Anatomy of a Ponzi: Scams Past and Present [Audiobook]
A History of Chess: From Chaturanga to the Present Day
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Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking by Poornima Vijayashanker, Karen Catlin
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 145 MB
Overview: The ultimate interactive public speaking guide from tech speakers.Poornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin that prepares and encourages techies to discover their expertise, confidently share it, and successfully level up in their careers.
Techies around the world can now jump start and grow their speaking careers with the book, Present! A Techie’s Guide to Public Speaking, written by tech leaders, Poornima Vijayashanker and Karen Catlin. The book serves as a resource for technology professionals who want or need to develop the skills to communicate their expertise effectively, whether in a meeting at work or delivering an engaging talk at a conference.Poornima, who is the founder of Femgineer and the founding engineer of Mint.com, collaborated with former Adobe vice president and founder of Karen Catlin Consulting, Karen Catlin, to compile and share their lessons, tips, and techniques learned from their own experiences as professional tech speakers.
“Karen and I wanted to write this book so that our fellow techies would have a comprehensive resource to help them with their own public speaking endeavors. So many folks in the tech industry have amazing ideas and experience, but they often feel stuck on how to present them effectively. Also, our hope is that more women will be inspired by our stories and encouraged to get out there and share their own valuable expertise through public speaking in order to boost representation of women tech speakers,” Poornima said.
Present! covers public speaking from A to Z. Through stories, examples, and interactive exercises, Poornima and Karen dive into topics including, overcoming stage fright, exploring personal speaking style, creating the right talk for the right audience, polishing presence and delivery, and nailing any type of talk, whether it’s a lightning or long-form talk or being part of a panel.
Karen said, “Even though Poornima and I are professional speakers, we felt it was important to share our own feelings of nerves and uncertainty, and bumps we’ve had along the way – and sometimes continue to experience. It was important for us to communicate that no one is perfect and it really is okay when talks don’t always go according to plan. Our hope is that by being open, we’ll be able to give others the confidence and the techniques to handle situations when they arise, deliver an amazing presentation, and most importantly, have FUN”!
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
German Tanks 1945 to the Present Day (Tanks Illustrated No.7) by means of Peter Gudgin
Requirements: .PDF reader, 68 MB
Overview: German Tanks 1945 to the Present Day is e-book Military historical past.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department by Dean Acheson
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 Mb
Overview: Acheson (1893-1971) was not only present at the creation of the postwar world, he was one of its chief architects. He joined the Department of State in 1941 as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and, with brief intermissions, was continuously involved until 1953, when he left office as Secretary of State at the end of the Truman years.
Throughout that time Acheson’s was one of the most influential minds and strongest wills at work. It was a period that included World War II, the reconstruction of Europe, the Korean War, the development of nuclear power, the formation of the United Nations and NATO. It involved him at close quarters with a cast that starred Truman, Roosevelt, Churchill, de Gaulle, Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Attlee, Eden Bevin, Schuman, Dulles, de Gasperi, Adenauer, Yoshida, Vishinsky, and Molotov.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present (New Vanguard)
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