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Author Alley, Michael.

Title The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid / Michael Alley.

Imprint New York : Springer, ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Cover -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Speech: The Words You Say -- 3. Structure: The Strategy You Choose -- 4. Visual Aids: Your Supporting Cast -- 5. Delivery: You, the Room, and the Audience -- 6. Conclusion -- Appendix A -- Checklist for Scientific Presentations -- Appendix B -- Design of Scientific Posters -- Notes -- Name Index.
Summary The second edition of The Craft of Scientific Presentations will be available in the Spring of 2013. The Craft of Presentations provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. In keeping with technological innovations, it discusses not only the use of overhead projectors, but also computer-based projections and slide shows. In particular, it discusses ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively. Unlike other books that discuss technical presentations, this book anchors its advice in the experiences of scientists and engineers, including such successful presenters as Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, and Rita Levi-Montalcini, as well as currently active laboratory directors, scientists, and engineers. In addition to examining successful presentations, Alley also discusses the errors that cause many scientific presentations to flounder, providing a list of ten critical errors to avoid. Its goal is to provide you with the insights and tools to let you learn from your own presentations until they become outstanding.
Subject Communication in science.
Communication of technical information.
Lectures and lecturing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
Communication in science. (OCoLC)fst00870268
Communication of technical information. (OCoLC)fst00870307
Lectures and lecturing. (OCoLC)fst00995281
Presentatie. (NL-LeOCL)078635195
Wetenschapsvoorlichting. (NL-LeOCL)078959853
Vaardigheden. (NL-LeOCL)078699851
Information scientifique.
Information technique.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Alley, Michael. Craft of scientific presentations. New York : Springer, ©2003 0387955550 (DLC) 2002030237 (OCoLC)50314962
ISBN 0387225870 (electronic bk.)
9780387225876 (electronic bk.)
0585472823 (electronic bk.)
9780585472829 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 99805452531
AU@ 000042131653
AU@ 000053233743
NZ1 11923164
NZ1 15042965
NZ1 15349804

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