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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 04, 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 Press (January 22, 2013)

Have you ever lost out on a promotion? Struggled with a difficult conversation? Been put on the spot and blanked? Imagine if...

...you were better at persuading others and negotiating for what you want.

...you...


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

by Joan Detz St. Martin's Press (October 12, 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...


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...


Five Stars

by Carmine Gallo St. Martin's Press (June 05, 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...


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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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 Wissen (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...


Rhetoric, Knowledge and the Public Sphere

by Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska & Agnieszka Kampka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

Public deliberation depends on how skillful communicators are in establishing their version of what is known to be publicly acceptable. This volume provides rhetorical analyses of institutional websites, political...


Vulnerable Domains for Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Acquisition of Greek

by Sviatlana Karpava Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

The book investigates adult second language (L2) acquisition of Greek by first language (L1) Russian speakers in the bi-dialectal setting of Cyprus. The participants all reside in Cyprus and came from former...


From Motion to Emotion

by Marek Kuzniak, Bozena Rozwadowska & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

This volume has its origins in an international conference on emotions organized by the Polish Association for the Study of English and held at the University of Wroclaw in April 2015. In the course of the conference,...


Identity in Communicative Contexts

by Kamila Ciepiela Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 14, 2016)

The central focus of the book is the identification of the ways people engage in communicative encounters to (re)constitute personal and social identities. Its aim is to identify some principal themes that have...


Impoliteness in Media Discourse

by Anna Baczkowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 10, 2017)

The book presents the issue of impoliteness in media discourse found in television debates, films and computer-mediated communication. The phenomenon is viewed from different theoretical perspectives, namely...


Carrying a Torch

by Mei Yang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

The Olympic torch relay held before the 2008 Games was the moment when East met West on the media stage. This book analyses the torch relay and its representation, offering a discursive construction of Olympic...


A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

by Yu Hou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the...


Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics

by Tahir Wood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 15, 2014)

Can linguistic pragmatics be developed without the need to formulate rules, criteria or maxims? The author argues that rules as they have been conceived of within pragmatics, particularly speech act theory,...


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


«The Return of the Repressed»: Uncovering Family Secrets in Zola’s Fiction

by Rita Oghia-Codsi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This book analyses one of the many levels of complexity not readily apparent to the reader of Zola’s fiction: the question of the author’s family secrets. The novels addressed here present a variety of sub-textual...


Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity

by Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 05, 2014)

Over the last few years there has been a burgeoning interest in both space and place as linguistic phenomena. Some of this interest stemmed from studies on the situatedness of language and speech in time and...


Language Use in the Public Sphere

by Inés Olza Moreno, Óscar Loureda Lamas & Manuel Casado Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 08, 2014)

This book comprises a range of general discussions on tradition and innovation in the methodology used in discourse studies (Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Theory, Rhetoric, Philosophy) and a...


A Multi-dimensional Approach to Discourse Coherence

by Pilar Alonso Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

This book presents a comprehensive study of the subject of text and discourse coherence, integrating some of the traditional trends of discourse analysis and creating new channels of research which help to understand...


Identities in and across Cultures

by Paola Evangelisti Allori Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 22, 2014)

This volume is a collection of empirical studies investigating the ways and means through which culturally-shaped identities are manifested in and through discourse in documents and texts from multiple spheres...


Corpus-based studies on language varieties

by Víctor González-Ruiz, Francisco Alonso Almeida & Laura Cruz García Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This volume brings together a number of corpus-based studies dealing with language varieties. These contributions focus on contemporary lines of research interests, and include language teaching and learning,...