Archive for the 'speech' Category

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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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.


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 Call number: HF5718.22 .S645 2006


Thursday, August 14, 2008

by Heidi Williams

Call Number: PN167 .P532 2008

Description not available

Catching Life by the Throat: How to Read a Poem and Why with CD

Friday, July 25, 2008

by Josephine Hart

Call Number: PR1221 .C34 2008

Catching Life by the Throat unites the sound, sense, and sensibility that lie at the heart of great poetry. It features eight great poets, with brief, accessible essays concerning their life and work and a selection of their poems, and it is accompanied by an 80-minute CD recorded live at the British Library: Ralph Fiennes reading Auden, Edward Fox reading Eliot, Roger Moore reading Kipling, Harold Pinter reading Larkin, and more.

Whether you believe (like Robert Frost, who inspired the title) that poetry is a way of “taking life by the throat” or (like T. S. Eliot) that it “is one person talking to another,” nobody does it better than the poets featured in this book. For a novice discovering the rich heritage of English-language verse or a seasoned poetry reader, Catching Life by the Throat is an extraordinary introduction to eight iconic poets. 8 illustrations. (Description by

How to Write for a General Audience: A Guide for Academics Who Want to Share Their Knowledge with the World and Have Fun Doing It

Monday, July 21, 2008

By Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett

Call Number: PN145 .K38 2007

This work shows academics how to communicate their ideas effectively to a wider audience. With humor and personal anecdotes, she provides practical information on coming up with ideas for articles and books, beating procrastination, and writing effective, jargon-free prose. Most academics know little about the business end of publishing. In this book, they’ll find helpful tips on locating a publisher, pitching an idea, working with editors, negotiating a book contract, and promoting one’s finished product.