Simply Said

Communicating Better at Work and Beyond
Author: Jay Sullivan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119285283
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 1432
Master the art of communication to improve outcomes in any scenario Simply Said is the essential handbook for business communication. Do you ever feel as though your message hasn't gotten across? Do details get lost along the way? Have tense situations ever escalated unnecessarily? Do people buy into your ideas? It all comes down to communication. We all communicate, but few of us do it well. From tough presentations to everyday transactions, there is no scenario that cannot be improved with better communication skills. This book presents an all-encompassing guide to improving your communication, based on the Exec|Comm philosophy: we are all better communicators when we focus focus less on ourselves and more on other people. More than just a list of tips, this book connects skills with scenarios and purpose to help you hear and be heard. You'll learn the skills to deliver great presentations and clear and persuasive messages, handle difficult conversations, effectively manage, lead with authenticity and more, as you discover the secrets of true communication. Communication affects every interaction every day. Why not learn to do it well? This book provides comprehensive guidance toward getting your message across, and getting the results you want. Shift your focus from yourself to other people Build a reputation as a good listener Develop your written and oral communications for the greatest impact Inspire and influence others Communicate more effectively in any business or social situation Did that email come across as harsh? Did you offend someone unintentionally? Great communication skills give you the power to influence someone's thinking and guide them to where you need them to be. Simply Said teaches you the critical skills that make you more effective in business and in life.

As Simple, Simply Said

Author: Giovanni Maria Tommaso
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145359468X
Category: Poetry
Page: 88
View: 8180
Poetry is unique in its thought, style, and presentation. The selections in this small anthology of original poems, "AS SIMPLE, SIMPLY SAID", are the first in a trilogy of compositions by Giovanni Maria Tommaso. They represent the thoughts, images, emotions, feelings and perspectives of a consciously lived spiritual, interior and existential life. Each particular subtle work is an expression of a certain perspective or view-point of delicateness which can go unnoticed or missed entirely in this hectic world of cheap, easy thrills and desires. We all live through these moments, we all have a perspective about them; not all can express them.

Wishes for You, Graduate

Simply Said... Little Books with Lots of Love
Author: Marianne R. Richmond
Publisher: Marianne Richmond Studios, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780976310136
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 40
View: 4334
Simply Said...Little Books with Lots of Love The heartwarming collection of simply-said sentiments for all occasions. Share them with those who mean the most to you.

Simple Shares.....Simply Said

Author: Matthew Messina
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781090986184
Category: Religion
Page: 172
View: 3051
If you've struggled with finding your freedom in faith, Simple Shares will help you discover the real and full you to help you get there. Your past and present struggles, frustrations, sins and doubts are not yours alone, nor are they entirely your doing. You will learn how others are or have been just like you. Gain easy to understand concepts and beliefs in a refreshing new light, bringing you real and true life-changing relief and good news. Simple Shares can help you lighten your burden, shed negative misunderstandings, discover why YOU really are so valued, and offers down to earth reflections and suggestions that can be easily applied. You can purposely live a more fulfilled life, and as your confidence grows, so too will your comfort in where you are going!

The Naked Coach

Business Coaching Made Simple
Author: David Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1907293922
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 4461
Bestselling author David Taylor returns with his take on business coaching. No fuss. No jargon. Just great ideas. The Naked Coach is the back-to-basics book on coaching that will make sense of coaching and place it back at the very heart of the business agenda. It will make understanding, learning and teaching coaching simple. The Naked Coach tells real, practical, fun, exciting and above all else relevant stories that you can apply straightaway. David Taylor strips away the hype, jargon and mystery to give coaching a clear definition in all its forms, including mentoring, training, facilitation and interventions of every kind. The Naked Coach explains coaching without being patronising, defines without being arrogant, and does it in a fun, accessible way. It is coaching from a different perspective – yours. The fundamental principle of The Naked Coach is to be yourself – always. Find what works for you, and do it, again and again and again. Remember. No fuss. No Jargon. Just great ideas.


Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571281435
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8821
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 'Good God, thought Oliver, as he saw the smile. She thinks I'm him! And all at once he knew it was so. He was Dr Norman Wilfred.' On the sunlit Greek island of Skios, the Fred Toppler Foundation's annual lecture is to be given by Dr Norman Wilfred, the world-famous authority on the scientific organisation of science. He turns out to be surprisingly young and charming - not at all the intimidating figure they had been expecting. The Foundation's guests are soon eating out of his hand. So, even sooner, is Nikki, the attractive and efficient organiser. Meanwhile, in a remote villa at the other end of the island, Nikki's old school-friend Georgie waits for the notorious chancer she has rashly agreed to go on holiday with, and who has only too characteristically failed to turn up. Trapped in the villa with her, by an unfortunate chain of misadventure, is a balding old gent called Dr Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper and increasingly all normal sense of reality - everything he possesses apart from the flyblown text of a well-travelled lecture on the scientific organisation of science... And as the time draws ever nearer for one or other Dr Wilfred - or possibly both - to give the eagerly awaited lecture, so Skios - Greece - Europe - career off their appointed track. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Skios is a story of mislaid identity, misdirected passion and miscalculated consequences. Michael Frayn is also the celebrated author of fifteen plays including Noises Off, Copenhagen and Afterlife. His other bestselling novels include Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and Spies, which won the Whitbread Best Novel Award.

Zen Questions

Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry
Author: Taigen Dan Leighton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717082
Category: Philosophy
Page: 276
View: 5447
Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.

I Beg Your Damn Pardon - Was It Something I Said?

The Poetic Prose and Unchained Thoughts of a Contemporary Black Man
Author: Earl Roberts
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1552123537
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
View: 2054
The thoughts, observations and feelings of a black man in modern urban America.

"Then Ditka Said to Payton. . ."

The Best Chicago Bears Stories Ever Told
Author: Dan Jiggetts,Fred Mitchell
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617491950
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 3082
Written for every sports fan who follows the Bears, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the Chicago locker room to the sidelines and inside the huddle, the book includes stories about Dick Butkus, Red Grange, George Halas, Walter Payton, and Gale Sayers, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.

The Man From 3015

Author: Luke Hill
Publisher: Luke Hill
ISBN: 1500896365
Category: Fiction
Page: 262
View: 7325
When ambitious young reporter Serena Adonyi has a chance meeting with a man claiming to be from the future, she doesn’t believe him – but she does think his story has all the makings of a hit news piece. She didn’t expect the network to refuse to air it. She didn’t expect her coworker to turn up dead the next day, and she certainly didn’t expect she and her new young acquaintance would be framed for his murder. The young man’s story, true or not, has definitely ruffled some very powerful feathers, and Serena soon finds that her association with this mysterious stranger has put her entire existence in jeopardy. Will she believe his story and help him on his unlikely quest, or feed him to the wolves in order to save herself? The Man From 3015, a sci-fi thriller, is a story of hope, redemption and the David-and-Goliath struggle between one of the ‘little people’ and a run amok corporate juggernaut that asks: Can one person really make a difference?

Letters to the Dead: Things I Wish I'd Said

Author: Ann Palmer
Publisher: CCB Publishing
ISBN: 1771431261
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 362
View: 9017
With loving respect and a desire to pay homage to many who have passed on and to help keep their personalities and talents alive in the public's mind, I wrote letters to the following celebrities and special people in my life: Orson Welles, Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bill Bryant, Howard Hawks, Robert Mitchum, David Janssen, Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, Milton Krasner, Walter Matthau, Ray Walston, Rock Hudson, Cornel Wilde, Gardner McKay, Fred Holliday, John Carroll, Rex Harrison, Jessica Tandy & Hume Cronin, Richard Burton, Desmond Llewelyn, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Leon Shamroy, Stuart Lyons, Joan Jones, Arthur Shields, Harry Guardino, Nick Colasanto, Vince Edwards, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Crawford, Charles Bronson, Leon Mirell, Rick Jason, Richard E. Lyons, John Bernardino, Norma Connolly, Emily McLaughlin, David Lewis. And my family and friends: Richard Castle, Helen Coffey, Mary, Jack Kogel, my father, my mother, Dr. Richard E. Goodrich, and my daughter Debbie. This is my last tribute to many of those wonderful souls that passed through my life that I honor in this way.

Critical Theorists and International Relations

Author: Jenny Edkins,Nick Vaughan-Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134025807
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
View: 1018
A wide range of critical theorists is used in the study of international politics, and until now there has been no text that gives concise and accessible introductions to these figures. Critical Theorists and International Relations provides a wide-ranging introduction to thirty-two important theorists whose work has been influential in thinking about global politics. Each chapter is written by an expert with a detailed knowledge of the theorist concerned, representing a range of approaches under the rubric ‘critical’, including Marxism and post-Marxism, the Frankfurt School, hermeneutics, phenomenology, postcolonialism, feminism, queer theory, poststructuralism, pragmatism, scientific realism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. Key features of each chapter include: a clear and concise biography of the relevant thinker an introduction to their key writings and ideas a summary of the ways in which these ideas have influenced and are being used in international relations scholarship a list of suggestions for further reading Written in engaging and accessible prose, Critical Theorists and International Relations is a unique and invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of international relations.

Lessons In Terror

Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595775969
Category: Fiction
Page: 570
View: 3022
Lessons In Terror is a fictional story of an agent's whose family is killed in a terrorist attack. The story parallels the agent's investigation of the terrorist attack and subsequent attacks with the planning of the attacks by terrorists. The terrorists are given personalities, rather than remaining as faceless enemies. As the agent progresses in his investigation, there is the growing sense that Americans may have aided the terrorists.

The Score Is Love All

Timely Tips for Strong Parent/Child Relations in Youth Sports
Author: Virgil L. Brady
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469780801
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 118
View: 3144
Youth Sports: Parents and Kids Working Together Real solutions for parents and kids who share in youth sports Learn How To: Raise "successful" children Deal with burnout and boredom Positive ways to express anger Motivate kids Bring about change Talk to kids so they'll listen Keep the game fun Understand your parents Develop your full capabilities "This book, like Virgil's sermons, is full of insight and humility, from a man who started out to be a coach and ended up a pastor." -Roy Williams, Head Basketball Coach, University of North Carolina. "An excellent foundation for enhancing communication between parents and kids." -Tracy Austin former No.1 World-ranked Player, two-time U.S.Open Champion, mother of three sons. "This is a must read book for parents who are striving to find healthy and constructive ways of nurturing their child's growth as an athlete." -Dr. Allen Berger, Ph.D., Sports Counselor and Co-author of Sports Psychology for the Competitive Junior Tennis Player (Audiobook). "This book helped me improve my mental game and gave me a much better perspective on competition in my sport." -Jenny Roulier, Collegiate Athlete, Denver, Colo. "I liked how Chapter 7 talked to kids about their parents. Now I understand why they get angry and I won't get so hurt or mad when they do." -Alexander Mody, USTA Southern California Ranked Junior

Broken Branch

The Patchie Creek Story
Author: Anne W. Mhorelund
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496922239
Category: Fiction
Page: 1044
View: 5698
The year was 1939 when a small community near Augusta, Georgia first heard TC utter the riveting phrase, Keep your elbows resting on the needle. TC, a lumberjack and a rich timber baron made a pack. They had stepped across each others shadows since young boys one being of enormous wealth the other having a perfect aim and strength for felling 60 pines and cypress trees. Amidst civil strife, TC convinced a small contingency of friends to follow him deep into the forest across the rugged Acorn Trail to grow their own dreams. On an early morning in May 1945 ten covered wagons had reached the Acorn trail. Having been separated by politics, religion, race and the volatile mixture of love and revenge, few could ever return as the road home was splattered with the blood and ill deeds many had left behind. Forty-five years later, they would take an accounting. Some would call them cowards who high-tailed it. They would offer to drain two manmade lakes slowly. There was Meeliah, an island girl left along while Clay Albert tended to the lives of a rich Philadelphia family and she knew how to bake a pineapple sweet potato pie that could arouse and her jungle sting was severe. Her punishment would be unending; Clay Albert was determined to break her. One day they could not coax her out of the lake. One Sunday three brides-to-be would go off in a huff looking for adventure, a thing called hatching. They came upon a black family. Their intent was to enjoy some freshly churned ice cream and place ribbons in the pretty little girls hair. But three days later, one of the teenage boys would be bludgeoned to death. Was it something they did, said, or wrote? Would Barbara Lynn, a bride-to-be, get to live in the cottage behind the plantation house where slave graves were recently discovered? Did Tim really love her or was he after her blood line. Hed proclaimed, There are no brown spots about me; I am White from tick to tock and my eyes Really? While one community dismantled and escaped into the forest, another one a state away vowed to leave a forest in Dorchester County, South Carolina, beat their tools into cleats and create the greatest civilization of modern times one that would one day leave the gravity of the earth and float among the stars. They had promised their mother a homeland. But first they would tenderly assault unjust social and political structures. Some pressed into their minds that it would take 100 years, but more than one retorted, Were going to do it in one generation. The year is 2012 and counting to 2033 from 1933; a 100 years. Although Thelma claimed to be the mother of more children than any woman known hardly six could be counted at any one time; they having gone on to the other side she said. Shed referred to them as her glories, her carrots. Were they fathom? With little to go on but the suspicious tone of a business attorney and some missing birth certificates, the author recreates this lost civilization in, The Dark Circle The Search for the lost children of the Mud. The tenderness and love between Miles and Thelma Dunston are captured as the, The Slave Girl and the Jew. Five overlapping stories tell of their courage and toils of rebirth of these families and the triumph of the human spirit.

Delphi Collected Works of H. G. Wells (Illustrated)

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN: 190890903X
Category: Fiction
Page: 8491
View: 3546
Widely regarded as the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells was also a prolific author of history, politics and social commentary, whose works from an early date were renowned for their outspoken socialist views. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Wells’ works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare novels and tales, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 32 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables * Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the short stories – including rare tales available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Wells’ non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism essay, evaluating Wells’ contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare novels and many improvements (Major update) Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 works cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE TIME MACHINE THE WONDERFUL VISIT THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU THE WHEELS OF CHANCE THE INVISIBLE MAN THE WAR OF THE WORLDS WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES LOVE AND MR. LEWISHAM THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON THE SEA LADY THE FOOD OF THE GODS AND HOW IT CAME TO EARTH KIPPS A MODERN UTOPIA IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET THE WAR IN THE AIR TONO-BUNGAY ANN VERONICA THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY THE SLEEPER AWAKES THE NEW MACHIAVELLI MARRIAGE THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS THE WIFE OF SIR ISAAC HARMAN THE WORLD SET FREE BEALBY: A HOLIDAY BOON THE RESEARCH MAGNIFICENT MR. BRITLING SEES IT THROUGH THE SOUL OF A BISHOP JOAN AND PETER: THE STORY OF AN EDUCATION THE UNDYING FIRE THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART The Short Story Collections THE EARLY SHORT STORIES SELECT CONVERSATIONS WITH AN UNCLE THE STOLEN BACILLUS AND OTHER INCIDENTS THE PLATTNER STORY AND OTHERS TALES OF SPACE AND TIME TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND AND OTHER STORIES THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Non-Fiction TEXT-BOOK OF BIOLOGY CERTAIN PERSONAL MATTERS ANTICIPATIONS OF THE REACTIONS OF MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS UPON HUMAN LIFE AND THOUGHT THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE PREFACE TO ‘Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde’ MANKIND IN THE MAKING THE FUTURE IN AMERICA THIS MISERY OF BOOTS NEW WORLDS FOR OLD FIRST AND LAST THINGS FLOOR GAMES LITTLE WARS THE WAR THAT WILL END WAR AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD WHAT IS COMING? THE ELEMENTS OF RECONSTRUCTION INTRODUCTION TO ‘Nocturne by Frank Swinnerton’ INTRODUCTION TO ‘The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger’ GOD THE INVISIBLE KING WAR AND THE FUTURE IN THE FOURTH YEAR THE IDEA OF A LEAGUE OF NATIONS THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY RUSSIA IN THE SHADOWS THE SALVAGING OF CIVILIZATION A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD WASHINGTON AND THE HOPE OF PEACE The Criticism H. G. WELLS by J. D. Beresford


Author: Adam Hirschy
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490834036
Category: Religion
Page: 178
View: 410
Invitality is a modern lifestyle of evangelism that works without killing relationships. It is the key to the local church reaching its God-given potential in the earth today. This book is more than theory; it is a tool to create culture individually and within church communities. The results are proven. Check out the results in one local church in two years: 200 percent growth in documented salvations 75 percent growth in the local church As a people-centered strategist, Pastor Adam Hirschy believes it's time to get innovative and purposeful about the "Great Commission" that Jesus gave the church. Believers must stick with the Word of God, but embrace contemporary means to reach people for Jesus. The local church (each member and all together) is the key to reaching people with the message of the gospel! His teachings help people embrace a lifestyle of Christianity that really works to draw others to God's goodness. It's not enough to "go fishing" when the church is called to be "catching" men and women.

The Case of the Blonde Bonanza

Author: Erle Stanley Gardner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471908755
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 5668
'Why would anyone hire a girl with the figure of a stripteaser and pay her $100 a week to put on weight?' Perry Mason asked Della Street. 'In the course of my secretarial career,' Della said demurely, 'I've seen quite a few approaches, but this is a new one.' 'According to the letter of this contract,' Mason mused, 'if Dianne Alder should marry a millionaire and her husband should die, the party of the first part would be entitled to fifty percent.' Suddenly Mason snapped his fingers. 'You've got it?' Della Street asked. 'I have an explanation. I don't know whether it's the explanation, but it's quite an explanation'.

Left Behind with the Homies

Author: Herman Fontenette
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479702048
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
View: 6487
It was the last days on Earth. Deception was in its greatest form as people worshipped money and the things it brought foward. Deonica Joyner thought she had it made as her bank account grew from dating a multi-millionaire oil tycoon. She turned her back on spirituality only to be left-behind on Earth. The Wallace twins had the best opportunity to be caught up with their mother than the thugs they ran the streets with. They too became left-behind as they witnessed Jesus in the sky while on a mission to Mexico to rescue Deonica from her captives. She placed money over God as the twins chose the thug-life to be Left Behind with the Homies.

The Analects of Confucius In Plain and Simple English

BookCaps Study Guide
Author: Confucius
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621071103
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 1971
Confucius is one of the wises' person who ever lived; his words have been quoted more than almost anyone else. But if you come away from reading the great wisdom of Confucius, and don't really see the wisdom, you aren't alone. BookCaps retelling of Confucius Analects, is perfect for the modern reader who is looking for a translation a little fresher and easier to understand. If you have struggled in the past reading the ancient classic, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation with a fresh spin. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of the modern text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.