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Machiavelli: Bullet Guides

By Robert Anderson
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Robert Anderson
Open this book and you will - learn about Machiavelli's life - know his key works - explore the dark arts of politics - assess his influence
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  • Make A Difference With Your Marketing: Teach Yourself

    By Jonathan Gabay
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    Jonathan Gabay
    Make a Difference with your Marketing will help you take your marketing skills to a whole new level. By honing your imaginative skills and instilling great creative planning into your marketing, you can be sure that the results will keep you ahead of the competition. Your author, Jonathan Gabay, is one of the country's most respected creative brand consultants, and currently works with some of the world's biggest brand names. Author of no less than 13 books, and Course Director at the C.I.M. (Chartered Institute of Marketing), Jonathan's unparalleled insight and experience will provide you with all you need to target, brand, market and sell like you never have before!NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of marketing.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Make a Great Speech: Teach Yourself

    By Jackie Arnold
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    Jackie Arnold
    Written by a professional toastmaster, keynote speaker and voice coach, this book gives you all you need to make an effective speech on any occasion. From weddings and christenings to fundraising events and after-dinner speeches, it offers suitable material for any occasion, with practical techniques and strategies for everything from using props to conquering stage fright and banishing your butterflies forever.Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives you a comprehensive source of advice, material and techniques for wedding speeches - Offers hints on how to speak effectively and conquer your butterflies - Features practical guides to making the most of props and technology
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    Make Confident Decisions: Teach Yourself

    By Karen Mannering
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    Karen Mannering
    Make Confident Decisions takes the very latest research in management science and sets out a step by step process for making major life changes. Unlike most titles on decision making, it looks not just at the process in a professional context but also helps you, in a focused, goal orientated manner to cope with the impact of major decisions on areas outside your professional life. It is ideal for you if you are among the many thousands of individuals recently made redundant or forced into a career change in the last 18 months, and is written in a dynamic manner that reflects the level of guidance given by a career coach or mentor. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
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    Make Meetings Work: Teach Yourself

    By Karen Mannering
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    Karen Mannering
    Meetings are an inevitable and often unwelcome aspect of the working day. They figure heavily in all walks of life and create a forum for providing information, holding discussions, and making decisions. If they are run well they are a really valuable tool in running your organisation and progressing projects. If run badly they can seem like no more than a time-wasting irritant to the participants.Whether you hold meetings in your office or attend international summits, the meeting is a place where certain etiquette is essential. How to run a meeting, behave in a meeting, construct minutes, and Chair meetings are all essential skills for anyone wishing to move projects forward, forge a career in business or even run their own business. So, even if you are only a participant in frequent meetings this book will show you how to get the most out of them and ensure that they are a building block of success. From issuing invitations to taking the minutes, or even chairing a meeting, everything is covered.
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    Make Money From Freelance Writing

    By Claire Gillman
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    Claire Gillman
    LEARN HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM BEING A WRITER BY WORKING FREELANCE.Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length book commissions, it also includes writing for new media and the practicalities of finding a route to market/self-publicity. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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    Make Money From Freelance Writing: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

    By Claire Gillman
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    Claire Gillman
    Make Money From Freelance Writing takes you step by step through every avenue for making an income from professional writing. Covering everything from travel writing to writing self-help features and full-length book commissions, it also includes writing for new media and the practicalities of finding a route to market/self-publicity. Each chapter contains a diagnostic test, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read.
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    Make the Most of Your Caravan: Teach Yourself

    By Rob McCabe
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    Rob McCabe
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    Make Your Small Business A Winner: Teach Yourself

    By Anna Hipkiss
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    Anna Hipkiss
    Make Your Small Business a Winner will equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to take your business to a higher level. Key tactics for successful businesses are universal. This book identifies those tactics and will help you to learn and apply them - however young or mature your business. Split into 3 sections, it tackles: Diagnosis - highlighting common mistakes and giving your business a health check; Solutions - detailing remedies for problems and strategies for future success; and Moving On - looking at a future vision, setting goals and assessing progress. Real case studies, interviews and a popular ""checklist"" approach underpin the unique insight of business consultant Anna Hipkiss - making this THE guide to fulfill your business future aims.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to make your small business succeed.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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  • Make Your Show a Success: Teach Yourself

    By Nicholas Gibbs
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    Nicholas Gibbs
    Is this the right book for me?Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful show. Make Your Show a Success includes:Part one: Community theatre: getting involvedChapter 1: Community theatreChapter 2: The actorsChapter 3: The directorChapter 4: The stage managerChapter 5: The lighting designer/technicianChapter 6: The sound designer/technicianChapter 7: The set designerChapter 8: WardrobeChapter 9: The props teamChapter 10: Musical societiesChapter 11: FestivalsPart two: Community theatre: from registration to rehearsalChapter 12: Setting up a new community theatre groupChapter 13: Budgeting and fundraisingChapter 14: Getting the boll rollingChapter 15: Making the play happenPart three: Other societies and legal requirementsChapter 16: Community theatre production companiesChapter 17: Safety and other legal requirementsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of amateur theatre.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Making Money from Property

    By Martin Roberts
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    Martin Roberts
    Discover everything you need to become a successful property investor, developer or renovator in Martin Roberts' practical and inspirational guide.From buying a house at the best possible price, to undertaking a complicated conversion project; from investing in commercial property to buying a rental property abroad, BBC TV's Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts, teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls and holds your hand through this exciting, lucrative and rewarding world. This is the definitive guide to successful property development. Using his own experience in developing property, Martin shows you what to do and what to avoid. You will learn about:- Buying at auction- Finding the right location- Rental and capital growth strategies- Negotiating the best deal- Buying overseas- Weathering downturns in the market- And much, much more.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology, and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for everything you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
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  • Manage Anxiety Through CBT: Teach Yourself

    By Windy Dryden
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    Windy Dryden
    Is this the right book for me?Using the proven techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will show you how to manage your anxiety, in whatever form it appears, from phobias to panic attacks and general anxiety disorder. You will receive support for understanding with and coping with different types of anxiety, using CBT to manage your symptoms and alleviate much of your distress. You will also learn how to be more resilient and accepting of all your thoughts, fears and emotions, and discover new, healthier ways of thinking that will free you from anxiety.Manage Anxiety through CBT includes:Chapter 1: Understanding the 'ABCDEs' of Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT)Chapter 2: Understanding anxiety and its healthy alternative, concernChapter 3: How you make yourself disturbed about anxietyChapter 4: How to manage anxiety: general principles and strategiesChapter 5: How to manage performance-related anxietyChapter 6: How to manage social anxietyChapter 7: How to manage health anxietyChapter 8: How to manage anxiety about losing self-controlLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Manage Your IT For Profit: Teach Yourself

    By Michael Pagan
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    Michael Pagan
    Manage Your IT for Profit will help 'those who manage what they do not understand'! Written with humour and sound practicality, this guide is intended for the business owners and managers who need to understand the implications of technology in their business and to know how to utilise the information it provides to their maximum advantage and profit. It lessens the risk of your having the wool pulled over your eyes and reduces the fear of technology. Just as you need to understand balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and other financial metrics, you need to understand the language of IT. This book, organised so that each chapter can be easily completed in a day, is the perfect solution for the busy owner/manager.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to manage your IT.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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    Manage Your Anger: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

    By Sandi Mann
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    Sandi Mann
    If people perceive you to have an anger management problem, it's likely you spend most of your time dealing with the consequences of this, rather than the causes. This practical book, full of diagnostic questionnaires and immediately applicable advice, will help you to understand the causes of your angry reactions, and instead channel your emotions into directions which will enable you to have more successful relationships in your business and personal life.
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    Manage Your Anger: Teach Yourself

    By Sandi Mann
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    Sandi Mann
    If people perceive you to have an anger management problem, it's likely you spend most of your time dealing with the consequences of this, rather than the causes. This practical book, full of diagnostic questionnaires and immediately applicable advice, will help you to understand the causes of your angry reactions, and instead channel your emotions into directions which will enable you to have more successful relationships in your business and personal life.
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    Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life: Teach Yourself

    By Terry Looker
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    Terry Looker
    Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Free yourself from stress - Learn how to find work-life balance - Feel mentally and physically healthy - Assess and treat your stress with the free 'biodots' included.This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of 'biodots', which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance, and reveals what the new discoveries of NLP and similar techniques can do to help you banish stress forever.
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    The Management Coach: Teach Yourself

    By Rus Slater
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    Rus Slater
    By the end of this book you will be a better manager than you are now- Understand your strengths and weaknesses- Set and manage your goals- Understand your team- Work better with your own boss- Improve your businessOther books help you talk the talk. The Teach Yourself Coach books helps you walk the walk.Who are you? * A manager at any level, seeking to 'sharpen your saw'Where will this book take you?* You will understand yourself and your colleagues better, so you will be a better managerHow does it work?* A combination of practical tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercisesWhen can you do it?* In your own time, at your own paceWhat else do you get?* Access to free online videos and printable resourcesWhy Teach Yourself®?* Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped sixty million people achieve their goals
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    Management in 4 Weeks

    By Martin Manser, Nigel Cumberland, Norma Barry, Di Kamp
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    Martin Manser, Nigel Cumberland, Norma Barry, Di Kamp
    Management In 4 Weeks is a comprehensive guide to managing people, giving you everything you need to know in one place. Made up of four bestselling books in one, this book delivers a complete course in modern management. From managing and motivating people and teams, to performance management and appraisals you'll discover all the tools, techniques and strategies you need to get your management right.This book introduces you to the main themes and ideas of people management, giving you a knowledge and understanding of the key concepts, together with practical and thought-provoking exercises. Whether you choose to work through it like a 4 week course or dip in and out, Management In 4 Weeks is your fastest route to success:Week 1: Introducing Management In A WeekWeek 2: Successful People Management In A WeekWeek 3: Managing Teams In A WeekWeek 4: Successful Appraisals In A WeekABOUT THE SERIESIn A Week books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From negotiating and content marketing to finance and social media, the In A Week series covers the business topics that really matter and that will help you make a difference today. Written in straightforward English, each book is structured as a seven-day course so that with just a little work each day, you will quickly master the subject. In a fast-changing world, this series enables readers not just to get up to speed, but to get ahead.
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    Managing Stress At Work In A Week

    By Stephen Evans-Howe
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    Stephen Evans-Howe
    Managing stress just got easierThis book is written for managers as a simple, practical guide to the principles and techniques for managing stress at work. It looks at stress from an organizational perspective as well as highlighting practical steps individual managers can take to enable them to gain competitive advantage through effective management of their most valuable asset - their people. Even if you have no direct line-management responsibilities now, you can use what you have learnt to influence decision-makers,perhaps even your own line manager, to better manage stress in the workplace.This book will help you understand what stress is, why we get stressed and some of its physiological and psychological symptoms. You will learn about some of the background research into the psychology of stress and consider a variety of theories and models. More importantly, with this simple guidance, practical techniques and some relevant examples you will be able to create a challenging and supportive environment where people know what is expected, work hard, avoid burnout and make a real impact in your organization. As well as managing the stress of others at work, you will also find some useful tips and suggestions that you can adopt to take personal charge of your own stress levels, allowing you to relax, keep healthy and stay on top.Each of the seven chapters in Managing Stress In A Week covers a different aspect of stress:- Sunday: What is stress?- Monday: Understanding stress - some basic psychological and physiological aspects- Tuesday: Job roles, responsibility and level of control- Wednesday: Workload, work pressure and work environment- Thursday: Behaviours, conflict and support- Friday: Change management- Saturday: Personal responsibility and actions
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    Managing Stress At Work In A Week

    By Stephen Evans-Howe
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    Stephen Evans-Howe
    Sunday: Examine the common causes of stress from a work/organizational perspective and an individual levelMonday: Understand the basic psychological and physiological aspects of stressTuesday: Gain an overview of the issues of stress surrounding job roles and responsibility, and consider potential solutionsWednesday: Understand the stress associated with workload, work pressure and work environment and develop the tools to deal with itThursday: Create a supportive environment to combat conflict and certain behavioursFriday: Gain an insight into change management and how it can help relieve stress within your teamSaturday: Use practical steps to help individuals take responsibility for managing their own stress
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