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Sleight of Mouth: The Magic of Conversational Belief Change
by Robert Robert Dilts

Language

English

Pages

351

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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<p><em>Sleight of Mouth</em> is about the magic of words and language. Language is one of the key representational systems from which we build our mental models of the world, and has a tremendous influence upon how we perceive and respond to the world around us.</p><p>As Sigmund Freud pointed out, “Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing.” The right words at the right time can be uplifting, changing the course of someone’s life for the better; opening up new vistas and possibilities. Unfortunately, words can also confuse and limit us as easily as they can empower us. The wrong words at the wrong time can be hurtful and damaging.</p><p>Sleight of Mouth patterns come from the study of how language has been, and can be, used to make an impact on people’s lives and emotions. This book represents over twenty years of study and practice with respect to the influence of language and its potential to change our lives. Author Robert Dilts (whose other works include <em>Visionary Leadership Skills</em>, <em>Strategies of Genius</em>, <em>Dynamic Learning</em> and <em>Modeling With NLP</em>) has examined the language patterns of people such as Socrates, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolph Hitler, Milton Erickson and Jesus of Nazareth. Sleight of Mouth patterns are made up of verbal categories and distinctions by which key beliefs can be established, shifted or transformed through language.</p><p>Generally, Sleight of Mouth patterns can be characterized as “verbal reframes” which influence beliefs, and the mental maps from which beliefs have been formed. These patterns provide a powerful tool for persuasion and conversational belief change. This book is about the power of words to be either helpful or harmful, the distinctions that determine the type of impact words will have, and the language patterns through which we can transform harmful statements into helpful ones.</p>
On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft
by Stephen King

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 03, 2000

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Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<BR><BR>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon publication of Stephen King’s <i>On Writing</i>. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, <i>On Writing</i> will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
The Art of Civilized Conversation: A Guide to Expressing Yourself...
by Margaret Shepherd

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>For those intimidated by the complexity of personal interaction, or those simply looking to polish their speaking skills, <i>The Art of Civilized Conversation</i> is a powerful guide to communicating in an endearing way.</b><br /><br />In our fast-paced, electronic society, the most basic social interaction—talking face-to-face—can be a challenge for even the most educated and self-assured individuals. And yet making conversation is a highly practical skill: those who do it well shine at networking parties, interviews, and business lunches. Good conversation also opens doors to a happier love life, warmer friendships, and more rewarding time with family.<br /><br />In <i>The Art of Civilized Conversation</i>, author Margaret Shepherd offers opening lines, graceful apologies, thoughtful questions, and, ultimately, the confidence to take conversations beyond <i>hello</i>. From the basics—first impressions, appropriate subject matter, and graceful exits—to finding the right words for difficult situations and an insightful discussion of body language, Shepherd uses her skilled eye and humorous anecdotes to teach readers how to turn a plain conversation into an engaging encounter.<br /><br /> Filled with common sense and fresh insight,<i> The Art of Civilized Conversation </i>is the perfect inspiration not only for what to say but for how to say it with style.
Learn Like Einstein: Memorize More, Read Faster, Focus Better, an...
by Peter Hollins

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 18, 2017

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<h2>Wish you could <u>learn and memorize <b>more</b> in <b>less</b> time</u>? Stay focused, quit being frustrated, and absorb info like a <u>human sponge</u>?</h2><br />If you’re looking to (1) accelerate your learning abilities, (2) improve your memory instantly, (3) pick up new skills efficiently, and (4) fly through material and ace tests – the answers are right in front of you.<br /><br /><h2>Step by step methods and habits to <u>train your brain</u>.</h2><br /><b><u>Learn Like Einstein</u></b> is your <b>scientifically proven</b> field guide on using your brain to its fullest potential like Albert Einstein. This is <b>NOT</b> a boring textbook full of generic tips like <i>“manage your time better and don’t cram at the last minute.”</i> There are specific and actionable tactics to address every aspect of your learning – from memorizing, reading faster, absorbing more, and focusing better. <br /><br /><h2><u>Become an expert</u> and decipher complexities rapidly.</h2><br /><i>Peter Hollins</i> has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years. This book represents the scientifically proven methods he has used to become an expert in multiple domains. <br /><br /><h2>Learn faster and <u>save your valuable time</u>.</h2><br />•Discover how to double your reading speed and finish any book in less than an hour.<br />•<b>Develop bulletproof focus and concentration.</b><br />•Learn memory techniques used by top experts.<br />•<b>How to CRAM the absolute best way.</b><br /><br /><h2>Become an information processing <u>machine</u>.</h2> <br />•Why your current notes are sabotaging your learning.<br />•<b>Why some people learn by hearing, doing, music, or moving.</b><br />•How to rehearse and practice to achieve expertise in record time.<br />•<b>How to use the secret superpower of spaced repetition.</b><br /><br /><h2><u>Rediscover your life</u> with laser sharp focus and mental clarity.</h2><br /><b>Learning to learn is one of the most valuable skills you will ever possess because it unlocks everything you want in life.</b> Imagine learning any skill, hobby, or passion in just days versus months, and becoming good enough to make money with it.<br /><br />Imagine remembering important dates and appointments, and breezing through tests with less studying time than anyone. <i>What could you accomplish if you could guarantee being able to learn and perfect it?</i> Success in business, personal satisfaction, better relationships and friendships, and overall: <u>creating the life you want</u>.<br /><h1><u>Reach your brain’s potential by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.<u></u></u></h1><u><u><br /></u></u>
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
by , Becca Puglisi

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

May 09, 2012

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One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying a character's emotions to the reader in a unique, compelling way. This book comes to the rescue by highlighting 75 emotions and listing the possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses for each. <br /><br />Using its easy-to-navigate list format, readers can draw inspiration from character cues that range in intensity to match any emotional moment. The Emotion Thesaurus also tackles common emotion-related writing problems and provides methods to overcome them. <br /><br />This writing tool encourages writers to show, not tell emotion and is a creative brainstorming resource for any fiction project. 
Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget I...
by Gabriel Wyner

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick.<b> </b>At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks <i>six </i>languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In <i>Fluent Forever</i> Wyner reveals what he’s discovered.  <br /><b> </b><br />The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. <i>Fluent Forever</i> tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. <br /> <br />Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into <i>familiar</i> sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to <i>think</i> in a foreign language<i>.  </i>And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in <i>minutes</i> every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--<i>without </i>the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. <br /> <br />This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter
by Celeste Headlee

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<p><strong>“WE NEED TO TALK.”</strong></p><p><strong>In this urgent and insightful book, public radio journalist Celeste Headlee shows us how to bridge what divides us--by having real conversations</strong></p><p>BASED ON THE TED TALK WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWS</p><p><em>“We Need to Talk </em>is an important read for a conversationally-challenged, disconnected age. Headlee is a talented, honest storyteller, and her advice has helped me become a better spouse, friend, and mother.”  (Jessica Lahey, author of <em>New York Times</em> bestseller <em>The Gift of Failure</em>)</p><p>Today most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. The blame for some of this disconnect can be attributed to our political landscape, but the erosion of our conversational skills as a society lies with us as individuals. </p><p>And the only way forward, says Headlee, is to start talking to each other. In <em>We Need to Talk</em>, she outlines the strategies that have made her a better conversationalist—and offers simple tools that can improve anyone’s communication. For example: </p><UL type=disc><li>BE THERE OR GO ELSEWHERE. Human beings are incapable of multitasking, and this is especially true of tasks that involve language. Think you can type up a few emails while on a business call, or hold a conversation with your child while texting your spouse? Think again.</li><li>CHECK YOUR BIAS. The belief that your intelligence protects you from erroneous assumptions can end up making you more vulnerable to them. We all have blind spots that affect the way we view others. Check your bias before you judge someone else.</li><li>HIDE YOUR PHONE. Don’t just put down your phone, put it away. New research suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone can negatively impact the quality of a conversation. </li></ul><p>Whether you’re struggling to communicate with your kid’s teacher at school, an employee at work, or the people you love the most—Headlee offers smart strategies that can help us all have conversations that matter.</p><p> </p>
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
by Chris Anderson

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<DIV><B><I>New York Times</I> Bestseller <BR /><BR /> “Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” <I>—Publishers Weekly</I></B><BR /><BR /><B>“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking . . . a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and <I>New York Times </I>best-selling author of <I>Give and Take</I> and<I> Originals</I></B><BR /><BR /> Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.<BR /><BR />This “invaluable guide” (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.  <DIV><BR />Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.<BR /> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the...
by Simon Winchester

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson.</p><p>The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.</p><p>Masterfully researched and eloquently written, <em>The Professor and the Madman</em> is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.</p><p><strong>“The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, <em>New York Times Magazine</em></strong><em><br /></em></p><p> </p><p><br /><br /></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong></strong> </p><strong></strong><p><strong></strong> </p>
Read Better Faster: How to Triple Your Reading Speed and Comprehe...
by Debbie Drum

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<h2>How to Read Faster and Remember More</h2><br />When we were taught how to read growing up, we were taught to read slowly and focus on <b>every single word</b>. These poor reading habits hold us back, and it’s why so many people don’t enjoy reading.<br /><br />You see, your brain is a lot like Goldilocks. When you read too slow, your mind wanders, you get distracted, and reading feels like a chore. When you try to read too fast, you can't comprehend what you're reading. The key is to read at the right spead using the best reading strategies for your learning type.<br /> <br />In this short read, you’ll discover proven strategies to read faster <u>without</u> having to:<br /><ul> <br /><li>Practice speed-reading techniques for hours and hours</li><br /><li>Skim text and risk missing crucial information</li><br /><li>Read cliff notes or shortened versions of a book</li></ul><br />This book combines the best lessons from speed reading techniques, neuroscience, and modern technology to allow you to read faster and comprehend more than you ever thought possible—and you can start to see the results <u>today</u>!<br /><br /><h2>Say Goodbye to Slow Reading Forever!</h2><br />I was always a slow reader. I could never focus long enough to read an entire book. I often forgot what I had just read, and had to re-read sentences over and over again. Reading was a frustrating, slow, and painful experience, so I tried to make up for my poor reading skills by studying more and working harder.<br /> <br />But studying hard will only get you so far when you're using the wrong strategies. I wanted to be able to read more, learn more, and, most importantly, <b>remember more</b> of what I was reading.<br /> <br />If you’ve quit reading more books than you can remember because of boredom or frustration, this book will change your life—and every book from now on will be a “quick read” for you.<br /> <br />Everything changed when I developed a better way to read entire books very fast…<br /> <br /><h2>Incredible Reading Results in 7 Days</h2><br />I was able to read four large books in my first week of using these methods.<br /> <br />In <i>Read Better Faster: How to Triple Your Reading Speed and Comprehension Without Speed Reading, Skimming, or Skipping</i> you will discover:<br /><ul> <br /><li>The exact methods anyone can use to read books faster than you ever imagined</li><br /><li>Never again struggle to finish a book, no matter how big or complex it is</li><br /><li>Start reading (and finishing) more books your friends and colleagues recommend to you</li><br /><li>How to guarantee laser-focused reading so you never have to re-read or forget what you just read</li><br /><li>How to comprehend and retain everything you read using a method that forces your brain to turn what you read into long-term memory storage</li><br /><li>How to accelerate your ability to learn more by reading faster and remembering more information than ever before</li></ul> <br />This book is perfect for you if:<br /><ul><br /><li>You need to study for an exam, improve your grades, or do better in school</li><br /><li>You need to learn new business skills to improve your career or company</li><br /><li>You want to easily breeze through your favorite fiction books so you can enjoy reading even more</li><br /><li>You’ve always wanted to read more books but just can’t find the time or struggle to get through a book</li></ul> <br />I encourage you to invest in yourself by learning these new reading strategies so you can read faster, remember more, and gain more knowledge faster than you ever thought possible. You'll be able to use your new reading superpower for the rest of your life.<br /> <br />Reading faster with improved memory and recall will open up an entirely new world for you, and it’s just one click away.<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up and click the “buy now” button to get started.</h2>

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