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Dazzle 'em with style : the art of oral scientific presentation /
Robert R.H. Anholt.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2006]
description
xviii, 171 p.
ISBN
0123694523 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2006]
isbn
0123694523 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5621396
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert R. H. Anholt, Ph.D., is Professor of Zoology and Genetics and Director of the W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology at North Carolina State University
Reviews
Review Quotes
, .."aims to leave its readers so prepared for their presentations that their brilliance will come shining though." - CIVIL ENGINEERING (July 2006)
"...aims to leave its readers so prepared for their presentations that their brilliance will come shining though." - CIVIL ENGINEERING (July 2006)
"Brimming with sound general advice and many excellent tips and tricks. Dazzle 'em with Style aims to leave its readers so prepared for their presentations that their brilliance will come shining though." - CIVIL ENGINEERING (July 2006)
"Brimming with sound general advice and many excellent tips and tricks. Dazzle 'em with Stylelt;/i> 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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Summaries
Long Description
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.
Main Description
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 PowerPointT and other computer-based presentation programs. It also includes a handy checklist, new illustrations, and tips on handling an audience in a foreign country.
Main Description
Today, a successful career in science, technology, and medicine is intimately related to mastery of communicating technical information to a broad audience, including students, colleagues, regulatory bodies, granting agencies, legislators, and the general public. In this engaging and lively book, the author provides a step-by-step guide on the entire process from preparation to delivery of a scientific presentation. The examples given throughout this easy-to-read book include highlights of important points to remember, including helpful tips and common pitfalls. This revised edition covers the effective use of PowerPoint and other computer-based presentation programs with all new illustrations. In addition, each chapter concludes with a handy summary of key points to remember. Dazzle 'Em With Style is written for any professional or student who delivers presentations, regardless of area of specialty. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
Preparing a Scientific Presentationp. 1
Identify Your Audiencep. 1
Scheduling Your Presentationp. 4
Structure Your Materialp. 5
Know Your Stuffp. 10
Rehearsep. 13
Prepare-Then Relaxp. 14
Be Professional and Graciousp. 16
Expectations of Your Hostsp. 18
Dress Appropriatelyp. 20
Important Points to Rememberp. 25
The Structure of a Scientific Presentationp. 29
The Title: Information in a Nutshellp. 29
Context and Perspective: Zooming Inp. 30
Zooming in from a Major Overarching Principlep. 31
Zooming in from a Historical Perspectivep. 35
Telling a Storyp. 37
The Importance of a Central Focusp. 40
Constructing the Plotp. 42
Providing Focus by Constructing a Hierarchical Series of Questionsp. 44
Mainstream and Sidetracksp. 49
Providing Emphasis on a Topic by Relative Time Spent Discussing Itp. 52
Different Perspectives for Different Audiencesp. 53
Avoid Backtrackingp. 55
Formulation and Argumentationp. 56
Avoid Jargonp. 58
Express Yourself Preciselyp. 59
Handling Disagreement Graciouslyp. 60
Recognize Limitations Up-frontp. 62
The Conclusion: Brief and to the Pointp. 64
Incorporating Future Directions During Interviewsp. 66
Never Go Overtimep. 67
Some Basic Principles of How to Structure a Presentationp. 68
Important Points to Rememberp. 69
Visual Displays: How to (and Not to) Use Themp. 73
The Power of PowerPointp. 73
Keeping It Clear and Simplep. 75
Tables, Graphs, Diagrams, and Textp. 76
Communicating Complexityp. 89
The Dangers of PowerPointp. 93
Simplicity Is Classyp. 96
Internet Accessp. 98
Compatibility and Backupp. 99
Video, Audio, and Propsp. 101
Handoutsp. 103
The Old-Fashioned Blackboardp. 105
Poster Presentation: The Young Scientist's Debut Performancep. 108
Keep It User-Friendly and Simplep. 109
Interacting with Poster Viewersp. 110
Important Points to Rememberp. 114
Deliveryp. 119
Voice Control and Eye Contactp. 119
Challenges for Nonnative English Speakersp. 121
Speak Upp. 122
Effective Use of the Stress Positionp. 124
Avoid the Rising Intonationp. 126
Slow Downp. 127
Breaking the Monotonyp. 128
Repetitionp. 130
The Power of Silencep. 132
Eye Contactp. 136
Posture and Gesturesp. 139
Enthusiasm: The Indispensable Ingredientp. 145
Answering Questionsp. 148
Dealing with Unexpected Questionsp. 152
Evaluating the Critics: How Did You Really Do?p. 155
Important Points to Rememberp. 156
Checklist for Presentationsp. 159
Evaluation Formp. 163
Indexp. 167
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