Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself

Public Speaking for Psychologists: A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself

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by David B. Feldman, Paul J. Silvia
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433807300

ISBN-13: 9781433807305

Pub. Date: 01/15/2010

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Few people look forward to talking in front of others and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. A career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. With time and practice, you too can become a confident and effective presenter. Public

Overview

Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Few people look forward to talking in front of others and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. A career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. With time and practice, you too can become a confident and effective presenter. Public Speaking for Psychologists is a practical and lighthearted guide to planning, designing, and delivering a presentation. The first half of the book covers the nuts-and-bolts of public speaking: preparing a talk, submitting an abstract, developing your slides, managing anxiety, handling questions, and preventing public-speaking disasters. The second half applies these tips to common presentations, such as research talks, poster presentations, job talks, and talks to lay audiences. Throughout the book, the authors-both experienced presenters-offer realistic advice, useful tips, and humorous stories of embarrassing mistakes they'll never make again.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433807305
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

I General Principles of Public Speaking 1

1 Speaking (and Stammering) About Psychology 3

2 The First Commandment of Public Speaking: Know Thine Audience 11

3 Preparing and Delivering Your Talk 23

4 Answering Questions 43

5 Managing Anxiety 59

6 When Disaster Strikes: Handling Problems With Humor and Grace 73

II Help with Specific Presentations 87

7 Research Talks 89

8 Poster Presentations 101

9 Job Talks 115

10 Presentations for Lay Audiences 131

Epilogue 145

References 147

Index 151

About the Authors 159

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