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Hook 'em with Humor

by Ricky Olson, Laura L. Bush & Jerry Corley Ricky Olson (March 15, 2017)

Ricky Olson is an award-winning humorous speaker. Although he was told all his life he was funny, no one was laughing when he gave stand-up comedy a shot. Being “naturally funny” failed him, so he was forced...

Speaking, Writing and Presenting In SOCKOS

by Allan Bonner Sextant Publishing (October 16, 2014)

Speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. Twenty percent of all business communication is designed to clear up the confusion that the last piece of business communication created.

Allan is passionate...

How to Win an Argument

by Michael A. Gilbert Wiley (January 12, 1996)

Proven techniques for getting your point across and winning arguments

If you've ever felt the frustration of losing an argument--even when you knew you were right--to someone more skilled in pressing their point...

10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking

by Princeton Language Institute Grand Central Publishing (July 01, 2001)

Written by an expert in the field, this book has the tools you need to become a relaxed, effective, and commanding public speaker. A clear, concise, step-by-step approach with dozens of inside tips, "10 Days...

Talk Like TED

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (March 03, 2014)

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams....

Books and Reading: A Book of Quotations

by Bill Bradfield Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Over 450 memorable quotes from writers, political figures, and celebrities with provocative declarations from Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt, and Oprah Winfrey, among others....

Push Back!

by B. K. Eakman Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

How many times have you had the unsettling experience of being treated as a troublemaker as soon as you question or raise an objection to a school policy, a textbook, a course of study, a new county regulation,...

Forensics in America: A History

by Michael Bartanen & Robert Littlefield Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2013)

This authoritative history shows how forensics, as practiced in the United States, was an uneasy fusion of contradictory premises that began as a significant part of the tradition of American public address....

Unafraid, Unfrazzled & Unfrogettable: Discover Your Authentic Inner Voice and Go from Tongue-Tied to Terrific!

by Leila Witkin & Barbara Eubanks Panoma Press (July 11, 2013)

A Practical Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright and the Fear of Public Speaking.  Jerry Seinfeld: 'According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two....

On Speaking Well

by Peggy Noonan HarperCollins (September 14, 2010)

For anyone who fears the thought of writing and giving a speech--be it to business associates, or at a wedding--help is at hand. Acclaimed presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan shares her secrets to becoming...

Make a PACT for Success: Designing Effective Information Presentations

by Ruth V. Small & Marilyn P. Arnone Scarecrow Press (July 23, 2002)

Small and Arnone have developed an extraordinarily successful model for professionals and academics_the PACT model (Purpose, Audience, Content, and Technique), which makes it easy to focus on the research, selection,...

Smart Talk

by Lisa B. Marshall St. Martin's Griffin (January 21, 2013)

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if... were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want.

It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

by Joan Detz St. Martin's Griffin (October 11, 2000)

Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively...

Great TED Talks: Innovation

by Neil C. Hughes Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

Become more innovative by applying the ideas of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers to your own life.

Great TED Talks: Innovation features words of wisdom from 100 speakers and condenses their ideas into accessible...

Great TED Talks: Leadership

by Harriet Minter Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

The words of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.


In 2006, TED Talks became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times...

Great TED Talks: Creativity

by Tom May Portable Press (June 16, 2020)

Insights and advice on the creative process from 100 prominent TED Conference speakers.

Online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience since 2006, focusing not only on subjects of technology,...

Set Your Voice Free

by Roger Love & Donna Frazier Little, Brown and Company (December 26, 2016)

Language and the way that people communicate has evolved over time, now you can learn how to effectively use your voice in the most effective way possible in order to get your message across.

Every time we open...

Wedding Toasts 101

by Pete Honsberger Adams Media (November 12, 2019)

Write and present a memorable wedding toast with this light-hearted, humorous guide that gives you all the tools you’ll need for a successful speech--the perfect gift for any best man or maid of honor.


Self-Confidence at Work

by 50Minutes (April 09, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about self-confidence at work with this practical guide.

It is widely assumed that confident people progress further in their...

Persuasive Public Speaking

by 50Minutes (February 19, 2017)

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about effective public speaking with this practical guide.

Public speaking is an unavoidable element of almost everybody's careers,...

Speaking with Power and Persuasion

How to Rock It like a TED Talk

by Cathey Armillas Made for Success (November 07, 2017)

Do you love to watch TED Talks? Would you like to give presentations that have the same impact?

Whether your goal is to give a TED Talk or to deliver presentations at the same level as TED Talks, How to Rock...

Inspire Any Audience

by Tony Jeary & Zig Ziglar Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

Find out why Zig Ziglar calls this the "ultimate presenter's handbook." From presentation planning to conquering jitters to getting an action response, this guide covers everything you need to know to positively...

Give Me Liberty

by Christopher L. Webber & Jim Manchester Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2014)

"Give me liberty," demanded Patrick Henry, "or give medeath!" Henry's words continue to echo in American history, and that quote, andthe speech it comes from, remains one of the two or three known to almost...

The Little Book of Speaking Up

by Jutta Ritschel The Experiment (September 03, 2019)

What is your voice saying about you?

Your unique voice—its volume, tone, and pitch—is the invisible key to a good first impression. But stress can cause your voice to falter—right when you need to speak...

Power Speaking

by Achim Nowak Allworth (October 10, 2011)

Integrating key concepts and ideas about public speaking into a clear, step-by-step, transformational method, Power Speaking teaches emerging speakers how to grow the necessary skills and unleash their inner...

The Art of Public Speaking

by Dale Carnegie Clydesdale (March 20, 2018)

Boost Your Skills and Confidence with This Classic Guide

Do you have trouble getting up in front of an audience? Are you struggling to get your point across? Public speaking can be nerve-wracking, especially...

Your Guide to Public Speaking

by Amanda Hennessey Adams Media (May 14, 2019)

Are you part of the 73% of the population that experiences anxiety from public speaking? Face your fears with this valuable guide that combines real-world case studies and practice activities to help build your...

Five Stars

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (June 04, 2018)

"As technology threatens to displace countless jobs and skills, the ability to communicate is becoming more important than ever. This book is full of examples to help you get better at transporting your thoughts...

From Page to Stage

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder She Writes Press (August 07, 2018)

• Bowker reports that over one million (1,052,803) books were published in the U.S. in 2009, which is more than triple the number of books published four years earlier (2005) in the U.S. This number has continued...

Speaking Savvy

by Lisa Evans Speaking Savvy (November 23, 2017)

The Art of Speaking and Storytelling

Do you have something to say but you are not sure how to say it?

Are you looking for a way to create a memorable experience for your audience?

Do you need the secret to creating...

Speaking Game

by Clint Arthur Wharton MBA Books (November 21, 2017)

Being an effective, powerful, and entertaining speaker is the best thing you can do for your career and your personal power.

In this special 7-Figure Speaker Training “experience” (complete with videos you...

The Impact Formula

by Oliver Medill Panoma Press (January 12, 2018)

Are you looking to bring a new and profitable dimension to your career? Do you have key insights, experiences and growth opportunities to share? Would you like to inspire and impress with charismatic speaking...

Deviant Women

by Tiina Mäntymäki, Marinella Rodi-Risberg & Anna Foka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures...

Claim-making and Claim-challenging in English and Polish Linguistic Discourses

by Grzegorz Kowalski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 02, 2014)

The book presents the results of multi-parameter corpus research on Polish and English scientific discourses in the field of Linguistics. Highlighting the relevance of contextual variables (including time, culture,...

Academic (Inter)genres: between Texts, Contexts and Identities

by Grzegorz Kowalski & Anna Duszak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2015)

The volume takes a close look at discourse perspectives on academic genres. In the context of scientific communication and the evolution of postmodern culture and society, academic genres have undergone various...

Lost in the Eurofog: The Textual Fit of Translated Law

by Lucja Biel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 13, 2014)

The book is one of the few in-depth investigations into the nature of EU legal translation and its impact on national legal languages. It is also the first attempt to characterise EU Polish, a language of supranational...

Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

by Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as...

Job Interview Corpus

by Daniela Wawra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2014)

The aim of this book and its accompanying audio files is to make accessible a corpus of 40 authentic job interviews conducted in English. The recordings and transcriptions of the interviews published here may...

Searching for the Patient’s Presence in Medical Case Reports

by Magdalena Zabielska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 27, 2014)

The book addresses the issue of the patient’s presence in specialist medical publications in the context of a patient-centered approach to medical practice. The author combines both quantitative and qualitative...

Accessing Audiovisual Translation

by Lukasz Bogucki & Mikolaj Deckert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2015)

Audiovisual translation continues to be a dynamically developing genre, stimulated by interdisciplinary research and technological advances. This volume presents recent developments in the area. Renowned scholars...

Lingueística Teórica y Aplicada: nuevos enfoques

by Nekane Celayeta Gil, Felipe Jiménez Berrio & Alberto de Lucas Vicente Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 27, 2014)

Este volumen recoge varios estudios que reflejan las últimas tendencias en la investigación lingüística teórica y aplicada desde diversas perspectivas enmarcadas en las distintas subdisciplinas lingüísticas,...

Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

by Jana Kozubíková Šandová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 19, 2015)

This book offers a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means expressing speaker involvement in the genre of political interview. The research is based on an analysis of 40 interviews with British and American...

A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

by Joanna Jablonska-Hood Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool...

Building Bridges for Multimodal Research

by Janina Wildfeuer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 02, 2015)

While multimodality is one of the most influential semiotic theories for analysing media artefacts, the concepts of this theory are heterogeneous and widespread. The book takes the differences between approaches...

Translation and Meaning

by Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Marcel Thelen, Gys-Walt van Egdom & Dirk Verbeeck et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

This book contains a selection of articles on new developments in translation and interpreting studies. It offers a wealth of new and innovative approaches to the didactics of translation and interpreting that...

Categorization in Discourse and Grammar

by Katarzyna Rokoszewska, Malgorzata Fabiszak & Karolina Krawczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 24, 2016)

This collection of papers addresses new trends in Cognitive Linguistics. Three parts of the book focus on Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Integration Network Analysis. Both the theoretical contributions and the...

A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed?...

Communication Audit in Globally Integrated R«U38»D Project Teams

by Justyna Alnajjar Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

Communication audit is a relatively new field of research, which has so far been investigated from a managerial point of view. Linguists have not yet researched it. This book summarises existing, mainly managerial,...

Discursive Construction of Bicultural Identity

by Oromiya-Jalata Deffa Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 08, 2016)

The author examines the cultural identity development of Oromo-Americans in Minnesota, an ethnic group originally located within the national borders of Ethiopia. Earlier studies on language and cultural identity...