Archive for the 'all communications' Category

30 Days: The Complete Second Season

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

By  Morgan Spurlock

30 Days features a diverse group of participants, each given the opportunity to experience first-hand a world antithetical to their own, comfortable existence. Each episode examines a very different subject and is hosted by Morgan Spurlock, creator of Super Size Me. In the final episode, Spurlock is also a participant as he turns the camera on himself. Episodes include: “Immigration”, “Outsourcing,” “New Age”, “Pro-Choice/Pro-Life”, “Atheist/Christian” and “Jail”. Call number: HN59.2 .A13 2007

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The EQ Interview: Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

edinterviewBy Adele B. Lynn

Emotional Intelligence is one of the key indicators of success, so it makes sense to choose your employees based on their EQ. But how? The EQ Interview shows you how to assess the emotional intelligence of candidates and ensure that they’re the right fit for the job. This practical guide explains the five areas of emotional intelligence and how they enhance job performance, and then arms you with more than 250 behavior-based questions specially formulated to help you predict future performance and avoid costly hiring mistakes. You’ll learn how to analyze and interpret answers, and even spot “EQ frauds.” Filled with insightful examples, this book gives you the tools and information you need to factor emotional intelligence into the hiring process. Call Number HF5549.5 .S38 L96 2008

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

flamesBy David Sedaris

Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine. From armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds to the awkwardness of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a sleeping fellow passenger on a plane, David Sedaris uses life’s most bizarre moments to reach new heights in understanding love and fear, family and strangers. Culminating in a brilliantly funny account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris’s sixth essay collection will be avidly anticipated. Call Number PS3569 .E314 .W2008

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Workplace Communications

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

workplaceby George J. Searles

Workplace Communications: The Basics is the first text specifically intended for applied writing courses in community college and other settings where many students are academically under-prepared and therefore intimidated by lengthy, theory-intensive tests.

This text focuses instead on the basics of workplace writing by emphasizing practical applications. Written in a simple, conversational style, Workplace Communications is designed to be both accessible and useful, incorporating numerous examples, illustrations, and exercises. The new edition includes greatly increased coverage of technology in all areas of work-related communication including the job search, correspondence, oral communication, and research. Call Number PE1479 .B87 S43 2003

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Super Review: English Language

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Research & Education Association

Call# PE1114 .E64 2000

Product Description
REA’s Super Reviews help students brush up on tough subjects. They are more thorough than ordinary subject reviews but less complex than voluminous study guides. Numerous solved problems accompany the review and bring it to life. The English Language Super Review includes an extensive review of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. A glossary of usage is also included. Exercises and quizzes enable students to check whether they have learned what they need to know, whether they understand the subject and have command of it.

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Microsoft Office 2007 Simplified

Friday, October 3, 2008

by Sherry Willard Kinkoph

Call #  HF5548.4 .m525 2007

Synopsis

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You’re holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Office 2007 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide — and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.
“The Simplified series is very accessible to beginners and provides useful information for more experienced users. For visual learners (like myself), the illustrations are a great help. It’s challenging to take a complex subject and express it simply, clearly, concisely, and comprehensively. This book meets the challenge.”

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Crash and Learn: 600+ road tested tips to keep audiences fired up and engaged

Friday, September 19, 2008

By Jim Smith

How does a good speaker hold the attention of any audience, large or small? What are the common, but often overlooked, mistakes speakers make? Jim Smith, Jr., an acclaimed motivational speaker, presents the mistakes and then provides tips and pointers to eliminate and avoid them through his Jim’s Gems. The book gently instructs and positively inspires. Jim Smith and his Gems will help any speaker or facilitator become more polished and powerful–painlessly. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: HF5718.22 .S645 2006

Understanding Adobe Photoshop

Friday, September 19, 2008

by Richard Harrington

TR267.5 .A36 H37 2006

If you’re exploring a career in digital imaging or design, then you’re likely to encounter Photoshop along the way–you probably already have. But how well do you know it? Digital Image Production Techniques with Adobe Photoshop goes beyond the school newspaper or internship and teaches you the fundamental digital imaging techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements that you’ll need to succeed both in the classroom and the workforce. While many Photoshop books focus on features, tools, or techniques, this book covers both the basics and delves into specific skills, tricks, and uses in multimedia. With a friendly style and interactive DVD-ROM, Richard Harrington covers digital imaging basics (correcting, editing, sharpening, retouching, and presenting photos) and shows you real-world projects and exercises, including: digital painting; designing a CD/DVD label, magazine cover, and advertisements; creating Web sites/animations; and more!

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