Presenting science : a practical guide to giving a good talk
- Çiğdem İşsever and Ken Peach.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- x, 120 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction-- 2. Structure of the Presentation-- 3. Identifying the Context of the Presentation-- 4. Style-- 5. Preparation and Presentation-- 6. Concluding Remarks-- Appendix A: Presenting Complicated Equations - A Worked Example-- Appendix B: Some Powerpoint Tips-- Appendix C: Meeting the Media.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- 'Giving a talk' is one of the most important ways in which we communicate our research. The 'talk' covers everything from a ten-minute briefing on progress to a handful of colleagues, to a keynote address to a major international conference with more than a thousand delegates. Whatever the occasion, the aim is the same - to get the message across clearly and effectively. At the same time, presentational skills are becoming more important in all walks of life - and presenting science has particular issues. Our aim is to equip the reader with the basic skills needed to make a good presentation, and our approach is pragmatic, not dogmatic. We emphasise four points: - The goal is to communicate the science to the audience. - The speaker is responsible for everything that appears, and does not appear, on each slide. - The structure and appearance of the presentation are part of the communication process. - There is no standard way of doing things. Giving a good talk on science is a skill that can be learnt like any other: in this book we take the reader through the process of presenting science to a wide variety of audiences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780199549085 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 0199549087 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780199549092 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0199549095 (pbk.)