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Speaking about science : a manual for creating clear presentations / Scott Morgan, Barrett Whitener.

Morgan, Scott, 1961-
Date
2006
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Publication/Creation

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Physical description

x, 126 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Contents

Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The basic problem with oral presentations, and its solution -- Writing vs. speaking -- Presentation structure : the hour glass format -- 2. The first steps of preparation -- Finding the take home message -- Identifying the main question -- 3. Selecting helpful images -- The money slide -- Supporting slides -- Good slide, bad slide -- 4. Beginning and ending the presentation -- Common ground -- The place to start -- The complete introduction -- Danger : introductory slides ahead -- Wrapping it up -- 5. Titling the talk -- At a glance : the seven signposts -- 6. Delivery -- Stage fright -- Teaching vs. lecturing -- Three steps for presenting data -- The mechanics of being heard -- Accents and mannerisms -- What to rehearse -- 7. Fielding questions -- Laying the groundwork for Q & A -- Q & A basics -- Worst-case scenarios -- At a glance : 15 keys for success behind the podium --
8. The job interview -- What they will ask -- Radio science -- The job talk -- 9. The media interview -- The basics -- Getting ready -- Television interviews -- Follow-up -- 10. Making clear posters -- Organizing a poster -- Conducting the session -- In closing -- Appendix 1 : Full introductions -- Appendix 2 : Posters -- Index.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Languages

  • English


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ISBN

  • 0521866812
  • 9780521866811
  • 0521683459
  • 9780521683456