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The Resource The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid, Michael Alley

The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid, Michael Alley

Label
The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid
Title
The craft of scientific presentations
Title remainder
critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid
Statement of responsibility
Michael Alley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Craft of Scientific Presentations, 2nd edition aims to strengthen you as a presenter of science and engineering. The book does so by identifying what makes excellent presenters such as Brian Cox, Jane Goodall, Richard Feynman, and Jill Bolte Taylor so strong. In addition, the book explains what causes so many scientific presentations to flounder. One of the most valuable contributions of this text is that it teaches the assertion-evidence approach to scientific presentations. Instead of building presentations, as most engineers and scientists do, on the weak foundation of topic phrases and bulleted lists, this assertion-evidence approach calls for building presentations on succinct message assertions supported by visual evidence. Unlike the commonly followed topic-subtopic approach that PowerPoint leads presenters to use, the assertion-evidence approach is solidly grounded in research. By showing the differences between strong and weak presentations, by identifying the errors that scientific presenters typically make, and by teaching a much more powerful approach for scientific presentations than what is commonly practiced, this book places you in a position to elevate your presentations to a high level. In essence, this book aims to have you not just succeed in your scientific presentations, but excel. About the Author Michael Alley has taught workshops on presentations to engineers and scientists on five continents, and has recently been invited to speak at the European Space Organization, Harvard Medical School, MIT, Sandia National Labs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Simula Research Laboratory, and United Technologies. An Associate Professor of engineering communication at Pennsylvania State University, Alley is a leading researcher on the effectiveness of different designs for presentation slides
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alley, Michael
Dewey number
808/.0665
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q223
LC item number
.A38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication in science
  • Communication of technical information
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Information scientifique
  • Information technique
  • Conférences
  • Physique
  • Astronomie
  • Communication in science
  • Communication of technical information
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Presentatie
  • Wetenschapsvoorlichting
  • Vaardigheden
  • Präsentation
  • Informationsaustausch
  • Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Forschungsergebnis
  • Communication in science
  • Communication of technical information
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
  • REFERENCE / Writing Skills
Label
The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid, Michael Alley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Critical Error 6 Not Anticipating the Audience's Bias
  • Visual Aids: Your Supporting Cast
  • Critical Error 7 Following the Defaults of PowerPoint
  • Critical Error 8 Following the Common Practices of PowerPoint Talks
  • Critical Error 9 Not Accounting for Murphy's Law
  • Delivery: You, the Room, and the Audience
  • Critical Error 10 Not Preparing Enough
  • Critical Error 11 Drawing Words from the Wrong Well
  • Critical Error 12 Not Paying Attention
  • Critical Error 13 Losing Composure
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Speech: The Words You Say
  • Critical Error 1 Giving the Wrong Speech
  • Critical Error 2 Boring Your Audience
  • Structure: The Strategy You Choose
  • Critical Error 3 Trying to Cover Too Much
  • Critical Error 4 Losing the Audience from the Start
  • Critical Error 5 Losing the Audience on the Trail
  • Introduction -- Speech: The Words You Say -- Structure: The Strategy You Choose -- Visual Aids: Your Supporting Cast -- Delivery: You, the Room, and the Audience -- Conclusion: Aim High
Control code
849911651
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441982797
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849911651
Label
The craft of scientific presentations : critical steps to succeed and critical errors to avoid, Michael Alley
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Critical Error 6 Not Anticipating the Audience's Bias
  • Visual Aids: Your Supporting Cast
  • Critical Error 7 Following the Defaults of PowerPoint
  • Critical Error 8 Following the Common Practices of PowerPoint Talks
  • Critical Error 9 Not Accounting for Murphy's Law
  • Delivery: You, the Room, and the Audience
  • Critical Error 10 Not Preparing Enough
  • Critical Error 11 Drawing Words from the Wrong Well
  • Critical Error 12 Not Paying Attention
  • Critical Error 13 Losing Composure
  • Introduction
  • Conclusion
  • Speech: The Words You Say
  • Critical Error 1 Giving the Wrong Speech
  • Critical Error 2 Boring Your Audience
  • Structure: The Strategy You Choose
  • Critical Error 3 Trying to Cover Too Much
  • Critical Error 4 Losing the Audience from the Start
  • Critical Error 5 Losing the Audience on the Trail
  • Introduction -- Speech: The Words You Say -- Structure: The Strategy You Choose -- Visual Aids: Your Supporting Cast -- Delivery: You, the Room, and the Audience -- Conclusion: Aim High
Control code
849911651
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441982797
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849911651

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