How to Write It, Third Edition

A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740486

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Communicating Professionally, Third Edition

A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians

Author: Catherine Sheldrick Ross,Kirsti Nilsen

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555709087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of Communicating Professionally is completely revised with new sections outlining the opportunities offered by contemporary communication media. With more resource information on cross-cultural communication, including new applications of communication principles and the latest research-based material on communication in general, this comprehensive manual covers Fundamental skills such as listening, speaking, and writing Reading others’ nonverbal behavior How to integrate skills, with tips for practicing Sense-making, a theory of information as communication Common interactions like speaking one-on-one, working in groups, and giving presentations Training others in communication skills, including a special section on technology-based training
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grant Writing, 3rd Edition

Author: Waddy Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110150739X

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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An updated and revised edition-offering new information on some of the most popular topics in grant writing. This new edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Grant Writing provides essential information on how to start a freelance business, covering such topics as getting that first assignment, pricing, state regulations, organizing and customizing proposals, researching funders, sponsorship, and much more. ? In the current economic environment, government and private sector grants will continue to be an important way to acquire funds for projects. ? Includes grant writing samples. ? This book's templates and other resources will now be easy to find and use on idiotsguides.com.
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Writing Well for Business Success

A Complete Guide to Style, Grammar, and Usage at Work

Author: Sandra E. Lamb

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146689041X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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So much of success in business depends on writing well. From résumés to reports, proposals to presentations,Writing Well for Business Success will help you communicate your ideas clearly, quickly and effectively. It will help you: -Distill your message into a well-targeted statement -Ace the elements of style -Write what you want to say in emails, business plans and more -Master the tricks of editing yourself Presented in author Sandra Lambs lighthearted and easy accessible style, this little book is an essential desk reference guide for the modern working world.
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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing

Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book

Author: Tom Ross

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898796469

Category: Reference

Page: 432

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Writers will learn how to retain control over their careers and maximize their profits. Current, winning advice on all aspects of book publishing and marketing, from production to publicity.
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The Joy of PHP

A Beginner's Guide to Programming Interactive Web Applications with PHP and MySQL

Author: Alan Forbes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522792147

Category: PHP (Computer program language)

Page: 182

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Third Edition now with bonus chapters. Have you ever wanted to design your own website or browser application but thought it would be too difficult or just didn't know where to start? Have you found the amount of information on the Internet either too daunting or not geared for your skill set or worse-- just plain boring? Are you interested in learning to program PHP and have some fun along the way? If so, then The Joy of PHP by Alan Forbes is the book for you!! Alan starts with some basic HTML so the absolute beginner can catch up quickly and then goes step by step on how PHP works. You start with the easy stuff--like how to create and run simple PHP scripts that modify web pages-- and then build on what you've learned through a series of cohesive (and fun) exercises that carry over from lesson to lesson. As the chapters progress you begin to build a web site for a growing used car dealership business. This approach keeps the material fun and challenging-- and gives what you've learned a context to be relevant. A car dealership needs a constantly changing web site because the inventory of cars is always changing. HTML is not the answer for this kind of web site-- but PHP and mySQL are! Throughout the book you will be working with the web site for the car dealership and adding features and modifying it as the needs of the business (and your knowledge) grow. This writing style reinforces the previous lessons and keeps you engaged in a "real" project -- giving you both a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to apply what you've learned to a realistic scenario. You are far more likely to retain what you've learned using this approach than just reading dry syntax documentation. The author has an easy and fun style of writing that teaches you PHP in a simple, matter of fact manner while showing you the most common uses of the commands you need to get the job done. This keeps your learning pace quick and uncluttered. If you need it, he also points you to several resources where you can learn more about the other options a PHP function can offer and-- even better--how to read and understand those resources. If you want to learn the PHP language in an easy, enjoyable, well laid out manner and to learn why PHP and mySQL are so powerful and fun to use then buy this book!! Do not buy this book if you are looking for a comprehensive reference of boring PHP syntax. This book does not attempt to cover everything about PHP. What it does do-- and does well-- is take you from being a beginner who isn't even sure what PHP is to someone who knows the sheer joy that only programming dynamic sites can provide. You will become someone who can read, write, and modify PHP scripts and you will be able make your website come alive. Bonus Code All the source code referenced in the book is available for easy download and well organized. You don't have to cut and paste out of Kindle or retype code, unless you want to. There is even a video tutorial showing how to get started. Topics Covered... - Installing and configuring PHP - Introduction to HTML - Basic PHP Syntax - Some Fun Right Away - Editors and Staying Organized - Variables, Numbers, Dates and Strings - Control Structures - How to use a database, such as mySQL - Using PHP and mySQL Together - How to create forms to Display, Add, Edit, and Delete data - Session Variables - Working with Images - PHP File Uploads - PHP Quirks and Tips - Security Considerations This book is NOT the only book you'll ever need to read to master PHP. The book is a gentle introduction to a very rich topic. The hope of the author is to show you that PHP isn't really that scary after all, it is something YOU can do, and it can even bring you joy once you get it.
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Money Making Marketing

Finding the People Who Need What You're Selling and Making Sure They Buy It

Author: Jeffrey Lant

Publisher: Jeffrey Lant Assocs

ISBN: 9780940374300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur

Author: Steven Rogers,Roza E. Makonnen

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071824065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6844

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The premier guide to setting up and managing your business’s finances Whatever business you run or plan to launch, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools and know-how you need to build a sturdy foundation that will support it for many years to come. Entrepreneurial Finance, Third Edition, offers potent methods for keeping firm financial control of your enterprise and insightful tips for avoiding the multitude of financial barriers that may block your entrepreneurial dream. This exciting update covers all the major topics that have made Entrepreneurial Finance the definitive book on the subject--from understanding financial statements and measuring cash flow to making a company profitable, valuing a company, and raising additional debt and equity capital--as well as brand-new, need-to-know information about: Marketing your crowdfunding campaign to finance not only technology companies, but also arts, sciences, biotechnology, and community development organizations Pursuing "intrapreneurship," or the financing of growth within an existing company using a mindset of entrepreneurship The "Entrepreneurship Spectrum," or the many ways to pursue your dreams of running your own company Discovering sources of debt and equity capital for the fast-growing millions of women and minority business owners Entrepreneurial Finance clearly explains the inescapable rules of timeless financial and business principles by using real-world examples and in-depth case studies. It features expert coverage of phantom stock, options, and ratio analysis used for businesses small and large. Packed with powerful financial and business techniques you absolutely need for success today, Entrepreneurial Finance provides the essential tools for building and maintaining steady profitability and business longevity in the most difficult economy in generations. The Definitive Finance Guide for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial Finance is a complete, one-stop resource that provides the information and strategies you need to ensure your business gets up and running--and stays up and running. The successful founder of several companies and one of today's top entrepreneurship educators, Steven Rogers teaches you all the best practices for financially setting up and managing a business. You'll learn everything you need to know about: Business plans -- What they are, what they can do, how to prepare them Financial statements -- How to develop them, how to analyze them Money -- Where and how to find it, techniques for maintaining positive cash flow This new edition brings you fully up to date with important new information on what to do and what to avoid when it comes to crowdsourcing, "intrapreneurship," and debtand equity capital, and it provides case studies of companies that were successfully launched during recessions. Working for yourself will be the toughest job you ever have, but Entrepreneurial Finance makes it easier by giving you a single resource packed with the latest research and step-by-step guidelines for what must be done, how to do it, and what to do when things go wrong.
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