A Nurse's Guide To Presenting And Publishing: Dare To Share / Edition 1

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A Nurse's Guide to Presenting and Publishing is written for nurses who want to become scholarly activity. Using a fun, informed-conversational tone, chapters use real-life examplars drawn from the author's teaching and consulting and close with exercises and assignments that make scholarship actionable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763746797
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 11/29/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 0.95 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author     ix
Contributors     x
Prelude     xiii
Reader's Quiz     xiv
Preface     xvi
Acknowledgments     xxiv
Introduction     xxvii
Small Steps to Open to Your Creativity
Introduction: What Do Nurses Who Dare to Share Have?     3
I Am a Nurse and I Am Creative     5
What's Your Something Special?     8
How to Recognize Your Inner Critic     12
How to Take a Creative Time-Out     18
How Do Artist's Dates Prime Your Creativity Pump?     21
How to Write Yourself into a Reflective Practice     26
Why a Support Circle?     28
Conclusion: Commit to a Creative Next Step     31
Small Steps to Present What You Do
Introduction: How Are Presentations Defined?     37
I Bring Beginner's Mind to My Life as a Nurse     40
What's Your Preference as a Learner?     43
What's Your Something Special as a Presenter?     47
What's Your Presenting Style?     51
What's Your Greatest Challenge as a Presenter?     53
How to Overcome the Shyness Challenge     56
How to Get Physical with Your Still-Point Strategy     59
How to Divide YourPresentation Project into Steps     62
How to Find the Ideas in Your Challenges     64
What's Your Idea's Glitter Score?     68
What's a Presentation Worksheet?     71
How to Whittle Your Idea to Presentation-Size Focus     73
What's Your Purpose?     77
Who's Your Audience?     81
How to Choreograph Your Venue     84
What Response Are You Seeking from Your Audience?     89
How to Take the Dare Out of Your Literature Search     93
How to Snag a Sweet-Spot Slant     100
How to Complete Your Presentation Worksheet     104
How to Write Your One-Sentence Description     107
How to Translate Worksheets into Proposals     110
How to Pick a Peer Mentor     115
How to Decide Whether to Go Solo or Co-Present     118
How to Negotiate Mindful Presenting Relationships     121
How to Design Presentations That Show and Tell     124
How to Kolb Longer Presentations     130
How to Ensure That Presentations Are Internally Consistent     134
How to Assess Audience Response     138
How to Perk Up Presentation Packets     143
How to Power Up Your Use of PowerPoint     154
How to Prepare Who Questions for Pre-Sessions with Peer Mentors     166
How to Prepare What Questions for Pre-Sessions with Peer Mentors     170
How to Prepare How Questions for Pre-Sessions with Peer Mentors     174
How to Get the Most from Pre-Sessions with Peer Mentors     179
How to Prepare for Post-Sessions with Peer Mentors     182
How to Make the Most of Post-Sessions with Peer Mentors     188
Why a Storytelling Chapter?     192
How to Make Sure Your Poster Is Worth a Thousand Words     194
Conclusion: Commit to Presenting What You Do     207
Small Steps to Write About What You Do
Introduction: Why Do Nurse Authors Get Addicted to Writing?     213
I Work Smart     217
What Makes Writing Easier for You?     220
What Makes Writing Difficult for You?     224
What Are the Benefits of Writing About What You Do?     228
How to Get to Know Your Sweetheart     231
How Would You Describe Your Writing Style?     235
How to Write Yourself into Still Point     240
How to See if Your Idea Has Enough Eye-Glitter for a Publication     243
How Choosing Your Readership Decides Your Vehicle     247
How to Select Potential Professional Vehicles     252
How to Elicit Your Desired Reader Response     258
How Presentation Worksheets Become Publication Worksheets     261
How to Write Queries That Sell Editors on Your Idea     265
What You Need to Know Before Querying Editors     272
How to Rate an Editor's Response to Your Query     276
What You Need to Proceed With Your Writing Project     280
What to Consider as Your Craft Your Timeline     286
How to Tell if You're a Free-Writer, a Mind-Mapper, or an Outliner     291
How to Leap from Outlines to Manuscripts     297
How to Think Like an Editor When Preparing Your Manuscript     301
How to Choose Peer Editors and Request Peer Editing     306
How to Request, Respond to, and Reward Peer Editing     311
What to Do When Receiving or Giving Peer Editing Feedback     318
How to Peer Edit     321
How to Celebrate Revisions and Thrive on Rejections     325
How to Work Smart by Turning Co-Presenters into Co-Authors     328
How a Nurse-Author's Story May Change Your Life     332
How My Students Helped Me to Actualize a Childhood Dream     334
Conclusion: Commit to Writing About What You Do     342
Small Steps to Cultivate Support Circles
Introduction: Who Are These Nurses Called Colleague-Friends?      347
I Reach Out and Receive with Gratitude     352
What Can You Learn from Drawing Your Support Circle?     355
How to Add Intentions to Your Still-Point Strategies     360
How to Put the Pizzazz in Peer-Mentoring Partnerships     363
How to Check if Creative Collaborations Pass the Zest Test     369
How to Trade an Editor's Red Pen for a Peer Editor's Compassion     372
What's a Resonator?     378
What Are Three Words That Turn Competitions into Collaborations?     381
How Expressing Wishes and Concerns Keeps Collaborations Zestful     394
Conclusion: Commit to Cultivating Support Circles     397
Small Steps: Send Off
Introduction: Why Dream About Nurses Taking the Dare to Share?     403
How to Activate Your Compassion by Daring to Share     406
How to Get a Glow from the Flow of Good Work     416
Coda     420
Appendix A     425
Appendix B     427
Appendix C     429
Appendix D     431
Index     433
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