Technically Speaking
Minimum price
Suggested price

Technically Speaking

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

Special Price for Early Adopters!

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!

And because this is LeanPub, you will have permanent access to every version of this book - including future ones that incorporate your suggestions.

About the Author

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
  • Getting Started
    • Chapter 1: Presentations - what you want, what your audience wants
    • Chapter 2: The writing process
  • Slide Creation
    • 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
  • Conclusion
    • Chapter 12: Summing it up

The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $12 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub