• Business communication & presentation

      Get Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

      How to Use Seminars and Public Speaking to Market and Promote Your Business, Profession, or Passion — Profitably

      by David R. Portney

      We are in an age where the battle to get your customers’ attention is fierce and advertising options are becoming more expensive and less effective. In Get Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, you will learn everything you need to know to market yourself and your business in the least expensive and most effective way possible — by using the power of seminars and public speaking. With seminar and public speaking expert David Portney as your guide, you’ll learn how to ▪ organize a seminar for little or no money, ▪ sell from the stage, ▪ write a presentation in four easy steps, ▪ brand yourself as the expert in your field, ▪ get your customers to come to you. Get Your Money Where Your Mouth Is contains all of the information and know-how so that you can go from stage-wary beginner to awe-inspiring speaker in no time flat, including ▪ a 30-day fast-start action plan, ▪ a cornucopia of resources, ▪ tons of advice and methods for overcoming stage fright and fear of public speaking, ▪ how to combine your Internet strategy with your seminar strategy, ▪ and all the tips and techniques you need to market whatever you’re selling effectively, inexpensively—and profitably.

    • Business communication & presentation

      129 Seminar Speaking Success Tips

      by David R. Portney

      129 Seminar Speaking Success Tips is comprised of 129 tips. Each tip is based on David R. Portney’s real-world experience doing literally thousands of seminars, classes, trainings, workshops, keynote speeches, presentations, and public speaking engagements for the last 26 years. These tips are not in any special order or sequence—and that’s on purpose. You can open up to any page at random to find a tip you can use in the real world starting right now. The first tip listed is not first because it’s meant to be read first, nor is the last tip meant to be read last. You can treat this book like “a box of chocolates” and just open to any page and be surprised and delighted by what you find. Taken altogether, this collection of tips comprises a serious body of knowledge and experience that you can put to practical use in the real world starting right away. This is not a theoretical work, nor is it a compilation of other works. You’ll find that this book stands unique as compared to other works on the topic. ▪ You’ll find tips that help you to conquer stage fright. ▪ You’ll find tips that help you to overcome fear of public speaking. ▪ You’ll find plenty of terrific tips on how to find bookings and speaking engagements. ▪ You’ll find tips on how to handle questions, tips on how to structure a flowing and flawless presentation, and tips on expert presentation skills. Taken as a whole, this book allows you to conquer stage fright, know how to organize any kind of seminar or group event, and become a master of seminar speaking.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2014

      The Welsh Language

      A History

      by Janet Davies (Author)

      The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise to those who assume that English is the foundation language of Britain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the ‘senior language of the men of Britain’. Visitors from outside Wales may be intrigued by the existence of Welsh and will want to find out how a language which has, for at least fifteen hundred years, been the closest neighbour of English, enjoys such vibrancy, bearing in mind that English has obliterated languages thousands of miles from the coasts of England.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      December 2014

      Your Writing Well

      by Dr. Bob Davis

      Fifteen essays for anyone in any profession or academic level, Your Writing Well studies every aspect of the writing process, providing faster means to better products than do narrowly focused trade handbooks and academic texts. Having combed through writing pedagogy and cut through nonsense about composition and grammar, Dr. Davis provides an all-inclusive set of theory highlighting logic-based skills and practical strategies to create, develop, defend, and communicate coherently organized, well-expressed thoughts. Not marketed for dummies, Your Writing Well assumes readers have the smarts to follow mature common-sense guidance, grasp examples, and thus compensate for their existing lack of knowledge of what to do, how and why to do it, and where. Informed not by needless prohibitions but by relaxed, reassuring balances of freedom and prudent regulation, Your Writing Well is a comprehensive cure for all writers’ ailments and deficiencies.

    • Language: reference & general
      October 2013

      Spoken English

      by Editorial Board

      In today's competitive world, Spoken English is considered as a passport for a guaranteed success in life. The craze for learning spoken English has led to the growth of various coaching institutes all over the country. Much as they may profess and advertise, it is not really possible to learn any language in 30 or 40 days. A person who genuinely wants to learn the language needs to spend at least two to three hours every day for at least five or six months before he or she feels confident to communicate in English. The prime objective of this book is to encourage the students to learn English as a tool of communication and to enable them to understand the language thoroughly. The book basically looks at the language from the learners' point of view and guides them through co-operative learning methods in order to master the effective communication skills in English. The book has been divided into four convenient units of Grammar, Pronunciation, Conversation and Vocabulary. Each chapter covers one main area of learning English – explained thoroughly with examples and special attention being given to the basic skills. Carefully selected and balanced practical exercises have also been designed and included with each topic or chapter to give the readers or learners, particularly the students, ample practice and a complete understanding of the subject. In short, the book follows the modern functional approach to the study of English. So readers, the book is definitely a one-stop solution for learning English!

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2020

      A writer's guide to Ancient Rome

      by Carey Fleiner

      A writer's guide to Ancient Rome serves as a guide and inspiration to the Roman population, economy, laws, leisure, and religion for that author, student, general reader who seeking an introduction to what made the Romans tick. The Guide considers trends and themes from roughly 200 B.C. to A.D. 200 with the occasional foray into the antecedents and legacy on either side of the period. Each chapter explicates its main themes with examples from the original sources. Throughout are suggestions for resources to mine for the subject at hand and particular topics affected by scholarly debate and changing interpretation based on new discoveries or re-interpretation of written and material remains.

    • Language: reference & general
      February 2012

      Introducing Translation Studies

      Theories and Applications

      by Jeremy Munday

      This is the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the dynamic field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and fully up-to-date overview of key movements and theorists within an expanding area of study, this textbook has become a key source for generations of translation students on both professional and university courses.New features in this third edition include:The latest research incorporated into each chapter, including linguistic precursors, models of discourse and text analysis, cultural studies and sociology, the history of translation, and new technologiesA new chapter with guidelines on writing reflective translation commentaries and on preparing research projects and dissertations.More examples throughout the textRevised exercises and updated further reading lists throughout.A major new companion web site with video summaries of each chapter, multiple-choice tests, and broader research questionsThis is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a comprehensive insight into how translation studies has evolved, and is still evolving. It is an invaluable resource for anyone studying this fascinating subject area.

    • Writing & editing guides

      Wiring The Writing Center

      by Eric Hobson

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      Composing Research

      A Contextualist Research Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition

      by Cindy Johanek

      In Composing Research, Cindy Johanek offers a new perspective on the ideological conflict between qualitative and quantitative research approaches, and the theories of knowledge that inform them. With a paradigm that is sensitive to the context of one's research questions, she argues, scholars can develop less dichotomous forms that invoke the strengths of both research traditions. Context-oriented approaches can lift the narrative from beneath the numbers in an experimental study, for example, or bring the useful clarity of numbers to an ethnographic study. A pragmatic scholar, Johanek moves easily across the boundaries that divide the field, and argues for contextualist theory as a lens through which to view composition research. This approach brings with it a new focus, she writes. "This new focus will call us to attend to the contexts in which rhetorical issues and research issues converge, producing varied forms, many voices, and new knowledge, indeed reconstructing a discipline that will be simultaneously focused on its tasks, its knowledge-makers, and its students." Composing Research is a work full of personal voice and professional commitment and will be a welcome addition to the research methods classroom and to the composition researcher's own bookshelf.

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      A Field Of Dreams

      Independent Writing Programs and the Future of Composition Studies

      by ed. Peggy O'Neill, Angela Crow, & Larry Burton

      One of the first collections to focus on independent writing programs, A Field of Dreams offers a complex picture of the experience of the stand-alone. Included here are narratives of individual programs from a wide range of institutions, exploring such issues as what institutional issues led to their independence, how independence solved or created administrative problems, how it changed the culture of the writing program and faculty sense of purpose, success, or failure. Further chapters build larger ideas about the advantages and disadvantages of stand-alone status, covering labor issues, promotion/tenure issues, institutional politics, and others. A retrospective on the famous controversy at Minnesota is included, along with a look at the long-established independent programs at Harvard and Syracuse. Finally, the book considers disciplinary questions raised by the growth of stand-alone programs. Authors here respond with critique and reflection to ideas raised by other chapters—do current independent models inadvertently diminish the influence of rhetoric and composition scholarship? Do they tend to ignore the outward movement of literacy toward technology? Can they be structured to enhance interdisciplinary or writing-across-the-curriculum efforts? Can independent programs play a more influential role in the university than they do from the English department? O'Neill and company aim both to look closely at particular independent writing programs and to situate them broadly in the current scene of composition scholarship, administration, English studies, and the university.

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      Process This

      by Nancy Dejoy

    • Dictionaries

      Persist and Publish

      Helpful Hints for Academic Writing and Publishing

      by Ralph Matkin (Author), T. F. Riggar (Author)

      Persist and Publish provides a clear, concise understanding of the requirements for successful academic writing. Not aimed at any particular field, this book will be useful to faculty writing and publishing in all academic areas. The authors demystify the teaching-research-service paradigm and discuss the relationships among professional academic activities, the essential skills needed to write, research on how much time professionals spend on writing, the niceties of academic collaboration, and other pertinent topics.

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      Teaching Lives

      by Wendy Bishop

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      Composition Studies As A Creative Art

      Teaching, Writing, Scholarship, Administration

      by Lynn Bloom

      Bloom gathers twenty of her most recent essays (some previously unpublished) on critical issues in teaching writing. She addresses matters of philosophy and pedagogy, class and marginality and gender, and textual terror transformed to textual power. Yet the body of her work and this representative collection of it remains centered, coherent, and personal. This work focuses on the creative dynamics that arise from the interrelation of writing, teaching writing, and ways of reading—and the scholarship and administrative issues engendered by it. To regard composition studies as a creative art is to engage in a process of intellectual or aesthetic free play, and then to translate the results of this play into serious work that yet retains the freedom and playfulness of its origins. The book is fueled by a mixture of faith in the fields that compose composition studies, hope that efforts of composition teachers can make a difference, and a sense of community in its broadest meaning. Included are Bloom's well-known essays "Teaching College English as a Woman," "Freshman Composition as a Middle Class Enterprise," and many more recent works, equally provocative and insightful.

    • Literature: history & criticism

      Saying And Silence

      by Frank Farmer

    • Creative writing & creative writing guides

      English Composition As A Happening

      by Geoffrey Sirc

      I once whimsically introduced Geoff Sirc as the most dangerous man in writing instruction. His new book proves me correct. —Victor Vitanza Almost everyone will be upset by this book. I feel that I'm a part of the audience he seeks, and I have been deeply disturbed—and prompted to careful thought—by Sirc's critique of the cultural studies tenets that I hold dear. Good books, of course, do upset people, and they should. —Patricia Harkin Sirc has accomplished an enviable stance in his theorizing, working not in direct opposition to materials and attitudes that have little bearing on learning to write, but outside those still-constraining models of it. He offers a different relational metaphysics that links the processes of composition to its various products, to the potential benefit of all students and many teachers. —Susan Miller Sirc makes me question my own teaching practices. He also stirs my imagination and opens doors to new (and old) possibilities. He even succeeds in persuading me that "the major cause of our current stasis has been Composition's professionalization." Perhaps living over "an academic cheese factory" is the price we have paid for increased credibility. —Robin Varnum from the Introduction: "Contemporary Composition is still inflected by the epistemic turn taken in the 1980s, convincing me that we need to remember what we've forgotten—namely, how impassioned resolves and thrilling discoveries were abandoned and why. I'd like to retrace the road not taken in Composition Studies, to salvage what can still be recovered... I want to inspect the wreckage, in order to show what was the promise of the Happenings for Composition, as well as the huge gray longueur of its pale replacement, Eighties Composition. In so doing, I hope to begin a reconfiguration of our field's pre- and after history." What happened to the bold, kicky promise of writing instruction in the 1960s? The current conservative trend in composition is analyzed allegorically by Geoffrey Sirc in this book-length homage to Charles Deemer's 1967 article, in which the theories and practices of Happenings artists (multi-disciplinary performance pioneers) were used to invigorate college writing. Sirc takes up Deemer's inquiry, moving through the material and theoretical concerns of such pre- and post-Happenings influences as Duchamp and Pollock, situationists and punks, as well as many of the Happenings artists proper. With this book, already a cult classic, began a neo-avant-garde for composition studies.

    • Industry & industrial studies

      Mining America

      The Industry & the Environment, 1800-1980

      by Duane A Smith

      Throughout the nineteenth century, miners were given virtually free rein to profit without having to worry about impacts to the land, water, and air. But during the twentieth century, the mining industry has evidenced serious concerns about its effects on the environment. Since the 1960s, mining and its consequences have become heated issues of public debate and legislative reform. By the mid-1970s, a number of industry hard-liners were still clinging to nineteenth-century values, but many more were accepting the legacy of mining's past and were beginning to integrate preservation and reclamation into their plans. 'Mining America" is a vivid account of the damage wrought by almost two centuries of mining, but its main focus is on the conflicting attitudes behind the destruction and on society's responses. Veteran author and historian Duane Smith asserts that the marriage of mining and environmental issues was bound to touch America's sensitive pocketbook nerve -- but the question now is, are all groups willing to pay the price?

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