A basic, practical ´´how to´´ guide to more successful communication No matter what your career objectives are, Communicate What You Think will help you achieve them. You´ll do a better job in selling ideas, plans, or procedures to associates or customers. Your sales presentations will sparkle. Your turn at the conference table will be a happier, more rewarding experience. More people will tend to seek you out at social events and want you to head up community projects. Even your written reports, letters and memos will get more attention - and action. You´ll discover how to transmit messages from one person to another without sacrificing meaning or intent... how to master the art of oral expression and, at the same time, hold your audience... how to build a speech from a formula (and when not to)... how to prepare visuals that help your audience ´´get the picture´´... how to say something worthwhile and still leave them feeling good. Earl Nightingale, creator and host of INSIGHT, a monthly audio-cassette and book of stimulating ideas, and one of the world´s best known authorities on high level performance and human potential, is chairman of the board of Nightingale-Conant Corporation. He has spent 30 years in research on what makes people - and therefore any company or organization - successful. He is often referred to as the dean of personal development. He is also the author and narrator of many audio programs devoted to personal development, sales and management training, and human relations, including of course The Earl Nightingale Audio Library. His famous message, ´´The Strangest Secret´´, earned a Gold Record from Columbia Records for sales exceeding a million copies - the only recording of its kind to receive such an award. He has also received the Golden Gavel from Toastmasters International and many other awards ranging from a special in-person recognition by the Queen of England to an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Earl Nightingale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000312/bk_ntgl_000312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´ve heard it over and over: You must have a blog. Yet figuring out how to do it never gets to the top of your to-do list. We know your pain, and we´re here to help! We´ll actually set up a blog, step by step. Tom Gray will walk Rebecca through the process and you can follow along. You will learn: Why you must blog (you´ll be surprised at some of the reasons) How to set up your blog for little or no money Whether you should host your own blog or have someone else do it; the advantages and disadvantages of both Setup specifics: choosing a name, selecting a design, using pictures, and a whole lot more How to simplify subscription using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) How to write for blogs, including creating posts that are search-engine friendly How to get your tree noticed in a forest of 24 million blogs: the ins and outs of publicizing and promoting your blog Alternatives to blogging, such as wikis, squidoo, vlogs, and audio blogs....Oh my! Blogging resources: where to turn when you don´t know where to turn This is a live recording of an interview-format teleseminar focused on information that would be valuable for speakers, trainers, consultants, coaches, and other information entrepreneurs. It was recorded via telephone. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/spnn/000055/sp_spnn_000055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, features Bette Davis and Anne Baxter re-creating their Oscar-nominated roles. It aired on October 1, 1951. The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio´s most popular series, attracting Hollywood´s top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000022/rt_radi_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your Prophetic Handbook to End-Times Events! In 2013, I had a dream that rocked my world. If you had asked me, if I thought that Jesus was coming back in my lifetime, I would have said yes-but deep in my heart, I would not have been sure. But all that has changed. I was not even thinking about the Lord´s return when I had the most vivid dream. God spoke to me three times and said, ´´I am coming back soon! I am coming back soon! I am coming back soon! What did this mean? It means exactly what He said.´´ -Sid Roth Sid Roth, host of It´s Supernatural!, has gathered some of the leading experts and prophetic voices to take you on a powerful journey of upcoming events. Each author shares a different part of the prophetic puzzle. By the time you finish listening to this book, the pieces will come together and create a clear picture of God´s unfolding agenda for the end-times. Discover how this pivotal moment in history is your great opportunity to be on guard against the enemy´s deception, experience God´s power like never before, and participate in the greatest revival in history! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065799/bk_acx0_065799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writer and radio personality Garrison Keillor on this edition of Fresh Air. Garrison Keillor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast from Minnesota and heard weekly on public radio stations nationwide. Last year, Keillor published two new books. One is a semi-autobiographical novel, called Lake Wobegon Summer 1956. The other is in collaboration with photographer Richard Olsenius: In Search of Lake Wobegon. It´s an effort to capture in words and pictures the people and places that inspired the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. Keillor is the author of nine books and teaches at the University of Minnesota. (Original Broadcast Date: September 5, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020724/rt_whyy_020724_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s steamy in the Gulf town of Sea Breeze. Physical attraction is the only way to beat the heat in this start to a series from best-selling, previously self-published author Abbi Glines. Playboy Cage owns the apartment, and he hosts a revolving door of people, in and out, at all times. Most of them are long-legged hot girls who are never there more than a night or two. When Cage’s new roommate, Marcus, enters the picture, he’s just looking to nurse a broken heart. But there’s one particular semi-frequent regular who catches his eye. Willow - ´Low´ - is the one Cage wants to marry. But the two of them are night and day, and Marcus can’t see how Low puts up with all of Cage’s womanizing. What she really needs is a real man....like good-looking and sensible Marcus. But that’s going to get real complicated and real messy - real fast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirby Heyborne, Shayna Thibodeaux. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006327/bk_sans_006327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sam´s been dumped by his girlfriend for looking at naughty pictures on the Internet, and despite his repeated explanations, she refuses to take him back. Currently staying on his friend´s sofa, and drinking far too much, he´s quickly heading on a downward spiral of self-destruction nobody seems to be able to stop. One Sunday evening, when all the alcohol in the house has been finished, Sam heads into town, desperate for a nightcap. He wanders into a gay bar, and finds himself the star attraction in a cabaret, when he agrees to make out with the host for the possibility of a prize. When she invites him back to her place for the night, impressed by his moves, Sam´s secret long-held fantasies come spectacularly true. Unfortunately, I´m not allowed to tell you any more about this story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard L. Walton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100202/bk_acx0_100202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC´s Hardball, star of NBC´s The Chris Matthews Show, and the best selling author of Now, Let Me Tell You What I Really Think, comes this celebration of the American spirit. Fiercely independent, in love with freedom, convinced we can make it, we are like no other people on earth. We are a people reluctant to fight who become ferocious warriors when threatened or attacked. We are suspicious of governmental power, yet quick to embrace our flag in times of danger. A deeply practical nation, we loom as the world´s great optimists. What unites us Americans is not so much language or ethnicity, but a set of distinct notions about ourselves that comprise our American-ness. The self-made country. The constant rebel. The reluctant warrior. The lone hero. The pioneer. The optimist. You see them in the movies we make, the books we write, the history we have lived. What stirred the souls of our ancestors two centuries ago - and all the generations in between - still does. In American, Matthews presents a portrait of a country that enters the world arena armed with an extremely potent weapon: the collective notions we carry of America at its best. It´s a picture of more than just a nation challenged but a people ready and eager to prevail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Matthews. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000378/bk_sans_000378_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Modern perceptions of Classical Greece are almost invariably based on Athens and Sparta, but Thebes was also a key player in the history of the region in this pivotal period. Indeed, it was, in fact Thebes that was the major power for many of the years preceding the emergence of Macedon. The reasons for so little being known about Thebes and its contributions to ancient Greek civilization are complex, but the fact that it was totally destroyed by Alexander the Great is certainly one. Unlike Athens and Sparta, there are no magnificent structures still extant - indeed, the scale of the destruction meted out to Thebes was so great, that very few artifacts of any kind have been discovered that enable a full picture of life in the city. With the very notable exception of Pindar, Thebes did not produce significant numbers of philosophers or playwrights, nor did it host any major pan-Hellenic festivals. Consequently, Thebes is not as well-known as the other major players in the Greek world at that time. It is also true that Thebes was not the most loved of the Greek poleis, and its reputation never really recovered from its decision to side with the Persians during the Persians´ invasion of the Greek mainland. Those points notwithstanding, Thebes was an important city-state, served as the scene of many of the great myths of Greece, and developed a reputation for military might and tactical genius that was well-deserved. Thebes´ association, at least in the eyes of contemporary Classical Greek rivals, with male homosexuality is a topic in its own right, and a study of the Sacred Band that proved so vital in Thebes´ victories in the Classical period is especially revealing, though there is no proof of any real substance that Theban attitudes were greatly different than those of other Greeks on the whole issue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094763/bk_acx0_094763_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It´s more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching. Christianity is a picture of reality. It explains why the world is the way it is. When the pieces of this puzzle are properly assembled, we see the big picture clearly. Christianity is a true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end. In The Story of Reality, best-selling author and host of Stand to Reason Gregory Koukl explains the five words that form the narrative backbone of the Christian story. He identifies the most important things that happen in the story in the order they take place: God Man Jesus Cross Resurrection Our story begins with God. He created everything, but something went terribly wrong. So God initiated a rescue plan and entered the world that he had made by becoming like us in Jesus Christ. Jesus saved us from the wrongness in ourselves and in the world through his death on a cross. And how people respond to what he did will determine their future, at the final event of history: the resurrection. If you are already a Christian, this is your story. Do you know it? If you are not a Christian, this is still your story, because it explains the world in a way that nothing else will. It is a true story - the real story behind every other story we hear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Koukl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001701/bk_zond_001701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.