Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.
"Brilliant! Learn from history's success stories."
From a wonderful new voice in fiction comes the freshest and funniest novel to barrel down the pike since Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. In Beginner's Luck, Pedersen introduces us to the endearing oddballs of Cosgrove County, Ohio, who burst to life and steal our hearts--and none more so than Hallie Palmer, 16, savvy, and wise beyond her years, a young woman who knows life is a gamble...and sometimes you have to bet the house.
Spanning more than two centuries, the Greek and Persian wars forged a new world order, sparking developments in battle strategy, naval technology, world exploration, and art and culture that impact the world even today. These 24 lectures are your opportunity to survey this globe-spanning conflict and see the human experience behind some of the most remarkable episodes in ancient history.
What impulse drove ancient cultures to create sites like Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the pyramids at Giza? Why are we so transfixed by their presence today? And what do they reveal about our ancestors-and humanity? The dynamic force of religious belief is responsible for some of the world's most popular and ancient locales.
"My Favorite Course"
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail.
"The Castaways-Excellent Read"
Mandy Hale, also known by her many blog readers and Twitter fans as The Single Woman, shares her stories, advice, and enthusiasm for living life as an empowered, confident, God-centered woman who doesn’t just resign herself to being single - she enjoys it! Being single has had its stigmas, but Mandy proves it has its advantages too, and she uses wisdom and wit to inspire her fellow single ladies to celebrate and live fully in the life God has given them.
Your emotions and problems are not who you are. In fact, says Hale Dwoskin, co-creator of the Sedona Method, they are what stands in the way of authentic experience - and your intellect can't help you change them. The good news is that you do have a choice, and freeing yourself from guilt, anxiety, and depression can be surprisingly simple. You'll be amazed at how easy it can be to trade accumulated emotional baggage for the happiness, peace, and emotional freedom you deserve.
"Solid introduction to an amazing release method. "
Amanda Hale and Tom Burke star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel. Orphan Jane learns at an early age that self-control is the surest means of retaining self-respect in adversity. It is a lesson that serves her well in the years ahead as she endures the misery caused by her love for the secret-bearing Edward Rochester. This full-cast production is dramatised by best-selling novelist Rachel Joyce. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.
"Great performance but very quick"
It's a curious homecoming for Vince, the son nobody seems to remember. Violence is never far from the surface as his unexpected return uncovers a deep, dark secret that triggers catastrophe in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Hale Appleman as Vince; Tom Bower as Dodge; John Getz as Father Dewis; Amy Madigan as Halie; Robert Parsons as Tilden; Jeff Perry as Bradley; and Madeline Zima as Shelly. Directed by Peter Levin.
Over the years, Classical archaeology has evolved from a pastime of collectors and antiquarians to a mature science. Today, the field is a multidisciplinary effort that involves not only traditional diggers, but also geologists, geographers, anthropologists, and linguists.These 36 lectures introduce you to this fascinating field of study. Professor Hale guides you through dozens of ancient sites with the skill of a born storyteller.
When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen's intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife's family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
"Not sure what all the complaints are about..."
Blogger and author Mandy Hale, affectionately known as The Single Woman to her half-million social-media followers, is living an adventurous life that proves even our lowest lows and messiest mess-ups can point us toward our joy-filled destiny as single women. In I’ve Never Been to Vegas but My Luggage Has, Mandy delivers heart-to-heart, often hilarious stories from a life filled with love and loss, glamour and goose bumps, faith and friendship, big dreams and battle scars.
"Amazing and inspiring!"
Father of two Joe Clarke is about seventy-eight per cent sure he's just had an affair. After all that is the hopelessly attractive office intern in bed next to him, isn't it? But then again if he did have an affair why can't he remember anything at all about the night in question? Mortified by his mistake Joe vows to be a better man, but when his adored wife Penny puts two and two together and leaves him, things start to take a turn for the decidedly strange.
Aryn is a lady known for killing dragons - that is, until the dragons burn her entire city. Now on the run, Aryn must decide who she can trust - and who might be more dangerous than a dragon.
The Love That Waits for You, narrated by Edwin Hale III, is an audiobook version of the long out of print "lost" classic by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. The beloved prelate, one of the most influential Catholic speakers of the 20th century, offers life-changing insights for those who seek to follow Christ, and those wishing to learn more about the love that God has waiting for each and every one of us.
It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women - two sisters and one friend - make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something.
"She Said, He Said, She..."
It started out innocently enough. Disowned by her God-fearing parents, Honour Mercy Bane takes up a new name - Honey - and a new profession as a prostitute. After just two weeks’ work she falls for Richie, a skinny little virgin who’s gone AWOL from air force training and looking for a place to hide. Honey takes him to New York City, where a $20 trick draws $200 and the city’s power players go gaga for a Southern belle.
“Dear Ones.” So begins each of an extraordinary collection of letters written to friends and family by Catherine Royce as she contemplated how she would live out her life as it was slowly taken from her by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Writing with great humor, candor, and insight, Catherine stares, unblinking, into the glare of her own mortality.
"Great book: a how to live while dying book!"
The Carnival Sniper - as famous as Jack The Ripper. And like Jack The Ripper, never caught, his identity lost to history. In 1913, the Carnival Sniper terrorized Vienna, murdering the famous and not-so-famous alike. Police Detective Johann Runge never caught the Sniper and his failure defined the rest of his life. In 2005, best-selling crime writer Sofie Branstadter receives permission to use modern forensic investigative techniques on the Sniper’s victims. She believes she can figure out the identity of the Sniper, but she needs the help of Runge’s great-grandson, classical pianist Anton Runge.
Card shark and former wild child Hallie Palmer returns to Cosgrove County, Ohio, and resumes her job as live-in yard person for the summer, and also for some damage control. Around town, folks assume that since Hallie didn't end up doing time after her previous escapades, she now has time for all of their troubles, and thus begins a series of uproarious adventures