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Scientists are rarely given formal training in presentation skills and yet are often called upon to present the results of their research. This book provides a practical guide to the creation and delivery of scientific presentations, whatever the topic. Its practical 'how-to' style leaves discussion of the background psychology of public speaking to others and focuses instead on the issues that are of immediate concern to the busy scientist. The text covers all of the important aspects of scientific presentations, ranging from audience awareness to handling questions. Links are included throughout the text to the accompanying DVD, which contains annotated video clips of speakers delivering a talk and demonstrates the common problems found with many presenters, as well as the exercises designed to overcome them. Image files of different slide layouts, colour schemes and font styles demonstrate the design issues that one must consider when creating visual material.Read more
- Focuses on practical tips for preparation and delivery without dwelling on theory, giving the busy reader quick access to the most useful points
- Video clips on the DVD illustrate exercises to control nerves and improve delivery, providing the reader with the tools to enhance their performance
- Includes advice on presenting in English for non-native speakers, helping them to improve the clarity and effectiveness of their presentations
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"I suspect that spending a few hours with this publication would benefit anyone planning to give a talk."
Patrick Taylor, The Leading Edge, July 2011See more reviews
"Zanders and MacLeod deliver practical advice in a fresh, friendly manner that walks the presenter-to-be through content organization to refining body language and managing audience questions. Timeless and succinct, the advice will be valued by both novices and seasoned presenters. The DVD is excellent and complements the text with vivid examples of presentation dos and don’ts. Universities would do well to provide this set to their science graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, although scientific professionals at any career stage would greatly benefit from this guidance. The compact book and DVD set is designed to travel with the presenter and is likely to become a frequent reference for years to come."
Diane E. Hannemann, National Institutes of Health for the Quarterly Review of Biology
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- Date Published: March 2010
- format: Mixed media product
- isbn: 9780521741033
- length: 80 pages
- dimensions: 238 x 153 x 6 mm
- weight: 0.2kg
- contains: 12 b/w illus. 5 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
The presentation flowchart
2. Planning the talk
3. Selection and assembly of visual material
4. Controlling nerves
7. Science and the English language
8. Handling questions
9. How did it go?
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