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  • The Performance of Readingby Peter Kivy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 91.95

    The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer. An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field. Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from... more...

  • Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetingsby Kerry Shephard

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 43.95

    Do you dread the nerve-wracking task of giving presentations? Or are you looking for new ways in which to give your presentation a boost? With practical, step-by-step hints on all presentation scenarios, Kerry Shephard's Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetings is an excellent guide for postgraduate students, academics and professionals,... more...

  • Talks on Talkingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 5.99

    Effective spoken communication is a fine art. Brush up your speaking skills with this timeless treatise on talking from Yale public speaking instructor Grenville Kleiser. Brimming with practical tips on how to get your point across, this book is a must-have for anyone who wants to be a better communicator. more...

  • Presentations For Dummiesby Malcolm Kushner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Whether you’re dealing with one person or one thousand, theability to transmit ideas in a coherent and compelling fashion isone of the most important skills you can ever develop. Want toimpress your colleagues? Convince your clients? Prove your point?The key to success is what you say. To get what you want in life,you have to present yourself... more...

  • The Art of Speeches and Presentationsby Philip Collins

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.00

    Be memorable. Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is somethingmany of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues orspeeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want toshine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact.Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair,knows exactly what’s... more...

  • Power and Politeness in Actionby Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 77.00

    This study investigates the interface of power and politeness in the realization of disagreements in naturalistic language data. Power and politeness are important phenomena in face-to-face interaction. Disagreement is an arena in which these two key concepts are likely to be observed together. Both disagreement and the exercise of power... more...

  • The Munk Debatesby Rudyard Griffiths; Peter Munk

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Munk Debates is Canada?s premier international debate series, a highly anticipated cultural event and feast of ideas. Launched in 2008 by philanthropists Peter and Melanie Munk, these debates bring together some of the world?s greatest thinkers to discuss the most pressing political, social, and cultural issues that are shaping the course of world... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...

  • The Powers of Genreby Peter Seitel

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 149.99

    The Powers of Genre describes a method for interpreting oral literature that depends upon and facilitates dialogue between insiders and outsiders to a tradition. Seitel illustrates this method with lively examples from Haya proverbs, folktales, and heroic verse. He then focuses on a single epic ballad to demonstrate, among other things, why stanzas... more...

  • Successful Methods of Public Speakingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 5.99

    You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has... more...