The whens, hows and whys of keeping order. Robert's Rules have long been the ultimate guide for running meetings and outlining procedures. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Robert's Rules, Second Edition, teaches readers everything from the ladder of motions to how to use Robert's Rules for any size or type of meeting or political caucus. ?This book includes sample minutes, a sample agenda, and scripts for every type of meeting situation ?Includes a complete reproduction of Sylvester's "Basics of Parliamentary Procedure," a handy guide based on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, as an appendix ?Gives readers a practical one-stop shop in the category - they can buy one book and get a copy of the rules and a book on how to use them
Dollars and sense. For both general readers and students, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Economics, Second Edition, clearly explains macroeconomics and microeconomics, covering the dynamics of the markets, consumer behavior, business, budgets and taxation, recession and expansion, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, and international trade. This user-friendly second edition also discusses depression, wartime economics, and situational economics such as healthcare and energy. ? With the economy topping the headlines every day, the timing is right for a second edition ? Will appeal to anyone getting an MBA or taking economics courses, as well as general readers who want to learn about economics in terms they can understand
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Football, Second Edition, provides new and intermediate football fans with all the information they need to understand and enjoy football. From high school to the NFL, coverage includes the basics of offense and defense, players, rules, strategies and even what to wear! New coverage for this edition includes: the draft - how it works for teams and players including parity, new technology on the field including instant replay, dangerous referee flags and rules changes for college and pro ball, XFL, arena league, expansion teams and NFL Europe, and the changing business and team strategy for professional football today.
You're no idiot, of course. You can hold your own in water cooler conversation, are the life of the party at get-togethers, and have no problem firing a quick comeback at your smart-alecky friends. But when it comes to standing onstage in front of a group of people, you feel like you're the one in your underwear, not the audience. Don't hide behind the lectern just yet. The 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Public Speaking, Second Edition' helps you feel confident and build the skills you need to deliver winning speeches and presentations. In this completely revised and updated Complete Idiot's Guide, you'll find: -Professional guidance on identifying your audience and adapting to the situation. -Expert advice on effective wardrobe and body language. -Useful pointers on how to tell jokes. -Valuable tips on handling hecklers and negative audiences. -Cutting edge information on using Powerpoint and other visual aids.
Mary Mitchell, Ms. Demeanor herself, takes you through Y2K and beyond with The Complete Idiot's Guide to Etiquette, Second Edition. Topics covered include gifts and e-commerce: can you "wrap" an electronic gift?, telecommuting and the home office: the impact on family and friends, and volunteering: the fine line between being Mother Theresa and Lady Bountiful. This title also includes an updated section on weddings, plus tips from the expert on dining on the run, takeout, new tipping systems, and manners at Mickey D's. Other topics include privacy, diversity, and harassment issues on the job, E-mail etiquette and computer manners, and saying the right thing--is small talk dead?
From understanding how to fish to devising strategies for stream, river and dam fishing to creating and casting flies, the updated 'Complete Idiot's Guide to Fly Fishing' offers both beginning and seasoned fishing buffs a comprehensive overview of this specialized sport. Photographs, illustrations and detailed instructions on casting and fly typing technique. Updated coverage of technology and equipment including rods, reels and line materials. TIps on preparing for a fly-fishing trip.
A Guided Tour Through the Beliefs, Laws, and Traditions of Judaism
Author: Rabbi Benjamin Blech
One of our most popular religion and history titles - updated and reivsed. This guide contains a complete, authoritative account of the Jewish people - including profiles of Biblical and political leaders - and focuses on understanding the Jewish influence on American and world culture, offering insights into the Yiddish and Hebrew languages, theater, art, literature, comedy, film, television, and more.
Loaded with examples, case studies, and expert opinion and advice, an updated edition of the comprehensive guide to project management for the business novice encompasses the principles, tools, and processes of effective project management, with information and tips on implementation strategies, scheduling, troubleshooting, and other key topics. Original.
She Shoots, She Scores" She Shoots, She Scores!" Ever since the plucky Kallipateira snuck in to compete in the all-male Olympic games in ancient Greece, women athletes have fought to win recognition for their sex. And once they had exchanged their corsets for bloomers and took up cycling en masse in the late 1800s, the wheels of progress were set in motion. Who can forget 1973, when tennis great Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the legendary "Battle of the Sexes"? And if you think hockey is just for men, tell that to Manon Rheaume, who played goalie for the NHL in 1992. Today women are active at every level of competition in dozens of sports. "The Complete Idiot' s Guide(R)to Women in Sports" gives you all the facts you need, from antiquity to the 21st century. With pith and punch, Randi Druzin traces the major opposition to women in sports throughout the ages and catalogues women' s trials and triumphs, sport by sport. More of what you' ll find inside: Up-to-date information from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.Heroic tales from our spirited foremothers to modern-day girl-jocks.Complete "rules of the game" for each sport.Quotes and trivia to test your knowledge.A list of the major award winners across a variety of competitions.