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|Author||: Amy Cuddy|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Spark|
MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD: Learn the simple techniques you'll need to approach your biggest challenges with confidence. Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret. "Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious — above all, truly powerful." —New York Times Book Review
|Author||: WL Knightly|
|Editor||: BrixBaxter Publishing|
Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.
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|Author||: Jeremy Taylor,Reginald Heber|
|Author||: Ranjan Ghosh,Ethan Kleinberg|
|Editor||: Cornell University Press|
The philosophy of "presence" seeks to challenge current understandings of meaning and understanding. One can trace its origins back to Vico, Dilthey, and Heidegger, though its more immediate exponents include Jean-Luc Nancy, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, and such contemporary philosophers of history as Frank Ankersmit and Eelco Runia. The theoretical paradigm of presence conveys how the past is literally with us in the present in significant and material ways: Things we cannot touch nonetheless touch us. This makes presence a post-linguistic or post-discursive theory that challenges current understandings of "meaning" and "interpretation." Presence provides an overview of the concept and surveys both its weaknesses and its possible uses. In this book, Ethan Kleinberg and Ranjan Ghosh bring together an interdisciplinary group of contributors to explore the possibilities and limitations of presence from a variety of perspectives—history, sociology, literature, cultural theory, media studies, photography, memory, and political theory. The book features critical engagements with the presence paradigm within intellectual history, literary criticism, and the philosophy of history. In three original case studies, presence illuminates the relationships among photography, the past, memory, and the Other. What these diverse but overlapping essays have in common is a shared commitment to investigate the attempt to reconnect meaning with something "real" and to push the paradigm of presence beyond its current uses. The volume is thus an important intervention in the most fundamental debates within the humanities today. Contributors: Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales; Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley; Susan A. Crane, University of Arizona; Ranjan Ghosh, University of North Bengal; Suman Gupta, Open University Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University; John Michael, University of Rochester; Vincent P. Pecora, University of Utah; Roger I. Simon.
|Author||: Cormac Power|
Presence in Play: A Critique of Theories of Presence in the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey and analysis of theatrical presence to be published. Theatre as an art form has often been associated with notions of presence. The ‘live’ immediacy of the actor, the unmediated unfolding of dramatic action and the ‘energy’ generated through an actor-audience relationship are among the ideas frequently used to explain theatrical experience – and all are underpinned by some understanding of ‘presence.’ Precisely what is meant by presence in the theatre is part of what Presence in Play sets out to explain. While this work is rooted in twentieth century theatre and performance since modernism, the author draws on a range of historical and theoretical material. Encompassing ideas from semiotics and phenomenology, Presence in Play puts forward a framework for thinking about presence in theatre, enriched by poststructuralist theory, forcefully arguing in favour of ‘presence’ as a key concept for theatre studies today.
|Author||: Joel Garfinkle|
|Editor||: JAG Press|
Executive presence matters. When 400 CEOs were asked how they choose next-level leaders, 89% of them said they looked for one critical trait-executive presence. This quality is crucial for professional success. In Executive Presence, Joel Garfinkle shows you how to step into your power, convey confidence, and lead with conviction. As you rise in your organization, your executive presence must keep pace with your growth. The higher the stakes, the more you need that power and presence. Using extensive original research gleaned from studying executive presence for more than 15 years, Joel has uncovered the 9 essential qualities of executive presence. His 3x3 Executive Presence Model doesn't just explain executive presence for the modern leader-it walks you step by step through exercises and strategies for cultivating each essential element. Methodically explaining how to master each one, he equips you with a personalized plan for growth, demystifies what executive presence is, and debunks misconceptions that hold you back. This book provides the blueprint for how to master 3 key executive presence domains. 1. Radiate gravitas. 2. Act with authority. 3. Express yourself fully. In Executive Presence, you'll learn how to: - Radiate the commanding, self-assured presence of a high-level leader. - Bring power, conviction, and a strong point of view to your presentations. - Move from passivity and self-doubt to self-assurance and bold decision-making. - Exude a professional magnetism that influences others at every level. - Cultivate and leverage charisma in all your interactions. - Communicate in a clear, crisp, and concise way. Maybe you've come across the term "executive presence" in HBR, but you couldn't adequately define it-let alone begin to grow it. This book will change that. As you delve into the lessons from Executive Presence, you'll join top-ranking organizational leaders who know how to influence others and drive extraordinary results. Whether you're a rising star or CEO, Executive Presence will guide you in leading a high-performing team. Moving from passivity and self-doubt to self-assurance and bold decision-making, you'll become the high-impact leader who propels your organization forward. Executive Presence is for women, people of color, and other employees from marginalized groups who are too often underappreciated, which causes companies to miss out on their full range of talent. By cultivating executive presence, women and any overlooked employees can smash through the glass ceiling and gain the recognition they deserve. If you're in one of these demographics, growing your executive presence will allow you to leap over the barriers you may encounter in your career. What's the key differentiator between this Executive Presence book and its competitors (Sylvia Ann Hewlett's Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success, Paul Aldo's Understanding Executive Presence, Debra A. Benton's Executive Presence for the Modern Leader, and Harrison Monarth's Executive Presence, Second Edition)? The 3x3 Executive Presence Model provides a clear, structured blueprint for developing the most important facets of executive presence. Learn about the 3 domains - gravitas, authority, and expression - that act as the foundational pillars holding up the 9 executive presence competencies.
|Author||: John E. Colwell|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
John Colwell presents a robust sacramental theology for Protestant churches. He maintains that a doctrine of the Trinity leads us to conceive of God's gracious engagement with his creation as one that is mediated through that creation. And this lies at the foundation for an understanding of the sacraments. Colwell further argues that the Church and Scripture confer context, definition, and validity on all other sacramental events. The final section reconsiders the seven Sacraments of the Catholic tradition in the light of the understanding of sacramentality developed earlier in the book: baptism, confirmation, the Lord's Supper, cleansing, healing, ministry, and marriage. Colwell discusses the Sacraments from an evangelical perspective but with a committed ecumenical intent.
|Author||: Susan Booth|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
Although a large majority of believers agree that they should share their faith, most report that they, in fact, do not. That's not really all that surprising given today's pluralistic cultural setting. But maybe this same culture's longing for transcendence, community, and a place to call home points to a backstory that makes sense of it all. If such a narrative exists, it deserves a hearing, and those who know and live this story have both the responsibility and privilege of sharing its message of hope. The narrative of the Bible tells just such a story where God's purpose from the beginning has been to dwell--or tabernacle--in the midst of the people he has created. This book traces the theme of God's tabernacling presence across Scripture, reading the story afresh through a missional lens in order to gain insights for mission and gospel witness. The hope is that readers will awaken wide-eyed to the wonder of God's tabernacling presence in our midst, that we will live in such a way that others recognize this reality, and that we will boldly and joyfully share the good news of Jesus under the direction and power of his indwelling Spirit.
|Author||: S. E. Jemigbeyi|
Sin, bad habits, or weaknesses of the flesh play a major role in the lives of more than 70 percent of people today. Mankind has lived and breathed under their influences since the days of Adam, and this has left a six-thousand-year-old yearning for a righteous walk in the heart of every man now living. This dark force, this werewolf called sin, has taken control of mans emotions and will, prevailing unhindered. It is a war against mankind. And although man has fought in the past, sadly, these days it seems he has given up the fight and accepted sin as the norm. This book provides a way out. It provides the silver bullets that mankind has been looking for. Sin is a werewolf, a slippery slope to a destination not prepared for man. This book will teach you how to get to that high place where the influences of the flesh hold no sway by dwelling in the presence of God.
|Author||: Kiene Brillenburg Wurth,Kári Driscoll,Jessica Pressman|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing USA|
Contrary to the apocalyptic pronouncements of paper media's imminent demise in the digital age, there has been a veritable surge of creative reimaginings of books as bearers of the literary. From typographic experiments (Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts) to accordion books (Anne Carson's Nox), from cut ups (Jonathan Safran Foer's Tree of Codes) to collages (Graham Rawle's Woman's World), from erasures (Mary Ruefle's A Little White Shadow) to mixups (Simon Morris's The Interpretations of Dreams), print literature has gone through anything but a slow, inevitable death. In fact, it has re-invented itself materially. Starting from this idea of media plurality, Book Presence in a Digital Age explores the resilience of print literatures, book art, and zines in the late age of print from a contemporary perspective, while incorporating longer-term views on media archeology and media change. Even as it focuses on the materiality of books and literary writing in the present, Book Presence also takes into consideration earlier 20th-century "moments" of media transition, developing the concepts of presence and materiality as analytical tools to perform literary criticism in a digital age. Bringing together leading scholars, artists, and publishers, Book Presence in a Digital Age offers a variety of perspectives on the past, present, and future of the book as medium, the complex relationship of materiality to virtuality, and of the analog to the digital.
|Author||: Sarah Young|
|Editor||: HarperChristian Resources|
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior’s voice and listen for what He was saying to her. The result was Jesus Calling, a collection of personal reflections based on Jesus’ own words of hope, guidance, and peace found in the Scriptures. Through these messages, countless people have been encouraged to experience a deeper relationship with the Lord as they also learn to listen for His voice in the pages of the Bible. In Experiencing God’s Presence, the first study in the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series, you will be encouraged to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. As you follow the Lord’s instruction to “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), you will encounter His peace, be filled with His strength, gain a new perspective on your situation, and experience the full life that only He can provide. Each of the Jesus Calling Bible Studies include devotional readings from Jesus Calling, selected passages of Scripture for reflection, Bible Study questions, and additional questions and activities to help you apply and live out the material. This study can be used for personal reflection and Bible study or in a small-group setting.
|Author||: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations|
|Author||: M. Thomas Seaman|
ÒTHE FATHER IS SEEKING TRUE WORSHIPERS...THEY THAT WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.Ó -John 4:23-24 Are we true worshipers? What does it mean to worship in spirit and in truth? Is God pleased with our worship in this modern age? Becoming True Worshipers takes a deeper look at the priority, the process, and the power of true worship. ItÕs insights and principles will transform you and set you free.
|Author||: Brother Lawrence|
|Editor||: Hendrickson Publishers|
More than three hundred years ago, a French monk named Brother Lawrence discovered how to live in God’s presence moment by moment. His reflections have become the devotional classic The Practice of the Presence of God. Discover his secret as you read this timeless classic! Brother Lawrence was born Nicholas Herman in Lorraine province, France in about 1605. He came from a humble background and was an unlearned man. He became a Christian in 1629, and after being a soldier and a footman for some time, he entered the religious community of the Carmelites in Paris in about 1649. It was there, as a lay brother, that he took the name of Brother Lawrence. He remained in the community until his death in 1691. While in the community he worked most of the time as a helper in the kitchen; it is in this specific surrounding that he became known for his simple, practical faith. Originally published in French as La pratique de la prâesence de Dieu.
|Author||: Frans J. Schryer|
|Editor||: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press|
Schryer’s central argument is that ethnic groups are as much modern “myths” as they are integral components of a socially constructed reality. Focusing on the large cohort of immigrants from the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies who arrived in Canada between 1947 and 1960, Schryer shows how the Dutch, despite a loss of ethnic identity and a high level of linguistic assimilation, replicated many aspects of their homeland. While illustrating and illuminating the diversity among immigrants sharing a common national origin, Schryer keeps sight of what is common among them. In doing so, he shows how deeply ingrained habits were modified in a Canadian context, resulting in both continuities and discontinuities. The result is a variegated image reflecting a multidimensional reality.
|Author||: Wayne Keinick|
Even though most people have never heard of Glossophobia, almost all of us have experienced it―at least to some degree. Fear of public speaking is something most of us have suffered from at some point in our lives, and many of us never get past it. This explains why so many books have been written to help us cope with the crippling anxiety giving presentations can inspire. But what about not only delivering, but being fully present at the front of the room, while countless eyes look to you for information and leadership, and actually performing well? Visualizing a naked audience and repeatedly practising your speech from start to finish can only take you so far. That's where Creating Big Presence in Presentations comes in. Building upon the foundation of long-standing and accepted public-speaking wisdom, Wayne Keinick takes an in-depth look at the twin concepts of purpose and presence, adapting mindfulness in such a way so as to help presenters be fully aware within the parameters of a presentation situation, and enable them to adjust and adapt without missing a beat or panicking if things start to go off-script. Keinick's simple explanations and adoptable methods will quickly have the most mediocre public speakers creating real bonds with their audience, and capturing their attention from beginning to end.
|Author||: Andrew Murray|
|Editor||: CLC Publications|
It takes time to know God, become conscious of His presence and live in His power. Unfortunately, the busyness of life often keeps us from that. Written over a period of five years The Secret Series books contain a wealth of teaching that is based on Andrew Murray’s mature and full experience in Christ. The Secret of the Abiding Presence contains one month of daily selections that focus on the need for quiet, uninterrupted communion with Him.
|Author||: Festus O. Egwaikhide,Victor A. Isumonah,Olumide S. Ayodele|
|Editor||: African Books Collective|
Minorities of the oil-producing states are seriously disturbed by the inequity that is apparent from the existing principles of revenue allocation in Nigeria. In taking issues with them and other southern advocates of new revenue allocation criteria, the dominant north's organic intellectuals have always relied on the obvious concentration of economic and commercial activities in southern Nigeria to refute the argument that the north is the greater beneficiary of Nigeria's wealth. Scholarly contribution to the ethno-regional debate on the equity of resource allocation has been anchored to the same popular platform, namely, the criteria for inter-governmental revenue allocation. It is as if they absolutely embody the revelation about equity or inequity of resource allocation in Nigeria where the federal government has retained between 48.5 per cent and 56 per cent of the federation account, let alone revenues unpaid into this account. This study marks a departure from the orthodox focus on Nigeria's ethnic problems, including the contentious demand of the southern minorities for an increase in the weight assigned the principle of derivation, by examining federal expenditures to determine the distribution of federal presence, and thus winners and losers, bearing in mind that the entire country is federal government's coverage.
|Author||: Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa,Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed,Ali A. Sultan,Gerburg Wulf|
|Editor||: Frontiers Media SA|
This Research Topic aspires to provide a platform for research papers, reviews, perspectives and thought-provoking opinions and ideas about EBV infection and its role in human carcinomas as well as prevention using upcoming vaccine. This should pave the way to translate findings into cost effective strategies to eliminate EBV infection and its related cancers worldwide.