We call it personal branding, but the catalog uses the terms below. Had a question about this so I’ll pass it along.
I can recommend wholeheartedly The Presentation Secrets Of Steve Jobs.
This book pretty much sums up the current cutting edge approach to presentations – honesty, passion and preparation. External appearance doesn’t matter so much as authenticity.
There are also tips on how to organize a presentation. For example, define an enemy or problem and show the audience how your idea overcomes the problem. Also create an a-ha moment that the audience can take home with them mentally.
Along the way, the book also discusses the correct use of slide images and text behind you and the correct use of props. Lots more in this one – check it out.
Another roundup of news explaining what you really see on the internet:
Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Sunday in Johannesburg. She was 90.
Her family announced her death in a statement.
Ms. Gordimer did not originally choose apartheid as her subject as a young writer, she said, but she found it impossible to dig deeply into South African life without striking repression. And once the Afrikaner nationalists came to power in 1948, the scaffolds of the apartheid system began to rise around her and could not be ignored.
“I am not a political person by nature,” Ms. Gordimer said years later. “I don’t suppose, if I had lived elsewhere, my writing would have reflected politics much, if at all.”
But whether by accident of geography or literary searching, she found her themes in the injustices and cruelties of her country’s policies of racial division, and she left no quarter of South African society unexplored, from the hot, crowded cinder-block neighborhoods and tiny shebeens of the black townships to the poolside barbecues, hunting parties and sundowner cocktails of the white society.
How can I just read all the articles in a specific issue of my favorite journal, magazine or newspaper? (‘cos normally you gotta do keywords and can’t see, like, the May 2011 issue of Bicycling Magazine)
This one minute video shows you how.
Daniel Keyes, best known for the classic short story and book Flowers For Algernon has died. All Daniel Keyes books here. It’s sci-fi, young adult, and just plain shows the power of writing to play with ideas.
Charlie Gordon, a 32-year-old bakery worker with an intellectual disability who is chosen for an experimental operation to increase his intelligence. A white mouse named Algernon had undergone the procedure and had become intelligent enough to solve mazes much faster than Charlie.
This link will take you to all the Texas fiction. I’ve arranged it by most recent first.
We got your Joe Lansdale, Cormac McCarthy and more right here!
Texas has an amazing literary heritage. Browse the authors in the link or discover books set in your hometown.
Primary sources are documents that are direct records of an event, raw data, documents, magazines or newspapers from the time, photos or other material created at the time of an event. Even audio recordings, buildings, or just about anything could be considered primary sources.
Again, if you’re working in the field of history, you can search our catalog for published collections of primary sources.
Our history maven Margaret Vavarek suggests the searching the following key words in the catalog: Correspondence, Description and Travel, Diaries, Interviews, Personal Narratives, Sources, Letters or Speeches
Graduate students may need a refresher/introduction in social sciences research design.
These books cover how to conduct an interview, using statistics in social sciences, and quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
Links below (includes e-books)
You may also use keywords like history statistics or psychology research design, etc.