Description : Write in English like a native speaker! Taking a developmental approach to improving writing skills, Writing Better English helps you increase your levels of proficiency in both grammar and vocabulary. Before tackling sentence structures, the book helps you reinforce those grammar elements you may have trouble with, like verb tenses and pronouns. You'll then expand your written communication abilities through comprehensive explanations, skill-building exercises, and practical writing activities.
Description : In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.
Description : After more than a decade working as an editor and journalist, Charlie Corbett took his first, tentative steps into the corporate world in 2012. And was appalled by what he found there: a confusing and nonsensical place, where common sense and basic humanity had been replaced by jargon, dehumanising language and soulless dictates from faceless rule-makers. A world where senior management was entirely absent from the shop floor – replaced by indecipherable emails from HR – and where people spoke in esoteric corporate riddles, believing that sounding clever was more productive than speaking clearly and with purpose. He found people spent more time defending their personal fiefdoms, or massaging their careers, than helping to build a successful business alongside their peers. This book is a result of five years at Charlie’s consultancy, Bullfinch Media, where he helped convince executives that speaking plainly, thoughtfully, and behaving with humanity, is the best way to win business, boost morale and advance careers. This is a step-by-step guidebook to surviving and thriving in the modern work place: from how to write well, speak publicly and stand out in your job, to crafting compelling communications, making the best of social media and handling the press.
Description : Mt. Washington, New Hampshire It was truly a “dark and stormy night,” perhaps the darkest and stormiest of my life, for I came to within five key minutes of death... my death... because my rescuers were about to give up! As a physician and pathologist, I had developed a close professional relationship with “death and dying”... but not with my dying... certainly not with my death! During the long night, as I lay waiting for rescue in “whiteout” conditions, with wind gusts to 98 miles per hour, and then waiting for my Death, I had abundant time to think about living, to think about dying. It has been said since ancient times that to know how to live one must first learn how to die. Bernhoff A. Dahl, M.D., author, speaker, consultant, humorist, and veteran mountaineer shares his life - threatening experience in a positive, motivational, and inspirational message focusing on three admonitions: Be prepared to die! Have a plan to live! Do it now! After taking the trip to the mountain with Dr. Dahl, he will lead you through the three admonitions and start you on your own Journey Into the Self. Elaine Pearson Dahl (1949-2010), author, civic leader, offshore sailor, and white water champion not only help create this book, but she lived the three admonitions, right to the end. Included is an adaptation of Dr. Dahl’s international bestselling Optimize Your Life!, for which Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series noted: “Everyone needs to be strategic. My friend Dr. Bernie, makes it easy to understand and do-instantly!” Dr. Dahl’s story was featured on The Learning Channel’s StormForce series.
Description : Colloquial Polish is easy to use and completely up-to-date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Polish. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of Colloquial Polish your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive – lots of exercises for regular practice. Clear – concise grammar notes. Practical – useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide. Complete – including answer key and reference section. Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday – if you’d like to get up and running with Polish, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Polish paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.