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This book can change the trajectory of your career. Carpei Audientiam develops the specific skills that move your agenda forward with strategic level personnel, those individuals who have P&L responsibility and leverage within their organizations to make quick decisions. Rather than just present, you will proactively seize the audience; whether one – on – one, one – on – many; seated or standing; external customers or internal management; concisely state your value proposition, project competence and instill confidence that you can get the job done. Critically, you will learn how to successfully engage the “tough crowd”. How to identify your “supporters”, pull the “fence sitters” over to your solution, and minimize the “mortal enemies” (most of us make the mistake of attempting to win them over and thereby see our recommendations derailed). You will never win over the “mortal enemy.” Stop wasting your precious time on that futile objective. In the final analysis, the techniques in Carpei Audientiam will provide you with the highest probability of gaining the decisions and support you need to achieve your business and financial objectives. Decisions that will impact your career!
“All too often, when trying to drive our agenda, we spend the vast majority of our time talking about what is important to us. Unfortunately, what we say may or may not be important to audience, and in some cases can actually turn the audience against you. Thus, the objective should be to deliver our message as clearly and concisely as possible and then proactively engage the audience to read their reaction and understand what is important to them in order to obtain the desired outcomes.” --Jeff Thompson, President, CEO & Chairman, Enaltus
“Essential reading for anyone who must engage key stakeholders (whether internal or external to your company) and deliver the solution with maximum impact.” --Dan Greenleaf, President & CEO, Home Solutions.
“A career maker or breaker. The techniques all of us need to proactively engage our audience and differentiate ourselves as the solution.” --Ed Roberts, Vice President Managed Care & Workers Compensation, DJO
Marry Me in Africa is an invitation to discuss approaches and processes in African marriage ritual. As one crucial institution in African culture, marriage in its traditional African definition has helped many of the continent’s cultures maintain a sense of community and identity. This book invites especially students and researchers into exchanges on some African marriage traditions and their roles in African societies. It concerns those aspects that fascinate me and many other Africans that we believe will interest people in the New World, particularly the Caribbean. Researchers of the African Diaspora might want to use some of the marriage practices for reconstructing models for analysis and interpretation of the formation and transformation of the African heritage in the Diaspora.
Marry Me in Africa is particularly useful for scholars not familiar with the different cultural practices among African societies, their sources of identity and diversity, and the implications of these for understanding African social systems. This book will be a useful companion for other scholars who know about some of the cultural practices but are unable to identify exactly their relationship to specific ethnic groups, traditional concepts, social, political, economic, technological, and other practices that have constituted the patterns of cultural behavior among African societies through marriage.
Individual or local cultural traditions and practices are presented within the context of the general African cultural heritage, leading to cross-cultural comparison and generalizations. The convergence of traditional marriage patterns and continuities in specific aspects of traditional values and behavior of various societies are examined over the common-ground sense of community among Africans that may not be the same today as in the past. For this reason this book takes the liberty to discuss present manifestations of a transformed past in the present.
This book will give you the tools to prepare some of the most common tax returns. As you read through each chapter, you will learn the tax laws, and see them in practice in examples. Throughout the book there are questions and tax problems for you to work out yourself because the best way to learn something is through practice. You can check your work by looking in the Appendix. There are two parts to this text. The first part will teach you to prepare a basic return while the second part will introduce some of the more involved aspects of taxation. Each chapter focuses on certain aspects and walks you through that aspect of the tax return step by step. By the time you finish this book you will be amazed at how easy it is to prepare a tax return!
It’s amazing how God works! Would you ever imagine that you would be where you are today, or accomplish some of the amazing goals you have achieved over the years? God doesn’t make mistakes and everything that has happened to you is a part of His divine plan and purpose for your life. Each step of the journey brings you one step closer to your destiny. Destiny is not a destination, but your unique quest to reach your ultimate place in life. Your journey is not for judgment or critics, but to assess your relationship and walk with your Creator. Have we all made mistakes, questioned God, and have wondered why these things have happened to you? Have you accepted the fact that you are unique and you have a specific purpose in life? Maybe you are experiencing difficulties or having problems grasping who you are or what can you contribute to the growth of the Kingdom? I know I was once there and throughout this book I expressed my true heartfelt feelings as it relates to this spiritual journey. Looking at the young boy I was, and the young man I became, and how God has transformed me into the man I am today. This is my journey to this point in my life. Not saying that I have all the answers, but I keep pressing until I reach the prize that God has for me, and I challenge you to do the same. Strive for perfection, reach for that prize, and overcome each obstacle that may come in your path. Know that God is in control of your destiny and each step is a step closer to you realizing your divine purpose in life. It’s through poetry that I get a chance to converse with God and have a dialog that’s both frustrating yet very rewarding. It’s in those moments that I am true with Him and I hear Him speaking directly to me. I never felt comfortable talking to others, but I found a friend in Jesus who I could express all of my thoughts, fears, ambitions, and aspirations.The book may end yet the journey will continue. Let your Journey begin today, and watch how far God will take you.
This book offers a humorous look at the interactions between a professional scientist and his Pennsylvania Dutch farming neighbor as they get involved in various projects around the farm and on hunting and fishing trips where one is an accomplished fly fisher and hunter and the other is not terribly adept at either sport. The stories are full of down-home charm that includes a peek at farm living. The stories should appeal to any audience.
Is there anything out there that can help us to communicate more effectively with parents? Nothing concerns me more as a school administrator or causes me more angst as the fear of unhappy parents. Very early in my career as an early childhood administrator, I vivdly remember a mommy physically backing me up to the wall with her jabbing words and bullying attitude. It seemed there had to be more going on than her discontent with a teacher who wasn't "loving enough" to her child. My deeper concern was how to prevent a parent from getting this angry in the first place.
After finding a startegy to forge positive communciation between parents and teachers, I employed the strategy, in serviced teachers, and replicated the research for two years. Parents who are satisfied with the school's attempt at good communication were also pleased with the way the school was going. There is a strong correlation between parent satisfaction and school communication practices.
The book details the "tell the teacher more" strategy, the training of school personnel, the research, and the comments from the teachers themselves how one strategy at the beginning of the school year can have major impact on the positive communication that happens all year long! If you want to make a major impact in the communcation with your school parents, grab the book and read about the "Way to Go!"
This volume of verse will take the reader on a memorable journey through the mind’s eye, in and out of emotional episodes, and into the diverse thought-patterns of a genuinely poetic personality. There is something here for all, including Stark honesty, whimsy, and various takes on the human experience. These poems will seek to illuminate many dark places in the soul, and show that the line between good and not so good is finer than one could ever imagine, and compelling in it’s truth.
Loving others like Jesus is not automatic or natural, but it is vital to a satisfying home life, productive work environment, and a positive community. "The Power To Love" is a concise overview of the personal, communication, and relational skills needed to develop and maintain loving relationships. The personal skills include cognitive restructuring, emotional management, behavioral redirection, and spiritual enlightenment. The communication skills include understanding the miracle of communication, knowing what to talk about, and being able to speak the truth in love. The relational skills involve confrontation without condemnation, comforting without enabling, and supporting without hidden strings. Together these skills provide the relational empowerment needed to actually fulfill the new commandment of Jesus to love others the way he does. Those who experience "The Power To Love" described in these pages enjoy the personal benefits and genuine freedom of loving others regardless of their circumstances of life.
This book addresses general aspects of the elusive realm of African religious experiences, using selected examples of evidence of how Africans have acted in their encounter with the unknown world from ancient times. Religious concepts and symbolisms such as identifying the “supreme being” the supernatural, spirits and spiritualism, ancestral veneration, ritual and ritual objects and obligations, kinship and community relationships, spirit possession, libation, divination, festivals and festivities, birth, initiation, marriage and death rites, notions of witchcraft and witches, are discussed. The central issue is that in African religious thought and practice, the known and the unknown worlds are not separated; also, science and religion are not in separation - the two worlds must always flow and float together in harmony. Religion and spirituality, as real life with a strong community role, personification of the collective desire and the dual power of a combination of spiritual and physical in healing and God as personal are discussed in a global perspective, acknowledging the African religious experience and associated conceptssuch as behavior and symbolisms, as continuities that reflect the past and represent basic elements of the rich and authentic aspetcts of the African religious heritage. The book takes the liberty to present the material in the ethnographic present although such practices may belong to the past.
Traveling north trying to go home, Bobby Lee Curtis, now forty-five, shares his story with fellow travelers on the Auto-Train.
The sixth child of seven born into poor white trash, today he was ecstatic. The weekend was here at last, bringing with it the cool crispness of fall. Bobby Lee and his friends, a crew of six local boys, were off for an overnighter into the Woodland Forest; destination the Old Mansion.
Though most of their young lives had been spent exploring the forest, up to now they had failed to find and lay claim to the aged red brick relic. This trip was going to be different, Bobby felt it. Their leader Timmy was thirteen and canny beyond his years; he and his band were determined.
So off they went, hiking a well used dusty trail, slipping into the woods and out onto the Gravel-Pit. It made for a perfect stepping off point to any adventure. Almost twelve hours later, finally they found it. Once a beautiful proud edifice it was now sad and abandoned, most of it burned down, its proud giant white columns reduced to mere rings lined up in front.
As night fell and the fire was lit, their quiet was suddenly violated by the harsh clamor of several mini-bikes and the drunken shouts of teenage riders. The boys were under attack!
Witnesses later that night to what they all would realize was a terrible accident, Timmy commanded his guys to remain quiet and hidden among the trees. Much younger than the invaders, with only one gun and a cross-bow between them, they settled in, just out of fire-light range. It would be a long night.
Comforted by the warm morning sun, the group makes a decision that will haunt them for years to come.
This book is about the dream of a young boy to one day play football for the great Michigan Wolverines and their lengendary coach, Bo Schembechler. It is a true story. Follow the dream from it's roots to the day of walking into the infamous coach's office to announce the boy's intention to play. The dream unfolds and the most unusual journey begins . The book takes you into the locker room, out on to the field, to playing in front of hundreds of thousands and millions on television. You'll be on center stage at the Rose Bowl and witness all of the oddities that surround major college football from the eyes of the boy who had the dream and became a man, by adopting one of the coach's vision statements, "What the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve and those who stay will be champions".
THE RECRUIT: - Life Lessons - is a refreshing down-to-earth book that promotes Personal Growth and develops Leadership Skills.
Many times, we find ourselves saying, “I wish I had learned that lesson, received that information or understood that concept earlier in life”. The author, Brian L. Pauling, CPA, shares some of his personal experiences, Life Lessons, so you do not have that regret.
He writes these experiences in a manner that captivates and persuades people of all ages to become a Recruit of Life Lessons.
Lessons that you apply to a function at work, OR to finances at home, OR to your children are great. However, LIFE LESSONS, those that you can apply to every aspect of your life, mean so much more.
Sam Brown thought it was just another day like any of the other days he’d had of late. Most of what was happening inside his place of work had little to do with him and everything to do with external events. Sam Brown represents the global employee fighting to stay ahead while trying to stay afloat. He knew he was in the midst of tremendous change and for once, sought solace, in his evening MBA course. He just wanted time to breathe and relax away from the job. He would get his wish, but not in the way he hoped.
Take the Lull by the Horns! is a modern day story that is taking place in the business sector and captures the true issues being confronted by thousands of managers across a spectrum of industries. When things are, seemingly, out of control, the tendency is to grab on, hunker down and hold on for dear life. However, in a global business environment, hunkering down means that the organization and its leaders missed the lull that preceded the competitive storm. It is the facts within the fable that make Take the Lull by the Horns such a wonderful addition to the business mind. It will serve as a reminder to thousands that the real answers for many business issues are swirling around us all the time. This book dares us to look within before we look beyond.
It is not uncommon to find engineers in test labs or design groups who have not had occasion to use the mathematical tools acquired in college. When suddenly faced with vibration issues they find themselves ill equipped to get a solid grasp of the vibration process. It is the intent of this technical reference to provide access to vibration theory, initially at a very elementary level, then progressing from basic analytical formulations toward the more mature mathematical representations associated with eigenvectors and the Fourier Transform.
Mode shapes are introduced without any reference to the eigenvalue problem, but connected immediately to simple coordinate transformations in two and three dimensions. This allows a rather simple picture of operators, ultimately leading to a straight forward derivation of the Frequency Response Function (FRF) formula.
It is hoped that many engineers will find their way back into a more analytical approach to vibration problems. Experienced analysts and academics were given consideration as well, providing fresh viewpoints from time to time, such as the development of modal force as a contravariant vector, providing a detailed view of the FRF as a superposition of modal FRFs.