Description : Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.
Description : An illustrated study that showcases original pieces of jewelry created by members of the American Jewelry Design Council based on a given theme includes dramatic photographs of this art jewelry in chapters that cover such themes as Peekaboo, Puzzle, Sphere, Water, Pyramid, Mona Lisa, and Secret Treasure. Original.
Description : Sharma Krauskopf began her career after graduation from Purdue University working with disadvantaged populations. She worked her way from direct services to administration of multi-million dollar nonprofit organizations serving people with special needs. She began sharing those experiences through her own company, Innovative Consulting Services (ICS, Inc.) all over the world. The consulting meant endless travel so she gave it up so she could be home closer to her family and began her writing career. One of the advantages of the consulting was it resulted in her falling in love with Scotland where her ancestors were members of the Clan Morrison. She began an e-zine called Scottish Radiance to share Scotland with the world. That e-zine was the number one e-zine for many years in the early days of the Internet and stories from it are still available on the internet. Writing and editing Scottish Radiance brought a publisher to her in 1999 wanting her to write a book entitled Scotland: Complete Guide and Road Atlas. Since that book she has had 28 book printed by publishers in the UK, Ireland and USA. The books include non-fiction, fiction and books for children. Her love for Scotland grew to the point that she and her husband decided to buy a vacation home in Scotland. The first piece of property they looked at was Neist Pointe lighthouse on the Isle of Skye. Even though they were outbid on that property it convinced them lighthouse living was for them. They spent the next nine years looking for a Scottish lighthouse home. They finally bought Eshaness Lighthouse on Scotland's Shetland Island archipelago in the North Sea across from Norway. David A Stevenson a member of the family of the world's best lighthouse builders designed and built it. The search for and living at Eshaness are responsible for her very popular books about lighthouses and her experiences at Eshaness. In 2014 she wrote a screenplay and produces a feature length motion picture with the goal to honor lighthouse keepers entitled Lighthouse Unmanned. That motion picture was filmed in 2015 and will be released in 2016. She began in 2016 she writing screenplays and producing animated motion pictures for children based on her popular children books.
Description : The time for modern biomass has come. It has long been overshadowed by other, more widely-publicized renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar and hydro, and still retains an outmoded image in comparison to its apparently more attractive cousins. The potential for biomass to act as a store of solar energy, and yet to be converted efficiently when required into heat, power, transport fuels and even substitutes for plastics and petrochemicals, is not widely appreciated. The increasing abundance of well-designed, successful bioenergy projects around the world is creating new interest in this renewable, sustainable and low-emission-producing source of energy. The Brilliance of Bioenergy covers all the main resources and technologies, principles, practice, social and environmental issues as well as the economics involved. The book also presents valuable, practical experiences - both 'how to' and 'how not to' - in the form of case studies of both small and large scale projects in both developed and developing countries. The Brilliance of Bioenergy is for those wishing to learn more about biomass, the technologies and the business potential. It will be welcomed by all involved in biomass production, bioenergy utilization, planning and development, and in renewable energies in general, as well as students, academics and researchers in the subject.
Description : This book was conceived in a vision that ensued quite vividly during the Integral Education Seminar in 2007. Igniting Brilliance: Integral Education for the 21st Century is an anthology comprising chapters by educators, ranging from elementary teachers to university professors, who exemplify the integral approach. The emerging field of integral education is a holistic, multidimensional approach with a basis in Ken Wilber's all-quadrant, all-level framework. This book offers a snapshot of the field through a series of light, nonacademic memoirs. It is designed to inspire teachers to personalize the lessons and methods for adopting an integral approach.
Description : The must-read summary of David Kord Murray's book: "Borrowing Brilliance: The Six Steps to Business Innovation by Building on the Ideas of Others". This complete summary of the ideas from David Kord Murray's book "Borrowing Brilliance" shows that that new ideas are always constructed out of existing ideas. What appears to be genuinely original ideas always combine snippets of one idea with parts of another to come up with something which has never before been combined in that way. To be specific, when you look at the creative process from a big picture perspective, you’ll always find the genesis of any new idea comes through a six-step process. By working through this six-step process, you come up with something new which combines aspects or elements of old and established ideas into a different mix. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Borrowing Brilliance" and discover where to borrow the materials from and how to put them together and determine your creative ability.