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Evolutionary Rhetoric: Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism
Evolutionary Rhetoric
Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism
Paperback      ISBN: 0809331012
Hayden (English, Hunger College) presents a critical study of rhetoric in the free-love feminist movement, which she locates from the mid-19th to the early-20th centuries. The "free" in "free love" refers to bonds of love and related practices not sanctioned by either religion or the state, which was seen as oppressive and even corrupting. The largely white movement was both heterosexist in orientation and constrained women's sexuality largely to maternity, says Hayden. She draws attention to how science supplied powerful tools for leveraging progressive notions of women's sexuality, noting its difference from androcentric Enlightenment era rhetoric of natural law and individual sovereignty, while also exploring why many free love feminists advocated eugenics. She looks at scientific rhetoric as it pertains to sexuality in a number of fields (evolutionary biology, physiology, bacteriology, embryology, and heredity), on the one hand, and women's pamphlets, speeches and books on free love and related issues, on the other. This will be a valuable resource for students of rhetoric, historians of science, and feminist activists. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
The Storyteller's Secret
From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
Paperback      ISBN: 1250072239
How did an American immigrant without a college education go from Venice Beach T-Shirt vendor to television’s most successful producer? How did a timid pastor’s son surmount a paralyzing fear of public speaking to sell out Yankee stadium, twice? How did the city of Tokyo create a PowerPoint stunning enough to win itself the chance to host the Olympics? They told brilliant stories. In his hugely attended Talk Like TED events, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo found, again and again, that audiences wanted to discover the keys to telling powerful stories, inspiring stories that could galvanize movements and actuate global change. And indeed, whether your goal is to sell, educate, fundraise, or entertain, your story is your most valuable asset. A well-told story hits you like a punch to the gut; it triggers the light bulb moment, the ‘aha’ that illuminates the path to innovation. Your story is “a strategic tool with irresistible power,
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
Paperback      ISBN: 067181298X
Bulletproof Presentations: No One Will Ever Shoot Holes in Your Ideas Again!
Bulletproof Presentations
No One Will Ever Shoot Holes in Your Ideas Again!
Paperback      ISBN: 1564145905
The ability to make an effective presentation, whether it be to peers, bosses, customers, the general public, or the media, plays a major role in your career advancement. This book will give you what you need to speak effectively, with confidence, and in virtually any situation. This step-by-step program can turn even the shakiest speaker into a cool, confident presenter. It gives practical, easy-to-follow guidelines, coupled with the blueprints that will allow anyone apply the techniques immediately. It gives the key to controlling fears, details on how to outline and organize an effective presentation, ways to improve style and delivery, and perfect strategies to captivate any audience. This book will enable anyone be able to walk to that podium with confidence and make a presentation that will impress and inform with the ability to handle even the most difficult questions that may come up during your presentation.
Women Don't Ask: Opportunity, Negotiation, And the Gender Gap
Women Don't Ask
Opportunity, Negotiation, And the Gender Gap
Paperback      ISBN: 0553383876
Stating that women are less likely to express preferences or ask for things, an examination of the social forces constraining women demonstrates how women can evaluate their opportunities and become comfortable with making requests. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Quick and Easy to Effective Speaking
Quick and Easy to Effective Speaking
Hardcover      SKU: 1199195952
The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking
The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking
Paperback      ISBN: 0393346048
Collects short and insightful pointers on the power, potential and practice of public speaking. Original.
Presentation Advantage: How to Inform and Persuade Any Audience
Presentation Advantage
How to Inform and Persuade Any Audience
Paperback      ISBN: 1941631215
"The average attention span of an adult is eight seconds-eight seconds! That is tough news for a presenter. It means you may have a room full of people, but their minds are elsewhere. You're competing with a slew of activities demanding their attention-email, texts, Facebook, YouTube, chats, and apps, in addition to thoughts about their next meeting and projects that are behind schedule. How do you get a message across in a world like that? The inability to powerfully inform and persuade in the midst of unprecedented distractions is one of the greatest hidden and pervasive costs of the twenty-first century workplace. You need to connect to what matters to your audience and hold that connection. Learn to connect with your audience, and you'll stop having wasted time, unproductive meetings, and lost opportunities-you'll have the Presentation Advantage. In Presentation Advantage, FranklinCovey outlines its "Connect Model," the mental model that allows you to connect with the message, yourself, and the audience during any presentation. Your audience's distractions will no longer override what you have to say. Learn to connect by: Structuring strategically relevant and purpose-driven messages Answering the "so what?" question Understanding how our brains best synthesize and remember key information Using visuals such as PowerPoint to inspire instead of torture your audience Aligning your message, body language, and tone of voice for a powerful delivery Whether to one person or one hundred, effective presenting is today's top business skill, and the experts at FranklinCovey help you master it. With the Presentation Advantage, you can deliver dynamic, compelling, and truly effective presentations every time"--
The Articulate Executive: Learn to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader
The Articulate Executive
Learn to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader
Paperback      ISBN: 0070653380
Granville N. Toogood is a top executive communications expert, as well as an established speaker, trainer, and writer. Before starting his own company in 1982, Mr. Toogood was a television reporter and network news producer for NBC and ABC. Today he works with a long list of blue-chip clients and has served as a consultant to 38 of the Fortune 50 CEOs, as well as thousands of senior-level executives, elected officials, and diplomats throughout the world. This book is based on his acclaimed corporate workshops in executive communications. Mr. Toogood resides in Darien, Connecticut.
Winning Arguments: What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom
Winning Arguments
What Works and Doesn't Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom
Paperback      ISBN: 0062226673
An accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world-class English and Law professor draws on landmark legal cases, politics, pop culture, and the author's career to outline essential strategies for winning debates in a range of environments.