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Speaking Technically: Handbook for Scientists, Engineers and Physicians On How to Improve Technical Presentations

Handbook / Manual

By: S Goodlad

112 pages, Tabs

Imperial College Press

Paperback | Oct 1996 | #130367 | ISBN: 186094034X
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The author draws upon his observations of people speaking technically in after-dinner speeches to write a book designed for anyone who has found the prospect of speaking technically to be daunting. He covers: 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; and telephone calls and consultations. He offers the reader practical tools and principles for organizing information and making technical communication lively and memorable.


A professional job; decide your purpose; who will do what?; planning the content - the frame of reference; starting, stopping and signposting; speaking technique; the use and abuse of visual aids; planning the support work; some special situations; chairing sessions and managing questions in large meetings; count-down check list; notes to accompany the presentations check sheet; speaking technically - presentations check sheet.

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