Essential reading for professionals who present data at meetings and academic conferences. This is an important career skill for anyone in the sciences, and the book features step-by-step instruction for creating clear and compelling presentations, from structuring a talk and developing effective PowerPoint slides through delivery before an audience. Includes color examples of slides and posters from actual presentations, and field-tested methods for success behind the podium. Also contains tips on answering questions and strategies for handling media and job interviews. The authors are professional public speakers who teach presentation skills to scientists and medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in the private sector.
The authors, Scott Morgan and Barrett Whitener, are professional public speakers and write from their extensive experience teaching speaking skills to scientists and medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in the private sector. The 7-step process they have designed is guaranteed to help readers become better speakers.
Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.
"Provide tips for getting through this stressful process...provide suggestions for formatting such talks...provide advice for beginning and ending a presentation, rehearsing it and fielding audience questions." ScienceNews "The book is attractively printed on glossy paper and the figures and pictures are well done. The book is suited well for a graduate student or inexperienced professional in clinical fields or molecular biology. It can be valuable to people who are thrust into their first presentation, job seminar, and job interview." Jimmy D. Winter, Ecology