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Good In A Room

Author : Stephanie Palmer
ISBN : 0385525281
Genre : Business & Economics
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Whether you work in Hollywood or not, the fact is that selling ideas is really difficult to do. The reason the pitching secrets of the most successful writers and directors are relevant is because these people have evolved an advanced method for selling ideas. Whether you’re a screenwriter, a journalist with an idea for a story, an entrepreneur with a business plan, an inventor with a blueprint, or a manager with an innovative solution, if you want other people to invest their time, energy, and money in your idea, you face an uphill battle…. When I was at MGM, the hardest part of my job was not cutthroat studio politics or grueling production schedules. The toughest part of my job was whenever I had to say “No” to an idea that was almost there. I had to say no a lot. Every buyer does. The buyer’s work is to say yes to projects that are ready, not almost ready. And no matter how good the script is, if the seller can’t pitch it in a compelling way, how can the buyer see the potential? How can he get his colleagues on board? How can he recommend the seller to his superiors? The fact is that poor pitches doom good projects. It happens all the time. The ideas, products and services that are pitched more effectively… win. That’s just how the game is played. No sense getting upset over it. Instead, let’s accept the challenge and learn the strategies and tactics that will allow us (and our ideas) to succeed. -From GOOD IN A ROOM Business consultant and former MGM Director of Creative Affairs Stephanie Palmer reveals the techniques used by Hollywood’s top writers, producers, and directors to get financing for their projects - and explains how you can apply these techniques to be more successful in your own high-stakes meetings. Because, as Palmer has found, the strategies used to sell yourself and your ideas in Hollywood not only work in other businesses, they often work better. Whether you are a manager or executive with an innovative proposal, a professional with a hot concept, a salesperson selling to a potential client or investor, or an entrepreneur with a business plan, GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to: Master the five stages of the face-to-face meeting Avoid the secret dealbreakers of the first ninety seconds Be confident in high-pressure situations Present yourself better and more effectively than you ever have before Whether you want to ask for a raise, grow your client list, launch a new business or find financing for a creative project, you must not only present your ideas in a compelling way - you must also sell yourself, as well. GOOD IN A ROOM shows you how to construct a winning presentation and deliver the kind of performance that will get your project greenlighted, whatever industry you are in.
Category: Business & Economics

Evil And Good In A Campus Town

Author : Charles E Kozoll
ISBN : 9781489720566
Genre : Fiction
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She got up from her couch and walked gingerly to her desk to open up her laptop computer. With practiced strokes, she brought up the balances in her four offshore accounts and smiled. The combined total was nine digits long, and the first two numbers were two and three. “Time to celebrate.” Charlotte Silver was once a professor until the lack of money points her in a different direction. Greed and anger motivate her to start and run a criminal organization. Its mission is to kill healthy and wealthy older women in hospitals for large sums of money. Charlotte and her team have become incredibly rich working their dastardly deeds with seemingly no repercussions. The killings continue at a convalescent facility known as The Residence near the local university, but it is here where Charlotte’s organization hits a snag. When a resident dies of a supposed heart attack, snoopers get curious, and Charlotte is forced to use violence to quiet them. But these snoopers are not easily deterred, and five adventurous seniors now seek to uncover and destroy her evil organization.
Category: Fiction

You Could Find Something Good In A Bag Of Chook Shit

Author : Sheree Casley
ISBN : 9781504302289
Genre : Self-Help
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Yes, this is another self-help book but this one is different from all the rest. Its not going to take you six months to read and the words `enlightenment and `spiritual are nowhere to be found. Brief and to the point, this is a realistic and simple approach to finding some peace in the chaos of everyday life. Written by two sisters who grew up in the same family living with the same circumstances, but dealt with things very differently. Their step dad would say to Sheree You could find something good in a bag of chook shit meaning no matter how bad a situation was Sheree would always find something positive. Debbie on the other hand struggled to have the same optimistic outlook. Together they discovered a way to transform their lives, especially Debbies; it has changed her life from one extreme to the other. They hope this book helps everyone find something good in a bag of chook shit.
Category: Self-Help

It Looked So Good In The Window

Author : Sid Cooper
ISBN : 9780595521401
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One night while we were performing at the club, Tommy Dorsey himself came in with an entourage of his people. When Tommy's group went thru the room we were deep into an arrangement of mine, of a popular war song called, "On a Wing and a Prayer." they all slowed down a moment to hear what we were doing I was excited. Upon returning to our hotel, I found a note in my box. I just about fainted. It said "please come by the stage door to see me," signed Lou Zito - manager of the T.D. Orchestra. Can you imagine the excitement in my brain? Wow! It was like an explosion. He told me that Tommy wanted to see me about joining the band. I was totally tongue tied. He took me to Tommy's dressing room. There he was as big as life and he asked me to join his band. There you go that dream Ethel had came true. And so my journey in the wonderful world of big bands really began.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Finding The Good In Grief

Author : John Baggett
ISBN : 9780825443190
Genre : Religion
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Finding the Good in Grief is both a practical and inspirational guide that teaches readers to learn, change, and grow through their grief. In five stages, Baggett demonstrates how to: Trust God and rely on others Choose reality instead of illusion Resist the temptation to get stuck Recognize moments of grace Discover new meaning and purpose
Category: Religion

Good With His Hands

Author : Alexa Darin
ISBN : 9781420135657
Genre : Fiction
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Wanted Man who uses his mind instead of his hands--someone who can "wow" me and hold a decent conversation. Someone who knows that a dinner date consists of more than a six-pack and a bag of chips. Beer-guzzling, power-tool using jerks need not apply. . . Pepper Bartlett has always been a woman who knows exactly what she wants--except when it comes to men. With a body to die for and classic girl-next-door good looks, she's never had any trouble finding a man, but finding one who doesn't cheat, lie, or run in the other direction at the thought of commitment is another story. Determined to swear off hot, sweaty, sexy men with blue collars and blue jeans, Pepper places a personal ad with just one requirement--No Blue Collar Guys need apply. What she wants is a man to turn her inside out and make her crazy with desire--but not drive her crazy. What she finds is the answer to her dreams. Jake Hunter is smart, sensitive, hotter than hell, and an architect. With jet black hair and a beautiful body she'd like to get to know a whole lot better, Jake is the one man who wants to wait. Just what is he hiding? And when Pepper finds out what it is, will she swear off all men forever?
Category: Fiction

A Room Of One S Own And Three Guineas

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 9780191009334
Genre : Literary Collections
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'Intellectual freedom depends on material things. Poetry depends on intellectual freedom. And women have always been poor...' In these two classic essays of feminist literature, Woolf argues passionately for women's intellectual freedom and their role in challenging the drive towards fascism and conflict. In A Room of One's Own she explores centuries of limitations placed on women, as well as celebrating the creative achievements of the women writers who overcame these obstacles. In this first history of women's writing, she describes the importance of education, financial independence, and equality of opportunity to creative freedom. Three Guineas was written under the threat of fascism and impending war. A radical articulation of Woolf's pacifist politics, it investigates the causes of gender inequalities and the ways in which women's historic outsider position make them crucial in the prevention of war. Both these works started life as talks to groups of young women, and their engaging wit and informality establish Woolf as one of the twentieth-century's greatest essayists. Their arguments continue to reverberate in feminist discourse to this day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Literary Collections

The Recording Guitarist

Author : Jon Chappell
ISBN : 0793587042
Genre : Music
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This is a practical, hands-on guide to a variety of recording environments, from modest home studios - where the guitarist must also act as the engineer and producer - to professional facilities outfitted with top-quality gear and staffed with audio engineers. This book will prepare guitarists for any recording situation and will help them become familiar with all facets of recording technology and procedure. Topics covered include: guitars and amps for recording; effects; mixer logic and routing strategies; synching music to moving images; and how to look and sound professional, with advice from Alex Lifeson, Carl Verheyen, Steve Lukather, Eric Johnson and others. Also includes complete info on the classic set-ups of 14 guitar greats, from Hendrix to Vai. 160 pages, 8 1/2 inch. x 11 inch.
Category: Music