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  • Sweet and Simple Knitting Projects: Teach Yourself

    By Sally Walton
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    Sally Walton
    Is this the right book for me?This practical guide to knitting covers everything from simple stitches to the latest and more advanced methods, giving you everything you need to become an experienced knitter and create fun projects for family, friends and for your own wardrobe. Ideal for the beginner/intermediate knitter, this book will show you how to master the techniques and apply them to an array of exciting and diverse projects. Get Started with Knitting: Teach Yourself is fully illustrated with diagrams and patterns for everything from beanie hats to baby toys, and also features instructions for setting up your own knitting group and joining the rapidly growing online knitting community.Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new 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.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of knitting.
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    Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Swedish with Teach Yourself)

    By Ylva Olausson
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    Ylva Olausson
    Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Swedish?Master Swedish grammar and broaden your vocabulary with your very own Swedish Tutor. This contemporary interactive workbook features 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points with clear goals, concise explanations, and real-world tasks. By studying and practicing Swedish grammar you'll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Swedish with clarity and ease.What will I learn?The Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook covers a comprehensive range of the most useful and frequent grammar and vocabulary in Swedish. You can follow along unit by unit, or dip in and dip out to address your weak areas. As you progress, you will be introduced to new vocabulary and combine it with the grammar to complete extensive exercises. You will then practice the language through authentic reading and writing practice. You will achieve a solid upper intermediate level* of Swedish grammar.Is this course for me?The Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook can be used as a standalone course or as a complement to any other Swedish course. It offers extensive practice and review of essential grammar points and vocabulary and skills building. The personal tutor element points out exceptions and gives tips to really help you perfect your Swedish.What do I get?This Swedish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features:-200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points-Unique visuals and infographics for extra context and practice-Personal tutor hints and tips to help you to understand language rules and culture points-Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner20 short learning units each contain:-communication goals to guide your studies-grammar explanations with embedded exercises-vocabulary presentations and activities-reading and writing sections to consolidate your learningWhat other courses are available?For further study and practice, see Get Started in Swedish (ISBN 9781444175202) and Complete Swedish: Teach Yourself (ISBN 9781444195101).Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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  • The Survival Manual

    By Jason Polley
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    Jason Polley
    Every year, more than 40,000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro and millions head for the great outdoors every weekend. If you are one of them, would you know what to do if you got stranded or hurt?THE SURVIVAL MANUAL gives essential, practical advice for handling situations that weren't part of the plan and can quickly escalate. It starts with ten life-saving tips then outlines the crucial components for staying alive, starting with water, food and shelter. Covering every possible scenario, from basic survival skills to advanced insight into surviving in hostile conditions, this is the ultimate survival guide for anyone who spends any time outdoors.
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    The Sum of You

    By Alan Graham
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    Alan Graham
    Are you an explorer, an artist, a gambler, a scientist, an environmentalist, or a philosopher?In this groundbreaking book, Dr Alan Graham argues that in fact these six different personality traits are present in all of us, to a greater or lesser degree. He provides a number of practical questionnaires and exercises which will help us to understand ourselves.Although we don't realise it, these six different personality styles are underpinned by our approach to and understanding mathematics. Some if this knowledge is innate in all of us, some of it is learnt in school, and some of it you may not learn until you read this remarkable book.
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    Successful Budgeting and Forecasting in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By Roger Mason
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    Roger Mason
    The book will enable readers to understand the purposes of the different budgets andforecasts and it will explain in detail how they are prepared and used. In many casesbudgeting is an important (and often unpopular) part of their job and the book will show them how to do it more effectively and more quickly. It should increase their confidence and develop their management skills. The book will not just focus on the technical sides of budgeting - it will also focus on the softer skills of getting buy-in and navigating company political.
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    Successful Memory Techniques In A Week

    By Jonathan Hancock, Cheryl Buggy
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    Jonathan Hancock, Cheryl Buggy
    An effective memory is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Jonathan Hancock and Cheryl Buggy, leading international memory experts, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to recall whatever you need to in the workplace.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Successful Recruitment in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By Nigel Cumberland
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    Nigel Cumberland
    The ability to recruit the right people to work for you is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career. Written by Nigel Cumberland, a leading expert on recruitment as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to build a brilliant team. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience. So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Successful Mentoring in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By Stephen Carter, Gareth Lewis
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    Stephen Carter, Gareth Lewis
    The ability to mentor people succesfully is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Gareth Lewis, a leading expert on appraisals as a coach, an academic researcher and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to build successful mentoring relationships.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Successful Pitching For Business In A Week: Teach Yourself eBook ePub

    By Patrick Forsyth
    Authors:
    Patrick Forsyth
    The book focuses on the special nature of winning significant business in competitivemarkets in pitches involving several formal stages. It will: Review the essential processes of making complex sales and the role of coretechniques of persuasion Show how to handle initial contacts and meetings and obtain a clear brief regardingcustomer/client needs Demonstrate the process of analysing client needs and putting clear and persuasiveproposal documents in writingSunday: What is a pitch?Monday: Initial contactTuesday: Planning a powerful responseWednesday: Putting proposals in writingThursday: Preparing a formal presentational pitchFriday: Making the presentationSaturday: Follow-up action and the power of persistence
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    Successful Customer Care in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By Di McLanachan
    Authors:
    Di McLanachan
    The ability to look after your customers is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Di McLanachan, a leading expert on customer care as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to keep your customers happy and coming back.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Successful Budgeting and Forecasting in a Week: Teach Yourself eBook ePub

    By Roger Mason
    Authors:
    Roger Mason
    The book will enable readers to understand the purposes of the different budgets and forecasts and it will explain in detail how they are prepared and used. In many cases budgeting is an important (and often unpopular) part of their job and the book will show them how to do it more effectively and more quickly. It should increase their confidence and develop their management skills. The book will not just focus on the technical sides of budgeting - it will also focus on the softer skills of getting buy-in and navigating company political.
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    Successful Meetings in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By David Cotton
    Authors:
    David Cotton
    The ability to hold successful meetings is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by David Cotton, a leading expert on meetings as both a coach and practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to run successful meetings.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Successful Consulting: Teach Yourself

    By Anna Hipkiss
    Authors:
    Anna Hipkiss
    Is this the right book for me?If you are a consultant in any field, working for any size organisation from 'one man and his dog' to a massive multinational, or thinking of moving into consultation, then this is the book for you! Coverage includes:·What makes a successful consultant·Setting a clear vision ·Assessing resources ·How to write reports and give presentations·Building up your customer facing skills·Dealing with difficult clients·Balancing your work with the rest of your life.Containing lots of practical advice, this book also features interviews with successful consultants who have a wealth of experience to share. Written in an accessible style, it will give you the confidence to shine in consultancy.Successful Consulting includes:Chapter 1: What do you want from this?Chapter 2: Consulting excellence at workChapter 3: What makes a successful consultantChapter 4: Setting a clear visionChapter 5: Bringing power to your aimChapter 6: Assessing your resourcesChapter 7: Tools to make it happenChapter 8: Client project managementChapter 9: Managing client expectationsChapter 10: Avoiding project pitfallsChapter 11: ImageChapter 12: Writing a client reportChapter 13: Giving a client presentationChapter 14: Running a client workshop/project meetingChapter 15: Building client relationshipsChapter 16: Handling client politicsChapter 17: Influencing and negotiationChapter 18: Dealing with difficult clientsChapter 19: Dealing with internal relationshipsChapter 20: Marketing your servicesChapter 21: Starting and running your own businessChapter 22: Balancing your work with the rest of your lifeChapter 23: Going forwardLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: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 to give you a richer understanding of consulting.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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    Successful Key Account Management In A Week

    By Grant Stewart
    Authors:
    Grant Stewart
    Key account management just got easier'This little book is a real gem' Professor Malcolm McDonaldKey account management is increasingly important and must keep pace with its customers as they continually develop and evolve, often resulting in increasingly sophisticated buying structures. The key account manager therefore requires a wide variety of skills in order to be successful; this is not only an important job role in its own right, it is often a stepping stone to career development, leading to more senior management jobs.Successful Key Account Management In A Week is a week long course. On Sunday you are encouraged to Know your customer as success depends on a relationship that is both rewarding and valuable. On Monday you will Analyse your growth opportunities. The competitiveness of the company must be appraised to enable the identification of sales growth opportunities and all major accounts should be compared in appeal and position to give an indication of the strategy to be adopted for customers. On Tuesday you will Measure profits by account. You will be shown how to measure the profitability of major customers and to draw up league tables to enable profit improvement strategies. On Wednesday you will Plan for success, building on the analysis of growth opportunities and profit measurement already considered, to result in a best judgement final plan. On Thursday you will learn to Negotiate to win-win; success relies on understanding the difference between negotiation and selling and being able to conduct negotiations to produce a win-win situation in which the objectives of both sides are considered. On Friday you will look at Control activity levels and the monitoring of standards of performance to enable the presentation of plans and progress, allowing the measurement of success against these plans. And finally, on Saturday you are reminded to Manage relationships with an introduction to the Relationship Model which describes how business with a customer changes as it moves from a transactional or short-term sales achievement, to collaboration with long-term customer value and retention.'This little book is a real gem, which you should read, use and keep handy for continuous reference. If you follow the straightforward guidelines in this book, your company's future is assured' Professor Malcolm McDonald, Former Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director, Cranfield University School of Management
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    Successful Selling In A Week

    By Christine Harvey
    Authors:
    Christine Harvey
    Selling just got easierGood salespeople are in great demand. Sales skills are essential in starting any business, and successful selling brings with it career progression, satisfaction and personal growth that are second to none. With this book, you'll learn all the components necessary to become not just a good but a great salesperson. Whether you're new to sales, and want to start out with a bang, or a veteran salesperson who wants to maximize results, Successful Selling In A Week will be a huge asset to you now and in years to come.You'll learn ways to increase the effectiveness of your efforts, save time and energy and get the best results possible, regardless of your field of sales. You'll be able to put together your own system of success, just like the people before you from whom these principles are drawn. Successful selling means using a structured set of systems that all professional high achievers can learn. We will look at each of these steps one day at a time.You may be wondering if your personality is right for sales. You may think that it's important to be a good talker, but it's far more important to be a sincere listener, to be able to ask pertinent questions that uncover buying motives, and then be able to present the features and benefits of your product or service as they match your customer's needs. A person who does all the talking, without the right questioning and listening, will be wasting time and effort. There is, in fact, no one right personality for sales. Most of us can use the skills we've developed over our lifetime, and hone them with the principles of this book to become a top-notch, if not world-class, salesperson. You'll be able to use the techniques in this book to design sales skills that work best for you, your personality and your industry. - Sunday: Jump-start your success formula- Monday: Develop product and service expertise- Tuesday: Grasp the buying motives- Wednesday: Conquer objections: turn them to your advantage- Thursday: Master successful presentations and closings- Friday: Create action-provoking systems- Saturday: Implement motivation and support systems
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    Successful Pitching For Business In A Week: Teach Yourself

    By Patrick Forsyth
    Authors:
    Patrick Forsyth
    The book focuses on the special nature of winning significant business in competitivemarkets in pitches involving several formal stages. It will:- Review the essential processes of making complex sales and the role of coretechniques of persuasion- Show how to handle initial contacts and meetings and obtain a clear brief regardingcustomer/client needs- Demonstrate the process of analysing client needs and putting clear and persuasiveproposal documents in writingSunday: What is a pitch?Monday: Initial contactTuesday: Planning a powerful responseWednesday: Putting proposals in writingThursday: Preparing a formal presentational pitchFriday: Making the presentationSaturday: Follow-up action and the power of persistence
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    Successful Presenting in a Week: Teach Yourself

    By David Brown
    Authors:
    David Brown
    The ability to give a successful presentation is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by David Brown, a leading expert on presenting as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to get your audience to do what you want them to do.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
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    Succeed At Numeracy Tests In A Week

    By Mac Bride
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    Mac Bride
    Sunday Computation 1: estimates and checks, calculator techniques, percentages and decimalsMondayComputation 2: fractions, ratios, conversions, ratesTuesdaySequences and similar: looking for patterns; types of sequences; interleaved sequences; sets of related numbers in other layoutsWednesdaySums from stories: getting to the numbers; what sort of calculation? Simplifying into sums.ThursdayReading charts: how to read from X & Y axes; identifying values in series; checking answersFridayData from tables: reading lists and tables; double conversions; intermediate workingsSaturdayTest techniques: timing, pacing, checking. Mixed set of tests
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    Succeed At Numeracy Tests In A Week

    By Mac Bride
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    Mac Bride
    Sunday Computation 1: estimates and checks, calculator techniques, percentages and decimalsMondayComputation 2: fractions, ratios, conversions, ratesTuesdaySequences and similar: looking for patterns; types of sequences; interleaved sequences; sets of related numbers in other layoutsWednesdaySums from stories: getting to the numbers; what sort of calculation? Simplifying into sums.ThursdayReading charts: how to read from X & Y axes; identifying values in series; checking answersFridayData from tables: reading lists and tables; double conversions; intermediate workingsSaturdayTest techniques: timing, pacing, checking. Mixed set of tests
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    Succeed in TEFL - Continuing Professional Development

    By David Riddell
    Authors:
    David Riddell
    The ultimate guide for developing your career as an English teacher.Succeed in TEFL is packed with information on how to develop within the profession including chapters on:-getting the most out of observations-teaching exam classes-becoming a trainer -doing action research-using online resources-becoming a manager-and much more!This is an indispensable book for all EFL teachers: a conclusive guide to making the most of your teaching experience and moving ahead in your career. The author draws on his wealth of knowledge in the fields of teaching, training and management to address the key issues facing today's EFL teachers. Also included is a range of case studies and interviews from teachers with experience of working in different countries and contexts. These bring fresh insight to the topics, which combined with numerous tasks, makes this an engaging and practical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) handbook. This book is ideal for teachers looking for new ways to develop their expertise as well as academic managers wanting fresh ideas on how to foster Continuing Processional Development (CPD) in their staff.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by learners for over 75 years.
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