expected to have the skills and techniques needed to implement a 'learning skills through simulation' programme into established curricula, yet using simulation to teach - while of huge importance - requires careful and time-consuming planning. This valuable resource takes away some of that burden by providing clear, ready-made activities and guidance from leading practitioners in a range of fields, which healthcare and practice educators and mentors can use to enhance their teaching of all the essential and commonly-taught clinical and management skills and knowledge. Dedicated chapters, which all follow a defined step-by-step format, provide simulation scenarios, alongside facilitator guidance, which will help develop confidence in the teaching of key skills such as: - Drug administration - Conflict management - Infection control - Breaking bad news - Catheter and bowel care These scenarios and accompanying guidance can be used as a framework for teaching, promoting a greater understanding of the skill being taught, and providing a risk-free opportunity for the student to practice their clinical and managerial skills and judgement.
Revised and updated, Dr. Charles Stanley's well-loved Life Principles study guide series has taken on new life through refreshed content. Small groups and individuals who want a Bible study that's spiritually sound and practical will find a wealth of ideas to help them understand and apply the Scriptures to the real world.
Developing Java Beans is a complete introduction to Java's component architecture. It describes how to write Beans, which are software components that can be used in visual programming environments. This book discusses event adapters, serialization, introspection, property editors, and customizers, and shows how to use Beans within ActiveX controls.
`This book is useful for students and lecturers of early childhood. It provides concise overviews of relevant research of early childhood development, theories of play and can be utilised as a contemporary, reference book by a range of professionals' - Debate `The chapter on young children becoming symbol users make a valuable contribution to the literature, and I shall be inspired and haunted in equal measure by the plea that epitomises this book and its story' - Marian Whitehead, Early Years `It's an excellent and easy-to-read text to read, blending theory and research with practice. Each chapter format is clear, with the key themes outlined at the beginning the main body, followed by useful and thought-provoking questions for good practice to ponder and relevant further reading at the end' - Nursery World ` Tina Bruce clearly loves children and delights in their development. She has produced an academic work which is both sensitive and stimulating but decidedly unpreachy' - Kirsty Wark, Broadcaster This book shows how adults can support children and actively help them develop their learning in early childhood. Drawing on traditional approaches as well as recent research and theories, Tina Bruce shows the need for balance in early years education and care between the biological and socio-cultural aspects of the development of learning. The book includes a wide range of examples from practitioners, including nursery teachers, health visitors, and community workers. Features include: - what does it mean to develop learning ? - learning by doing real things - how language helps - creativity and imagination - diversity and inclusion. This book is essential for students, practitioners and tutors of Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies Degrees. The 0-8 series edited by Tina Bruce, deals with essential themes in early childhood, which concern practitioners, parents and children. Titles in the 0-8 series Marian Whitehead: Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children Second Edition Rosemary Roberts: Self-Esteem and Early Learning Second Edition Cath Arnold: Child Development and Learning 2-5 - Georgia's Story Pat Gura: Resources for Early Learning Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram: Effective Early Learning: Case Studies in Improvement Mollie Davies: Movement and Dance Second Edition John Mathews: Drawing and Painting Second Edition
Mental Toughness is about how effectively individuals respond to stress, pressure and challenge. This ground-breaking book explains the concept of mental toughness, clearly and effectively. Tracing its development from sports psychology into organizational development, health and education;it is the first book to look at mental toughness and its application at the organizational level. Written for anyone coaching individuals and teams for improved performance, Developing Mental Toughness contains practical guidance on delivering techniques which will radically improve people's abilities not just to respond to but also to harness the affects of stress and pressure. The book covers the core skills and techniques required to recognise, use and develop mental toughness in others including: evaluation, ROI, and improving attention spans.
Mentorship programs can provide motivated gifted and talented students with an opportunity to apply inductive thinking and problem-solving skills to advanced content that is often associated with real-life situations. They need to investigate the complexities and interrelationships among disciplines that can only be discovered with assistance from highly knowledgeable experts. As gifted students develop their interests and talents in a chosen area of study, it is often necessary to structure learning experiences with out-of-school mentors. This guide offers practical strategies for starting and developing a mentoring program. From structuring a program, to selecting a mentor and monitoring progress, to ensuring success, this book provides an excellent introduction to the topic.
This bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of readers. Daniel J. Siegel goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development, exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain. He presents a groundbreaking new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind and the process by which each of us becomes a feeling, thinking, remembering individual. Illuminating how and why neurobiology matters, this book is essential reading for clinicians, educators, researchers, and students interested in promoting healthy development and resilience. New to This Edition Incorporates significant scientific and technical advances. Expanded discussions of cutting-edge topics, including neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mindfulness, and the neural correlates of consciousness. Epilogue on domains of integration--specific pathways to well-being and therapeutic change. Useful pedagogical features pull-outs, diagrams, and a glossary.
A normal step-by-step tutorial with two sample games built in, to teach Moai SDK from scratch.This book is for anyone who wants to build games, especially if they want to quickly iterate using a scripting language like Lua, and they're targeting more than one platform. All of this without having to spend your salary on licenses. Moai SDK is aimed to professionals, but it has a great community that will help you learn and be a part of it.
This text is an innovative, evidence-based approach to facilitating students' journey to becoming multiculturally competent counselors. Comprehensive, thoughtful, and in-depth,Developing Multicultural Competence goes beyond general discussions of race and ethnicity to include discourse on a broader, more complex view of multiculturalism in clients' and trainees' lives. Both scholarly and highly interactive, this new text strives to present trainees with empirically-based information about multicultural counseling and social advocacy paired with engaging self-reflective activities, discussion questions, case inserts, and study aids, creating opportunities for experiential learning related to cultural diversity considerations and social advocacy issues within clients' social systems. Addressing CACREP (2001/2009) Standards related to the Social and Cultural Diversity core area, the book is broken into four parts: Part One covers key concepts and terms regarding multicultural constructs and cross-cultural communication; Part Two defines social advocacy and identifies the major forms of oppression; Part Three discusses the major cultural and diversity groups; and Part Four develops trainee skills for working with diverse clients, including infusing multiculturalism in how they conceptualize, evaluate, and treat these clients.
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