Oral presentations for technical communication

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - Business & Economics - 263 pages
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Oral Presentations for Technical Communication provides what most technical communication books lack: clear, accessible instruction on speaking. This book helps professionals master public speaking in a technical or scientific environment, whether it be through traditional presentations with whiteboards and flipcharts or presentations with computer software such as PowerPoint. Unlike most general speech texts, which include examples from various disciplines, Oral Presentations uses specific examples from the fields of science and technology and shows how skilled technical communicators make complex information accessible to non-technical audiences. The first three parts of the book focus on basic skills and concepts, including four basic types of presentations relevant to technical communication. The last two parts introduce more advanced topics, such as legal, privacy, and censorship issues, and the changing nature of presentations in the digital age. Oral Presentations thus brings together the best, most current instruction from three fields: technical communication/rhetoric, speech communication, and computer and information technology. For professionals in public speaking, oral presentations, and technical communication.

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Contents

Dealing with Nervousness
13
Ethos Memory and Delivery
21
Other Techniques to Build Confidence
39
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Laura J. Gurak is associate professor at the University of Minnesota, faculty fellow at the University of Minnestoa Law School, and director of the Internet Studies Center.