"Storytelling that motivates action is a superpower. In this wonderful book, Ikenna Ngene breaks down the process of creating powerful and immersive stories so anyone can be a storytelling superstar." -- Paul J. Zak, Professor Claremont Graduate University and CEO, Immersion Neuroscience
"The Storyteller's Student is a wonderful and creative sharing of courage, support and inspiration. Ikenna beautifully reminds us of how powerful our voices are and that with a little support, our voices can change the world." -- Tricia Brouk, Award-winning director, speaking coach and filmmaker
Stories not only touch lives, they also move people to act. Imagine this very real scenario - you are asked to give a speech on your best work, after weeks of preparation, the big day finally arrives. As you stand up to speak, words fail you and it seems as if the entire world is against you. You pray for the ground to open so you can quickly disappear inside and yet (fortunately, I should add) nothing ...
Some Chinese characters are very simple and are made of just a few strokes, while others are made of other simpler characters, which are called radicals. Radicals are simple characters that combine to create compound Chinese characters. They have various meanings and can usually help you to understand the meaning and the pronunciation of compound characters. There are around 200 radicals in the Chinese language; therefore some people compare those radicals with letters or the roots of words.
This book focuses on the above-mentioned idea. Here, all the characters are broken into radicals to help you perceive Chinese characters as logical compounds, each representing a part of Chinese history, culture, and philosophy. The book will also show you how each character is used in sentences and phrases. Some characters come along with short grammatical explanations and cultural facts. Most of the character associations in this book have no etymological value, that is, they do not show how ...
Prepare to be frightened... very frightened by these extraordinarily scary places most of us probably never knew existed!
The world around us is a scary place. With danger lurking around so many corners, the threats we can explain are often easily quantified and dismissed. Rather, it is the unexplainable, the paranormal and the strange which present the biggest threats to our psychological well-being. All across the planet, certain places and buildings have come to represent these abnormal and unexplainable phenomena. From ghosts to genocides, brutal murders to witches' covens, these locations are both hyper specific and universal.
In almost every town, village or city, there is often an area where people are wary. A certain building people say is haunted, or a home they know has a particularly gruesome past. People might warn children to stay away, these buildings might form the backbone of some local folklore, or they might actually be condemned and restricted to the public. In ...
The Companion Guide for Speech & Debate Coaches is a supplement for new and experienced coaches. The tips, activities, handouts, samples, exercises, and graphic organizers presented in its pages will prove to be a helpful addition to any coach's existing resources. It begins with basic team management to include recruiting, planning, and tournaments. Then, it explores ways coaches can work with students competing in speech, interpretation of literature, and debate.
Publisher's Note: Please be aware that a significant portion of this book includes graphic organizers and worksheets that do not translate well to eBooks. The conversion of those graphic organizers and worksheets is particularly problematic with the Kindle E-Reader, but is still readable on most tablets and phones.