Until recently, scholars assumed that women stopped speaking after they won the vote in 1920 and did not reenter political life until the second wave of feminism began in the 1960s. Nothing could be further from the truth. While national attention did dissipate after 1920, women did not retreat from political and civic life. Rather, after winning the vote, women's public activism shifted from a single-issue agenda to the myriad social problems and public issues that faced the nation. As such, women began to take their place in the public square as political actors in their own rights rather than strictly campaigning for a women's issue. This anthology documents women's activism during this period by introducing heretofore unpublished public speeches that address a wide array of debated topics including child labor, international relations, nuclear disarmament, consumerism, feminism and anti-feminism, social welfare, family life, war, and the environment. Some speeches were delivered in legislative forums, others at schools, churches, business meetings, and media events; still others before national political organizations. To ensure diversity, the volume features speakers of different ages, races, classes, ethnicities, geographic regions, and political persuasions. The volume editors include short biographical introductions as well as historical context for each selection.
Most people dread cold calling. And yet, business to business cold calling is one of the best ways to attract new clients and produce profits. Valerie Schlitt, successful owner of VSA, Inc., an 11 year old cold calling firm, has provided in this highly practical SkillBite the key elements for designing a successful cold calling program, writing a winning script and avoiding the pitfalls that can hamper your efforts.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
Management of international business has become more complex with rapidly changing global environments, a multi-actor setting with numerous conflicts and disparities, increased political, foreign exchange, and other risks, and substantial global competition from Japan and newly industrialized nations. This book covers two decades of international business management and provides readers with general principles and observations drawn from experience. International Business Knowledge features articles--many of them published in the prestigious Journal of International Business--by leading practitioners and academics. They combine descriptive, analytical, and prescriptive aspects of the subjects they discuss, providing useful bases for researcher and practical tools for business executives and government officials.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, whose aim is to provide a universally agreed system of notation for the sounds of languages, and which has been widely used for over a century. The Handbook presents the basics of phonetic analysis so that the principles underlying the Alphabet can be readily understood, and gives examples of the use of each of the phonetic symbols. The application of the Alphabet is then demonstrated in nearly 30 'Illustrations' - concise analyses of the sound systems of a range of languages, each of them accompanied by a phonetic transcription of a passage of speech. The Handbook also includes the 'Extensions' to the Alphabet, covering speech sounds beyond the sound-systems of languages, and a listing of the internationally agreed computer codings for phonetic symbols. It is an essential reference work for all those involved in the analysis of speech.
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