Speak your mind effectively! The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don’t think they can change it. It’s the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others. Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises.
"Very good job Mrs. Fleming."
Every morning, as her husband Mike straps on his SIG Sauer and pulls on his heavy Magnum boots, Jamie Anderson tenses up. Then comes the call she has always dreaded: There's been a shooting at police headquarters. Mike isn't hurt, but his longtime partner is grievously injured. As weeks pass and her husband's insomnia and disconnectedness mount, Jamie realizes he is an invisible casualty of the attack. Then the phone rings again. Another shooting - but this time Mike has pulled the trigger.
"Perfect for my long car ride"
Stop waiting for what you want, go out and get it! Have you ever felt powerless, unhappy, or inhibited? Rather than letting others control you, take control of yourself! This practical, thorough program is packed with anecdotes and proven exercises to help you understand and use the techniques of assertiveness training, techniques that work!
"Short, to the point and very helpful."
Amy and Matthew didn't know each other, really. They weren't friends. Matthew remembered her, sure, but he remembered a lot of people from elementary school that he wasn't friends with now. Matthew never planned to tell Amy what he thought of her cheerful facade, but after he does, Amy realizes she needs someone like him in her life. As they begin to spend more time with each other, Amy learns that Matthew has his own secrets and she decides to try to help him in the same way he's helped her.
"Excellent YA Start to Your Summer"
This is a unique book that contains daily devotionals and sample negative self-talk guides as well as positive self-talk examples. All scriptural based phrases will help you declare life instead of speaking negatively (death) over yourself and the ones you love. Learn what you should say when you talk to yourself as well as what to say about others. Speak powerful faith-filled words. Speak life!
"Valuable for developing Biblical thought patterns"
A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gifts of any kind for the impending Christmas holiday. A Rwandan girl relates her family's struggles to maintain a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. A young brother and sister cope with their uncle's attempt to sell them into slavery. Aboard a bus filled with refugees - a microcosm of today's Africa - a Muslim boy summons his faith to bear a treacherous ride across Nigeria.
When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found. Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.
"Robotham is the real deal!"
Girls like Neve Slater don’t get gorgeous guys like William. But William’s been in L A for three years, and Neve’s been slimming down in preparation for his return. Then her sister Celia points out that if Neve wants William to think she's an experienced love-goddess then she’d better get some experience - a man to show her the ropes, like Celia’s colleague Max. And since he’s not Neve’s type, she certainly won’t fall for him...
"Authentic and entertaining"
Some people say 'sconn' while others say 'schown'. He says 'bath' while she says 'bahth'. You say 'potayto'. I say 'potahto'. And - wait a second, no one says 'potahto'. No one's ever said 'potahto'. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.
Break through anyone's anger and win their trust in crises large and small. Leonard S. Greenberger is a partner at one of today's most successful public relations firms. In What to Say When Things Get Tough, this seasoned expert offers verbal and nonverbal skills for handling communication crises in any public forum.
Her parents' death has left Kelsey Langton penniless - and responsible for the well-being of her younger sister, Jean. Kelsey knows that the only way to avert their doom is to allow herself to be sold at auction. Resigned to becoming the plaything of a well-heeled gentleman, she gets more than she bargained for.
It's not Fourth of July on Mackinac Island without fireworks and fudge. The Historic McMurphy Hotel and Fudge Shop is supplying the treats - and Allie has hired Rodney Rivers, the biggest name in aerial displays, to create an unforgettable spectacle. Unfortunately Allie finds him dead, covered with screaming-chicken fireworks, just before the entire warehouse of pyrotechnics goes up in smoke. Is it arson, or is it murder?
"Won't Be Fooled Again"
Constance is so excited about her marriage, and Elmira, her maid of honor and best friend, is helping her to make sure everything is perfect. A little too much wine in the middle of trying on her bridal lingerie, though, changes the evening and before she knows it, this bride to be is having her very first lesbian sex, and both young women are in for the most delightful night of their lives.Warning: This audiobook contains very graphic descriptions of a bride's first lesbian sex.
Fighting with your spouse? Scolding the children? Conflicting with your siblings? Linguist Deborah Tannen explains what's actually going on in family talk, including how family conversations must balance the longing for connection with the desire for control. For more on understanding communication, we recommend Difficult Conversations.
"Sounded like she knew my family!"
When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.
"His best book yet"
We've all been told, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." This audiobook provides practical approaches and positive phrases for those times when you need to say something that is not so nice. Find out how to constructively clue someone in, deflect the negative comment of a well-meaning friend, or let a colleague know that what he or she is doing drives you crazy - without destroying the relationship.
Rosalind Summerhill is on the verge of becoming the next Vera Wang, as far away from her family and their drama as she can get. The last thing she wants is to leave San Francisco for London, especially not to deal with her father's latest scandal - dying in his mistress's arms. At least she can find comfort in knowing she can leave after the memorial.
Displaying a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics, 11 soldiers and marines here share the truth about their wars. Award-winning journalist Kevin Sites asks the difficult questions of these combatants: What is it like to kill? To be under fire? How do you know what’s right? What can you never forget? Sites compiles the accounts of these soldiers, their families, and their friends and also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war and the redemptive powers of storytelling in arresting a spiraling path of self-destruction.
"An account of the horror of war"
A collection of silly tongue-twisters.
A brand spanking new bedroom farce about three couples who say what they oughtn't, do what they shouldn't, and deliver terrific one-liners while doing it. Ben and Nancy have a midnight therapy session over some unfortunate pillow talk; Grace and Gene take surprising sides over the one-night-stand issue; and therapist Mark finds his romantic rendezvous with an older man rudely interrupted.
"Well worth a listen."