Education & Reference

October 22, 2018

A.I. Performance

"A.I. Performance: The Art of Live Automation" by Chris Frost

| Website | Facebook | iTunes| Kobo | "A.I. Performance: The Art of Live Automation takes you through a series of steps for any novice to become technically proficient enough to script and pre-automate live shows which rival the biggest stars.  Using equipment you already own (or even suggesting potential new purchases to help you achieve your goals) this book will teach you everything you need to know to control almost every piece of equipment in the venue, without you having to touch it once during the performance. Throughout this guide I will be showing you how you can make readily available technologies work for you, and even go beyond that which it was originally intended in order to make some truly spectacular performances on stage.  By utilising this technology you can begin to orchestrate live shows that almost rival the professionals whom have a large technical team behind the scenes, only you won’t necessarily need any of them.  Consider the notion of having a robot replace a back-stage technical team and how you’d programme it to control the lighting, smoke machines, stage fans, video projection, broadcasting cameras, social media, backing tracks, FX units, and your entire backline (amplifiers, synths, drum brains etc.,); everything that constitutes the equipment used in a live show. The goal of this guide is simple: to help you make your shows more entertaining. A.I. Performance will revolutionise how you approach performing which will in turn grow a loyal, enthusiastic fan base for your act."

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October 19, 2018

How Not To Freeze On Camera

"How Not To Freeze On Camera: Be Confident and Natural in Videos" by Paolo Kernahan and Narrisa Mandol

| Website | Want to grow your business with video, but you’re too camera shy? Eager to climb the corporate ladder, but a fear of the lens has got you stuck on the middle rungs? Well, it’s time to silence those nattering nabobs of negativity in your mind. Video is now a widespread feature of the business and corporate landscape. Entrepreneurs are using video marketing to build bonds with customers and professionals are doing on-camera presentations for their companies. How Not to Freeze On Camera: Be Confident and Natural in Videos will help you conquer your fear of the lens. Discover tips and techniques to speak with confidence on camera and step into the world of opportunities video can reveal.  Here’s what you’ll learn: * Techniques to reduce nervousness and control your on-camera fears * How to take charge of your message * Finding poise and your on-camera voice * How to shine in live videos * Mastering the interview format

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October 19, 2018

Best Speaker

"Best Speaker : Proven Techniques to Defeat Fear of Public Speaking and Give a Winning Speech- Every Time!" by Sardar Mostofa

The Best Public Speaking and Presentation Skill Development in One Book. Develop Skill Once and Speak Without Fear for Life.  This is one of the most practical (not just theory) based books about public speaking and presentation skill building. It takes you by the hand and teaches you in steps.  This book will not only help you defeat your fear and anxiety of speaking in public; the tools and techniques that you’ll learn in this book will undoubtedly put you on the path to becoming one of the best public speakers.  Every tool and technique provided in this book has been proven. Everything you’ll be learning from this book is what the author has researched, learned, and tested repeatedly with great success. • Written for novice to advanced speakers • There is a chapter for everybody from Defeating Fear and Anxiety to Finding Your Winning Style to Memory Technique • Writing style used is 'get to the point' • Every page includes new information (no unnecessary repeats) Best Speaker book mission is “to teach public speaking to millions of people by offering a cost-effective access to the best speaking tips and techniques, in one book. This will enable them to defeat fear of speaking, contribute socially, think critically, lead and innovate; making a positive difference in their lives and those they reach.”

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October 3, 2018

Certified Business Analysis Professional

"Certified Business Analysis Professional: The Certification Exam Guide" by Sorin Dumitrascu

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Business analysis involves determining how an organization functions and identifying its capabilities, and then recommending solutions that will enable the organization to reach its goals. The BABOK® Guide defines the field of business analysis and serves as a benchmark for both business analysis practitioners and the organizations using their services. A business analyst is responsible for understanding an organization and its needs, and identifying problems and solutions. They then determine the changes that are necessary for the organization to achieve its goals and objectives. As a business analyst, there are several key competencies that are important to understand and develop. These are analytical thinking and problem solving, appropriate behavioral characteristics, business and software knowledge, and communication and interaction skills. Analytical thinking and problem solving include creative thinking, decision making, learning, problem solving, and systems thinking. Each of these competencies can assist business analysts in helping clients to solve underlying problems as efficiently and effectively as possible. A business analysis approach defines how and when business analysis tasks will be performed, and what deliverables they will produce. It must take organizational process requirements and the objectives of an initiative into account, and meet agreed standards. Inputs for planning a business analysis approach include the business needs an initiative is designed to address, expert judgment, and organizational process assets. 

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