So... the story of my life. I've often thought about this moment, about what it would be like to write my memoirs. I always thought it would make me feel important. It doesn't. If anything it makes me feel a little strange. The truth is, I should never have been this famous guy. I wasn't the cool, clever, good-looking boy at school. But I always dreamt of it, hoped for it, longed for it: throughout school when I was disruptive, in my teens when I tried to form my own boy band and through hundreds of auditions for parts which were met with constant rejection. Until finally I co-wrote Gavin and Stacey. And my whole life changed. This is that story. The story of how I found myself here, talking to you.
What's a businessperson's biggest hidden asset? His or her own true story and authenticity One's personal identity is the key to one's professional brand. In May I Have Your Attention, Please?, Chris Hilicki illustrates how everyone can be successful by applying their personal experiences to business. Using real-world examples of famous corporations, celebrities, and the guy next door, Hilicki gets readers to use their best-and often most untapped-assets to build a better personal and professional life. Complete with thought-provoking chapter questions and practical exercises that readers can immediately apply to their plans for success, this unique guide offers step-by-step strategies that help readers examine their identity, make a lasting impression, and turn it into a reputation that transforms their businesses. Chris Hilicki (Nashville, TN) is founder and Vice Chair of Dalmatian Press, one of the U.S.'s most successful children's book companies. Formerly a scientist and now a publishing leader, she regularly speaks before industry leaders, live television audiences, and large conventions. Chris has been interviewed for Forbes, Inc., the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, and Publishers Weekly and has appeared on television shows as an expert on building brands through the use of personal identity.
Let's not mince words here: most business writing is tedious, pompous and bereft of the tiniest sliver of personality. It's near impossible for customers to cut through the "innovative solutions" and "passion for customer service," and find out who can actually give them what they need. For the business owner who's willing to do something different, though, it represents a major - and inexpensive - competitive advantage. May I Have Your Attention, Please? lays out 12 simple principles that allow business owners - even those with no writing experience - to attract and enchant their dream customers. With clear and concise explanations of what works and why, and examples of the best and worst text out there, you'll have all the tools you need to turn readers into buyers into raving fans. Give your writing skills an instant upgrade In this short book, you'll learn: Simple techniques to turn your dull-as-dishwater business marketing into "can't resist" copy - even if you don't think of yourself as a "good writer." How to make price irrelevant and be the only choice for your ideal customer - by changing nothing except your copywriting. The business writing "rules" you should revel in breaking. Why copying your competitors is a dangerous waste of time... and what to do instead (without spending hours searching for ideas). The easily avoidable mistakes that are turning your customers off - even if they don't know it. A simple framework to help you blast through writer's block and know exactly what to say in any piece of writing. How to "read your customers' minds," and get them looking for reasons to buy from you. Who is this book for? Business owners looking to breathe more life into their website, content marketing or sales materials. Employees who want to gain a new skill and have more impact in their work. Anyone who has something great to offer - but is struggling to get the message across.
A survey of recent medical studies shows a rise each year in the number of people diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. Even in the face of this increase, however, pastors have not been adequately informed on how to effectively communicate, counsel, and minister to those with ADD/ADHD. May I Have Your Attention Please? seeks to educate pastors and church leaders about the nature of ADD and ADHD, including the statistics and the symptoms of each disease, so that they may better understand how to properly minister to congregants affected by these disorders. This unique guide provides insight into a topic that has not been addressed previously for the clergy, aiming to bridge the gap between medical treatment of ADD/ADHD and ministry to those dealing with the disorders. It offers medical data and statistics as well as practical application scenarios for clergy to use with their congregants. Educational and informative, May I Have Your Attention Please? helps pastors, church leaders, teachers, and volunteers minister more successfully to the widest population possible and to help them better understand those who sit in their church services each week.
The Stage Manager’s Toolkit provides a comprehensive account of the role of the stage manager for live theatre with a focus on both written and verbal communication best practices. The book outlines the duties of the stage manager and assistant stage manager throughout a production, discussing not only what to do but why. The book identifies communication objectives for each phase of production, paperwork to be created, and the necessary questions to be answered in order to ensure success.
Um Hilfe zu bitten fällt uns oft schwer, weil wir Angst haben, schwach und bedürftig zu scheinen. Eine völlig falsche Sichtweise, meint Amanda Palmer. Die Musikerin ist eine wahre Expertin darin, sich helfen zu lassen, bat sie doch bei unzähligen Gelegenheiten um die Unterstützung ihrer Fans. Dabei hat sie erfahren, dass der ausgetauschte Gefallen stets für beide Seiten ein Gewinn ist. Wer um Hilfe bittet, zeigt sich zwar verletzlich, erhält aber auch die Chance, Vertrauen zu beweisen und Beziehungen aufzubauen. Amanda Palmer hat ein großes Buch über Menschlichkeit geschrieben; über Ängste und Schwächen und über die Kraft der Güte und des Vertrauens.
This text provides a flexible, current and practical overview of the field for real estate practitioners. Topics covered include: professional property management, property management economics and planning, managing owner relations, marketing management, managing leases, lease negotiations, tenant relations, and environmental issues. Property Management, 6th Edition holds all the tools needed for success in today's competitive and ever- changing environment. Within this book one will find up-to-the- minute information and advice on key issues affecting the industry. Also included is a useful collection of the property manager's "tools of the trade" in the form of numerous charts, agreements, leases and checklists. Plus, each chapter wraps up with an open-ended case study that challenges to explore a real- life management problem, while testing knowledge of that chapter's key points.
How I met Barney Stinson Die AutoBROgraphie: Neil Patrick Harris legt sein Leben in DEINE Hände. Entscheide am Ende eines jeden Kapitels, wie es weitergehen soll. Wähle weise und lebe ein legendäres Leben als Star: mehr Geld als du zählen kannst, heiße Flirts und Urlaub mit Elton John. Wähle falsch, und es erwarten dich Elend, Herzschmerz und ein grausamer Tod durch Piranhas. All das plus Zaubertricks, Cocktail-Rezepte und peinliche Kinderfotos. Die ganz besondere Autobiographie vom Star aus How I Met Your Mother!
Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
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As the title implies, this book is just about conversations. I wrote it to give my students ample material for speaking practice. An educator can discuss with students and/or dissect the dialogues contained in this book, as only he or she can do. There are a loads of idioms, phrasal verbs and colloquial expressions for a wide variety of situations and topics. The vocabulary in each dialogue is challenging but not unfamiliar or unusual. If you are a student, the idea is to get used to collocations and colloquialism. Practice, Practice, practice! In addition, the dialogues were composed for Jr. High School ~ Freshman University level students. In other words, the grammar found within the dialogues doesn't stray too far from levels most students are used to seeing in their respective school exams. After 17 years teaching university level ESL classes, I've found that practice, practice, and practice are the top three methods of improving speaking ability.
Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!
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It began with the heartbreaking unparalleled bond between family and lovers trust. An Emotional, provocative, spiritual and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we long to be loved, how the choices we make from day to day has cause and effect in our everyday lives. This novel is broad in scope and settings. Wise, and dramatically true in its story telling. “When Everything Get’s In The Way” is a completely captivating novel that foretells deeply felt pains of betrayal, lies, deceit and the broken bonds of trust by a loved one and what it means to be human and to love and wanting to be loved. What happens to them and the large and small manners, in which it echoes throughout, the lives of so many other people is proof of the moral complexity of life, which involves lovers wounds, and betrayal. And the honor and sacrifice we make for one another to get to the top.
Kein Fall zu seltsam, keine Spur zu heiß! New Fiddleham, 1892: Abigail Rook, die junge Assistentin von R.F. Jackaby – Detektiv für unerklärliche Phänomene – langweilt sich nie in ihrem neuen Job. Von besonders garstigen Gestaltwandlern, die sich als süße Kätzchen tarnen, bis hin zu Mord ist alles in ihrem Tagesablauf dabei. Als in dem benachbarten Gad’s Valley ein nicht identifizierbares Monster Tiere und Menschen überfällt, bittet Junior Detective Charlie Cane Abigail um Hilfe. Bald sind Jackaby und Abigail in eine Jagd nach einem Dieb, einem Monster und einem Mörder verwickelt, die ihren ganzen Scharfsinn verlangt ...

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