The A to Z Guide to Expert Witnessing is the comprehensive work on expert witnessing. The topics covered include civil procedure, evidence, quali?cations, CV writing, forming and expressing opinions, report writing, testifying skills, marketing, fee setting, billing, collections, ethics, privileges, discovery, avoiding abuse and much more. It features 24 concisely written chapters, 26 appendices, hundreds of examples with easy to read summary head notes, priceless practice pointers and a detailed index. You will learn: * How to best connect with and persuade a jury * How to market yourself professionally and cost-effectively * Premium fee-setting, billing and collection techniques * Relevant rules of civil procedure and evidence, Testifying skills * Expert witness risk management, How to handle abuse by attorneys * How to maintain high ethical standards * How to bullet-proof your CV and written reports * How to meet challenges under Daubert * The limits of discovery and privilege * and much, much more Features: In the appendices you'll ?nd invaluable resources, which include: *A compendium of expert witness referral organizations, *A list of online and print directories, *A list of legal journals and other publications, *A list of forensic organizations, *A list of bar associations and other legal associations, *Model expert fee schedules, *Model fee agreements, *Model bills, and *A fee survey: what other experts are charging for their time
This invaluable resource will give all who work in a parish setting, and in particular in a bi-lingual parish setting, a basic Spanish vocabulary -- including pastors, parish staff, catechists, and lay ministers. Topics include Mass terminology, popular religiosity, pastoral ministry, religious education, and parish administration terms, and many more. A great resource for pastors, DREs, parish councilors, and parish ministers.
Anyone interested in sharing the gospel with Catholic friends or understanding where members of that denomination stand on important points of theology will appreciate this thorough yet easy-to-use reference. Using the simple, step-by-step format applauded by readers in Rhodes previous books, Reasoning from the Scriptures with Catholics covers many theological issues that divide Protestants and Catholics, including purgatory and indulgences; the reverence of Mary, mother of Jesus; papal infallibility; Catholic traditions; and much more. Each chapter examines a single Catholic belief or practice as taught in the Catholic Catechism and other major Catholic sources, provides biblical responses, and offers questions to help Catholics examine their churchs readings. Pastors, teachers, and lay leaders will find this insightful guide a must-have tool for sharing the good news of salvation by faith alone with Catholic friends and family members.
Scott Keller and Mary Meaney, both consultants with McKinsey, examine the most common questions they are asked by their clients in the areas of human capital, organization design, transformational change, and merger management. Containing the latest thinking on the most effective answers to those questions, this book offers leaders and senior managers unrivalled advice and support in their efforts to harness the full potential of their businesses. Leading Organizations is anchored in a series of short chapters that use creative graphics and real-life examples to illustrate the book's key messages and ensure a highly visual exploration of organizational design and management.
An A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities details the nature of war crimes and the international laws that define them, and contains entries on recent conflicts and miscellaneous subjects related to terrorism and war.
Real Life By: Jamil Soucar Have you ever experienced discrepancies between the concepts you read in textbooks and their real-life application? In order to successfully enter the field of construction management, one must incorporate both theoretical concepts and practical experiences. This book does just that. The book combines theoretical principles with real-life insight, offering a practical guide of best practices to be a successful construction manager. This book is a complete manual taking you through all phases of a project, from its inception, to design, to completion of construction. It will cover all the challenges you will face as a construction manager, whether you are working as an owner’s representative, for a contractor, for an architect, or for an owner. This book is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, and will benefit anyone, from a new construction manager to a seasoned professional.
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The Most Practical Book on Negotiating Ever Written Negotiating is an art. It's complicated. To become an exceptional negotiator traditionally requires years of experience in negotiations. But that doesn't mean that most people can't quickly and easily learn proven negotiating skill and techniques if someone shows them what to do. This book does exactly that. Never Lose Again reveals a simple but remarkably effective set of fifty questions that anyone can immediately use to become far better negotiators. The fifty questions apply to all types of negotiation situations, from conflicts like buying a home or car to business transactions of all kinds. Each question has been designed to put you in the best position possible, helping you to avoid tricks, break deadlocks, discover conflict and dispute resolutions, and find hidden deals in all types of negotiations. No other book on the market distills the key negotiation principles into such a simply, effective, and instantly usable form. By learning to use these questions, you can start thinking like expert negotiators and make better deals for yourself, your family, and your business.
In a world where people can learn about a brand's products and services from friends, family, and other trusted sources at the touch of a screen, brands must reconsider how they interact and build relationships with people. In this insightful and instructive book on brand marketing and storytelling, advertising agency veteran and CEO Jeff Freedman shares his personal journey of discovering how successful brands build strong relationships with people. Through stories of his own personal and business experiences, Freedman guides readers on how to discover and share the moral of their story to become a brand that audiences love. The Moral of the Story is a must-read that will cause you to rethink how you represent your brand and help build lasting, authentic relationships that will enable your brand to thrive.
Growing Stronger flows from the hearts of a Christian Therapist and a Christian Psychiatrist to pour out compassionate perspectives and healing guidelines for women going through a crisis of any type. Mary Beth Woll is a therapist at the Meier Clinic Seattle, and Paul Meier MD is the founder of the internationally renowned chain of non-profit Christian Counseling Clinics that have ministered to millions since 1976. Dr. Meier is the author of over 90 books that have sold over seven million copies in over thirty languages and he has travelled throughout the world teaching the guidelines described in Growing Stronger.
Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In Extreme Weather, Schneider distills that information into a guide for readers. She interviews experts from a wide variety of agencies - including FEMA and NOAA - to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science behind weather patterns and the latest thinking on how to act in dangerous conditions. Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Schneider introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including: *how to handle extreme weather scenarios in your car, outside, on a boat or at home *how to prepare for potential dangers, such as deadly lightning, when planning a camping trip, vacation or sports outing *what you need to have at home to protect against floods, earthquakes, or severe storms *how to protect your home from rapidly spreading wildfire *how to create a family evacuation plan for different emergencies *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever. *making sure your beloved pet is taken care of in time of disaster Drawing on actual survivor stories, Extreme Weather reminds readers that disaster can strike at any time, changing your life forever.
Want a Strong Promise? ... Read This or Go Broke Order now Can you spare just a few minutes a year to beat the market? The Worry-Free Wealth Guide to Stock Market Investing and its FREE BONUS AUDIOS AND VIDEOS is a plain language, clear, concise, and powerful "magic formula" approach to a Stocks for the Long Run investment strategy that Warren Buffet himself describes as the best for most stock market investors. In this 2017 edition, readers will learn one simple -- 10 minute a year -- strategy to beat the S&P 500 returns and the best ETF and mutual fund index products for this approach -- the foundations for single momentum stock option strategies known to quadruple average stock market returns -- insights investors can use to avoid disasters such as Bernie Madoff, The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Black Swan stock market crash of 2007-2008 -- clear and easy to understand explanations of all complex principles hidden in the background of Wall Street, thoroughly updated reference lists, including new websites, new software, new brokers, and new publications. If you're building the foundation of your million-dollar stock market portfolio, The Worry-Free Wealth Guide to Stock Market Investing is a resource that no serious investor can be without. The Worry-Free Wealth Guide to Stock Market Investing is from bestselling nationwide expert investment speaker and major state university business school finance professor Dr. Scott Brown. This book is recommended preparatory reading for anybody enrolled or enrolling in his online courses. The free online course offer is worth $200. That is just the start of free and discounted investment trainings this book is your to door to explore. Here is what the best of the best have to say about Scott, "What is unique about Dr. Brown is that he is one of the very few doctors of finance that can see the forest through the trees..." Dr. Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. Cary, NC worldwide leading investment psychologist featured in Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager Order now
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.
This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds. Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body—the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire—when you think you might die.” Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered—a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. “Anna Quinn writes with bright and assured authority, making this a remarkable debut novel you won’t soon forget. Her haunting story, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with both terror and hope.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
In this deeply inspiring memoir Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation s top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and deeply moving accounts of the brave kids he has treated over the years (and their equally brave and determined parents) he reveals the revolution that is taking place in paediatric medicine.
The author shares his journey from agnostic to believer by recounting conversations and events that inspired him to question his faith and his life choices.
NEW 6TH EDITION NOW AVAILABLE This Fifth Editon of the highly successful guide to arab society - published in line with the Arab Spring. The perfect introduction to contemporary Arab culture for those who want to understand today's headlines and the complex events playing out on the world stage. From the rise of fundamentalism to the historically uneasy relationship between the Arab World and the West, Margaret Nydell has expanded her highly respected book to bring today's complex issues into clearer focus. Understanding Arabs introduces the elements of Arab culture and Islam in an even-handed, unbiased style. The book covers such topics as beliefs and values; religion and society; the role of the family; friends and strangers; men and women; social formalities and etiquette; and communication styles.