Dazzle 'Em With Style: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation / Edition 2

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Overview

Mastering the art of communicating scientific information is more critical than ever for a successful career in science and technology. Scientists today must be able to effectively convey sophisticated information to a broad audience that may include students, colleagues around the world, regulatory bodies, granting agencies, legislators, and the lay public. In this engaging and lively book, the author provides a step-by-step guide to the complete process of making a scientific presentation from preparation to delivery. It offers numerous examples highlighting what to follow and what to avoid. This revised edition covers the effective use of PowerPointâ„¢ and other computer-based presentation programs. It also includes a handy checklist, new illustrations, and tips on handling an audience in a foreign country.

Mastering the art of communicating scientific information is more critical than ever for a successful career in science and technology. Scientists today must be able to effectively convey sophisticated information to a broad audience that may include students, colleagues around the world, regulatory bodies, granting agencies, legislators, and the lay public. In this engaging and lively book, the author provides a step-by-step guide to the complete process of making a scientific presentation from preparation to delivery. It offers numerous examples highlighting what to follow and what to avoid. This revised edition covers the effective use of PowerPoint and other computer-based presentation programs. It also includes a handy checklist, new illustrations, and tips on handling an audience in a foreign country.

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"...aims to leave its readers so prepared for their presentations that their brilliance will come shining though."
- CIVIL ENGINEERING (July 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123694522
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/6/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 799,231
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Preparing a Scientific Presentation
The Structure of a Scientific Presentation
Visual Displays: How to (and Not to) Use Them
Delivery
Appendix: Checklists
Recommended Reading
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