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A Present For Grandfather (The Adventures of Benny and Watch #2)

by Gertrude Chandler Warner

An Early Reader, Benny wants to get something special for his grandfather's birthday, but he has trouble finding the right present while trying to keep an eye on his dog Watch.

Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Developed during a summer retreat in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh's meditation center in France, these poetic verses were collected to help children and adults practice mindfulness. The result is a handbook of practical, yet down-to-earth verses. These gathas, or mindfulness verses, poetic verse designed to use ordinary daily activities such as washing the dishes, driving the car, or standing in line, as an opportunity to return to a state of mindfulness.Reciting these poetic, yet practical verses can help us to slow down and enjoy each moment of our lives.When we focus our mind on a gatha, we return to ourselves and become more aware of each action. When the gatha ends, we continue our activity with heightened awareness. As exercises in both mediation and poetry, gathas are very much in keeping with the Zen tradition. When you memorize a gatha, it will come to you quite naturally, for example, when you turn on the water or drink a cup of tea.

Present Shock

by Douglas Rushkoff

People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future's arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this "now" is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock. Douglas Rushko weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics, and culture. "Invaluable." -- The New York Times "This is a wondrously thought-provoking book." -- Walter Isaacson "A sobering wake-up call to collectively reexamine our relationship with time before we're blindsided by an unwelcome future." --Booklist

Presentation Secrets

by Alexei Kapterev

Plan, create, and deliver amazing presentations! Alexei Kapterev's online presentation on presentations has seen more than one million views, all with no advertising or promotion. Building on this hit, he now brings us Presentation Secrets outlining his successful tactics for planning, producing, and presenting memorable and unique presentations. The author shares his insight, wisdom, and advice with impressive clarity and detail, covering the three main components required to a presentation: storyline design, slide design, and delivery. Presentation Secrets lets you get to work immediately, fully prepared, armed with confidence, and ready to inspire. Teaches everything that goes into a successful and memorable presentation Helps create a storyline, from planning the beginning, middle, and end, to establishing key points, to making a presentation scalable Discusses how to design a slide template that meets your goals, ensure consistency, and find focal points Dissects the delivery of a presentation, including how to create "a character", integrate mistakes, listening to yourself, talking to the audience, and avoiding monotony Includes non-presentation metaphor to drive home your understanding of storytelling, improvisation, and delivery Also featuring real-world examples of presentations from the worlds of business, science, and politics, such as Steve Jobs, Hans Rosling, and Al Gore, this unique book delivers tried and tested secrets and inside tips for making a sensational presentation!

The Presentation Secrets Of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

by Carmine Gallo

Now in paperback--the Wall Street Journal bestseller that reveals the secrets behind Steve Job's legendary presentations, with a new introduction about his legacy. Celebrating the inspiring life and vision of Apple's game-changing CEO, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs has become the essential go-to guide for top-level executives, middle managers, organizational speakers, startup entrepreneurs, and pretty much anyone who needs to engage, persuade, and captivate an audience. This is as close as you'll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs's performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets that anyone can master. You'll learn how to take charge of a room, create an inspiring brand story, deliver unforgettable moments--and do it powerfully, effortlessly, and effectively.

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

by Guy Kawasaki Garr Reynolds

A highly visual methodology to help professionals free themselves from the pain of creating and delivering presentations.

Presentations (20-Minute Manager Series)

by Harvard Business Review

Feeling stressed about your upcoming presentation? Whether you're nervous about how you'll organize your thoughts or how you'll articulate them on the big day, Presentations provides the quick guidelines and expert tips you need to: Craft your message Prepare and rehearse effectively Engage your audience Manage Q&A sessionsAbout HBR's 20-Minute Manager Series:Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives-from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.Advice you can quickly read and apply, from the most trusted source in business.

Presentations, Demos, and Training Sessions

by Adrian Wallwork

This is the first book ever for non-native speakers on how to conduct technical demos and training sessions. You will also learn how to present your company, and explain your products and services. The book is designed to help both those who have never done presentations before, as well as those whose English is already good but who want to improve their presentation skills. The focus is on language, rather than on the creation of slides from a technical/artistic point of view. This book will help you to: prepare and practice a well organized, interesting and memorable presentation give effective demos and training sessions either on site or via audio/video conference highlight the essential points you want the audience to remember avoid problems in English by using short easy-to-say sentences involve your audience, check their understanding, and deal with their questions improve your pronunciation overcome problems with nerves and embarrassment motivate your audience to listen and act on what you have said There is an introduction for trainers on how to teach presentations and demos within a Business English course.

Presente!: Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice / Voces Inmigranted Latinas en la Lucha por la Justicia Racial

by Juan González Arnulfo Manríquez Cristina Tzintzún Carlos Pérez de Alejo

Read the media coverage of the increasingly heated debate around immigration reform in the United States: two dominant narratives emerge. From Lou Dobbs to Sean Hannity, commentators on the right have crafted an image rooted in fear, demonizing undocumented immigrants as a threat to national security and raising the specter of a deliberate "browning of America." Left-leaning journalists, on the other hand, foreground victimization, emphasizing the plight of immigrants, stripping them of their agency. Neither captures the range of experiences within undocumented immigrant communities, and both fail to see immigrants as active participants in their own struggle for racial and economic justice.Presente! offers a rare perspective on the immigrant-rights movement, written by immigrant workers themselves. Including a range of essays exploring the intersection of race, class, and immigration in the United States, this anthology challenges its readers to move beyond a "legalization-only" framework and embrace a broader vision for social justice organizing embodied in the work of grassroots organizations across the country resisting state repression, cultivating solidarity, and building alternative models for progressive social change. Offered in a dual-language edition, with a foreword by Democracy Now! co-host Juan Gonzáles.Cristina Tzintzún is the executive director of Workers Defense Project, a Texas based workers' rights organization.Carlos Pérez de Alejo is the executive director of Cooperation Texas, an organization dedicated to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support, and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives.Arnulfo Manríquez is an organizer at Workers Defense Project, where he organizes immigrant construction workers to defend their labor and human rights.

Presenting Data: How to Communicate Your Message Effectively

by Ed Swires-Hennessy

A clear easy-to-read guide to presenting your message using statistical dataPoor presentation of data is everywhere; basic principles are forgotten or ignored. As a result, audiences are presented with confusing tables and charts that do not make immediate sense. This book is intended to be read by all who present data in any form.The author, a chartered statistician who has run many courses on the subject of data presentation, presents numerous examples alongside an explanation of how improvements can be made and basic principles to adopt. He advocates following four key 'C' words in all messages: Clear, Concise, Correct and Consistent. Following the principles in the book will lead to clearer, simpler and easier to understand messages which can then be assimilated faster. Anyone from student to researcher, journalist to policy adviser, charity worker to government statistician, will benefit from reading this book. More importantly, it will also benefit the recipients of the presented data.'Ed Swires-Hennessy, a recognised expert in the presentation of statistics, explains and clearly describes a set of "principles" of clear and objective statistical communication. This book should be required reading for all those who present statistics.'Richard Laux, UK Statistics Authority'I think this is a fantastic book and hope everyone who presents data or statistics makes time to read it first.'David Marder, Chief Media Adviser, Office for National Statistics, UK'Ed's book makes his tried-and-tested material widely available to anyone concerned with understanding and presenting data. It is full of interesting insights, is highly practical and packed with sensible suggestions and nice ideas that you immediately want to try out.'Dr Shirley Coleman, Principal Statistician, Industrial Statistics Research Unit, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, UK

Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature

by Tara T. Green

Oprah Winfrey has long promoted black issues by being involved as a producer or actor in the adaptation of works by African American writers for film. This volume evaluates Winfrey's involvement in the visual interpretation of African American literary texts using film, music, black masculinity, black feminist, and cultural theory.

Presenting Patti (Sleepover Friends #36)

by Susan Saunders

Patti has to read her essay in front of hundreds of students, and a practical joker is out to get her.

Presenting Your Data with SPSS Explained

by Perry R. Hinton Isabella Mcmurray

Data Presentation with SPSS Explained provides students with all the information they need to conduct small scale analysis of research projects using SPSS and present their results appropriately in their reports. Quantitative data can be collected in the form of a questionnaire, survey or experimental study. This book focuses on presenting this data clearly, in the form of tables and graphs, along with creating basic summary statistics. Data Presentation with SPSS Explained uses an example survey that is clearly explained step-by-step throughout the book. This allows readers to follow the procedures, and easily apply each step in the process to their own research and findings. No prior knowledge of statistics or SPSS is assumed, and everything in the book is carefully explained in a helpful and user-friendly way using worked examples. This book is the perfect companion for students from a range of disciplines including psychology, business, communication, education, health, humanities, marketing and nursing – many of whom are unaware that this extremely helpful program is available at their institution for their use.

The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth

by Matthew Algeo

An extraordinary yet almost unknown chapter in American history is revealed in this extensively researched exposé. On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend's yacht and was not heard from for five days. During that time, a team of doctors removed a cancerous tumor from the president's palate along with much of his upper jaw. When an enterprising reporter named E. J. Edwards exposed the secret operation, Cleveland denied it and Edwards was consequently dismissed as a disgrace to journalism. Twenty-four years later, one of the president's doctors finally revealed the incredible truth, but many Americans simply would not believe it. After all, Grover Cleveland's political career was built upon honesty--his most memorable quote was "Tell the truth"--so it was nearly impossible to believe he was involved in such a brazen cover-up. This is the first full account of the disappearance of Grover Cleveland during that summer more than a century ago.

President Lincoln's Secret

by Steven Wilson

It is 1863, the year of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, when a nation savagely tears at its soul. At the center of the carnage stands the calm, enigmatic figure of President Abraham Lincoln. In this extraordinary thriller, Lincoln sends his most trusted agent to turn the course of the War. . . Twelve miles from Wilmington, Delaware, a heavily guarded ammunition dump has exploded--and lit up the night sky for miles around. On a newly christened ironclad in the Potomac, Lincoln meets with Colonel Fitz Dunaway and his beautiful, brilliant wife Asia. Fitz has already been wounded in service to the President. Now, the Union is imperiled as never before . . . and the President needs Fitz's skills more than ever. In the clandestine world where more than espionage is kept secret, a killer makes his first move on Lincoln's man. It is then that Fitz and Asia confront a cabal of traitors and spies, sufferers and sinners who are all guarding the most terrifying threat of all. . . Praise for Steven Wilson and President Lincoln's Spy "A story as vivid and engrossing as the Civil War itself." --Troy Soos"You'll taste the grit and feel the excitement of a pivotal time in American history."--John Lutz"If Robert Ludlum had written a Civil War novel, it would read like President Lincoln's Spy." --Clint Johnson

The President of Good & Evil

by Peter Singer

From the author of Animal Liberation, an examination of the chasm between the words and actions of George W. Bush, who claimed the moral high ground more than any president in recent US history During his time in public office, George W. Bush framed a striking number of his major policies and initiatives with the concepts of good and evil. From his christening of the "axis of evil" to the wars in the Middle East to his condemnation of stem cell research, Bush consistently deployed moral language in discussions of the day's major issues. But to what degree could his moral philosophy be considered coherent? In The President of Good & Evil, Peter Singer offers an eye-opening analysis of the ethical outlook of America's forty-third president. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

President Trump: Parody

by Tom Connor Jim Downey

Well, now you've gone and done it America. You've elected Donald K. Trump President and the U.S. will never again be the same! The problem for all of us is that he's got plans, lots of them--the list reads like a bad acid trip: Nominating Bernie Madoff for Secretary of the Treasury; "Trumpifying" the Constitution; making personal real estate deals with Vladimir Putin; staging a hostile takeover of one of America's great news magazines - to name just a few. In this "inaugural" (and wholly fictitious) issue of Trump TIME Magazine, President-Elect Trump promises to re-make America in his own image - and it ain't pretty. Don't like it? Move to Canada, losers!

The President Vanishes

by Rex Stout

The President of the United States has vanished. As the guns of war begin to fire in Europe, wild rumors spread through the nation's capital. Some guess the right-wing Gray Shirts have kidnapped him. Others blame the Communists. But the Secret Service fears the culprit lies closer to the Oval Office. Every member of the Cabinet is suspect. The President's secretary is taken into custody. The richest banker in America, a powerful newspaper publisher and an influential steel lobbyist are all being carefully watched. Unless one of these men can be made to tell the truth, will a handkerchief, an empty chloroform bottle, and an abandoned van be enough to lead them to the President before it is too late?

The Presidential Book of Lists

by Ian Randal Strock

Published to coincide with the 2008 presidential election, this work offers a fascinating compendium of facts that rank the presidents in more than 100 unique, interesting, and unexpected categories.

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts (2nd edition)

by Syl Sobel

Much that we all thought we knew about U. S. presidential elections went out the window with the historic Bush-Gore campaign of 2000. But that wasn't the only unusual election in United States history--merely a recent and surprising contest. The previous edition of Syl Sobel's Presidential Elections was a great introduction to past presidential campaigns for kids. The updated edition is even better! Young readers will find all kinds of interesting facts for their history and social studies classes as they learn--Who can run for president? ... Who can vote? ... What is the Electoral College? ... What is a third-party candidate? ... What if something happens to the president? Some of the unusual facts they'll discover include--Which Republican president had a Democrat for his vice president? ... How many candidates have won the popular vote but lost the election? ... Why was President Truman so happy in 1948, when he read the Chicago Tribune headline that declared: "Dewey Defeats Truman"? Even more interesting, and with Syl Sobel's guidance, boys and girls will explore the dramatic presidential election of 2000, a marathon contest that wasn't decided until five weeks after Election Day.

Presidential Power: The Politics of Leadership with Reflections on Johnson and Nixon

by Richard E. Neustadt

Based on an underlying theme of Presidential weakness, this book characterizes the powers of a modern American president in terms of his personal influence on government action.

Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama

by Samuel Walker

This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press, and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

The President's Daughter

by Jack Higgins

Twenty years after his affair with a beautiful Frenchwoman in Vietnam, Jake Cazalet finds out he has a daughter. He must keep it a secret--but years later, when he is President of the United States, someone discovers the truth.Ans when his only child is kidnapped by a terrorist group, he must count on British operative Sean Dillon and FBI agent Blake Johnson to find her.

The President's Daughter

by Mariah Stewart

Attractive and independent at thirty, Dina McDermott is on top of the world . . . until she makes a shocking discovery: She is the illegitimate daughter of former U.S. president Graham Hayward. With this revelation, an explosive chain of events is set in motion-and Dina's perfect life spins out of control. A journalist with a fearless instinct, Simon Keller believes he's struck gold when he unearths an unsettling story about Graham Hayward, one that starts with a clandestine affair and ends in tragedy. The trail leads Simon to Dina's front door-and threatens to expose a secret that could rock the political world. Now Dina is thrust into the crosshairs of a coldblooded killer-and on the run for her life.

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