Presentation essentials for scientists, engineers and other technical professionals
About the Book
Seriously - we need to talk...
Let's face it - most technical talks can be charitably referred to as "forgettable." Less charitaby... well.... you can fill in the blanks. But every once in a while you come across a talk that grabs your attention, that keeps you listening, and that sticks in your mind. Not often enough, true, but it does happen. And you want to give that type of talk.
That is where this book comes in. Consider it "insider secrets." Consider it "best practices." Consider it an "unfair advantage." I don't care. What it is, in the end, is 100+ pages of tips, hard-won knowledge, and advice that can take you from being forgettable to being memorable, from boring to exciting, from a waste of time to a highlight of the event.
Okay - enough promises - what does this book include?
- Identifying a message that will make your audience want to listen
- Creating slides that convey information clearly and concisely
- The keys to practicing efficiently
- Dealing with stress
- Stage and speaking skills
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For a short time "Technically Speaking" is available at a discounted price. The catch? I want your feedback. Let me know what you like about the book, what you don't like, and what you hate (hopefully none of that). Have I missed something? Let me know. Do you think I got something wrong? Let's talk. Some thoughts on format? Terrific!
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- Chapter 1: Presentations - what you want, what your audience wants
- Chapter 2: The writing process
- Chapter 3: Slide Basics
- Chapter 4: Using Images
- Chapter 5: Plotting Data
- Chapter 6: Tables
- Chapter 7: Equations
- Chapter 8: Using Text
The actual speaking bit
- Chapter 9: Practice
- Chapter 10: Dealing with stress
- Chapter 11: Being on stage
- Chapter 12: Summing it up
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