Speaking Technically: A Handbook for Scientists, Engineers, and Physicians on how to Improve Technical Presentations

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World Scientific, 1996 - Science - 112 pages
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This is a concise guide for anyone who has ever found the prospect of speaking technically to be daunting.

The author draws upon his observations of people speaking technically in after-dinner speeches; conference presentations; coping with visitors; inaugural lectures; industrial presentations; industrial tourism; lectures to students; presentations to funding bodies; project reports; public inquiries; school talks; section and departmental meetings; telephone calls and consultations.

He offers the reader practical tools and principles for organising information and making technical communication lively and memorable.

Complete with highlighted points, checklists and review points for easy reference and practice, Speaking Technically is for anyone who has ideas and information to communicate, wants to do so effectively, finds the process stressful and has little time to prepare.

 

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Contents

A professional job
1
who will do what?
7
the frame of reference
17
Starting stopping and signposting
35
Speaking technique
47
The use and abuse of visual aids
59
Planning the support work
69
Some special situations
75
Chairing sessions and managing questions in large meetings
91
Appendix A Countdown check list
97
Appendix B Notes to accompany the Presentations Check Sheet
101
Presentations Check Sheet
107
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