Words That Work

It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
Author: Frank Luntz
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401385745
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.

So What Do You Think?

A Guide to a Positive Mind
Author: Clair Swinburne
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 146202937X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 112
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This positive psychology guide presents an overview of how the mind works to give you a clearer understanding of how to look after your mental wellbeing. We all need to take care of our mental health. But just how do you accomplish this? InSo What Do You Think?author Clair Swinburne helps you understand the natural workings of the mind and uncovers interesting facts about what affects our reality to provide insights into how to achieve positive results in life. So What Do You Think?examines the attitudes, outlooks, and mindsets that produce success in life. It reviews how the mind works and how it can impact your behaviour, your reality, the things you attract into your life and your body. This analysis will provide a greater understanding of how to look after your mind and it will give you a deeper knowledge about what works for you and what doesn't. Using anecdotes and humour, Clair helps you learn new perspectives and strategies that can improve your wellbeing and produce more positive attitudes and results.So What Do You Think?also outlines 10 Practical Techniques to help you implement changes to begin looking after your mental wellbeing NOW.

Helping Johnny Listen

Taking Full Advantage of the Sermons We Hear
Author: Thadeus L. Bergmeier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608993833
Category: Religion
Page: 174
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The preaching of God's Word happens tens of thousands of times each week across the world. As these sermons are given, when the preacher is faithful to the text of the Scripture, it is as if God is speaking to the people of that given congregation. The question is, are people listening? Listening to preaching is more than showing up, sitting still, or even nodding one's head. It is taking that which is preached and applying it to life. Helping Johnny Listen is a book designed to help the average person who sits in the average church on the average Sunday take full advantage of the sermons they hear so that they are able to live what they hear.

How To Say It for Women

Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success
Author: Phyllis Mindell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218662
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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An expert on professional communications teaches women how to transform themselves by shedding weak phrases, gestures and words, in order to command respect, motivate, establish authority, and make a difference.

The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross


Author: St John of the Cross
Publisher: ICS Publications
ISBN: 0935216936
Category: Religion
Page: 814
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This revised edition of The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross was produced to mark the fourth centenary of the death of St. John of the Cross (1542–1591). The result is an English translation of his writings that preserves the authentic meaning of the great mystic’s writings, presents them as clearly as possible, and at the same time gives the reader the doctrinal and historical information that will lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the teachings of the Mystical Doctor. Included in The Collected Works are St. John’s poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, as well as his extant letters and other counsels. More Information: Complementing St. John’s writings are a comprehensive General Introduction for the entire work, as well as brief, enlightening introductions for each specific work, explaining theme and structure. These are enhanced by new and expanded footnotes and a glossary of terms. About the Translators Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. Father Kieran, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made his profession as a Discalced Carmelite in 1947. He has held several important positions within the order, including prior, formation director, and provincial councilor. A founding member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, he subsequently served as its chair, as well as publisher of ICS Publications. Father Kieran’s major contributions in the field of Carmelite studies are his translations from the Spanish of the works of St. Teresa of Jesus and St. John of the Cross, in collaboration with Father Otilio Rodriguez. He also was the English translator of God Speaks in the Night: The Life, Times and Teaching of St. John of the Cross, a pictorial biography of St. John of the Cross commemorating the 400th anniversary of his death, published in several languages. In addition to translations, Father Kieran is also the author of two ICS Publications’ study editions of the works of St. Teresa, and has written several other books on St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross. Father Kieran has lectured and written widely on the teaching of both of these Carmelite saints. He is a member of the Discalced Carmelite community in Washington, D.C. Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. Father Otilio was born in Mantinos, Palencia, Spain, and was a Carmelite for more than fifty years. He was provincial of the Burgos province several times and also served as rector of the Discalced Carmelites’ international pontifical theological faculty, the Teresianum, in Rome. Father Otilio was one of the founders of the Institutum Historicum Teresianum and was a member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Both internationally and throughout the United States he gave retreats and lectures on Carmelite history and spirituality and wrote extensively on Carmelite subjects. Father Otilio died in Rome in 1994.

Time for the Stars


Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429983426
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Travel to other planets is a reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing ever more urgent. With no time to wait years for communication between slower-than-light spaceships and home, the Long Range Foundation explores an unlikely solution--human telepathy. Identical twins Tom and Pat are enlisted to be the human radios that will keep the ships in contact with Earth, but one of them has to stay behind while the other explores the depths of space.This is one of Heinlein's triumphs.

Rap and Religion: Understanding the Gangsta's God


Author: Ebony A. Utley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376697
Category: Music
Page: 190
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This book provides an enlightening, representative account of how rappers talk about God in their lyrics—and why a sense of religion plays an intrinsic role within hip hop culture. • A bibliography of cited sources on rap music and hip hop culture • An index of key terms and artists • A discography of rap songs with religious themes

I Exist in All Planes at the Same Time Anthology Three Volume One

Bible Class Lessons and Everlasting Gospels By
Author: HE WORD CENTER
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595890202
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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The gospels of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu constitute the Tree of Life whose fruit Adam and Eve were not allowed to taste of. Do you want to eat of the tree of life? Then read this book, and it will give you access to the tree of life.

The Transforming Word

Discovering the Power and Provision of the Bible
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802480354
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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New in paperback from the Understanding God series. Tony Evans encourages people who have read only portions of the Word to discover its transforming power. He explains the uniqueness of the Bible, how it came to be written, and the blessings and promises it contains. In his down-to-earth style, Evans encourages readers to open their Bibles and their hearts to God's message.

What Do You Say When...?

Best Practice Language for Improving Student Behavior
Author: Hal Holloman,Peggy Yates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317926862
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Do you remember a time when you used the right words at the right moment, and they made all the difference? With the aim of helping you repeat that experience every day, this book provides hundreds of examples of what we call “Best Practice Language” (BPL), a research-based technique designed to help teachers use words to improve student behavior – in the classroom and beyond. In their years of working at the K-12 levels, educators Hal Holloman and Peggy H. Yates have identified the exact phrases and key words you can use to handle: recurring disruptions, inappropriate outbursts, and students’ low self-confidence, among other classroom realities. BPL will enable you to: Set your expectations clearly on the first day of school Prevent and resolve conflicts between students Create a safe haven for shy, apprehensive students Establish meaningful relationships with students built on trust Help students foster a respect for themselves, their peers, and for adults Maintain a positive classroom environment that encourages personal responsibility Whether you're a new teacher, a veteran teacher, a pre-service teacher, or school administrator, the tools in this book will help you use words effectively, in ways that resonate with students and provide them with clear and promising direction.

Everyone Can Write

Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing
Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195355873
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 412
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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.

Happiness in Half the Time

Quick Pick-Me-Ups for Busy People
Author: Laurie Ann Cunningham
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469795337
Category: Self-Help
Page: 230
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Are you happy right this minute? Or is some half-identified emotion or issue loitering in a dusty corner of your brain, hiding from your awareness? Could it be... Anger? Boredom? Children Problems? Depression? Guilt? A Hard-to-quit Habit? Loneliness? Physical Problems? Relationship Concerns? Self-Esteem? Stress? Worry, Anxiety & Fear? We could all use an oracle every now and then...someone we meet at the peak of a mountain who can share a few wise insights to get us back on the path to happiness. A get-to-the-point therapist would be nice, too...but who has the time? Happiness in Half the Time is your get-to-the-point therapist, all in a brief reference book for whatever problem grabs you at the moment. Just look up your issue, and in only a few minutes you have insights, therapy questions to ponder, and a list of positive affirmations... ...No lengthy scenarios or theoretical discussions. Just questions and answers that will spring-clean the dusty corners of your brain and get you back on the road to happiness...in half the time.

The True Prosperity of God


Author: Vinny Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595400663
Category: Religion
Page: 60
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The True Prosperity of God will teach you how to truly live a prosperous life. It's a lot simpler than you may think, but it does require you to have an open mind and heart to accept God's word for what it says. The bible gives us a blueprint of how to live an abundant and victorious life. This book will walk you through scriptures that talk about prosperity and what you see with your very own eyes will probably astound you. One thing is for certain and this I can guarantee you: apply God's word to your life and all you can do is prosper.

The Shaman Warrior

An Investigation of a Group Practicing Shamanism
Author: Gini Graham Scott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462047963
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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THE SHAMAN WARRIOR is a classic book of magic and psychic exploration, much like the series of books by Carlos Castaneda and by Lynn Andrews. The author, a sociologist/anthropologist, first met Michael Fairwell, the shaman teacher she studied with, at a magical encampment, and much of Shaman Warrior consists of her descriptions of expeditions into the wilderness to work with Michael and other members of the group in contacting and communicating with the forces of nature. But she also highlights Michael's teachings of the principles of the shaman warrior way, provided in a series of ten lessons by Michael. These cover such topics as "seeing" into other realities, directing and stepping into dreams, projecting one's consciousness into other places and the future, getting in touch with one's inner voice, meeting one's ally, and working with trance, channeling, and ritual. Author Gini Graham Scott additionally sparks up the book with some of the interpersonal dynamics going on in the group of students she studied with. "Finally, a book which brings Shamanism to ALL people, women as well as men. Long overdue. A great work."-Susan B. White, Cyber-Shaman "Dr. Scott's book is an excellent text in teaching us that every man and every woman is a Star and that each of us has a right to practice our own Magick."-Christopher S. Hyatt, PhD, Magical Blend "Shaman Warrior is an intriguing breakthrough book in the field of magic and psychic exploration, much like the series of books by Carlos Castaneda and by Lynn Andrews The book is definitely an exciting read, and one can see Scott taking her place soon besides Castaneda, Andrews, and others who have been reporting on their continuing experience with modern shamans."-Frances Ling, Magical Blend

The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry

Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons Now First Printed from the Original Mss. : an Appendix on what Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry... : Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry : Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams
Author: Matthew Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dissenters, Religious
Page: 1419
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Feed them Yourself

Training leaders to become Shepherd and under Shepherd
Author: Emmanuel Seide
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449793185
Category: Religion
Page: 174
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The book addresses the challenge Jesus put before the disciples when they asked him to release the crowd to go home so they can get some food to eat because it became dark, but instead of releasing the people Jesus asked the disciples to feed the crowd themselves. They were unprepared, they gave all the excuses, but Jesus was serious. He fed the crowd bread, fish. Can pastors and church leaders answer to this challenge within the body of believers’ context? The church needs to have an holistic approach in ministry to provide the necessary care for God’s flock. The service to Jesus is expressed by the love his servant has for him. Pastors and church leaders can make great difference in believers lives to bring real change that presents the reality of the Gospel. Yes, the believers are on their way to heaven, but they still live on earth. Therefore, they have to deal with many challenges they face in their daily life in this present century. The church is not doing enough to help the people in the pews or chairs, especially the needy person, who face all kinds of challenges. A believer can worship the Lord and feel the presence of God, feel that he or she is ready to go in heaven, but that does not prevent him or her to still struggle with many issues in life such as: Emotional, family, divorce, financial, social, job, spiritual, health, physical, physiological issues just to name a few that I addressed in the book. The bible remains a great source and resource of information for the contribution of biblical leadership of the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is the owner of the church. His love for the church, his investment in the disciples make the church what it is today, his trust and his vision, mission for his church mean a lot and can challenge the pastors and church leaders to do ministry with love. The different challenges the church of Jesus-Christ face in this present century and the church needs to acknowledge and deal with them.

Listen First!

Turning Social Media Conversations Into Business Advantage
Author: Stephen D. Rappaport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118033746
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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LISTEN FIRST! Shhh... Listen. Hear that? That's the sound of your business. The conversations taking place online and in the marketplace tell you nearly everything you need to know about your company and your customers—what people are saying about you, how they use your products, whether they'll buy or recommend your product, and how they respond to your marketing and advertising. Listening provides unrivaled insight. If you do it right, you'll have a decisive edge over your competition as you adapt faster to customer needs and market changes. Listening is ultimately about gaining business advantage. Based on authoritative research from the Adver-tising Research Foundation, Listen First! delivers a playbook for marketing and advertising success-fully in our conversational era. This book explains what listening is, how to do it, how it's used, and where it's headed. Done well, social media listening uncovers pivotal insights that guide marketing as well as product development, customer service, and just about all business functions that touch customers and other stakeholders. You'll learn the tools, winning plays, and proven tactics for listening so that you can: Understand what customers are thinking, feeling, and doing in their lives that affect demand and interest in your products or services Identify threats to your reputation See how customers position competing brands in their minds, not as advertisers position them Sense market shifts that threaten existing business or present new opportunities Develop new products or refine your current lineup by bringing customer voices into R&D, innovation, and concept testing Make your messages more relevant and sharpen targeting by directing messages to people according to their conversational interests Keep sales humming, even when business conditions might be unfavorable—or better predict short-term sales based on the volume and specifics of conversational activity Determine competitors' strengths and weaknesses Plan and buy advertising based on where conversations are happening Organize your company to maximize listening's value across all its departments Listen First! gives you evidence, research, and expert viewpoints that will enable you to take advantage of listening and build your business over the short term and for the long haul. If you want your company to have a sustainable business advantage in an uncertain world, it is time to start—and act on—listening.

Political Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns


Author: Lawrence Patrick Devlin
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412831185
Category: Political Science
Page: 218
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This work incorporates the insights of many of America's foremost analyst of political campaigns. Coverage of a presidential campaign is examined by journalists both from print and television. In addition to staff professionals and journalists, academic experts in various aspects of presidential campaign communication analyze how key communicative components affect campaigns.

Managing Safety

A Guide for Executives
Author: Kishor Bhagwati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527609598
Category: Computers
Page: 235
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What are accidents? Are they just statistics that your safety department sends to you monthly and which you glance over and ask yourself whether the safety professional you have employed is doing his job right? Aimed primarily at top and middle management, this book adopts the new approach to preventing serious incidents rather than minimal compliance with regulations. It takes you step-by-simple-step to show how accidents can be avoided with little effort and money, allowing you to reap the rewards such an injury-free culture brings: higher worker morale, better product quality, and maximum productivity. Plus the inner satisfaction of reaching a goal that is worth striving for, namely zero accidents.