Public Speaking The Evolving Art

Public Speaking  The Evolving Art Author Stephanie J. Coopman
ISBN-10 9781337090568
Year 2016-09-14
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, combines time-tested techniques with innovative variations on the well-respected traditions of public speaking instruction to equip you with the skills you need to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker. It illustrates the evolution of public speaking as an art form -- from Greek and Roman traditions to the most contemporary forms of public address, including the use of presentation media. Packed with examples from popular culture, it analyzes the public speaking success of such contemporary figures as Bernie Sanders and Malala Yousafzai. It also includes numerous prompts to help you put your new skills into practice -- in the classroom, community, and professional context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Physics

Physics Author Stephanie J. Coopman
ISBN-10 1111772061
Year 2010-11-19
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth
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Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your public speaking course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 2nd Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Author Stephanie J. Coopman
ISBN-10 0495554278
Year 2008-06
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing Company
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This supplement provides you with chapter resources including learning goals, a review of the key terms, activities, and self tests. This valuable tool helps you access and practice your public speaking skills.

Art of Public Speaking

Art of Public Speaking Author Stephen E. Lucas
ISBN-10 0071182403
Year 2000-07
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher
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This guide aims to help the reader to develop all the skills needed to become an effective public speaker, with emphasis on organisation, language, delivery and presentation aids.

Public Speaking Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society

Public Speaking  Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society Author Clella Jaffe
ISBN-10 9781305537255
Year 2015-01-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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A culturally informed book that never loses sight of its fundamental purpose, PUBLIC SPEAKING: CONCEPTS AND SKILLS FOR A DIVERSE SOCIETY, 8e trains readers to be effective public speakers and listeners in a world filled with monumental cultural, political, and technological changes. It combines 2,500-year-old principles with up-to-date research into concepts, skills, theories, applications, and critical-thinking proficiencies essential for listening and speaking well. Discussions of classic public speaking topics are grounded in an awareness of the impact of cultural nuances that range from gender differences to co-cultures within the United States to the traditions of other nations-giving readers a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to their audience. Reflecting the latest research and practices, it includes new coverage of listening competencies, online courses, legacy journalism and native digital news outlets, MAPit, powerful language forms, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

FOCUS on College Success

FOCUS on College Success Author Constance Staley
ISBN-10 9781337097161
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Mating Mind

The Mating Mind Author Geoffrey Miller
ISBN-10 9780307813749
Year 2011-12-21
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer. Psychologist Geoffrey Miller offers the most convincing–and radical–explanation for how and why the human mind evolved. Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a side effect of surplus brain size, but Miller argues that they were sexual attractors, not side effects. He bases his argument on Darwin’ s theory of sexual selection, which until now has played second fiddle to Darwin’ s theory of natural selection, and draws on ideas and research from a wide range of fields, including psychology, economics, history, and pop culture. Witty, powerfully argued, and continually thought-provoking, The Mating Mind is a landmark in our understanding of our own species.

The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

The Evolving Sphere of Food Security Author Rosamond L. Naylor
ISBN-10 9780199354061
Year 2014
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Hundreds of millions of people still suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurity despite sufficient levels of global food production. The poor's inability to afford adequate diets remains the biggest constraint to solving hunger, but the dynamics of global food insecurity are complex and demand analysis that extends beyond the traditional domains of economics and agriculture. How do the policies used to promote food security in one country affect nutrition, food access, natural resources, and national security in other countries? How do the priorities and challenges of achieving food security change over time as countries develop economically? The Evolving Sphere of Food Security seeks to answer these two important questions and others by exploring the interconnections of food security to security of many kinds: energy, water, health, climate, the environment, and national security. Through personal stories of research in the field and policy advising at local and global scales, a multidisciplinary group of scholars provide readers with a real-world sense of the opportunities and challenges involved in alleviating food insecurity. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, management of HIV/AIDS, the establishment of an equitable system of land property rights, and investment in solar-powered irrigation play an important role in improving food security---particularly in the face of global climate change. Meanwhile, food price spikes associated with the United States' biofuels policy continue to have spillover effects on the world's rural poor with implications for stability and national security. The Evolving Sphere of Food Security traces four key areas of the food security field: 1) the political economy of food and agriculture; 2) challenges for the poorest billion; 3) agriculture's dependence on resources and the environment; and 4) food in a national and international security context. This book connects these areas in a way that tells an integrated story about human lives, resource use, and the policy process.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Author Steven A. Beebe
ISBN-10 9780134401591
Year 2017-01-09
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Pearson
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Public Speaking An audience-centered approach to public speaking Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach outlines a comprehensive process for new public speakers to ensure they continually connect to their listeners. Authors Steven and Susan Beebe emphasize the importance of analyzing and considering the audience at every point in the speech-making process. By focusing student attention on the dynamics of diverse audiences, ethics, and communication apprehension, the text narrows the gap between the classroom and the real world. The Tenth Edition includes new speech examples that model effective public speaking, as well as updated content that helps students better understand contemporary communication opportunities and challenges. Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach, Tenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

The Evolution of Atheism

The Evolution of Atheism Author Stephen LeDrew
ISBN-10 9780190225179
Year 2016
Pages 262
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin's work and used it to diminish the authority of religious institutions and belief systems. But they have also embraced it as a metaphor for the gradual replacement of religious faith with secular reason. They have posed as harbingers of human progress, claiming the moral high ground, and rejecting with intolerance any message that challenges the hegemony of science and reason. Religion, according to the New Atheists, should be relegated to the Dark Ages of superstition and senseless violence. Yet Darwin did not see evolution as a linear progression to an improved state of being. The more antagonistic members of the New Atheist movement who embrace this idea are not only employing bad history, but also the kind of rigid, black-and-white thinking they excoriate in their religious opponents. Indeed, Stephen LeDrew argues, militant atheists have more in common with religious fundamentalists than they would care to admit, advancing what LeDrew calls secular fundamentalism. In reaction to fundamentalist Christianity and Islamism, this strain of atheism has become an offshoot of the religion it tries so hard to malign. The Evolution of Atheism outlines the essential political tension at the heart of the atheist movement. The New Atheism, LeDrew shows, is part of a tradition of atheist thought and activism that promotes individualism and scientific authority, which puts it at odds with atheist groups that are motivated by humanistic ethics and social justice. LeDrew draws on public relations campaigns, publications, podcasts, and in-depth interviews to explore the belief systems, internal logics, and self-contradictions of the people who consider themselves to be atheists. He argues that evolving understandings of what atheism means, and how it should be put into action, are threatening to irrevocably fragment the movement.

Town and Gown Relations

Town and Gown Relations Author Roger L. Kemp
ISBN-10 9780786463992
Year 2013-02-21
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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This is a timely work on a very dynamic field. It provides more than 40 best practice case studies from nearly half the states in America, and discusses current and evolving trends in the relations between educational institutions and cities, towns and other municipalities. The schools include public and private universities and colleges, public school districts, and other local school systems. Case studies examine current and evolving state-of-the-art practices. Appendices include a glossary; regional, national and international resource directories; bibliographic sources; model agreements and documents; a state municipal league directory; a state public library directory; and a summary of distance learning resources. The handbook is indexed. The future of America's cities and schools depends upon the proper management of resources through the use of state-of-the-art town-gown planning practices. Both public officials and taxpayers, faculties, as well as students, benefit from town and gown best practices.

Selling Contemporary Art

Selling Contemporary Art Author Edward Winkleman
ISBN-10 9781621534730
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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A sophisticated examination of today’s contemporary art market from an art dealer’s point of view, this new book focuses on recent changes in the quickly evolving contemporary art market. With an emphasis on how the market responded to the global recession that began in 2008, gallery owner Edward Winkleman moves from an examination of the factors beyond the individual dealer’s command to those that the dealer can control. Sections cover: The rise of the art fair The rise of the mega gallery New online competition Models of post-brick-and-mortar galleries Art dealers vs. cultural producers Collaboration in a new era Coverage is also given to the specifics of contracts contemporary art dealers may need, including an examination of a variety of contracts for representation, consignment, art production, and new forms of contemporary art. Exhibiting a wide range of interviews with international experts, including dealers, collectors, art fair directors, journalists, and online art entrepreneurs, Selling Contemporary Art is a must-read for galleries, dealers, and artists affected by the rapid innovations in the art-dealing industry.

Speaking in Cod Tongues

Speaking in Cod Tongues Author Lenore Newman
ISBN-10 0889774595
Year 2017-01-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher
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Think there's "no such thing" as Canadian cuisine? Think again! In Speaking in Cod Tongues, food scholar Lenore Newman takes readers on a journey through Canada's rich and evolving culinary landscape.

Northwest Coast Indian Art

Northwest Coast Indian Art Author Bill Holm
ISBN-10 9780295999500
Year 2014-12-23
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher University of Washington Press
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The 50th anniversary edition of this classic work on the art of Northwest Coast Indians now offers color illustrations for a new generation of readers along with reflections from contemporary Northwest Coast artists about the impact of this book. The masterworks of Northwest Coast Native artists are admired today as among the great achievements of the world�s artists. The painted and carved wooden screens, chests and boxes, rattles, crest hats, and other artworks display the complex and sophisticated northern Northwest Coast style of art that is the visual language used to illustrate inherited crests and tell family stories. In the 1950s Bill Holm, a graduate student of Dr. Erna Gunther, former Director of the Burke Museum, began a systematic study of northern Northwest Coast art. In 1965, after studying hundreds of bentwood boxes and chests, he published Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form. This book is a foundational reference on northern Northwest Coast Native art. Through his careful studies, Bill Holm described this visual language using new terminology that has become part of the established vocabulary that allows us to talk about works like these and understand changes in style both through time and between individual artists� styles. Holm examines how these pieces, although varied in origin, material, size, and purpose, are related to a surprising degree in the organization and form of their two-dimensional surface decoration. The author presents an incisive analysis of the use of color, line, and texture; the organization of space; and such typical forms as ovoids, eyelids, U forms, and hands and feet. The evidence upon which he bases his conclusions constitutes a repository of valuable information for all succeeding researchers in the field. Replaces ISBN 9780295951027

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind Author Jonathan Haidt
ISBN-10 9781846145711
Year 2012-03-29
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Why can it sometimes feel as though half the population is living in a different moral universe from you? Why do ideas such as 'fairness' and 'freedom' mean such different things to different people? Why is it so easy to see the flaws in others' arguments, and less in our own? Jonathan Haidt, one of the world's most influential psychologists, reveals that the reason we find it so hard to get along is because our minds are designed to be moral. Not only that, we are hardwired to be moralistic, judgemental and self-righteous too. Our intrinsic morality enabled us to form communities and create civilization, and it is the key to understanding everybody. It explains why some of us are liberal, others conservative. It is often the difference between war and peace. It is also why we are the only species that will kill for an ideal. Drawing on moral psychology, ancient philosophy, modern politics, poetry, advertising and the semantics of bumper stickers, Haidt's incredibly wise and enjoyable book examines how morality evolves; why we are predisposed to believe certain things; how our surroundings can affect our morality; and how moral values are not just about justice and fairness - for some people authority, sanctity or loyalty are more important. Morality binds and blinds, but with new evidence from his own empirical research, Haidt proves it is possible to liberate us from the disputes that divide good people and cooperate with those whose morals differ from our own. After all, they might just have something to say.