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Making A Point

Author : David Crystal
ISBN : 9781782831082
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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 A Point

Author : Bill Barton
ISBN : 064653436X
Genre : Grays Point (N.S.W.)
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Category: Grays Point (N.S.W.)

Make Your Point

Author : Michael H. Lubetsky
ISBN : 9781462914500
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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

Get To The Point

Author : Joel Schwartzberg
ISBN : 9781523094127
Genre : Business & Economics
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Champion Your Best Ideas! Every time you communicate, you're trying to do something, change something, or move someone to action. You're trying to make a point. But the only way to make a point is to have a point. And the surprising truth is, very few communicators know their points or even understand what a point is, rendering them pointless. Communications expert Joel Schwartzberg says a point is not just a topic, an idea, or a theme. A real point is a proposition of value. It's a contention you can propose, argue, illustrate, and prove. In this concise and practical book, you'll learn to identify your point, strengthen it, stick to it, and sell it. Whether you want to improve your impact in speeches, staff meetings, pitches, emails, PowerPoint presentations, or any other communication setting, Schwartzberg's novel approach teaches you how to go from simply sharing a thought to making a difference. Which would you rather do?
Category: Business & Economics

What S The Point

Author : Dawn Jones
ISBN : 9781613392522
Genre : Business & Economics
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Would you like people to respect you more, admire you and buy into your ideas? Would you like people to grasp the point of your message-and remember it? Would you like to know how top speakers create memorable moments by telling great stories that leave their audience inspired, motivated, and wanting more? Well now you can! Internationally acclaimed speaker and author Dawn Jones presents "What's The Point!" Telling Memorable Stories So People Will Remember You: 1. Learn how to successfully tell stories that cause people to remember you. 2. Acquire the skills to tell a short story that makes your point. 3. Understand how to use stories to teach people. 4. Discover the secrets of using your tone, tempo, personality and even accents to add impact to your stories. 5. Attain the confidence to ensure you are believable in your delivery. 6. Discern how to express vulnerability with a story without appearing weak. 7. Identify how to transition your stories back to your point without going "off track." You'll be able to understand how to effectively tell stories about celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Zig Ziglar and even how this one story helped Bono of the band U-2, become one of Time Magazine's People of the Year-all while making your point! And learn the secrets of addressing different people in your audience with great stories regardless of generation, gender or culture! Dawn Jones is an internationally acclaimed speaker and trainer who is passionate about helping people be their best while living life to the fullest!
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Amit Chatterjee
ISBN : 9788184006445
Genre : Business & Economics
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You don’t need an MBA or have a job with a top company to be a good manager. Amit Chatterjee in his provocative and contemplative book explains how managers can excel beyond expectations. He urges managers to act of their own volition and shows how to transcend from being managers to leaders. Through illustrations and useful graphs, the author offers purposeful practices for leadership. Ascent provides a Growth Mantra for managers and how they can emerge as leader-managers through investment in complexity and volition. It is a must-read for all those managers who want to grow and become effective leaders.
Category: Business & Economics

The Craps Answer Book

Author : John Grochowski
ISBN : 9781461740636
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 28.16 MB
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If you're looking for fast-paced excitement, just follow the cheers and jeers of players winning or losing together. The noise will lead you straight to the craps table. But new players often find craps confusing. There are so many options; what's a bettor to do? For a start, they can turn to The Craps Answer Book: How to Make One of the Best Bets in the Casino Even Better. It's the latest in John Grochowski's popular series of easy-to-understand Answer Books on casino games.
Category: Games & Activities

House Committee Markups

Author : Michael L. Koempel
ISBN : 9781437930047
Genre :
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A principal responsibility of a comm. in the U.S. House of Rep. is to conduct markups ¿ to select legislation to consider, debate and vote on amend. to it (to mark up), and report their recomm. to the House. This manual examines procedures and strategy related to comm. markups and provides sample procedural scripts. Contents: Introduction; Comm. Rules; Procedural Restrictions on Markups; Referral of Legislation; Considerations Prior to Markup; Procedural Strategy and the Choice of a Markup Vehicle; Beginning a Markup; Reading a Measure for Amend.; Points of Order; Motions; Voting; Reporting a Measure; Comm. Reports; Options for House Floor Consideration; Considerations in a Two-House Strategy; and Role of Committee and Staff.

What S The Point In Making More Lemonade

Author : LaDonna Murphy
ISBN : 9781504911726
Genre : Self-Help
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This book is for those of you who may be going through trials, challenges, and testing seasons. You may even want to give up due to life’s circumstances. Many of us can feel helpless, stressed, depressed, confused, afraid, unsatisfied, lonely, angry, and hopeless at times because of all of the challenges around us. I have written this book because the majority of my life has been a challenge. I am blessed with lemon trees! What do you do with a normal fruit tree? You eat the fruit or make something out of it, right? Well, I have enough lemonade to feed many. And I am still here. I can be a testimony to others, and so can you. Therefore, if anyone is thinking about the selfish act of suicide, I will just say, “Don’t do it!” It will be too late to say you wish you had not. Think about all those who you will hurt and leave behind. That alone should frighten you! Ask for God’s intervention immediately and then seek other counsel. After you read this book, you may be able to identify with some of my lemons, and then you can write about your own. Whatever the situation is, face it and deal with it, and you will get through it. Life is full of cycles and seasons, like the weather; therefore, this too shall pass. If giving up is not an option, then what are the alternatives? Start with chapter 1, and make a glass of lemonade! “Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way we get through. Face it.” Joseph Conrad
Category: Self-Help