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Giving professional presentations in the behavioral sciences and related fields : a practical guide for the novice, the nervous, and the nonchalant

Author: Michael Platow
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book is written specifically for students and professionals who have little or no experience giving presentations and for those who are particularly anxious about public speaking. It gives concrete advice about designing, delivering, and defending presentations. This advice includes recognizing the appropriate goals of the presentation, using the appropriate fonts, projecting one's voice, and dealing with stage  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Platow
ISBN: 1841690597 9781841690599 1841690600 9781841690605
OCLC Number: 49283808
Description: xi, 83 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Design: Preparing your presentation --
Planning your presentation --
Making overheads and slides --
Working with PowerPoint --
Making graphs --
Using Handouts --
Delivery: Presenting your work --
Before beginning --
Speaking to people --
Stage fright --
Defense: Answering questions and defending your work --
Anticipate questions before your presentation --
Listen to your audience --
Maintain control over your audience --
Practice your presentation multiple times, out loud, with an overhead, slide, or PowerPoint projector --
Persuasion: On being more influential --
On the social psychology of social influence --
Social influence and power tactics --
Pedagogy: Some comments on teaching students --
Classroom lecturing requires the same professionalism as other presentations --
Prototypes: Examples of good and bad overheads and slides.
Responsibility: Michael J. Platow.
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Gives concrete advice about designing, delivering, and defending presentations, and is written specifically for students and professionals who have little or no experience of giving presentations.  Read more...

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