Dazzle 'Em With Style

The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation

By

  • Robert RH Anholt, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
  • Robert RH Anholt, W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.

Mastering the art of communicating scientific information is more critical than ever for a successful career in science and technology. Scientists today must be able to effectively convey sophisticated information to a broad audience that may include students, colleagues around the world, regulatory bodies, granting agencies, legislators, and the lay public. In this engaging and lively book, the author provides a step-by-step guide to the complete process of making a scientific presentation from preparation to delivery. It offers numerous examples highlighting what to follow and what to avoid. This revised edition covers the effective use of PowerPoint™ and other computer-based presentation programs. It also includes a handy checklist, new illustrations, and tips on handling an audience in a foreign country.
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Audience

Scientists, engineers, instructors, practitioners, and students, regardless of specialty or research discipline, who deliver presentations

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369452-2

Reviews

"Brimming with sound general advice and many excellent tips and tricks. Dazzle 'em with Style aims to leave its readers so prepared for their presentations that their brilliance will come shining though." - CIVIL ENGINEERING (July 2006)



Table of Contents

ForewordPrefacePreparing a Scientific PresentationThe Structure of a Scientific PresentationVisual Displays: How to (and Not to) Use ThemDeliveryAppendix: ChecklistsRecommended Reading