Like throwing jelly at a wall, poor communication never sticks. Too much information and not enough relevance is a problem that pervades almost all business communication. So what's the answer? More relevance and a lot less jelly. The Jelly Effect teaches you simple, memorable and costless ways to win more attention and more business. Imagine how effective you'd be if you communicated only what was relevant 100 percent of the time. You would be better at talking to others, presenting, networking and selling. You would excel in interviews, meetings and pay-rise discussions. The benefits would be endless. The Jelly Effect will show you how to get the best out of any situation, whether you're speaking to an individual or a group, formally or informally, inside or outside your organisation. By the time you close the final page of this book, you will be armed with practical, proven techniques that will help you be more effective in all your business dealings. "Andy Bounds taught me more about effective presenting than a lady who’d previously taught two US presidents." –Drayton Bird, chairman of Drayton Bird Partnership and world leading authority on direct marketing
Apple's video-editing program is better than ever, but it still doesn’t have a printed guide to help you get started. That's where this gorgeous, full-color book comes in. You get clear explanations of iMovie's impressive new features, like instant rendering, storyboarding, and one-step special effects. Experts David Pogue and Aaron Miller also give you a complete course in film editing and DVD design. Edit video like the pros. Import raw footage, add transitions, and use iMovie’s newly restored, intuitive timeline editor. Create stunning trailers. Design Hollywood-style "Coming Attractions!" previews for your movies. Share your film. Distribute your movie in a variety of places—on smartphones, Apple TV, your own site, and with one-click exports to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and MobileMe. Make DVDs. Design the menus, titles, and layout for your DVDs, and burn them to disc. This book covers version 9 of Apple's iMovie software.
The 6-Step Comeback Plan to Get Yourself Working Again After a Health Crisis
Author: Joan Friedlander
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
When youíre recovering from a medical emergency, the work-life equation can be thrown into turmoil. Joan Friedlander, herself diagnosed with a chronic illness over twenty years ago, knows this personally and can show you how to get back in the game, whether youíre a self-employed entrepreneur, a small business owner, or re-entering the traditional job market. For those recovering from a health crisis, living with disability, or adjusting to life with a chronic disease, health comes first but professional life doesnít have to suffer. The 6-step comeback plan in Business from Bed is designed to help you successfully integrate emotional, social, and physical healing with the practical aspects of rebuilding a business or career and getting back to work. With Business from Bed, youíll learn how to: Rediscover your inherent value and design your ideal life Evaluate options for working from home Find invigorating and meaningful work Manage a prolonged illness and understand your bodyís needs Talk to clients, bosses, and co-workers about your health Balance physical, mental, and professional well-being
The long-awaited follow-up to the international bestseller The Jelly Effect Communication is supposed to cause something. That’s the point of it. So, what do you want to achieve following your communication? Do you want someone to answer ‘yes’? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want people to understand exactly what you’re talking about, first time? Whatever you want to achieve, you’ll need decent communication to get there, and expert and bestselling author Andy Bounds shows us exactly how to nail our communication. Using the same conversational style that made The Jelly Effect so popular, The Snowball Effect is packed with short, rapid fire sections complete with visuals and special features to help us get serious results from our communication. The Snowball Effect explains how to: • Persuade people to say “yes” more quickly, more often • Enjoy your job more – because you’ll be calling the shots for a change • Remove the communication frustrations you feel all too often • Get more done, more quickly – because you’re getting people on your side faster (these techniques have saved people at least one month every year).
Virtual Sets and Pre-visualization for Games, Film & the Web
Author: Jean-Marc Gauthier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In Building Interactive Worlds in 3D readers will find turnkey tutorials that detail all the steps required to build simulations and interactions, utilize virtual cameras, virtual actors (with self-determined behaviors), and real-time physics including gravity, collision, and topography. With the free software demos included, 3D artists and developers can learn to build a fully functioning prototype. The book is dynamic enough to give both those with a programming background as well as those who are just getting their feet wet challenging and engaging tutorials in virtual set design, using Virtools. Other software discussed is: Lightwave, and Maya. The book is constructed so that, depending on your project and design needs, you can read the text or interviews independently and/or use the book as reference for individual tutorials on a project-by-project basis. Each tutorial is followed by a short interview with a 3D graphics professional in order to provide insight and additional advice on particular interactive 3D techniques-from user, designer, artist, and producer perspectives.
Get the results you want and come out as the Top Dog in every conversation Fancy being the ‘Top Dog’ in all your dealings? Fed up of feeling like the underdog? So many of us regularly ‘lose’ in conversations before we’ve even opened our mouths. Often without realising it, we don’t see ourselves as a peer of the other person. And we transmit this in what we do and say (“I’ll fit round you. I know you’re really busy.”) The other person picks up on this. And, without doing a thing, they’re suddenly in charge! Top Dog will teach you how to lead in all your interactions, so you can get more of what you want, more often. Together, Andy Bounds and Richard Ruttle are experts at helping people achieve more from their conversations with others. Their techniques work in every type of interaction—conversations, socialising, dating, interviews, sales, marketing, and networking. Basically, anytime you want to impress and persuade others. Top Dog: • Details the skill set needed to gain competitive advantage from the outset • Provides instructive and thought-provoking content, relevant to both beginners, and seasoned professionals • Contains insights from working with some of the world’s largest companies • Addresses how to achieve more from interactions in business and social arenas
This book is both very funny and unexpectedly profound. It provides simple, easy-to-relate-to, yet seldom-considered wisdom on the human condition. As the author takes us through one unusual day, he offers insights on living along with comical, tender memories of his childhood. Engaging and fast-moving, the book will make you laugh and nod in agreement as you enjoy its unexpected twists and turns. Gary Crowley has seen through many of the false assumptions human beings bring with them as they encounter life, and he brings a fresh and distinctive voice to his narrative. Simplicity with depth, laughter with wisdom, place "Pass the Jelly" among those rare books that successfully entertain and inspire. Crowley presents a constantly changing interplay of opposites. He opens your mind with humour, overcoming any resistance to the realities of existence. The Pass the Jelly Principle (People do what they do. Thats what they do. And that is it.) will help you see that we are all bound within the chain of cause and effect. His formula for instant compassion and his notion that "when you pick up the stick of life, you get both ends" offer rules-to-live-by wisdom that will stick with you long after you finish the book.
The'PrimeLine'TV team have pretty well sewn up the 'jelly game', that dubious area of journalism relying on Elvis, aliens and sex scandals. When a new Japanese sponsor insists that they cover an important Antarctic ecology conference, they determine to show their true documentary-making skills. Unfortunately all is not as it seems; there is a hidden agenda somewhere: the mysterious Japanese trade mission; American interference; terrorism; a rival media crew. Survival calls for subterfuge, deviousness and courage. A little luck would help too.