Conversations at the elevator, a cocktail party, or the water cooler can do a great deal to boost your career - if you know how to approach them correctly. We´ll give you tips on how to increase your comfort in preparing for the spontaneous moment. Change Masters has individually coached thousands of global executives to significantly improve their leadership communication skills since it was established in 1986. The Change Masters Leadership Success Series gives you usable information, containing pragmatic tools that have been road-tested by top leaders. Many times people consider a seminar successful if there is one usable nugget or idea. This series captures the most valuable nuggets we´ve gleaned to give you high value and save you time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Ann Keers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/chng/000018/bk_chng_000018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When I began writing this book, it was my intent to focus on the military men and women of our country. They are definitely heroes to all of us. In gathering stories, I found there are many ordinary people that are also heroes. This inspired me to expand my vision to include short stories from people of all ages and walks of life who have made a difference. This is the first book, and it starts a series of ´´Chit Chat Café´´ worldwide short stories. After listening to this book, if you can turn to someone and say, ´´You should listen to this book´´, my objective will be met. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry Bradley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053226/bk_acx0_053226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the award winning, surprisingly angry, but slightly reluctant comedian in his third solo show, all about his little tantrums and snatches of dinner party conversation.Miles sheds the tweed and some of his natural snobbery in order to examine why, despite his outward sweetness and serenity, he repeatedly falls victim to sudden flashes of appalling anger. You´ll hear stories, convoluted explanations, misunderstood theories, and half-remembered snatches of postprandial hilarity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Jupp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/laff/000039/pf_laff_000039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Celebrity Primal Screams Contest; Chit-Chat with Pat Nixon; No-Eyes, Blind Detective. (Original Broadcast Date: November 17, 1973) 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/lamp/050108/rt_lamp_050108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some pictures tell a story, and a certain old print acquired by a collector proves to have a very dark tale to relate, and in a most uncanny fashion. A classic tale from the master of the English ghost story M. R. James. Originally written to read by the fireside to the members of the Chit Chat Club of Cambridge, this story was first published in James´s first collection The Ghost Stories of an Antiquary in 1904. This telling comes with a short afterword which provides some notes and commentary on the text. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/000478/bk_mike_000478_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ninth episode in this new series considers the human body, its form, function, and failings.Join Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington on a biological adventure of human proportions.In this episode: Same name, different brain; Minty fresh nostalgia; Karl´s earliest memory; Senses and Sensibilities; Lying Eyes; The way to a man´s heart; Harley Street literature; Desert Island Paraphilia; Karl´s subconscious navigation; Spectral chit chat in St. Ives; Dermal rumours; Knob nerves; The disappointing lack of freakery; Biodiversity and lazy scientists; and Epilogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/gerv/000022/pf_gerv_000022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the greatest novels to have come from the 19th century, a realistic, gritty exposure of the lives, loves, intrigue and rivalry that existed in the literary world of London. The art form and culture of writing is becoming a business, expanding rapidly, and profit is more important than integrity of purpose. In the search for a wider readership, editors and publishers look to the poorer educated classes believing that shorter, slighter commercial treatments will sell and thus erudite writers with serious ideas and ´urgent messages for the world´ have their work devalued. ´Instead of Chat I should call it Chit-Chat...it would sell like hot cakes. On the same principle...if the Tatler were changed to Tittle-Tattle its circulation would be trebled...An admirable idea! Tittle-Tattle -a magnificent title; the very thing to catch the multitude.´ The downward intellectual spiral is of course contrasted by the progress of lightweight, jobbing writers able to turn their pens, with ease, to any task and supply copy with trite, popular appeal. Gissing knew his subject well, and his characterisation of the facile, unscrupulous Milvain, the rancorous Yule, the paranoid and impoverished Reardon all have the note of authenticity, as do the women used and abused by them in their struggle for success and the publication of their work. Truly one of the books from which we should learn, monumental in the telling, the story is an engrossing tale, describing a shabby Pyrrhic victory, at the expense of all those with a reasoning mind, of self-advertisement over artistic endeavour in an ongoing war- of what happens when pen meets penury. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Newcombe Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/assm/000104/bk_assm_000104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The importance of small talk in today´s fast-paced lifestyles cannot be overemphasized. If words once dried up on you when you needed them most and you had to spend hours alone at a social gathering when others were mingling, only because you did not know how to strike up a conversation or to keep one going, then you know just how essential it is. It has been called many things, among which are trivial, pointless, idle chit-chat and superficial. Frivolous it may be, but inconsequential it certainly isn´t and thinking it is might cost you a potentially lasting relationship or a better job. Even if nothing lasting comes from the small talk episode, wouldn´t it make you feel good just knowing you might just have made someone else´s day? Here´s what you´ll find in the book: What small talk is and what it isn´t Small talk, why the fuss? Create good first impressions Effective ice-breaking techniques How to work around awkward moments So much more! When you download Communication Skills: How to Master the Art of Small Talk you will soon love to meet strangers and get to know their lives while making new friends. Buy this book today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073835/bk_acx0_073835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Social commerce is the new buzz word and this book will be the first to cut through the hype and tell you exactly what it all means...and how to do it. Social media has moved on: It´s not enough to just be engaging your customers in fun chit-chat, now you can sell to them directly through their favourite social media platform. ASOS, the fashion website, has just set up a commerce site on Facebook and people are scrambling to follow in their footsteps. No longer do you have the nightmare of dragging people from their social networking site to your homepage - you can get them buying right where they are! In this follow up to This Is Social Media, Guy Clapperton uses the same easy-to-follow instructions to break the process down and show you exactly how to set up your own social commerce operation and how to make it a success. Includes: Step-by-step guide to setting up your own commerce site within social media platforms such as Facebook Building a loyal community who will keep coming back and buying from you How to offer superb customer service to your social media consumers Developing new products, especially for this new environment Measuring your ROI Guy Clapperton is a journalist, broadcaster and speaker on business issues and all things digital in the press. He has spoken on social media all over the world since the release of his last book, This Is Social Media. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Carrington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011093/bk_adbl_011093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I´m a monster. You´re a monster. Big and small, young and old, we are all monsters sometimes. We all have hobbies and habits, rules and routines, and quirks and qualities that make us one of a kind. It´s these endearing (and yes, sometimes irritating) qualities that ultimately make us human - even if we may seem a little monstrous on occasion. From waking up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning to not flossing before returning to bed each night, each day presents us with plenty of opportunities to be monstrous, and it´s these monsters that are captured in Monstrous Me. In Monstrous Me, all the funky feelings, horrendous habits, and terrible traits we have are exemplified by silly and strange monsters. Their stories, told in rhyming verse, capture their origins and shortcomings, their triumphs and downfalls, as we start to understand how such monsters came to be. Below are some examples of the monsters, along with a verse of their story. In Monstrous Me, each monster´s story will be four to six verses long. With more monsters than hours in the day, you´re sure to find one to call your own. Here´s a sneak peek at some of the monsters: Loch Fitness Monster - Who hasn´t let a bad picture ruin their day? Gossip Pollinator - This flitting, ditzy monster lives to spread gossip from group to group. The Snifflgeus - If you´ve ever refused to stay home when you´ve had the sniffles, you may be this baddie. The Forgeti - He´s forgotten more names, numbers, and dates than he´ll ever know. The Toldjaso - This patronizing parrot will remind you time and time again of what she knew all along. The Late Night Snake - Who can avoid the siren song of the fridge’s white light? Busy Body - To this monster, looking busy is a full-time job. Chit-Chattacker - What lengths would you go to stop chit-chat and small talk? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Jeffries. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103530/bk_acx0_103530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.