Learn what all great speakers know: the greatest speeches are built on a foundation of magic moments. Watch and learn from Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking finalists who demonstrate dozens of specialized speaking skills. This two-volume set of DVDs features Magic Moments 1, the best-selling educational program ever recorded at a Toastmasters International convention, as it was recorded live at the 2001 convention in Anaheim, California. It also features the equally popular follow-up program, Magic Moments 2, which was recorded live at the 2004 convention in Reno, Nevada. In these two DVDs, you can learn by watching superlative examples of such critical skills as gestures and body language, rhythm and momentum, repetition and restatement, theme development and reinforcement, and movement and staging. In addition, you will see how the masters use natural humor, crisp writing, and personal stories to make their messages memorable.
Karol Szymanowski spent his early years in Ukraine (where many affluent Polish families still owned land at the time). An injury to the leg forced young Karol into a life of relative inactivity, and, from age seven on, attendance at school was replaced by rigorous musical studies (first under his father's tutelage, and then, from 1892 on, at Gustav Neuhaus' music school in Elisavetgrad). Although early training focused on the piano, Neuhaus was quick to observe his young student's potential as a composer. While in Elisavetgrad, Szymanowski was introduced to the German classics as well as to Chopin and Scriabin. After studies with Noskowski in Warsaw from 1903 to 1905, Szymanowski lived for a time in Berlin, helping to found ……All Music Guide
Mirai is a full-colour, user-friendly language course, with a fun and engaging approach to Japanese language that will appeal to both students and teachers. Authentic and up-to-date photos and maps are presented in context so that Australian students gain an appreciation of Japanese language and culture. Mirai is written in line with LOTE National Profiles and addresses the three strands of writing, reading, and listening and speaking.