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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

Not So Good In A Room

Author : Karen M. Bryson
ISBN : 9781386175667
Genre : Fiction
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She’s not the kind of girl he can take home to daddy. (NOT SO) GOOD IN A ROOM, a romantic comedy novella, is a modern reimagining of Cyrano de Bergerac. Awkward screenwriter Nellie Berg is great with words, as long as she can write them down. She’s written over thirty action scripts, but has been unable to sell a single one to Hollywood. Instead of working the room, every time Nellie tries to pitch her scripts to producers she becomes overcome with anxiety and completely blanks out. When Nellie meets another aspiring screenwriter, Roscoe Rhodes, at Pitchfestapalooza they form an unlikely friendship. Roscoe is everything Nellie is not: outgoing, witty, charming…and good in a room. Roscoe suggests that Nellie hire his cousin, Chris, an unemployed actor to pitch her scripts to producers. Things get complicated when Nellie falls for Chris and she seeks Roscoe’s help to seal the deal. Roscoe realizes he actually has feelings for Nellie. And Hollywood falls in love with the hot the new pretend screenwriter, who has never even read an entire script let alone written one. WARNING: This book contains foul language, sexual innuendo and a little bit of hanky-panky. Buyer beware. CALIFORNIA DREAMERS is a series of interconnecting romantic comedy stories that can be read as STAND ALONE NOVELLAS or as part of the SERIES. The CALIFORNIA DREAMERS SERIES: (Not So) Good in a Room (Nellie’s Story) Beautiful Abyss (Chris’s Story) So Far Away (Maddie’s Story) Rookie Mistake (Cody & Maya’s Story)
Category: Fiction

The Good Room

Author : David McWilliams
ISBN : 9780141971827
Genre : Business & Economics
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A forensic, entertaining polemic from the author of The Pope's Children. Ireland is deeply in debt, beholden to the IMF, the EU and the bond markets. Its economy is frozen, and years of austerity are ahead. It didn't have to be this way - and it doesn't have to be this way. In The Good Room, David McWilliams, who spotted the dangers of the Irish property bubble and imbalances within the eurozone at a time when other commentators were cheerleading the boom, explains the bizarre economics behind Ireland's current predicament, and illuminates a different path for the country. He illustrates the consequences of debt and austerity for ordinary Irish people and explains why austerity can't work. And he shows that history offers numerous useful models for Irish recovery - provided we open our eyes to them. Economics is about people like you. The Pope's Children was the book that connected the dots between economics and daily life in Ireland during the boom years. The Good Room does the same for the Ireland of the bust, and is - in its call for a completely different approach - an even more urgent and necessary work. 'McWilliams has a great knack for bringing a complex economics story to life. He is also funny. In economics, that's a rare and persuasive combination.' Stephanie Flanders, Irish Times 'A gifted and often courageous polemicist who has done more to popularize the debate about economics in Ireland than anyone else' Irish Independent 'McWilliams makes a compelling argument for the need for a different approach to Irish and European economic management ... [A] realistic, pragmatic call for innovative policies that take account of proven economic theory' Sunday Business Post David McWilliams is Ireland's leading popular economist, and a columnist for the Irish Independent and the Sunday Business Post. He is the author of the bestsellers The Pope's Children, The Generation Game, and Follow the Money.
Category: Business & Economics

Plenty Good Room

Author : Cheri Paris Edwards
ISBN : 9780446533720
Genre : Fiction
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When child care worker Tamara Britton is asked to temporarily take 14-year-old foster child Sienna Larson into her home, she agrees--but only because it's temporary. Soon, Tamara finds the outspoken, churchgoing teenager to be almost more than she can bear. Yet, despite herself, Tamara begins to open her heart as well as her home. Now, through the bond she forms with Sienna, Tamara begins to awaken to newfound truths about herself, her family history, and God--and learns that no matter what the circumstances are, God is in control of not just some things, but of all things.
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

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

Good Housekeeping

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ISBN : MINN:31951000597549B
Genre : Home economics
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Category: Home economics

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 Drummer S Studio Survival Guide

Author : Mark H. Parsons
ISBN : 0793572223
Genre : Music
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The Drummer's Studio Survival Guide is an updated and expanded version of author Mark Parson's informative 13-part "In the Studio" series from Modern Drummer magazine. Topics include preparing one's drums for recording, drum miking, the use of outboard equipment, interacting with producers and engineers, and other information vital to any drummer entering the studio - whether for the first time or as a veteran.
Category: Music

The Enormous Room

Author : E.E. Cummings
ISBN : 9780486110929
Genre : Fiction
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A high-energy romp, the poet's prose memoir recounts his military service in World War I, when a comedy of errors led to his unjust arrest and imprisonment for treason.
Category: Fiction