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Making A Point

Author : David Crystal
ISBN : 9781782831082
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 65.27 MB
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This 'engaging history of punctuation' (Wall Street Journal) is not only the first history of its kind, but a complete guide on how to use English punctuation. Behind every punctuation mark lies a thousand stories. The punctuation of English, marked with occasional rationality, is founded on arbitrariness and littered with oddities. For a system of a few dozen marks it generates a disproportionate degree of uncertainty and passion, inspiring organisations like the Apostrophe Protection Society and sending enthusiasts, correction-pens in hand, in a crusade against error. Professor Crystal leads us through this minefield with characteristic wit, clarity and commonsense. He gives a fascinating account of the origin and progress of every kind of punctuation mark over one and a half millennia, and he offers sound advice on how punctuation may be used to meet the needs of every occasion and context.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Your Point

Author : David Bartlett
ISBN : 1429947055
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.23 MB
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MAKE EVERY WORD COUNT We all need to speak, write and communicate more effectively. Dave Bartlett shares his decades of experience as a communications strategist in an accessible, easy-to-apply guide to help anybody—students, business people, public speakers, or politicians—improve their speaking and presenting skills. The tricks are as old as Aristotle and as new as The Daily Show: Know how to appeal to each specific audience through research and thoughtful planning, and then use appropriate content and style to deliver a memorable message. Bartlett's advice is common sense backed by dozens of real-world examples. Learn: -How to devise a simple strategic goal for every interview, meeting, or speech -How to deliver your message in a way that will appeal to your audience -How to make your messages positive, concrete, and empathetic -How to use blogs, podcasts, and Web sites like YouTube to promote your message -How to reach even the largest audiences one person at a time
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Make Your Point

Author : Michael H. Lubetsky
ISBN : 9781462914500
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 89.7 MB
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This valuable workbook and downloadable audio can turn any ESL student into an accomplished debater! Make Your Point! opens the world of formal debate to the English learner. Debate fundamentals are taught form the first chapter in a student-centered format suitable for large and small classes alike. Each of the ten chapters offers a "language focus" and a "debatable focus." As students learn new debate skills, they also build important language skills. All task chains integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Most activities are intended for pairs and small groups. Neither the learners nor the teacher needs any prior debate experience to use this text successfully. This debate course promotes other forms of oral communication—such as discussion, recitation and speech-making—as well as more general activities, such as summarizing and taking notes.
Category: Foreign Language Study

A Compendium Of Lace Making Bobbin Filet Needle Point Netting Tatting And Much More Four Volumes In One

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781447492009
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 90.33 MB
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All manner of lace-making projects, hints and tips are included in this comprenehsive compendium. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Selling And Communication Skills For Lawyers

Author : Joey Asher
ISBN : 1588521230
Genre : Law
File Size : 78.90 MB
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Designed for lawyers seeking to improve and strengthen their client relationships, this guide offers strategies for effectively communicating with clients. Top lawyers offer their own strategies for speaking and presenting themselves in a way that pleases clients and cultivates their practice. The importance of empathizing with a client's position is stressed and explained, as is creating a long-term business plan for a practice. How to conduct an efficient meeting, tips for creating an interactive legal presentation, and the ethical issues of selling and marketing a firm are also addressed.
Category: Law

Making Changes From This Point Forward

Author : Lloyd E. McIlveen
ISBN : 9781490737287
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 75.61 MB
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Many of us have been so preoccupied day by day with our usual routines at whatever age of work, play, school, domestic activity, worry, and hurry among unforeseen surprises setting us back and off the track of our desired goals. Sometimes that causes even more problems and setbacks. Preventing and/or offsetting those possibilities are innovated in this material through a process of reviewing what we didnt know, were or werent responsible for, what our path has been, what our detrimental habits and fantasies were and are, how we missed our chances, how our attitudes have formed, and whether we made necessary changes as we see are necessary now for correcting our errors or blunders of the past. Its all designed to help make our future better and survivable.
Category: Self-Help

The Making Point

Author : Cedric King
ISBN : 1945875283
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 47.96 MB
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Cedric was an Army Ranger when he stepped on an IED in a bomb-rigged village in Afghanistan. Becoming a double amputee could have been his breaking point. Instead, he turned it into his Making Point, and is now a world-class motivational speaker and endurance athlete. He shows you that if he can achieve the unattainable, then so can you.
Category: Family & Relationships

Lace And Lace Making

Author : Marian Powys
ISBN : 9780486156408
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 35.69 MB
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Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book, written with charm and enthusiasm, discusses techniques of making, mending, cleaning, and caring for lace. Over 100 large photos identify scores of important laces.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Creating A Tipping Point Strategic Human Resources In Higher Education

Author : Alvin Evans
ISBN : 9781118437452
Genre : Education
File Size : 87.18 MB
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In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, thedevelopment of strategic human resource (HR) practices has becomean urgent mandate in higher education. With significant andwidespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization,heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leadersmust optimize their most significant resource—humancapital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processeswith organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in stateappropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutionsof higher education in particular are struggling to realignresources and programs to fulfill their educational missions andmaintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding tocomplex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point:Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new groundby presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolutionof HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategicoperations that serve the entire university. This monographprovides a concrete, progressive road map to developingorganizational capabilities in support of the university's academicmission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn frompublic research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics,and action steps that support the development of an effective andefficient strategic HR operation in higher education. Forinstitutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is apractical and invaluable resource.
Category: Education

Making Wise The Simple

Author : Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos
ISBN : 0802809901
Genre : Religion
File Size : 21.52 MB
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Too long restricted to children's storybooks and cinematic extravaganzas, the Torah -- comprising the first five books of the Bible -- is an underappreciated mother lode of divine instruction, vitally important for Christians and the church. Convinced that both those who take the Torah too literally and those who neglect it are guilty of a naïve simplicity, Johanna van Wijk-Bos presents guidelines to help ordinary Christians recover this treasure in their faith and practice. Having lived in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation, van Wijk-Bos recognizes that after the attempted annihilation of the Jews from Christian Europe, it cannot be business as usual for Christianity. In light of the Holocaust, Christians must commit themselves to the restoration of just relations between Christians and Jews. This commitment to address all that fractures human relations undergirds van Wijk-Bos's call for Christians to reengage the Torah. Making Wise the Simple points out how God's care for and engagement with the whole world in the Torah set the tone for the entire biblical story. The book pays special attention to how our treatment of strangers lies at the heart of the Torah's teaching. Without attempting a purely Jewish reading of the Torah, van Wijk-Bos reclaims the Torah as a vibrant word for the Christian community in covenant with God. Written in a personal style conversant with current scholarship but sprinkled with anecdotes, this book is for everyone who has a hunger and enthusiasm for what the biblical text may convey, the courage to ask disturbing questions of the text, and an openness to old words that may bring forth new things, perhaps even making one wise.
Category: Religion