Connect

How to Double Your Number of Volunteers

Author: Nelson Searcy,Jennifer Dykes Henson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240020

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7317

What if your church had more volunteers than you knew what to do with? Sound far-fetched? It doesn't have to be. Now consultant, pastor, and author Nelson Searcy unveils his secret to doubling your volunteer base in as little as one day. Yes, you read that right. This step-by-step guide shows church leaders how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers. Taking a comprehensive approach to the often frustrating issue of finding and retaining volunteers, Connect gives leaders the practical insight and tools they need to effectively involve people in serving the local church. It details how to help people see the importance of serving, how to continually raise up new volunteers, how to really delegate, and even how to "fire" a volunteer. Every church leader who has struggled with getting and keeping people active in the church (and that's all of them) will love the practical, workable strategies found here.

Connecting

How We Form Social Bonds and Communities in the Internet Age

Author: Mary Chayko

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488306

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 6734

Explores how we come to feel connected to those we have never met face-to-face.

Connected

The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives

Author: Nicholas A. Christakis,James H. Fowler

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 031607134X

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 7126

Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

S is for Sunflower

A Kansas Alphabet

Author: Devin Scillian

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 158536701X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9166

Nicknamed the "world's breadbasket," the contributions from the great state of Kansas reverberate far beyond its borders. Kansas has given us leaders in politics (Dwight D. Eisenhower), aviation (Amelia Earhart); and sports (Wilt Chamberlain); leads our nation in wheat production; and fuels our Hollywood image of the wild West (Dodge City). From A-Z, S is for Sunflower explores the broad plain of history and people that make up the state of Kansas.Born a few miles and a few months apart, Corey and Devin Scillian would meet 17 years later at Junction City Senior High School. Both graduates of the University of Kansas, Corey is a ceramic artist and Devin anchors the news for the NBC affiliate in Detroit. Devin's other children's books include Cosmo's Moon, P is for Passport: A World Alphabet, and the national bestseller A is for America: An American Alphabet. The authors live in Michigan with their four children. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Bowles has been a freelance illustrator for 20 years. In addition to Doug's illustrations for children, he enjoys working with a wide range of clients in the advertising, corporate, and editorial communities. His work has been selected many times in the Society of Illustrators West competition, and he has had several gallery showings. Doug lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife and two children.

Social

Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Author: Matthew D. Lieberman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307889114

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 9877

We are profoundly social creatures--more than we know. In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter. Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world--other people and our relation to them. It is believed that we must commit 10,000 hours to master a skill. According to Lieberman, each of us has spent 10,000 hours learning to make sense of people and groups by the time we are ten. Social argues that our need to reach out to and connect with others is a primary driver behind our behavior. We believe that pain and pleasure alone guide our actions. Yet, new research using fMRI--including a great deal of original research conducted by Lieberman and his UCLA lab--shows that our brains react to social pain and pleasure in much the same way as they do to physical pain and pleasure. Fortunately, the brain has evolved sophisticated mechanisms for securing our place in the social world. We have a unique ability to read other people’s minds, to figure out their hopes, fears, and motivations, allowing us to effectively coordinate our lives with one another. And our most private sense of who we are is intimately linked to the important people and groups in our lives. This wiring often leads us to restrain our selfish impulses for the greater good. These mechanisms lead to behavior that might seem irrational, but is really just the result of our deep social wiring and necessary for our success as a species. Based on the latest cutting edge research, the findings in Social have important real-world implications. Our schools and businesses, for example, attempt to minimalize social distractions. But this is exactly the wrong thing to do to encourage engagement and learning, and literally shuts down the social brain, leaving powerful neuro-cognitive resources untapped. The insights revealed in this pioneering book suggest ways to improve learning in schools, make the workplace more productive, and improve our overall well-being.

Craving Connection

30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement

Author: (in)courage

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143364567X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2703

Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real Life Engagement is a journey with (in)courage writers sharing real-life stories, practical Scripture application, and connection challenges to deepen the reader's understanding of Scripture in order to invest in the people and community around them.

Connect

How to Use Data and Experience Marketing to Create Lifetime Customers

Author: Lars Birkholm Petersen,Ron Person,Christopher Nash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111896361X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9753

"Marketing is going through a revolution that rivals the impact of Gutenberg's printing press. Customers are in control and marketers have become an unnecessary annoyance. Smart marketers have learned to think in new ways, use new technology, and apply new processes. They've moved to a higher level that achieves their business objectives while being more relevant to the customer.In this "age of the customer," a marketer's message must be personal, relevant, and accessible at all touch points throughout acustomer's life cycle, both online and offline. This takes new ways of thinking and new processes to be relevant to individual customers, to be accessible through multiple online and offline channels, and to link digital goals and metrics to business objectives.It's a tough new world of marketing, but Owning the Customer Experience takes you inside this world to see how the winners are jumping ahead of their competitors. "--

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

What the Most Effective People Do Differently

Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 1418554766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9219

Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn't experience. It isn't talent. World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, Maxwell shares the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including: Finding common ground Keeping your communication simple Capturing people's interest Inspiring people Staying authentic in all your relationships The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It's no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships—and you can start now!

You've Gotta Connect

Building Relationships That Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement

Author: James Alan Sturtevant

Publisher: Incentive Publications

ISBN: 9781629500041

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 3805

Offers advice for teachers to help them form closer connections to their students by offering them commitment, acceptance, communication, nonverbal communication, security, enjoyment, and advocacy.

The Art of Connecting

How to Overcome Differences, Build Rapport, and Communicate Effectively with Anyone

Author: Claire Raines,Lara Ewing

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814429637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5874

In an increasingly diverse workplace, it’s more important and challenging than ever to communicate well. We must build bridges that cross our differences to connect our similarities. The Art of Connecting reveals five core principles and presents corresponding, specific strategies for overcoming communications barriers and connecting effectively with anyone, regardless of professional, generational, ethnic, cultural, or other differences. The authors also explain how the most skillful connectors are able to shift perspectives -- to see a situation from three points of view: “me,” “you,” and “them.” All of the principles and strategies are brought to life through absorbing examples and scenarios, plus engaging descriptions of “masters of connection” -- like famed National Public Radio interviewer Terry Gross -- doing what they do. There is always a bridge. The Art of Connecting shows how to find it -- every time.

The Connection

Link Your Deepest Passion, Purpose, and Actions to Make a Difference in the World

Author: Anthony Silard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451628439

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 3879

Leadership guru Anthony Silard shows how to bring greater purpose to life by transforming dreams into concrete, deadline-driven goals and aligning values with everyday actions. In this landmark book, leadership guru Anthony Silard takes a holistic view of success that makes sense in a modern world. With the proliferation of texting, emails, smart phones, and more, our home lives have begun to look a lot like work and now, more than ever, people crave deep connections and fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives. The Connection provides ways to handle the unprecedented information flow, increased loneliness, and lack of purpose that so often characterizes modern culture. The Connection is a valuable resource for people who wish to live with value and purpose and develop a more centered, directed, and resilient approach to life. With a simple set of exercises, Silard shows you how to bring worth and drive to every aspect of your life by transforming your lofty dreams into concrete, deadline-driven goals that align your deepest values with your everyday existence. Silard will help you understand the true source of your passion and motivation to build a foundation for change, and, ultimately, the skills to cultivate a truly authentic life. The Connection includes dozens of specific tools and strategies, all enhanced with personal examples, inspiring quotes, and insightful anecdotes to offer an entertaining and life-changing read.

Connect Level 1 Teacher's Edition

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521737005

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 356

View: 2486

"Connect is a four-level, four-skills American English course for young adolescents. Connect encourages students to connect to English through contemporary, high-interest topics and contexts, fun dialogs, and games. Each student's book includes grammar and vocabulary presentations and a multi-skills, graded syllabus"--Provided by publisher.

Connect Level 2 Teacher's Edition

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521737095

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

View: 3893

"Connect is a four-level, four-skills American English course for young adolescents. Connect encourages students to connect to English through contemporary, high-interest topics and contexts, fun dialogs, and games. Each student's book includes grammar and vocabulary presentations and a multi-skills, graded syllabus"--Provided by publisher.

Connect Level 4 Teacher's Edition

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521737273

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

View: 3763

Connect, Second Edition, is a fun, four-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 4 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language for Student's Book 4. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes.

Connect Teachers Edition 4

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594820

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 3124

Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 4 provides teaching support for Student's Book 4, which is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15. Teacher's Edition 4 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes. The back of Teacher's Edition 4 contains a rich source of support materials, many of which are copiable.

Connect Level 3 Teacher's Edition

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521737184

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

View: 8958

Connect, Second Edition, is a fun, four-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 3 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language for Student's Book 3. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes.

Connect Teachers Edition 2

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy,Susan Rivers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594936

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 542

Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 2 provides teaching support for Student's Book 2, which is a high-beginning-level text for students aged 11-15. Teacher's Edition 2 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes. The back of Teacher's Edition 2 contains a rich source of support materials, many of which are copiable.

Connect Student

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594707

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 708

Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Connect Student's Book 4 is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15 who are learning English for the first time. It develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Tasks provide opportunities for students to share their experiences. High-interest topics motivate them to learn. Student's Book 4 contains 8 units divided into 2-page lessons. Also included are 8 Learning Logs or self-assessment tests and 8 Theme Projects.

Connect Workbook 4

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy,Dorothy E. Zemach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521594691

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 4530

Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Workbook 4 provides additional reading and writing reinforcement of Student's Book 4, which is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15. There is one Workbook page per Student's Book lesson. Answer keys are in Teacher's Edition 4. In the Check Yourself section, students assess their own performance. Workbook 4 can be done at home or in class.

Connect Level 1 Workbook

Author: Jack C. Richards,Carlos Barbisan,Chuck Sandy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521736985

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 1862

Connect, Second Edition, is a fun, four-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. Workbook 1 provides additional reading and writing reinforcement of Student's Book 1. There is one workbook page per Student's Book lesson. In the Check Yourself sections, students assess their own performance. Answer keys are in Teacher's Edition 1.