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Supporting Research Writing

Supporting Research Writing

By: Valerie Matarese

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 06-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 24-APR-2014

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Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundaries are consciously blurred. It thus provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on their professional roles and the services that will best serve their clients’ needs. A recurring theme is, therefore, the interaction between language...

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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition...

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Networks in Society: Links and Language

Networks in Society: Links and Language

By: Robert Stocker; Terry Bossomaier

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 07-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 18-APR-2014

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This book covers technical fundamentals, complexity and social networks, and communication and language. It raises readers’ interest in social networks, the importance of language in the emergence and maintenance of networks, the integral patterns of interconnectivity, and the means to measure and model social structure. It presents a broad range of ideas from several fields of research endeavor. It also explores social networks and their integration with communication and language, thereby providing a discussion of relevant theory, modeling, metrics, and application to business, natural...

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Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

Writing for Visual Media, 4th Edition

By: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 16-APR-2014

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This updated edition of Writing for Visual Media will enable you to understand the nature of visual writing that lies behind the content of all visual media. This unique kind of writing must communicate to audiences through content producers, since audiences don’t read the script. Most media content provides a solution to a communication problem, which the writer must learn to analyze and solve before writing the script. The new edition strengthens the method for creating content and writing in the correct language and established format for each visual medium, including commercial...

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Everyday Letters for Busy People: Hundreds of Samples You Can Adapt at a Moment's Notice

Everyday Letters for Busy People: Hundreds of Samples You Can Adapt at a Moment's Notice

By: Debra Hart May; Regina McAloney

Publisher: Career Press

Publication Date: 15-DEC-2003

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Here are hundreds of tips, techniques, and samples that will help you create the perfect letter (or e-mail!) no matter what the occasion or circumstance, no matter how little time you have.A phone call, page, or text message may be faster, but sometimes only a letter will do. What do you do when you’re a wizard of technological communication, but still aren’t sure what an inside address is? Use Everyday Letters for Busy People as your reference and guide. ...

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The Power of Understanding People: The Key to Strengthening Relationships, Increasing Sales, and Enhancing Organizational Performance

The Power of Understanding People: The Key to Strengthening Relationships, Increasing Sales, and Enhancing Organizational Performance

By: Dave Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

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How to build lasting connections through meaningful communication Developing successful relationships is critical to our success in both our personal and professional lives. The Power of Understanding People shows you how to establish and develop extremely effective relationships by providing you with techniques to better identify and understand the intrinsic needs of others. As a result, you will achieve better team dynamics, increased sales and client satisfaction, higher levels of employee engagement and performance, and even more satisfying marriages and friendships. This book...

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Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-FEB-2014

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Get heard by being clear and concise The only way to survive in business today is to be a lean communicator. Busy executives expect you to respect and manage their time more effectively than ever. You need to do the groundwork to make your message tight and to the point. The average professional receives 304 emails per week and checks their smartphones 36 times an hour and 38 hours a week. This inattention has spread to every part of life. The average attention span has shrunk from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight in 2012. So, throw them a lifeline and be brief. Author Joe McCormack...

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The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback

The Professional Woman's Guide to Giving Feedback

By: Katie Botten

Publisher: Impackt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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It can be difficult for women to get ahead at work, particularly in male-dominated environments. However, there are ways to get an edge at work and great feedback is one of them. It may seem like a small element of business life, but knowing how to use feedback effectively can not only allay everyday stresses and anxieties, but it can drive business performance to excellent results. This book will demonstrate exactly how women can use feedback in this way, explaining with clarity and practicality exactly how to make the most out of feedback, and to bring confidence and results at...

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Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

By: Karen Hough

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 13-MAY-2014

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If you’re like most people, the phrase “You’ll be giving a presentation” is on a par with “It looks like that molar will have to come out.” Well, let’s be honest: you’d prefer the surgery, wouldn’t you? One reason most people regard public speaking as a nightmare is that they have to be “perfect.” They drive themselves crazy trying to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. But Karen Hough knows that by throwing out those rules, relaxing, being yourself, and even making “mistakes,” you’ll connect with your audience much more...

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How to Tell Anyone Anything

How to Tell Anyone Anything

By: Richard S. Gallagher

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2009

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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No one likes to be criticized. But when feedback is necessary—whether it’s with a boss, someone we manage, or another co-worker—it takes great communication skills to successfully get the message across with feelings and relationships intact. Drawing from the latest in psychology on how best to connect with others, How to Tell Anyone Anything steers readers away from the common mistake of focusing on what’s wrong, and shows them instead how to provide clear, constructive, positive messages that create real behavior and performance change. Complete with illuminating examples and a unique...

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Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security

Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 19-MAR-2014

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Learn to identify the social engineer by non-verbal behavior Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security focuses on combining the science of understanding non-verbal communications with the knowledge of how social engineers, scam artists and con men use these skills to build feelings of trust and rapport in their targets. The author helps readers understand how to identify and detect social engineers and scammers by analyzing their non-verbal behavior. Unmasking the Social Engineer shows how attacks work, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals...

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Rough Cuts
Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Third Edition

Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors, Third Edition

By: Michelle Carey; Moira McFadden Lanyi; Deirdre Longo; Eric Radzinski; Shannon Rouiller; Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: IBM Press

Publication Date: 07-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 13-MAR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Today, technical communicators have an even greater responsibility to help their organizations create easy-to-use, leading-edge products. The era of simply "papering" a product with lengthy manuals is over: now, communicators need to create self-documenting interfaces and self-correcting messages, and help product teams craft offerings that always place the user front-and-center. The newest edition of IBM's classic Developing Quality Technical Information: A Handbook for Writers and Editors focuses squarely on these new realities. It...

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Anatomy of a Design Proposal

ShortCut

Anatomy of a Design Proposal

By: Michael Janda

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 08-MAR-2014

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It didn’t take Mike Janda, owner of the design firm, RiSER, long to realize that the one-page, line-item priced proposals he sent to clients back in his freelance days would need to “grow up” if he was going to expand his business. Over the course of his 11 years running RiSER, Janda and his team fine tuned their request for proposal (RFP) format and used it to successfully land millions of dollars of business from high-profile clients such as Google, Disney, NBC, FOX, National Geographic, Warner Bros., and others. While no proposal format is perfect–and this certainly isn't the only way to...

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Escribe, habla, seduce

Escribe, habla, seduce

By: Mónica Pérez de las Heras

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-APR-2013

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¿Sabes cuántas personas han muerto en el mundo por hablar en público? Si crees que la respuesta es «ninguna», te equivocas. William Henry Harrison, noveno presidente de Estados Unidos (1773-1841), falleció después de dar su discurso de investidura. Los hechos sucedieron así: cuentan que pronunció su alocución del 4 de marzo sin estar lo suficientemente abrigado, por lo que murió un mes después… de neumonía. Hoy en día para casi el 90% de las profesiones se necesita hablar en público. Si eres emprendedor, es imprescindible que sepas hacer una efectiva y breve presentación para explicar...

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The Diagrams Book

The Diagrams Book

By: Kevin Duncan

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

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People find it difficult to express ideas and solve problems purely with words. They find it much easier to use diagrams. Distilled into this single, handy-sized volume are 50 of the most useful diagrams, which are used by consultants, academics, MBA students and smart managers globally to aid their problem-solving and thinking. Triangle and pyramids, grids and axes, timelines, flows and concepts, circles – the 50 diagrams are each visually presented and then explained in an accessible manner, including tips and advice on how you can apply them to your own situations. ...

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Supercommunicator

Supercommunicator

By: Frank J. Pietrucha

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2014

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In our increasingly complicated and data-driven world, many new developments are so complex that only experts comprehend their nuances. But what they don't grasp is how to tell the world about them. Communicating technical content to nontechnical listeners has fast become a critical 21st-century skill. Explaining what you do and why it's important drives funding, policy decisions, media exposure, public awareness, and customer adoption. This groundbreaking guide will help anyone to deliver clear, persuasive messages that win hearts, minds, and budgets. Supercommunicator explains how to: ●...

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Reporting Results

Reporting Results

By: David C. van Aken; William F. Hosford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2008

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This brief 2008 guide is ideal for science and engineering students and professionals to help them communicate technical information clearly, accurately, and effectively. The focus is on the most common communication forms, including laboratory reports, research articles, and oral presentations, and on common issues that arise in classroom and professional practice. This book will be especially useful to students in a first chemistry or physics laboratory course. Advanced courses will often use the same formatting as required for submission to technical journals or for technical report...

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Brilliant Business Writing 2e, 2nd Edition

Brilliant Business Writing, 2nd Edition

By: Neil Taylor

Publisher: Pearson International

Publication Date: 27-DEC-2012

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Full of tips, examples and exercises that will transform your writing from the same old same old into something that'll mark you out from the crowd. Get the confidence and creativity to take your business writing from something that does the job into something that's brilliant.   Brilliant outcomes Produce business writing people actually want to read Persuade and inspire people, sell more, or get that job Get a distinctive, powerful and engaging writing voice ...

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¿Estas Comunicando?

¿Estas Comunicando?

By: Mónica Pérez de las Heras

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-APR-2011

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Mónica Pérez de las Heras desvela las 112 claves para mejorar tu capacidad de comunicación con PNL e inteligencia emocional. ...

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Programación neurolingüística for Rookies

Programación neurolingüística for Rookies

By: LID Editorial

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-APR-2009

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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Programación Neurolingüística for Rookies expone de forma clara, concisa y práctica cómo el uso de las destrezas adecuadas pueden hacer que tu confianza, motivación e inspiración aumenten más allá de tus propias expectativas al tiempo que ganas en competitividad y visibilidad frente a tus compañeros. ...