Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120333233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Effective communication is of immense significance to all organizations as the professional world thrives on its capacity to be articulate and expressive, innovative and improvising. The book, based on the vast and variegated experience of the authors gathered while training thousands of aspiring professionals, discusses how to hone the career management skills such as writing good resumés, presenting oneself in job interviews, and making a good impression in group discussions. The text explains in detail all the elements of communication, for example, different types of speeches, group discussions and interviews. The book also deals with the art of developing a speech in a planned manner, preparing an outline, and writing catchy introductions and emphatic conclusions. In addition, it shows how to combat nervousness in a scientific manner, and use microphones and lecterns. KEY FEATURES : Gives a number of sample speeches, model interviews, model group discussions. Provides cartoons and illustrations throughout the text that make the book interesting to read. Gives tips to employ body language, audio-visual aids, humour, wit, and quotations. Contains in-depth discussion on communication anxiety and its management. Intended primarily for courses in public speaking, communicative English and managerial communication, this practical text should also be of great utility and worth to students who have to appear for civil services examination at the interview and those pursuing professional courses in their group discussion part. Finally, it would be of help to all those who wish to engage themselves in debates and public speaking.




Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120338782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Every good student’s dream is to get into the best professional course—management, computer, law or any other—and every graduate’s and postgraduate’s dream is to get the best job possible—in terms of both remuneration and reputation of the company. And for these, good performance in Group Discussions (GDs) and Interviews is so essential. What’s more, even if a manager or a senior professional wants to go up the ladder, he/she has to master the art of communication. This compact and concise book shows how the reader can excel in group discussions and interviews—all these with an accompanying DVD. This book gives the tools and techniques for conducting and preparing Group Discussions and Interviews and clearly explains all their components and the entire procedure. Besides, the book provides tips for effective participation and performance in GDs and interviews. The provision of a large number of examples and extensive practice material lends a practical flavour to the text. The book includes sample HR and technical interviews, brain-teasing questions, sample group discussion, and Case Study. Key Feature : DVD records mock GDs and interviews (good and bad).

Sustainability Or Collapse?

An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth

Author: Robert Costanza,Lisa Graumlich,William L. Steffen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262033666

Category: Science

Page: 495

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Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality. Topics highlighted include the political ecology of the Mayans; the effect of climate on the Roman Empire; the "revolutionary weather" of El Niño from 1788 to 1795; twentieth-century social, economic, and political forces in environmental change; scenarios for the future; and the accuracy of such past forecasts as The Limits to Growth.



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120342283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7999


With the younger generation today seeking jobs in multinational corporations, large companies, or the civil services in the government, and the competition becoming stiffer and stiffer with each passing day, it is only natural that the ability to communicate effectively, precisely as well as to acquire communication skills has become more important than ever before. A plethora of books have flooded the market to capitalize on this frantic effort of the younger generation to become adept in communication. And professional communication is no exception to this. This accessible and compact book on Professional Communication strives to focus on the communication skills needed for the professionals. Divided into five parts and 19 chapters, the book begins with a discussion on the concept of communication, and then it goes on to give in detail features of a language as a tool of communication, the communication process models and barriers to communication. The text also elaborates on word formation, vocabulary, sentence structure and paragraph development. In addition, it explains different forms of technical communication; the format, layout and style of business communication; technical documents such as theses, scientific articles and research papers; and technical proposals. Furthermore, the book provides value-based text reading from celebrated writers. This student-friendly book, suffused with practical examples, is primarily intended as a textbook for the first year students of engineering (B.Tech.) of UP Technical University for their course on Professional Communication. It will also be of immense benefit to undergraduate students and technical professionals across the country. KEY FEATURES : Gives a broader perspective on communication and its barriers. Provides a more comprehensive division of the different types of reports. Elaborates on various approaches to presentation strategies.

Communication Skills for Professionals


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120344200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In today’s competitive and globalized world, communication has become an essential tool for everyone—be they students, academics or professionals. For technocrats and professionals, it becomes all the more necessary to acquire good communication skills as they have to communicate effectively with all their business and professional colleagues. This book on Communication Skills for Professionals, now in its Second Edition, strives to equip the students of engineering and technology with the requisite knowledge of effective communication. Divided into seven parts, this compact and student-friendly text discusses the various aspects of language such as vocabulary, grammar, verbs, phrasal verbs, voices, tenses, transformation and synthesis of sentences. Besides, the book gives a clear analysis of such skills as writing, reading, listening and public speaking. Finally, the book ends with means of effective communication, business communication, situational dialogues, public speaking skills, body language, and group discussions (GDs). The book which is suffused with plenty of examples and skillfully designed questions, is primarily intended as a textbook for the first-year engineering students of West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) for their core course on English Language and Communication. It is activity based and classroom tested and would be highly useful also for B.Tech./BE students across the country. WHAT’S NEW TO THIS EDITION : A new chapter on Business Communication New sections on Business Talk and Meetings Gives the characteristics of a good speaker Has more indepth study of listening and reading skills.

Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages

Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Author: Timothy A. Kohler,Mark Varien

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520270142

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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""Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages" integrates an impressive amount of data on past human settlement, subsistence, climate and resource availability in the Mesa Verde region. A truly groundbreaking work of superior scholarship." --Michael Adler, editor of "The Prehistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1150-1350"


How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101502006

Category: History

Page: 608

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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.