On finding joy and spiritual meaning in life's small moments
We all have moments of joy, moments that move us somehow, spiritual moments that we can't quite put a finger on. But then we rush on and soon forget. In this book Chris Anderson encourages us to remember and share such moments. What he writes will inspire readers who are hurting, doubting, or searching to find wisdom and meaning in their lives.
Drawing on an ancient prayer tradition,...
A teen edition of the New York Times best-selling TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, chock-full of tips and techniques to help teens become confident, capable speakers
For today's teen, being able to communicate clearly in front of an audience is essential. From class presentations to interviews to online videos, an engaging talk can not only inspire and electrify a room, it can change people's minds, and even change the world.
Dr. Ed Panosian has dedicated his life to the study and teaching of world history. Yet, his own astounding story is relatively unknown. Panosian's grandparents, aunts, and uncles were among the 1.5 million people killed by Islamic Turks during the Armenian genocide (1915-1918). His own parents narrowly-and providentially-escaped martyrdom, immigrating to the United States, living out the American Dream, and raising a son who became an iconic professor...
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don't be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think. -- Provided by publisher.
You're afraid of everything, all the time. If only you could fly above it all. Unfortunately, Sam Spalding doesn't have wings. So, what's he got to do but climb? Of course, don't forget what happened to the last student who tripped off a building at Paradise High.
Ohr'en's going to do whatever it takes to find his girlfriend, even if it means strapping down his wings and descending into Old Santa Monica. But what he finds there is a whole lot deeper and darker than he was prepared for.
After the startling revelations at the end of the first volume of LOST ANGELS, life settles back into its normal routine - as normal as it gets at Paradise High! THE SCHOOL DAZE PLAYLIST follows Alex, Daur'ek and various students (and faculty) through eight interlocking short stories that range from romance to mystery to action to comedy - each story with its own accompanying music playlist. "The Talk" kicks off THE SCHOOL DAZE PLAYLIST, the second...
Meet Alex Martinez - your average 14 year-old girl who attends Paradise High, a special integrated high school composed of humans and...Angels?!? Get ready for a Los Angeles skyline like you've never seen before! But when half the student body has wings, high school is more complicated - and deadlier - than ever.
Following the tragedy at Paradise High -- the integrated high school for Angels and humans -- police and administrators are looking for suspects, creating schoolwide tension and intrigue. But Alex sees something the rest of them do not: a clue that leads her directly into danger.
From the ruins of Old Santa Monica to the peaks of the Silver City's spires, it all comes down to this! In the epic climax to "Paradise High," Alex is trapped, and the only way out -- is a long way down.
Detective Martinez learns more about "The Tower of the Book," even as her Angel partner Pyr'ell deals with rising conflicts on the streets of L.A. Meanwhile Alex delves deeper and deeper into Old Santa Monica to discover a terrifying truth.
Who is behind the tragedy that occurred at Paradise High? Alex comes face to face with the culprit. Are they angel or human? Both? Neither? The answers will shake the foundations of both the Silver City and Los Angeles!
John Shermer, the exasperated principal of Paradise High, has a full-time job wrestling with the perpetually volatile student body of angels and humans. So, what's a guy like Shermer do to blow off steam?
Command the room--whether you're speaking to an audience of one or one hundred.
If you read nothing else on public speaking and presenting, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you find your voice, persuade your listeners, and connect with audiences of any size.
This book will inspire you to:
• Win hearts and minds--and approval for your ideas
The inside secrets to giving a first-class presentation from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. Chris Anderson discovered early on that the key to getting an audience to sit up and pay attention is to condense a presentation into 18 minutes or less, and to heighten its impact with a powerful narrative. This is chock full of personal presentation suggestions - everything from how to distill your speech's content to what you should wear...