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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This manual provides tools for preparing and giving presentations at a meetings and conferences.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a methodological and efficient procedure for researchers and clinicians preparing tools for meetings and conferences. This is a worthy goal, since public speaking is an important career skill.
Audience: The target audience is specifically researchers and clinicians preparing scientific presentations. However, the tools can be useful to anyone preparing presentations. The authors are professional public speakers who have designed courses and have taught presentation skills to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in the private sector.
Features: The manual describes a 7-step process for successful presentations. Points covered include preparing a presentation, preparing slides, delivering the presentation, and fielding questions. Successful job interviewing skills are presented. The manual concludes with how to make clear posters.
Assessment: This should be useful for anyone preparing a presentation or going on a job interview. This small but powerful manual presents the methods for a successful presentations and job interviews.