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By Scott Berkun

During this hilarious and hugely useful booklet, writer speaker Scott Berkun finds the thoughts at the back of what nice communicators do, and exhibits how someone can discover ways to use them good. For managers and academics -- and somebody else who talks and expects somebody to hear -- Confessions of a Public Speaker presents an insider's point of view on find out how to successfully current rules to an individual. It's a distinct, unique, and tutorial romp during the embarrassments and triumphs Scott has skilled over 15 years of chatting with crowds of all sizes.

With vigorous classes and staggering confessions, you'll get new insights into the paintings of persuasion -- in addition to educating, studying, and function -- at once from a grasp of the trade.

Highlights include:
* Berkun's hard-won and easy philosophy, culled from years of lectures, instructing classes, and hours of appearances on NPR, MSNBC, and CNBC
* Practical advice, together with how one can paintings a tricky room, the technological know-how of now not uninteresting humans, the best way to continue to exist the assault of the butterflies, and what to do while issues get it wrong
* The inside of scoop on who earns $30,000 for a one-hour lecture and why
* The worst -- and funniest -- catastrophe stories you've ever heard (plus countermoves you should use)

Filled with funny and illuminating tales of exciting performances and real-life mess ups, Confessions of a Public Speaker is inspirational, devastatingly sincere, and a blast to learn.

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Much scientific data is held in documents that consist of a large number of complex records, each with a similar structure. , a key) is provided as input. This in itself is a query language. Indexing systems such as SRS for biological data are probably the most widely used form of query for documents structured in this way. However, we would like to do better. We would like our query language, in the spirit of database query languages, to be able to use complex predicates on the data. , combine data from different sources) and perform some form of data restructuring.

Two of them, however, ACeDB and XML, have very close affinities with the model we develop here. We shall briefly mention ACeDB here. XML will be the topic of the next chapter. 1 ACeDB ACeDB (A C. elegans Database) is not well-known as a general database management system [TMD92]. It was, as its name indicates, originally developed as a database for genetic data of a specific organism. However, the data model is quite general. It is popular with biologists for several reasons: the ability to deal with missing data, some extremely good user interfaces (some general and some specific to genetic sequence data), and some good browsing tools.

Since XML contains only data, we need to convert it into HTML first, in order to display it with a browser. Stylesheets [Sty99] are special-purpose languages expressing this conversion. There are two, somewhat competing proposals for stylesheets. The first is lightweight: it is called Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and we briefly illustrate it here. The other is a transformation language, called XSL, and is described in more detail in Chapter 5. 6 Paraphernalia 49 The main idea in CSS is to associate with each element type a presentation.

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