Curl To Win

Expert Advice to Improve Your Game

Author: Russ Howard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 144343762X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 8158

The ultimate guide to improving your game—from Canada's most celebrated curler Whether you're stepping into the hack for the first time, looking to improve your delivery or trying to better understand strategy, Curl to Win will help you take your game to the next level. Renowned for his ability to blend the mental and physical aspects of curling as well as his innovative and effective strategies, Russ Howard has written a practical handbook that no curler should be without. Russ draws on his more than three decades of experience as a winning player and coach to explain: Basics—start off on the right foot by picking the right equipment and really understanding how to play the game Delivery—improve your accuracy and consistency with gold-medal techniques and tips Sweeping—sweep effectively by avoiding common mistakes Strategy—form a winning game plan through strategies like making the most of the free guard zone Drills—practise like a pro with Russ's own drills for sweeping, delivery and ice reading Tips and tricks—learn how to match rocks, have a winning mindset, yell "Hurry hard!" and much more Fully illustrated with step-by-step photographs and diagrams, Curl to Win will help you get more out of your game.

Land of our Fathers

Author: Chris Urch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474227597

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 7689

"I can't believe we're arguing over a Blue Riband" "I can't believe we're stuck down a mine." "Yet here we are" 3rd May 1979, South Wales. Thatcher is counting her votes, Sid Vicious is spinning in his grave, and six Welsh miners are trapped down a coal mine. Within two weeks everything these men believe in and everything they know will have changed. A darkly comic drama looking at the dramatic two weeks in which a group of Welsh miners are trapped underground. Chris Urch's debut full-length play is packed full of blistering comedy and summons a generation of lost voices.

Dream Jobs in Coaching

Author: Colleen Ryckert Cook

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448869064

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6193

Coaching can be a rewarding job, whether it involves working with kids on a volunteer basis or taking the field with professional athletes. This volume serves as a career guide to coaching and covers many forms of coaching available. Readers will evaluate what type of coaching is ideal for them individually, and how they can work toward a career as a coach. Career opportunities presented include both coaching individuals and coaching teams. Also included for readers is a magnificent source in beginning a coaching career: a detailed guide on schools and programs for aspiring coaches.

Start to Win

The Classic Text

Author: Eric Twiname

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472901509

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 3208

Start to Win is Eric Twiname's sailing classic. Out of print for over 20 years, it has nevertheless retained its position as the book on simple racing principles. Considered unequalled by its many fans, it is the only book that sets out the techniques of sailing in such a clear, understandable and straightforward manner. By the same author as The Rules Book, Start to Win will be welcomed back by its many followers, and read for the first time by many more. With an updated section on the Racing Rules, this classic is set to help sailors achieve their racing best for many years to come. 'An extraordinarily valuable book...Twiname manages to remove the mystique from the art of winning' Yachting World 'One of the best books on tactics' Yachting & Boating 'A first class book for the racing dinghy helmsman' Yachts and Yachting

Run to Win

Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership

Author: Donald T. Phillips

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429979348

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3806

Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry for his exceptional leadership skills. In Run to Win, acclaimed author Don Phillips examines Lombardi's famous coaching style by painting a picture of a fascinating individual, a man whose ingenious leadership helped lead his teams to nine playoff victories in a row, including wins in the first two Super Bowls. By extracting powerful lessons from a man who could both lead and inspire, Phillips gets to the heart of what made Lombardi great and shows readers what it takes to be a winner. At the same time, this groundbreaking book tells the inspiring story of Lombardi's ten-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, complete with anecdotes, quotes, and Lombardi Principles that show why this legendary coach continues to be a role model for effective leadership in business today. Totally accessible and utterly fascinating, Donald T. Phillips's Run to Win empowers readers with the knowledge to succeed in business, while entertaining them with tales of a man whose ability to win under any circumstance is unsurpassed in the history of professional sports.

Jersey Joe Walcott

A Boxing Biography

Author: James Curl

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786489634

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 239

View: 4513

Born into extreme poverty in 1914, Jersey Joe Walcott began boxing at the age of 16 to help feed his hungry family. After ten years, without proper training and with little to show for his efforts beyond some frightful beatings, Walcott quit the ring. A chance meeting with a fight promoter who recognized the potential in his iron chin and hard punch turned Walcott’s fortunes around, launching one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history. This biography details Walcott’s youth, his dismal early career, and his legendary climb to become the heavyweight champion of the world at age 37, at the time the oldest man ever to win the coveted title. Along the way, he battled some of the most feared champions of his day, including Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, and Rocky Marciano. With numerous period photographs and a foreword from Walcott’s grandson, this work provides an intimate look at one of the grittiest, most determined boxers of the 20th century.

Win at the gym

Secrets of Fitness and Health Success

Author: Steve Shipside

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907518525

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 233

View: 6062

This exclusive travel guide guides the visitor through the most incredible activities to be found in Shanghai: savour the food of world-class chefs in Asia's most romantic two-seater salon; eat at the best holes-in-the-walls and discover local street food haunts; find the best tailors and quality cashmere, satins and brocades by the yard; expert ......

Presenting to Win

The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780137005062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9521

Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act. In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience. Weissman’s techniques have proven themselves with billions of dollars on the line. Thousands of his elite clients have already mastered them. Now it’s your turn! • What you must do to tell your story Focus before Flow: identifying your real goals and message • The power of the WIIFY: What’s In It For You Staying focused on what your audience really wants • Capture your audience in 90 seconds… and never let go! Opening Gambits and compelling linkages • Master the art of online Web conferencing Connecting with your invisible audience • From brainstorming through delivery Crafting the Power Presentation, one step at a time Named by FORTUNE Magazine as a "Must-Read" "Jerry Weissman makes the challenge of producing and delivering effective presentations delightfully simple. Read it and benefit!" Tim Koogle,Founding CEO, Yahoo! “A great read for all of us who have ever struggled with any aspect of our public speaking skills. Presenting to Win contains the same timeless techniques that helped me [18] years ago.” Jeff Raikes, former President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft Corporation, and CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation “Jerry is The Man when it comes to making great pitches. If your pitch doesn’t get a whole lot better after reading this book, something is wrong with you.” Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director and Chairman, Garage Technology Ventures, and bestselling author of The Art of the Start “Presenting to Win is the shortest path to applause for any presenter. It will be your bible for the PowerPoint Age. It’s loaded with easy actions and real examples that really work. I’ve used them. I know.” Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit

A World to Win

Author: Jack Conroy

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252069277

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 3255

"Set in St. Louis, A World to Win centers on two half brothers, Leo and Robert Hurley. Leo is an unlikely proletarian hero who acquires political consciousness in spite of himself; Robert is a victim of his own confused literary pretensions. As they grope toward reconciliation, they come into contact with bohemians and radicals who engaged in labor activism during the Popular Front era." "An important milepost in the development of worker-writing, A World to Win steers readers away from a sentimentalized concern for the poor to a more concrete contemplation of the social and political conditions that characterize their lives."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

From Rings to Ringlets

Author: Marcel Haigy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147972615X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 5607

This is the true tale of a cherubic angel, born of Scottish, Welsh, and Turkish decent. Early that morning in the middle of a blinding snow storm, with the temperature hovering near zero, the bedlam began. An antiquated oblong oak table in Grandma Lloyd's kitchen, was scrubbed and sanitized in preparation of my exalted arrival, plus being the first grandchild and a boy, held great momentous value! For better or worse, his story is a result of growing up on the rough side of a rough world. After many fights, both amateur and professional, I met an old friend who was in the beauty business. Attracted by the lure of money, I changed my name, got a manicure and became an International Hairdressing Champion. This is a recounting of the adventures of both worlds and the activities and ventures in between, some legitimate and some...well...! It is a true and fascinating story, as one New York writer once penned, "From Ring to Ringlets".

Tell to Win

Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

Author: Peter Guber

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307587978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 2961

Today everyone – whether they know it or not – is in the emotional transportation business. More and more, success is won by creating compelling stories that have the power to move partners, shareholders, customers, and employees to action. Simply put, if you can’t tell it, you can’t sell it. And this book tells you how to do both. Historically, stories have always been igniters of action, moving people to do things. But only recently has it become clear that purposeful stories – those created with a specific mission in mind – are absolutely essential in persuading others to support a vision, dream or cause. Peter Guber, whose executive and entrepreneurial accomplishments have made him a success in multiple industries, has long relied on purposeful story telling to motivate, win over, shape, engage and sell. Indeed, what began as knack for telling stories as an entertainment industry executive has, through years of perspiration and inspiration, evolved into a set of principles that anyone can use to achieve their goals. In Tell to Win, Guber shows how to move beyond soulless Power Point slides, facts, and figures to create purposeful stories that can serve as powerful calls to action. Among his techniques: *Capture your audience’s attention first, fast and foremost *Motivate your listeners by demonstrating authenticity *Build your tell around “what’s in it for them” *Change passive listeners into active participants *Use “state-of-the-heart” technology online and offline to make sure audience commitment remains strong To validate the power of telling purposeful stories, Guber includes in this book a remarkably diverse number of “voices” – master tellers with whom he’s shared experiences. They include YouTube founder Chad Hurley, NBA champion Pat Riley, clothing designer Normal Kamali, “Mission to Mars” scientist Gentry Lee, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, former South African president Nelson Mandela, magician David Copperfield, film director Steven Spielberg, novelist Nora Roberts, rock legend Gene Simmons, and physician and author Deepak Chopra. After listening to this extraordinary mix of voices, you’ll know how to craft, deliver -- and own – a story that is truly compelling, one capable of turning others into viral advocates for your goal. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Win at Online Roulette

Author: Samuel Blankson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1905789033

Category: Games

Page: 80

View: 2932

A guide on winning consistently at online roulette, this text describes an amazing system for gaining an advantage at online casinos. (Games/Gamebooks/Crosswords)

Built to Win

Creating a World-class Negotiating Organization

Author: Lawrence Susskind,Hallam Movius

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422132064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7204

Companies that consistently negotiate more valuable agreements?in ways that protect key relationships?enjoy an important but often overlooked competitive advantage. Until now, most companies have sought to improve their negotiation outcomes by sending individuals to training workshops. But this new groundbreaking book, using real-world examples from leading companies, shows a more powerful and less expensive way to achieve this. In Built to Win, authors Susskind and Movius argue that negotiation must be a strategic core competency. Drawing on their decades of training and consulting work, as well as a robust theory of negotiation, the authors provide a step-by-step model for building organizational competence. They show why the approach of ?training and more training? is a weak strategy. The authors also describe the organizational barriers that so often plague even experienced negotiators, and recommend ways of overcoming them. Built to Win explains the crucial role that leaders must play in setting goals, aligning incentives, pinpointing metrics, and supporting learning platforms to promote long-term success. A final chapter provides practical ?how-to? tools to help you start your own organizational improvement process. This book will be invaluable to CEOs, senior-level managers, HR business leaders, human resource professionals, sales and purchasing managers, and others who negotiate regularly.

25 Ways to Win with People

How to Make Others Feel Like a Million Bucks

Author: John C. Maxwell,Leslie Parrott

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418508306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2419

You've read John Maxwell's best-selling Winning with People, and now you're ready for some specific action steps to build on the knowledge you gained. 25 Ways to Win With People has just what you need! This complementary companion to the full-sized book is ideal for a quick refresher course on interpersonal relationships. A small sampling of the twenty-five specific actions readers can take to build positive, healthy relationships includes: Complimenting People in Front of Others Creating a Memory and Visiting It Often Encouraging the Dreams of Others

Tales from Q School

Inside Golf's Fifth Major

Author: John Feinstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316005584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1376

It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. The grim reality: If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. You're out. And those who make it to the sixday finals are the lucky ones: hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-ornothing competition.

How to Win at Golf Without Actually Trying

Author: Jon Winokur

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9781862055919

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3720

Here at last is a guide to winning at golf that tells you how to dominate your opponents – not by out-playing them, but by out-thinking them. Golf is a complex and demanding game, so fickle and perverse, that even its masters never truly master it. But, Jon Winokur assures us in this entertaining and eminently practical manual, that if you can’t play golf consistently well, you can at least win consistently. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Winokur provides various tried and true gamesmanship techniques with which to gain the advantage, from the most subtle psychological warfare to the carefully stifled sneeze. Filled with wry humour, peppered with tips, quotes, and anecdotes from golf’s greats, and illustrated throughout, this book is indispensable for anyone whose priority is to win ... at whatever cost!

Anything to Win

Author: Rosemary Joyce

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9781561713042

Category: Beauty contests

Page: 160

View: 4727

Linda Ellis is looking forward to taking part in her first beauty pageant, but she faces tough opponents--including the scheming Arlene McVie, who not only plans to steal Linda's boyfriend but also will stop at nothing to win the contest.

Native Americans in Sports

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317464036

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

View: 501

Offers full coverage of Native American athletes and athletics from historical, cultual and indigenous perspectives, from before European intervention to the 21st century. There are entries devoted to broader cultural themes, and how these affect and are affected by the sport.

How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS5

The Art of Design and Animation

Author: Chris Georgenes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136130292

Category: Art

Page: 373

View: 4360

Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget? Want to hone your Flash skills so you can concentrate on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline and to a budget. With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is the go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. Fully updated for CS5, How to Cheat in Flash CS5, is a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step workthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it. Each techniques is designed as a double-page spread so you can prop the book up behind your keyboard or next to your monitor as a visual reference while working alongside it. Many of these workthroughs are real-world client projects, with the source files supplied for you to open and explore. With these real-life professional projects you'll discover how to: bring objects to life with cool motion effects, make it rain, snow or set your world ablaze, develop flash mobile applications and many more tips and tricks not found anywhere else!

Girls Play to Win Lacrosse

Author: Bo Smolka

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1599534630

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 6592

"Covers the history, rules, fundamentals, and significant personalities of the sport of women's lacrosse. Topics include: techniques, strategies, competitive events, and equipment. Glossary, Additional Resources, and Index included"--Provided by publisher.