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Gift of the Gab

Author : Morris Gleitzman
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It's a normal week for Rowena Batts. A car full of stewed apples. A police cell. A struggle to keep Dad off national TV. Then her world turns upside down.

The Gift of the Gab and How to Get It

Author : Jacquie Wise
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This book is your key to making confident conversation an everyday part of your life. This practical, well-written book will ensure you are never at a loss for words in any situation.

The Gift of the Gab

Author : David Crystal
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We all know eloquence when we hear it. But what exactly is it? And how might we gain more of it for ourselves? This entertaining and, yes, eloquent book illuminates the power of language from a linguistic point of view and provides fascinating insights into the way we use words. David Crystal, a world-renowned expert on the history and usage of the English language, probes the intricate workings of eloquence. His lively analysis encompasses everyday situations (wedding speeches, business presentations, storytelling) as well as the oratory of great public gatherings. Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking—from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics such as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others. In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama’s electrifying “Yes we can” speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of eloquence—from the simple use of parallelism and an awareness of what not to say, to his brilliant conclusion constructed around two powerful words: dreams and answers.

The Gift of Gab

Author : Francine Davids
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Encourage speech development with fun games and activities from veteran speech pathologist Francine Davids. From babbling babies to young elementary schoolers, this fun, engaging collection of educational games and activities can jump-start language development at any stage. Whether your child has a developmental delay or you just want to set them up for success, The Gift of Gab provides all the tools you need to practice language in a low-pressure way. With the calm reassurance of a lifelong educator, author Francine Davids also offers background on the basics of language development, a range of milestones, and some easy ways to tell if your child is on the right track. Organized by game type, so parents can easily find the most age-appropriate material, The Gift of Gab covers a range of fun approaches, including: -Singing and clapping games -Games that use toys you already have in the house -Games using homemade materials like cootie catchers and paper dice -Imaginative card games -Games to play on the go, in the car, or at the grocery store -Games for larger groups -And even games to teach social skills like taking turns! With a range of printable materials available online for free download, The Gift of Gab not only takes the stress out of language development, it also offers an accessible, play-based way to connect with your child every day.

The Gift of the Gab

Author : Hory Sankar Mukerjee
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The trick of moving from ‘average’ to ‘outstanding’ lies in ‘communication’. When you are able to articulate, present and write better than others, you move into the extraordinary league. While most of us agree to these positive effects of communication, we conveniently ignore the downside of communication breakdown, which can lead to stunted professional growth. The Gift of the Gab: The Subtle Art of Communicating will help you develop a communication strategy that can lead to improvements in your working style. Choosing the right words, listening well and getting your message across eloquently are skills that can be perfected. By changing your communication strategy you can increase your motivation, and improve your productivity and profitability at work. This book is a corporate guide that can help you become the person you aspire to be.

Careers for Talkative Types Others with the Gift of Gab

Author : Marjorie Eberts
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Describes jobs that involve speaking skills, including sales, teaching, law, and broadcast journalism

Gift of the Gab

Author : Tadhg Hayes
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With illustrations by Terry Willers For the unprepared visitor Irish conversation can be a minefield. 'How's the craic ?' is not an assumption that you are well versed in the properties of narcotics substances, merely an enquiry after your health and general well-being. A seemingly easy question like 'You're not from around here are ye?' requires a far more detailed reply than 'No, I'm not'. In order not to be thought rude you should supply details of where you live, why you are in Ireland, the tiny village, now deserted, from which your great-great grandfather emigrated in the year dot, and, to be really accepted, your salary figure, marital status and daily eating habits! To the uninitiated, advice like this might seem extreme, but, as Tadhg Hayes points out, the proper answer will save you from insistent and repeated questioning, which, in the case of the Irish, is motivated by genuine interest and not just downright nosiness. Having safely negotiated the opening gambits, plenty of other conversational pitfalls await the visitor. GIFT OF THE GAB covers them all and will see you through any topic, from THE WEATHER, SPORT, DRINK, DEATH, how to interpret travel directions and statements on a person's financial situation (see THE POOR MOUTH). For Improvers there are useful phrases to add colour to your conversation, including the essential 'feck', 'fecking' and its variations. All in all, the most essential thing, after your umbrella, you will need for an enjoyable holiday in Ireland.

The Gift of the Gab

Author : Jacquie Wise
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This practical book is designed to improve conversation and communication skills, covering starting conversations, meeting people at parties and social functions, and overcoming shyness.

The Gift of Gab

Author : Jack Hedman
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The Gift of Gab: A Collection of Recollections is a very appropriate choice for a title. I have good reason to believe that the art of storytelling is disappearing. This is my fi rst attempt at writing a book. I am hoping that in a small way, I will be able to reach out to people in order to convince them that there is signifi cant merit in being able to connect in a personal manner. A few years ago, I listened to a presentation on demographics. The delivery was very smooth and polished. The essential message was that the older generation was doing a poor job communicating with the youth. This new generation makes connections in an entirely different way than their parents. We were told that if we want to connect, we had to become familiar with the new communication vehicle, the electronic media. This is a generation of instant gratitude along with instant results. The use of cell phones, iPads, tablets, computers has become second nature to our youth. They can get answers very quickly simply by using Google. It has reached the point where writing and spelling have lost considerable value. We are encouraging a new generation that will develop muscular thumbs and a language that will be foreign to us. I do not pretend to have answers, nor do I believe that this change is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do believe that we have the power to enhance the connection with children at a very early age. We have an opportunity to preserve special moments by taking some time to read or tell stories that hold meaning for children when they are still young enough to believe. Sid Asselin was a master storyteller. I coached a lot of high school sports while living in Fort Frances. Our closest rival was one hundred kilometers away, four hundred kilometers for the most distant. On these trips, Sid was our driver, and he could stretch out a story for hours. This audience probably averaged sixteen years in age. They would get quite caught up in it all. I had two nieces and a nephew growing up in southern Ontario who believed that Uncle Jack lived in the wild woods of Ontario. When they were young, every visit I made led to the same requests tell us the story about how . . . saved your life. I had no idea at the time what kind of impact these stories would deliver. As young adults, they made a request to me to record on paper the substance and silliness that went into these tall tales. Now that they have young children of their own, I have a strong sense of the rationale for that request. I wish I could remember more of his stories, but the epic of a beaver, the blind moose, and the legend of Fallen Rock should adequately help fulfi ll my goal. This book should hold appeal for parents also because it does hold a few smatterings of how our own parents took liberty in stretching the truth in order to make a point. I hope that you enjoy this book and find motivation to share some stories of your own, true or nonsensical, with your children or grandchildren.

Gift of Gab

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Gift of Gab

Author : Cathy East Dubowski
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Find out how Eliza Thornberry got her amazing secret gift to talk to animals in the first story of this bind-up. When Eliza rescues a trapped warthog in the african jungle she breaks a spell turning the animal back into a man. The shaman grants Eliza a wish. Thrilled at being able to talk to her new friend Darwin, the chimp, Eliza rushes back to camp to tell her family. Once there she soon realises that she can no longer talk to humans ∼ only animals! And the one person who is responsible for granting her wish has disappeared! Will her family ever understand her again? In Family Face-Off the Thornberrys are in the Galapagoes Islands where rival filmmakers have challenged them to a race to see who can be the first to trace Charles Darwin's original route. Can Eliza and her family win the race without having to play tricks?

The Gift of the Gab Success Has a Language

Author : Siddharth Deshmukh
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Arun's typical young corporate turk. He's connected parties more than he works and has people eating out of his hand. But he's still frustrated - his methods let him down when he needs them the most. His boss sends him to spy on Ravi, a business head who has been delivering success after success for his unit when the rest of the company is facing tough time s. Apparently; Ravi has unearthed a secret language called Bella- the language of success. A skeptical Arum takes this assignment on as fun and games, primarily to hook up again with the young woman he's broken off earlier. But he soon finds out (as he unwillingly learns this language) that this language is real, powerful and life-changing. He soon faces new choices about work, loyalties and even his love life. Will Arun survive and prevail in this test by fire and gain the language's power? Join him in this fun, fast-paced journey that will keep you entertained right through to the end.

Ironweed

Author : William Kennedy
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The beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, basis of the film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Francis Phelan, ex-big-leaguer, part-time gravedigger, full-time bum with the gift of gab, is back in town. He left Albany twenty-two years earlier after he dropped his infant son accidentally, and the boy died. Now he's on the way back to the wife and home he abandoned, haunted at every corner by the ghosts of his violent life. Francis; his wino ladyfriend of nine years, Helen; and his stumblebum pal, Rudy, shuffle their ragtag way through the city's bleakest streets, surviving on gumption, muscatel, and black wit. estiny is not their business. 'The premise of Ironweed was so unpromising, that in marketing terms the writer still to this day finds it funny: the story of a bunch of itinerant alcoholics, knocking around Kennedy's hometown, falling out, having visions, trying to pass for sober to cadge a bed for the night in the homeless shelter.' Guardian 'But for all the rich variety of prose and event, from hallucination to bedrock realism to slapstick and to blessed quotidian peace, ''Ironweed'' is more austere than its predecessors. It is more fierce, but also more forgiving.' Quoted from the classic New York Times review of Ironweed, which made it an overnight sensation.

Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present

Author : John Stephen Farmer
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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff

Author : Gregory William Mank
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Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors most deeply associated with the two roles also shared a unique friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror films, and over the years managed to collaborate on and co-star in eight movies. Through dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, this greatly expanded new edition examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era in which both stars worked, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and Karloff’s mutual films, examines their odd and moving personal relationship and analyzes their ongoing legacies. Features include a fully detailed filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, full summaries of both men’s careers and more than 250 photographs, some in color.

Notes and Queries

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Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

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The Century Dictionary

Author : William Dwight Whitney
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Pick me up

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Carols of Cockayne With numerous illustrations by A Concanen and J Leech

Author : Henry Sambrooke Leigh
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