Speak

Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN-10 1429997044
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 208
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.



Learning to Stand Speak

Learning to Stand   Speak Author Mary Kelley
ISBN-10 080783064X
Release 2006
Pages 294
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Education was decisive in recasting women's subjectivity and the felt reality of their collective experience in post-Revolutionary and antebellum America. Asking how and why women shaped their lives anew through education, Mary Kelley measures the signifi



Animal Speak

Animal Speak Author Ted Andrews
ISBN-10 9780738717630
Release 2010-09-08
Pages 400
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Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.



Paid to Speak

Paid to Speak Author
ISBN-10 9781608321407
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 240
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The content corresponds with the four core competencies identified for success as a professional speaker. Members of the National Speakers Association, who have built thriving speaking businesses, weigh in with valuable insights and proven strategies on a gamut of topics.



The Mute Immortals Speak

The Mute Immortals Speak Author Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych
ISBN-10 0801427649
Release 1993
Pages 334
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Stetkevych offers the first aesthetics appropriate for the Bedouin oral poetry, the pre-Islamic qasidah, or ode, which was collected in the second or third Islamic century and stands as a foundation of Arabo-Islamic literary culture.



SPEAK

SPEAK Author Rudolph Verderber
ISBN-10 9781111830298
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 288
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Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with hundreds of students and faculty, SPEAK is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. SPEAK guides students through the speech-making process with six Speech Plan Action Step activities that prompt them to develop effective speeches. With the help of sample speeches, class prep cards for instructors, chapter-by-chapter study cards for students, numerous online tools, techniques to help students address anxiety and ethical issues, and much more, SPEAK helps students gain an exceptional foundation for creating and delivering their speeches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Speak with Distinction

Speak with Distinction Author Edith Skinner
ISBN-10 9781476842240
Release 2000-04-01
Pages 416
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(Applause Books). Widely recognized as the most complete and rigorous text of its kind since it was first published in 1942, Speak With Distinction is an invaluable resource. It presents a comprehensive study of the sounds of Spoken English in their most important phonetic environments. This most recent revision also adds much material for comparisons of speech sounds; suggestions for accurate, efficient and conversational ways of combining the sounds into connected utterance; indications that foster a working knowledge of two dialects of speech (General American and what Mrs. Skinner called Good Speech for classic and elevated texts); and beginning material to show application of the principles of Good Speech to well-written texts. Some important additions to the book are the extensive Glossary and Index, abundant guides to pronunciations, new sections featuring such details as the complete "Ask-List" of words, a program for the elimination of glottal attacks of vowel and dipthong sounds, greatly expanded practice material of phrases and sentences, and an updated Chart showing several levels of phonetic transcription and spelling equivalents in current usage. Speak With Distinction can be used in several ways: as a primary educational textbook for both the beginning and advanced actor; as a supplementary textbook for teachers and students who have their own methods and agenda for study; and as a reference book for teachers, speech coaches and directors.



The Little Book of Speaking Off the Cuff Impromptu Speaking Speak Unprepared Without Fear

The Little Book of Speaking Off the Cuff  Impromptu Speaking    Speak Unprepared Without Fear Author Thomas Skipwith
ISBN-10 9781456607166
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 44
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If you always wanted to easily speak of the cuff this little book is for you. Thousands of DESCUBRIS' workshop participants have successfully implemented the techniques in this book. You too can learn to give a great impromptu speech without preparation. Those moments when you get called upon to say something and you are tongue tied are embarrassing. Some stand there stuttering, have sweaty hands and have a pulse rate of 200. This can be avoided. This little book gives you clear how-to-instructions. Thomas Skipwith has won the Swiss and European championships of impromptu speaking several times, both in English and German. He successfully uses the do's and don'ts in this book himself. Studying public speaking for the last 20 years has made him an expert in this field.



Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth

Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth Author Elizabeth Loentz
ISBN-10 0878204601
Release 2007
Pages 313
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In 1953 Freud biographer Ernest Jones revealed that the famous hysteric Anna O. was really Bertha Pappenheim—the prolific author, Austro-German Jewish feminist, social activist, and pioneering social worker. This study directs attention away from the young woman who arguably invented the "talking cure" and back to Pappenheim and her post-Anna O. achievements, especially her writings, which reveal one of the most versatile, productive, influential, and controversial Jewish thinkers and leaders of her time. Pappenheim's oeuvre includes stories, plays, poems, prayers, travel literature, letters, essays, and aphorisms. She translated into German Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women as well as the Memoirs of Glückel von Hameln and other Old-Yiddish texts. She was discussed, as writer and newsmaker, in German Jewish newspapers of every religious and political affiliation and in German feminist publications. Pappenheim also founded and led the Jewish Women's League of Germany and the International Jewish Women's League. She was at the forefront of the campaign to combat human trafficking and forced prostitution ("white slavery" or Mädchanhandel) and was considered an expert on the plight of Jews in pogrom-ridden and economically depressed areas of Eastern Europe. In addition, Pappenheim was a pioneer in social work with "endangered" girls, unwed mothers, refugees, and immigrants. The first five chapters of Let Me Continue to Speak the Truth explore how Pappenheim's writings and her activism engaged with the key political, social, and cultural issues concerning German Jews in the four decades leading to the Holocaust: the status of the Yiddish language, Zionism, the "conversion epidemic," responses to the plight of Eastern European Jews, and Jewish spirituality. Two additional chapters discuss Pappenheim's biographers and the portrayal of Pappenheim and Anna O. in film, fiction, opera, and sculpture. Elizabeth Loentz is assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.



Speak with the Dead

Speak with the Dead Author Konstantinos
ISBN-10 9780738717814
Release 2012-04-08
Pages 216
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Modern technology has given us powerful new tools for an age-old dream: seeing and speaking with the dead. Using things you probably already own - such as a camcorder, computer, or tape recorder - you can contact departed loved ones or other spirits, record their images and voices, and establish two-way communications between the worlds. Speak with the Dead also details the more traditional methods of seance, trance, and scrying. You don't have to be a "techie" or an occultist to use any of these techniques. This book will guide you to one of the most awe-inspiring experiences you'll ever have - making contact with deceased loved ones and other souls. Speak with the Dead is the first book in the modern marketplace to focus on practical, usable techniques for communicating with spirits. This book shows you seven methods for spirit contact: -catching Electronic Voice Phenomena on tape -using radio noise to provide spirits with a voice -capturing ghostly images on videotape -letting spirits use your computer or telephone -scrying, establishing telepathic contact with the dead, and holding a seance Speak with them. They're waiting.



The Slangman Guide to Biz Speak 2

The Slangman Guide to Biz Speak 2 Author David Burke
ISBN-10 1891888153
Release 2002
Pages 224
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Don't be confused when doing business with Americans! Learn more popular slang words and idioms used in every American company. Entertaining dialogues activities and games will teach you what you need to know fast!



Speak to Me

Speak to Me Author Marcia Calhoun Forecki
ISBN-10 0930323688
Release 1989-12
Pages 154
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Marcia Calhoun Forecki has written an engrossing personal account of her life with Charlie, an adorable, active, deaf seven-year-old. Speak to Me! is the story of an ordinary hearing person confronted with an overwhelming reality--the fact that her son is deaf. Forecki's struggle as a single parent to care for her child, to find the "right" schools, and to establish communication with her son will strike a familiar chord in all hearing parents of deaf children. All readers, parents or not, will be touched by the mixture of pathos and humor in this well-written account.



AARP How to Speak Money

AARP How to Speak Money Author Ali Velshi
ISBN-10 9781118373613
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 190
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Do you speak money? You should. It is the world’s most important language. It’s spoken everywhere. Speaking—or at least understanding—this language allows you to follow the real conversations in politics, business, and at work. Understanding money and speaking the language fluently is critical to preparing for a comfortable retirement, building a small business, planning for college and a career for your children. Everyone speaks it differently, with different dialects. Some are riskier than others. Some want to save their money; others want to see it grow. There is no one accent, but understanding the differences will make couples, business partners, and coworkers happier—and wealthier. Authors and CNN financial experts Ali Velshi and Christine Romans speak the global language of money and translate it every day for hundreds of thousands of viewers. And they are here to teach you, too. It’s easier to learn than you might think. Speaking money affects every area of your life. It’s more than simply your savings or the investments you may have. It involves the way you think about money, the way you teach your children about it, and the way you were taught about it yourself. It’s about the way you spend it, save it, invest it, use it, need it and want it. The book will: Shed light on the male and female spending and investing disparity Discuss emerging international economies Weigh the financial hurdle of student debt culminating in a successful job Explain how to budget wisely and build wealth Show how to plan appropriately for retirement How to Speak Money is an easy-to-read, practical book that helps readers become fluent in the world’s most universal language.



Walls that Speak

Walls that Speak Author Ollie Jensen Theisen
ISBN-10 9781574412895
Release 2010
Pages 137
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"As a result of her friendship with Dr. Biggers, Dr. Theisen clearly has unique access to the works that are now held by the Biggers estate. Her interviews provide a deeply personal insight into the mind of this remarkable man and the symbols he employed in his art."---R. William McCarter, Regents Professor of Art, University of North Texas "This is a very valuable book for anyone interested in master African American artists."---Dr. Margaret Rose Vendryes, artist and independent scholar Praise for A Life on Paper: The Drawings and Lithographs of John Thomas Biggers "This volume by Theisen presents a highly respectable, concise biography of the life and graphic work of John Biggers, now recognized as a major African American artist."---Choice "A beautiful tribute to a man and his art"---Review of Texas Books Cover image is a detail from Salt March, 1998. Acrylic on canvas. Approx. 96 x 120 in. University of Houston Student Life Center, Houston. John Thomas Biggers (1924-2001) was one of the most significant African American artists of the twentieth century. He was known for his murals, but also for his drawings, paintings, and lithographs, and was honored by a major traveling retrospective exhibition from 1995 to 1997. He created archetypal imagery that spoke positively to the rich and varied ethnic heritage of African Americans, long before the Civil Rights era drew attention to their African cultural roots. His influence upon other artists was profound, both for the power of his art and as professor and elder statesman to younger generations. Olive Jensen Theisen's long-time commitment to the art of John Biggers resulted from the serendipitous discovery of an early Biggers mural in a school storeroom in the mid-1980s. Theisen immediately recognized the artist, the work, and its significance. She then set about returning The History of Negro Education in Morris County, Texas to a place of honor and found herself becoming a friend and recorder of John Biggers's stories and experiences relating to the creation of his other murals too, including Family Unity at Texas Southern University. Containing more than eighty color and black-and-white illustrations, Walls that Speak is a richly illustrated update of an earlier edition published in 1996. The artist completed new murals between its publication and his death in 2001. In addition to the inclusion of the new murals, Theisen has added a chapter on Biggers's African art collection. The only work exclusively dedicated to his murals, this book will appeal to all those interested in murals or African American art.



Classroom Voices on Education and Race

Classroom Voices on Education and Race Author Daniel Frio
ISBN-10 9781475801354
Release 2012
Pages 133
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Classroom Voices on Education and Race presents core educational issues with an emphasis on race and the racial achievement gap, school culture, and curriculum through the unfiltered and poignant voices of high school students. Students from urban, rural, and suburban public schools express a strong desire for a more active role in their classrooms, as well as for a curriculum that is more responsive to their world. Current students speak out against an increasingly complex and demanding world in which standardized testing serves to detach students from their learning and from their peers. They bear witness to increasingly competitive, content-driven classrooms that minimize open communication and critical thinking, and instead foster a culture of and cheating. And, they expose a hidden curriculum that contradicts the learning expectations of formal education. In particular, they speak to the persistence of racial stereotypes and segregation. Burdened by ignorance and misunderstandings, students address the need for honest racial dialogue facilitated by adults in their desire to cross the racial divide. Educators must listen to the voices from their classrooms in order to better participate in the lives and education of their students."



How to Speak How to Listen

How to Speak How to Listen Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781439104897
Release 1997-04-01
Pages 288
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Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. Drawing on decades of experience as educator and philosopher, Mortimer J. Adler gives the listener a short course in effective communication filled with the Adler wisdom and wit. Both instructive and practical, How to Speak, How to Listen will be invaluable to everyone: salespeople and executives involved in conferences and negotiations, politicians, lecturers, and teachers, as well as families seeking to improve communication among themselves.



Learn Speak 15 Indian Languages Through Hindi English

Learn   Speak 15 Indian Languages Through Hindi   English Author Prabhakar Machwe
ISBN-10 8171821626
Release 2009
Pages 136
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On learning 15 Indian languages through Hindi and English.