The Story Performance Handbook

  • Filename: the-story-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781135656836
  • Release Date: 2000-11-01
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: R. Craig Roney
  • Publisher: Routledge

The Story Performance Handbook provides specific, detailed information to help adults develop basic skills in reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. Organized sequentially, each chapter moves the reader from the easiest (reading aloud picture books) to the most difficult (creating your own stories for telling) storytelling experience, cumulatively building story performance skill in selecting, preparing, and delivering stories and poetry to audiences. This structure allows individuals to begin reading at various points depending on their prior experience with story performance. The text includes several features that make learning to perform stories and poetry easy to understand and manage: * Explicit, thorough advice avoids confusion, such as how to select, prepare, and deliver stories and poetry via reading aloud, mediated storytelling, and storytelling. * The sequential chapter organization, progressing from easiest to most difficult, and Developmental and Culminating Activities at the end of each skill chapter, enable this text to be used either independently or in conjunction with courses or workshops in story performance. * Unique among story performance texts, instruction is based not only on the author's own extensive experience but also on empirical research related to teaching adults to tell stories. * Specific information is easily located throughout the text: Processes are presented in bold type, numbered sequentially and, at the end of specific chapters, skill building activities are provided. Figures (which provide additional detailed information) are boxed. Examples of processes are highlighted with background shading.

Ducati Desmoquattro Performance Handbook

  • Filename: ducati-desmoquattro-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0760312362
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Ian Falloon
  • Publisher: Motorbooks

Ian Falloon, the world's foremost authority on Ducati motorcycles, delivers a performance handbook that is a must-have garage reference for any Ducati rider or enthusiast.This book offers specific tuning tips for Ducati's Desmoquattro superbikes that have ruled the world's streets and racetracks for the past two decades. Readers will uncover a remarkable amount of information, including charts that list specific suggestions for each models system and a section that lists the most productive ways to spend money on a particular model. Ian Falloon offers Ducati fans and fanatics a much-needed reference for getting the most out of their bikes.

The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance

  • Filename: the-cambridge-handbook-of-expertise-and-expert-performance.
  • ISBN: 1139456466
  • Release Date: 2006-06-26
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: K. Anders Ericsson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book was the first handbook where the world's foremost 'experts on expertise' reviewed our scientific knowledge on expertise and expert performance and how experts may differ from non-experts in terms of their development, training, reasoning, knowledge, social support, and innate talent. Methods are described for the study of experts' knowledge and their performance of representative tasks from their domain of expertise. The development of expertise is also studied by retrospective interviews and the daily lives of experts are studied with diaries. In 15 major domains of expertise, the leading researchers summarize our knowledge on the structure and acquisition of expert skill and knowledge and discuss future prospects. General issues that cut across most domains are reviewed in chapters on various aspects of expertise such as general and practical intelligence, differences in brain activity, self-regulated learning, deliberate practice, aging, knowledge management, and creativity.

The Six Sigma Performance Handbook

  • Filename: the-six-sigma-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0071437649
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Praveen Gupta
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Profits in tough times require prioritization and focus. If properly managed, Six Sigma methods can deliver dramatic improvement by increasing manufacturing and process efficiencies. But nearly 60% of all corporate Six Sigma initiatives fail to yield the desired results -- often companies take the "fighting fires" approach to business and do not take time to understand what the data in telling them, which is why many Six Sigma projects fail. The high-visibility of the Six Sigma Initiative has corporate executives committing to significant investment in resources often without any tangible improvement in profitability -- a fact neglected by most Six Sigma books. Written with Green belts, and managers in mind, this reference shows readers how to statistically evaluate a Six Sigma program, identify problems, and make tailor-made adjustments to get the desired results and revitalize a program.

The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies

  • Filename: the-sage-handbook-of-performance-studies.
  • ISBN: 0761929312
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 554
  • Author: D. Soyini Madison
  • Publisher: SAGE

The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace Measurement and Evaluation

  • Filename: handbook-of-improving-performance-in-the-workplace-measurement-and-evaluation.
  • ISBN: 9780470190678
  • Release Date: 2009-12-09
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: James L. Moseley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Each volume in this set provides a current review of all information available for the three core areas of improving performance in the workplace: instructional design and training delivery, intervention selection and implementation, measurement and evaluation.

VW Beetle Performance Handbook

  • Filename: vw-beetle-performance-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0760304696
  • Release Date: 1997-12-13
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: Keith Seume
  • Publisher: McFarland

At last! The complete practical guide to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for maximum performance. Contains essential information on using aftermarket parts and interchangeable parts from other production vehicles to achieve maximum performance. Includes many new photographs and archive pictures. The first book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. Ideal for owners wanting to uprate handling. Suitable for practical enthusiasts and professional mechanics. All-new photography by the author, and technical diagrams by specialist component manufacturers. Based on successful How-To's, technical features developed by the author for a leading VW magazine's. All information based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops. Includes a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers, and gearbox references. Approximately 200 black and white photographs. Covers all T1 & T2 buses, vans, campers & pick-ups 1950-79, and much applies to T3 models 1979-82.

Performance Appraisal Handbook The

  • Filename: performance-appraisal-handbook-the.
  • ISBN: 9781413305678
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: Amy DelPo
  • Publisher: Nolo

The Performance Appraisal Handbook is a must-read for every manager, whether they're writing a performance review for the first time or the hundredth. It's packed with the information and tools you need to make their company's appraisal process work better for everyone. Readers will know: • How to write and conduct effective appraisals • How to prevent potential lawsuits stemming from an appraisal • Essential employment law basics. The 2nd edition is completely updated with latest laws and provides sample forms and policies. Also, there is now going to be a CD-ROM which will include the forms, checklists and quizzes from the book.

Plastic Toy Cars of the 1950s and 1960s

  • Filename: plastic-toy-cars-of-the-1950s-and-1960s.
  • ISBN: 9781845841256
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Andrew Ralston
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

Recent auction results indicate a growing interest among collectors in plastic toy cars made during the 1950's and 1960's in Britain, mainland Europe, the USA and Hong Kong. This book is the first to take a systematic approach to a neglected area of toy collecting, providing valuable background information on the companies that made these toys and enabling collectors to identify many previously unknown items. Among the many famous toy companies examined are Tri-ang and Brimtoy (Great Britain); Norev and Minialuxe (France); Gama and Siku (Germany); Ingap and Politoys (Italy); Rico and Paya (Spain). In addition, light is shed for the first time on the history of many smaller and more obscure brands of plastic toy cars. More than 250 photographs of rare and unusual plastic toy cars are included, together with an indication of the prices these items are currently fetching on the antique toy market.

The Alfa Romeo V6 Engine High Performance Manual

  • Filename: the-alfa-romeo-v6-engine-high-performance-manual.
  • ISBN: 9781845840211
  • Release Date: 2011-10-15
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Jim Kartalamakis
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

Following in the tracks of the author's well-known Alfa DOHC tuning manual, Jim Kartalamakis describes all kinds of useful information and techniques to increase power, performance and reliability of V6 Alfas and their engines. This book is the result of much research and firsthand experience gained through many projects concerning Alfa V6 rear-wheel drive models, from the GTV6 series to the last of the 75 3.0 models. A wealth of completely new information can be found here regarding cylinder head mods, big brake mods, LSD adjustment procedure, suspension modifications for road and track, electrical system improvements, flowbench diagrams, dyno plots, and much more!

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