Just Enough AnxietyJust Enough Anxiety

What a treat it was to watch him conduct the Oregon Symphony, and to discuss his views on leadership. A tall man who walks with crutches from polio, he sounds a little like James Earl Jones. Although both his size and voice can be ...

Author: Robert H. Rosen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216439


Page: 256

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A psychologist and leadership expert explains how to harness the right level of anxiety Most of us see anxiety as a bad thing, so at the first sign of it we try to fight back or run away. But according to Robert Rosen, this outdated view ignores one of the most powerful forces in business: Anxiety helps us concentrate, learn, relate to people, think more creatively, and deliver better results. Of course, too much anxiety causes fear, chaos, and loss of morale. But too little leads to stagnation and a false sense of security. It’s like a rubber band: If you pull it too hard, it breaks. If you don’t pull it hard enough, you fail to maximize its potential. Finding the happy medium between panic and passivity is the secret to success. Drawing on twenty years of research with CEOs, Rosen explains how great leaders succeed by living and leading with just enough anxiety. He shows how the ability to manage anxiety brings out their own best performance, enables them to build great teams, and inspires and challenges their organizations. Only when we allow ourselves to feel our insecurity, discomfort, confusion, and pain can we reach our potential, both as individuals and teams. Just Enough Anxiety offers practical guidance to all kinds of organizations, blending cutting-edge psychology with real-world stories of success.

Freeing Yourself from AnxietyFreeing Yourself from Anxiety

When your internal critic comes at you James Earl Jones–style, alternating between doom and gloom, dub in the voice of Adam Sandler, or the squeaky nasal voice of SpongeBob SquarePants. The way you hear messages goes right to your ...

Author: Tamar Chansky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738215419


Page: 304

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Is worry wearing you out? Whether it's losing sleep over a deadline, fretting about a relationship, or constantly thinking about what you "should have" done or said, anxiety makes life feel like a race from one overwhelming situation to the next. Freeing Yourself from Anxiety reveals the real secret to reducing stress: not positive thinking, but possible thinking. In this breakthrough guide, Dr. Tamar Chansky shows you dozens of simple yet powerful strategies you can use at any time to transform your anxious thoughts, conquer perfectionism and procrastination, and improve the way your brain reacts to stress, even without medication. For anyone suffering with an anxiety disorder or depression, or who simply wants to handle everyday challenges more optimally and successfully, Dr. Chansky's innovative program will help you breathe easier. Get ready to feel calm, confident, more like yourself again—and free to create the life you want.

Contemporary Public SpeakingContemporary Public Speaking

James Earl Jones , whose voice gave life to both characters , wasn't always a confident public speaker . As a teenager , he dreaded ... Even speakers with years of experience feel some anxiety about getting up in front of an audience .

Author: Courtland L. Bovée

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0939693607


Page: 497

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Contemporary Public Speaking includes all the traditional fundamentals as well as the hottest issues in public speaking today. Featuring a conversational style and an extensive photo and illustration program, this comprehensive coverage provides students with the tools they need to analyze and apply public speaking principles. Examples, exercises, and boxed features offer insights into major themes such as speaking across cultures, developing creativity, improving critical thinking, overcoming speech anxiety, focusing on ethics, and learning from real-world speaking situations. Students will also explore how to speak on the job and in small groups, develop persuasive strategies, and use audio/visual aids--from flip charts to multimedia presentations--and will learn basic ways to become more effective speakers and listeners. A Collegiate Press book CONSULTING EDITORS: JoAnn Edwards, University of Mississippi Jon A. Hess, University of Missouri, Columbia Cynthia Irizarry, Stetson University Shannon McCraw, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Timothy P. Meyer, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Louis J. Rosso, Winthrop University

Engineered to SpeakEngineered to Speak

Twenty-first century engineers and technical professionals must master making the complex simple and the simple interesting. This book helps engineers do what they love most: take a complicated system and create a stronger solution.

Author: Alexa Chilcutt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119474968


Page: 192

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Engineered to Speak: Helping You Create and Deliver Engaging Technical Presentations Technical expertise alone is not enough to ensure professional success. Twenty-first century engineers and technical professionals must master making the complex simple and the simple interesting. This book helps engineers do what they love most: take a complicated system and create a stronger solution. You will learn tips and strategies that help you answer one essential question, “How can I get better at sharing my ideas with a variety of audiences?” In Engineered to Speak, Alexa Chilcutt and Adam Brooks combine their expertise in messaging and public speaking with research that illustrates how effective communication contributes to career advancement. Each chapter contains inspiring stories from practicing engineers around the world as well as useful examples, exercises and repeatable processes for creating compelling messages. This book helps technical talent become better speakers, better communicators, and ultimately better leaders. This helpful guide demystifies the art of oral communication by breaking it down into ten easy-to-follow-processes that can improve the ability of professionals at any level. By the end of Engineered to Speak, you’ll understand how to gain buy-in, identify and expand your Sphere of Influence, amplify your message, deliver compelling presentations, and learn from those who’ve embrace these skills and enjoyed professional success.

Why Are We Yelling Why Are We Yelling

Darth Vader wants Luke: James Earl Jones as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back, ... Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine (New York: Springer, 2013). a 1 to 5 anxiety-rating scale: After writing this ...

Author: Buster Benson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525540113


Page: 288

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Have you ever walked away from an argument and suddenly thought of all the brilliant things you wish you'd said? Do you avoid certain family members and colleagues because of bitter, festering tension that you can't figure out how to address? Now, finally, there's a solution: a new framework that frees you from the trap of unproductive conflict and pointless arguing forever. If the threat of raised voices, emotional outbursts, and public discord makes you want to hide under the conference room table, you're not alone. Conflict, or the fear of it, can be exhausting. But as this powerful book argues, conflict doesn't have to be unpleasant. In fact, properly channeled, conflict can be the most valuable tool we have at our disposal for deepening relationships, solving problems, and coming up with new ideas. As the mastermind behind some of the highest-performing teams at Amazon, Twitter, and Slack, Buster Benson spent decades facilitating hard conversations in stressful environments. In this book, Buster reveals the psychological underpinnings of awkward, unproductive conflict and the critical habits anyone can learn to avoid it. Armed with a deeper understanding of how arguments, you'll be able to: • Remain confident when you're put on the spot • Diffuse tense moments with a few strategic questions • Facilitate creative solutions even when your team has radically different perspectives Why Are We Yelling will shatter your assumptions about what makes arguments productive. You'll find yourself having fewer repetitive, predictable fights once you're empowered to identify your biases, listen with an open mind, and communicate well.

Four Gifts of the Highly SensitiveFour Gifts of the Highly Sensitive

Embrace the Science of Sensitivity, Heal Anxiety and Relationships, and Connect Deeply with Your World Courtney ... James Earl Jones said his father sat quietly and took it like a pro , also stating that the play was the thing and that ...

Author: Courtney Marchesani

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401957032


Page: 256

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Utilize the science of sensitivity to help you maximize your gifts of empath, intuition, vision, and expression. Are you often told that you are too sensitive? Can you intuit things before they happen? Are you an introvert who cares deeply about the people and places around you? Using a new and specialized framework for understanding empaths and sensitive individuals, integrative health coach Courtney Marchesani demystifies the science of sensitivity to help you maximize your gifts of empathy, intuition, vision, and expression. Her insightful sensitivity quiz will help you to recognize where your strengths lie, while her Mind-Body Method will help you to heal from the past and current trauma affecting your sensory processing and employ coping skills to manage what can be an overwhelming onslaught of intense emotions and sensations. Allow your sensory intelligence to shine and relish your profound ability to connect with the world by recognizing and honoring your unique gift of sensitivity.


Wouldn't we all like to sound like Darth Vader, voiced by James Earl Jones, in Star Wars? But this great actor has said that as a child he suffered from terrible anxiety around others in his school and was unable to speak for years.

Author: Leila Witkin

Publisher: Ecademy Press

ISBN: 9781908746641


Page: 240

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Discover your authentic inner voice and go from tongue-tied to terrific! A Practical Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright and the Fear of Public Speaking. Jerry Seinfeld: 'According to most studies, people's number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you're better off in the casket than doing the eulogy! If what the American comedian says is true (and there are numerous polls to support his observation), millions of people would actually rather face death than speak in public. If you are one of those people, you have come to the right place for help!

The Well Spoken WomanThe Well Spoken Woman

Small changes can help you discover the fullness of your sound and help you project more of your personality. This section introduces five essential ways to develop ... Imagine the booming bass of James Earl Jones in the role of Darth ...

Author: Christine K. Jahnke

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616144630


Page: 355

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Sheryl Sandberg advises women to "lean in" to realize their full potential. To do so successfully, women need effective communication skills and a confident presentation style. In this must-have guide, one of the nation’s premier speech coaches shares tested techniques from twenty years of coaching women on what works and what doesn’t. The author details the practices and techniques of successful women to help all women improve their presentation and public speaking skills. With access to her expertise, you’ll learn strategies that will help you present your best self in forums from PTA meetings to TV studios, conferences to classrooms, boardrooms to YouTube. The author has advised First Lady Michelle Obama for her International Olympic Committee speech, provided speaker training to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and coached corporate CEOs and more women elected officials than any other trainer. Every woman can benefit from studying the polished speaking skills of such powerful women. Strategic advice on everything from messaging to hair and hemlines will allow you to come across as polished and prepared. The author includes easy-to-follow exercises so you can try out techniques immediately, from the use of sound bites and secrets to establishing eye contact to what not to do with your hands. Filled with behind-the-scenes advice, this book is for every woman who wants to present herself well, express her ideas with confidence, and earn the respect of any audience.

This Is the VoiceThis Is the Voice

Today, any reported effectiveness in Janov's screaming treatment is understood to be a placebo effect, or short-term ... sold millions and attracted celebrity adherents, including the actor James Earl Jones and Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Author: John Colapinto

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128760


Page: 320

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A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel—and compelling—argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day. Along the way, he shows us why the voice is the most efficient, effective means of communication ever devised: it works in all directions, in all weathers, even in the dark, and it can be calibrated to reach one other person or thousands. He reveals why speech is the single most complex and intricate activity humans can perform. He travels up the Amazon to meet the Piraha, a reclusive tribe whose singular language, more musical than any other, can help us hear how melodic principles underpin every word we utter. He heads up to Harvard to see how professional voices are helped and healed, and he ventures out on the campaign trail to see how demagogues wield their voices as weapons. As far-reaching as this book is, much of the delight of reading it lies in how intimate it feels. Everything Colapinto tells us can be tested by our own lungs and mouths and ears and brains. He shows us that, for those who pay attention, the voice is an eloquent means of communicating not only what the speaker means, but also their mood, sexual preference, age, income, even psychological and physical illness. It overstates the case only slightly to say that anyone who talks, or sings, or listens will find a rich trove of thrills in This Is the Voice.

Excellence in Public SpeakingExcellence in Public Speaking

James Earl Jones , whose voice gave life to both characters , wasn't always a confident public speaker . As a teenager , he dreaded ... Even speakers with years of experience feel some anxiety about getting up in front of an audience .

Author: Sherwyn P. Morreale

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0155021826


Page: 495

View: 665

EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SPEAKING is specifically designed to give students the skills and confidence they need to prepare and deliver speeches that will make a difference in their careers, their communities, and their personal lives. Beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of public speaking, the text moves through topics and exercises that guide students in preparing, organizing, and presenting a speech. This text has an entire chapter devoted to speech anxiety (Chapter 2) and the special concerns associated with delivering the first speech. Full and excerpted examples of exceptional speeches are given and analyzed to encourage students to learn by example.

Transformative Social Work PracticeTransformative Social Work Practice

... and James Earl Jones, primal therapy became widespread and a highly glamorized form of treatment during this era. ... this repression could lead to invisible injuries and misplaced expression such as mood or anxiety disorders (Black &

Author: Erik M.P. Schott

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483359625


Page: 576

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Transformative Social Work Practice presents an innovative and integrative approach towards critically reflective practice with an interweaving of micro, mezzo, and macro applications to real world demands. Authors Erik Schott and Eugenia L. Weiss explore issues commonly addressed by social workers, including health, mental health, addictions, schools, and family and community violence, while challenging assumptions and promoting ethically-driven, evidence-based practice perspectives to advocate for social justice and reduce disparities. The book is about redefining social work practice to meet the current and complex needs of diverse and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in order to enhance their strengths in an era of unprecedented technological growth, globalization, and change.

Teach with Your HeartTeach with Your Heart

It was as if they were experiencing the first steps of separation anxiety. ... had a deep voice that sounded like James Earl Jones and had a commanding presence. ... “I'm a fan of anything that will help me connect with my students.

Author: Erin Gruwell

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780767927376


Page: 272

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The extraordinary memoir of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Freedom Writers Diary, who’s been hailed as “a true inspiration” (Hilary Swank) and “simply magical when it comes to inspiring people to action” (Los Angeles Times). Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In this passionate, poignant, and deeply personal memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic teacher who nurtured an extraordinary group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary—and the hit movie Freedom Writers—left off and brings the reader up to date on where the Freedom Writers are today. Including their unforgettable trip to Auschwitz, where they met with Holocaust survivors; their tour of the attic of their beloved Anne Frank; and their visit to Bosnia with their friend Zlata Filipović, Teach With Your Heart chronicles what happened with the Freedom Writers as they made their way through college and beyond. Along the way, Gruwell includes lessons for parents and teachers about what she learned from her remarkable band of students as she traveled through the emotional peaks and valleys on the front lines of our nation’s educational system. A mesmerizing story of one young woman’s personal odyssey and of her unique ability to encourage others to follow in her footsteps, Teach With Your Heart is marked by the enviable radiance and irrepressible force of nature that are Erin Gruwell and her unbelievable determination to ensure that education in the United States truly meets the needs of every student.

Women and the White HouseWomen and the White House

... powerfully fulfills the expectations of the presidency, James Earl Jones communicates President Dilman's lack of preparation and gravitas for the office by emphasizing not his physical strength but his weakness, anxiety, and fear.

Author: Justin S. Vaughn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813141015


Page: 324

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Known as the Great Compromiser, Henry Clay earned his title by addressing sectional tensions over slavery and forestalling civil war in the United States. Today he is still regarded as one of the most important political figures in American history. As Speaker of the House of Representatives and secretary of state, Clay left an indelible mark on American politics at a time when the country's solidarity was threatened by inner turmoil, and scholars have thoroughly chronicled his political achievements. However, little attention has been paid to his extensive family legacy. In The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch, Lindsey Apple explores the personal history of this famed American and examines the impact of his legacy on future generations of Clays. Apple's study delves into the family's struggles with physical and emotional problems such as depression and alcoholism. The book also analyzes the role of financial stress as the family fought to reestablish its fortune in the years after the Civil War. Apple's extensively researched volume illuminates a little-discussed aspect of Clay's life and heritage, and highlights the achievements and contributions of one of Kentucky's most distinguished families.

New York MagazineNew York Magazine

Jones's. Ball Patting: Charles Moulton (right) and friends. Hanky-panky: Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones as villain ... His anxiety in the face of a threatening world is expressed as fear of taking a misstep ("Step on a crack, ...





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Introduction to Language DevelopmentIntroduction to Language Development

Stutterers are found among the world's most famous individuals. Winston Churchill was a stutterer as was King Edward IV, whose experiences with speech therapy were the inspiration for the 2010 film The King's Speech. James Earl Jones ...

Author: Shelia M. Kennison

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483315324


Page: 496

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There are between 4,000 and 6,000 languages remaining in the world and the characteristics of these languages vary widely. How could an infant born today master any language in the world, regardless of the language’s characteristics? Shelia M. Kennison answers this question through a comprehensive introduction to language development, taking a unique perspective that spans the period before birth through old age. Introduction to Language Development offers in-depth discussions on key topics, including: the biological basis of language, perceptual development, grammatical development, development of lexical knowledge, social aspects of language, bilingualism, the effect of language on thought, cognitive processing in language production and comprehension, language-related delays and disorders, and language late in life.

Pretty BitchesPretty Bitches

... to pitch their voices as low as possible, to eschew emotion, and to mostly channel some version of James Earl Jones. ... And so much of the pushback on the women of #MeToo has been about reducing accusers to attention-seekers, ...

Author: Lizzie Skurnick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580059206


Page: 320

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These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world. Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they define, they demean. They have nuance and power. "Effortless," "Sassy," "Ambitious," "Aggressive": What subtle digs and sneaky implications are conveyed when women are described with words like these? Words are made into weapons, warnings, praise, and blame, bearing an outsized influence on women's lives -- to say nothing of our moods. No one knows this better than Lizzie Skurnick, writer of the New York Times' column "That Should be A Word"and a veritable queen of cultural coinage. And in Pretty Bitches, Skurnick has rounded up a group of powerhouse women writers to take on the hidden meanings of these words, and how they can limit our worlds -- or liberate them. From Laura Lipmann and Meg Wolizer to Jennifer Weiner and Rebecca Traister, each writer uses her word as a vehicle for memoir, cultural commentary, critique, or all three. Spanning the street, the bedroom, the voting booth, and the workplace, these simple words have huge stories behind them -- stories it's time to examine, re-imagine, and change.


Most of us find actor James Earl Jones's voice pleasant and rich, while we find the voice of comedian Bobcat ... However, when the large dinosaurs came on the screen, the sounds they produced were intended to generate fear and anxiety, ...

Author: Debra Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317346760


Page: 304

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Listening explores the process and role of listening in human communication as a cognitive process, as a social function, and as a critical professional competency. While introducing students the theory and research of listening scholarship, Worthington and Fitch-Hauser also help students to build practical skills and achieve the desired outcomes of effective listening.

Sound and Action in Music PerformanceSound and Action in Music Performance

James Earl Jones and Michael Palin both exemplify mastery of the language as actors in different contexts (drama and comedy, respectively), and yet both suffered from stutters when speaking extemporaneously during childhood.

Author: Peter Q. Pfordresher

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128094884


Page: 248

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Sound and Action in Music Performance addresses how auditory feedback influences the planning and execution of our movements. Focusing specifically on auditory feedback in music, including instrumental and vocal production, the book also gives substantial coverage to its role in speech. Both of these behaviors are the primary means by which people communicate their thoughts and feelings through the auditory modality, with auditory feedback being critical in each case. The book proposes that the role of auditory feedback emerges from the broader theme of coordination as our brain coordinates planned actions with concurrent perceptual events, including auditory feedback and other intrusive sounds. Critically reviewing the existing literature and proposing hypotheses for future research, this book tackles a topic that has intrigued researchers for decades. Covers the role of feedback in event sequencing Details how motor systems influence the use of auditory feedback Tackles neural mechanisms for feedback processing Characterizes hierarchical representations and synchronization Addresses perception/action associations and the role of internal models of production Discusses how learning influences the use of auditory feedback Considers the role of feedback in music and speech production deficits