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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
by Chris Anderson

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<b><i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller聽<br /><br /> 鈥淐atnip for all the TED fans out there.鈥澛?lt;i>鈥擯ublishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淭he most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.鈥?鈥擜dam Grant, Wharton professor and <i>New York Times </i>best-selling author of <i>Give and Take</i> and<i> Originals</i></b><br /><br /> Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience鈥檚 worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.<br /><br />This 鈥渋nvaluable guide鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.聽 <br />Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more 鈥?everything from how to craft your talk鈥檚 content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.<br />聽
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King鈥檚 critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences,聽habits, and convictions聽that have shaped him and his work.<br /><br />鈥淟ong live the King鈥?hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King鈥檚 <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer鈥檚 craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King鈥檚 advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999鈥攁nd how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it鈥攆ans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won't Teach You in School (S...
by , Fernando D鉚ez de Urdan...

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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No matter how much Spanish you study, it鈥檚 nearly impossible to fully convince the native-speakers that you鈥檝e got it. Even those estudiantes perfectos who have seemingly mastered speaking a foreign language in a classroom run into problems in real-life situations. <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> goes beyond classroom Spanish by thoroughly explaining expressions, idioms, and quirks used daily by native speakers. This must-have manual also includes information on pronunciation, manners, abbreviations, and culture, making it much more than a phrase book! Learn within these pages everything you need to know to speak colloquial Spanish, including: <ul><li>Translation of common proverbs: like <i>When in Rome, do as the Romans do</i>.</li><li>Slang: Like 隆Alivianate!鈥?cheer up or get high</li><li>Dual words: like integro and entero鈥攚ith the same meaning.</li><li>False cognates: Words that are similar but have very different meanings in English and Spanish</li></ul> So next time you plan a trip or just want to impress your friends, pick up <i>3,000 Spanish Words and Phrases They Won鈥檛 Teach You in School</i> and drop the stuffy high school phrase book!
Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters
by Harold Evans

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller</b><b><br /></b><b>One of <i>NPR's</i> Best Books of the Year</b><b><br /></b><b>From one of the greatest newspaper editors of our time, "a writing manual so smart and incisive that it could surely benefit anyone--journalist, student, business executive, legislator--who has ever tried to craft an English sentence and fallen short" (<i>Daily Beast</i>). </b><br />Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In <em>DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?</em>, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide to writing well.<br /><br />The right words are oxygen to our ideas, but the digital era, with all of its TTYL, LMK, and WTF, has been cutting off that oxygen flow. The compulsion to be precise has vanished from our culture, and in writing of every kind we see a trend towards <em>more--</em>more speed and more information but far less clarity. <br /><br />Evans provides practical examples of how editing and rewriting can make for better communication, even in the digital age. <em>DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? </em>is an essential text, and one that will provide every writer an editor at his shoulder.
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
by Chronicle Books LLC

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<h3><strong>Perfect gift for book lovers, writers and your book club</strong></h3><p><strong>Book lovers rejoice!</strong>聽In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations.</p><p><strong>Readers of Jane Mount's聽<em>Bibliophile</em>聽will delight in:</strong></p><ul><li>Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores</li><li>Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes</li><li>Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books</li><li>Sampling the most famous fictional meals</li><li>Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors</li></ul><p><strong>A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations:</strong>聽<em>Bibliophile</em>聽is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.</p><p><strong>If you have read or own:</strong>聽<em>I鈥檇 Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization;</em>聽or聽<em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines;</em>聽then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's聽<em>Bibliophile.</em></p>
The Art of Intentional Thinking: Master Your Mindset. Control and...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

August 02, 2019

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<h2><b>Your mental models and mindsets will determine your life. Harness and control them to achieve the impossible.</b></h2><br />All we can control in this life is our thoughts, which lead to perception and action. If your thoughts are running amok, it will throw your life into chaos. The life you want comes from the way you think - <b>you need to learn how to think intentionally</b>.<br /><br /><h2><b>Discard unconscious, harmful beliefs and embrace your true power.</b></h2><br /><u><b>The Art of Intentional Thinking</b></u> is a guide on <i>transformation</i>. Your actions, behaviors, and perspective of the world stem from your thoughts. Unfortunately, this may be harming you rather than helping you. This book takes a deep look into how people tend to think, what exactly how they should subtly re-frame their thoughts to feel confident, powerful, happy, and in charge of their own life. <br /><br /><b>Intentional thinking is your vehicle to get from Point A to Point B</b> - Point B is the life you want. Every chapter has actionable advice to implement today. The changes are small and simple, but they have huge implications. <br /><br /><h2> Change your thinking to change your life.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author.</i> He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>Learn to reshape unhealthy thought patterns and think clearly.</h2> <br />鈥?lt;b>How to seize agency and control of your life.</b><br />鈥ain perseverance and willpower quickly.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to think in terms of taking action and motion.</b><br />鈥ow to think big, yet with realistic steps.<br />鈥?lt;b>Embrace gratitude, humility, and thoughtfulness.</b><br /><br /><h2>Create the change you want by changing the way you think.</h2><br />All it takes is a simple change of perspective to intentional thinking. Control your thoughts - and welcome to the new chapter of your life where you are able to create the reality you want. Avoid being a slave to your emotions and impulses. Know that every decision you make is exactly the one you want. <b>Think intentionally.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Control your destiny and jump into the driver鈥檚 seat by clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page.</u></h2> <br />
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by , Jr., William Strunk

Language

English

Pages

97

Publication Date

February 13, 2019

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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From ...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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<h2><b>30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren鈥檛 one).</b></h2><br />Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, <b>a path to the end destination</b>. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.<br /><br /><h2><b>Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.</b></h2> <br /><b><u>Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools</u></b> sheds light on true intelligence: it鈥檚 not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. <b><i>It鈥檚 about how you think</i></b>, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.<br /><br /><h2>Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.</h2><br />Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.<br /><br /><h2>The person with a hammer only sees nails. Become the person with a hammer, saw, sander, drill, screwdriver, and axe.</h2><br />鈥ow to balance information and action without sacrificing speed - MM #3 and #5.<br />鈥?lt;b>Understanding what data is really telling you - MM #8 and #10.</b><br />鈥harles Darwin鈥檚 secret to clear and honest thinking - MM #11.<br /><br /><h2>Mental models for all walks of life: productivity, professional success, greater happiness, critical thinking, and decision-making.</h2><br />鈥nderstanding correlation, causation, root causation, and proximate causation - MM #15 and #16.<br />鈥?lt;b>Implementing anti-goals to find real priorities and focus - MM #19 and #23.</b><br />鈥eing able to predict the future with basic probabilistic thinking - MM #10 and #25.<br />鈥?lt;b>How to strategically allocate your time and resources for biggest impact - MM #27 and #30.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Think in models and always be a step ahead. Scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON to become exceptional.</u></h2><br /><br />This book is the first book in the 鈥淢ental Models for Better Living鈥?series as listed below:<br /><br />鈥?lt;b>Book 1</b>: Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average From the Exceptional. Improved Decision-Making, Logical Analysis, and Problem-Solving.<br />鈥?lt;b>Book 2</b>: Mental Models: 16 Versatile Thinking Tools for Complex Situations: Better Decisions, Clearer Thinking, and Greater Self-Awareness <br /><br />
The God Conversation: Using Stories and Illustrations to Explain ...
by , Tim Muehlhoff

Language

English

Pages

193

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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Think of it this way . . .<br />Our beliefs are challenged from many directions. Every day it seems more difficult to explain to our friends, families, and neighbors what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take?<br />Veteran apologists and communicators J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff say that the best way to win over others is with a good story. Stories have the ability to get behind our preconceptions and defenses. They appeal to the whole person rather than just to the mind.<br />This expanded edition includes new chapters and updated stories and illustrations throughout. In these pages the authors enhance the logic and evidence found in other books defending the faith with things that your friends, relatives, or coworkers will ponder long after a conversation is over. Here is sound, empathetic coaching for those of us who long to communicate our faith more effectively.
The Scribe Method: The Best Way to Write and Publish Your Non-Fic...
by , Zach Obront

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English

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Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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You鈥檙e ready to write your book. You鈥檝e accumulated hardwon knowledge and mastered the solution to a difficult problem. Now you want to put it out into the world鈥?and be recognized for your expertise, like those you鈥檝e watched reap the benefits of a published book.<br /><br />You know you have to write it. You鈥檝e heard it from people for years: you should really write a book. They鈥檙e right. It鈥檚 time for you to write the book that cements your legacy and impacts other people鈥攁nd maybe even the world.<br /><br />So why haven鈥檛 you done it yet?<br /><br />The truth is, writing a book is scary. Is your idea good enough? How do you structure it, write it, and stay motivated? What if you actually finish it, and it鈥檚 bad? Worst of all: what if you publish it, and no one cares?<br /><br />If this sounds familiar, The Scribe Method will help you navigate these fears on your journey to becoming a published author. Guided by experts Tucker Max and Zach Obront, you鈥檒l overcome the obstacles that have held you back with a simple, time-saving, effective method to writing a great book, and learn the step-by-step process that has created hundreds of bestselling titles.

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