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Presentation Skills for Scientists
A Practical Guide
with DVD-ROM


  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from October 2018
  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521741033

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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.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 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: Temporarily unavailable - available from October 2018
  • Table of Contents

    The presentation flowchart
    1. Audience
    2. Planning the talk
    3. Selection and assembly of visual material
    4. Controlling nerves
    5. Voice
    6. Delivery
    7. Science and the English language
    8. Handling questions
    9. How did it go?
    Conference checklist
    Further reading

  • Authors

    Edward Zanders, ScienceInform Ltd
    Edward Zanders is Managing Director of ScienceInform Ltd, a training company for people involved with the research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has over 25 years experience as a biomedical research scientist in both academia and industry.

    Lindsay MacLeod, Lindsay MacLeod Ltd
    Lindsay MacLeod is a highly experienced London tourist guide and she has taught presentation skills to London Blue Badge guides for sixteen years. She is a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding, the government approved body that sets standards for tourist guides.

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