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The art of presenting : getting it right in the post-modern world

Author: Alan Gillies
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gillies
ISBN: 9781315347318 1315347318
OCLC Number: 1079055322
Notes: "First published 2007 by Radcliffe Publishing."
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; What this book is about; Who this book is for; Why I wrote this book; About this book; 1 Introduction: the three eras of presentation; Era 1: The pre-modern era of presentation; Era 2: The modern era of presentation; Era 3: The post-modern era of presentation; 2 Ten questions to answer by planning your talk, and your answers; Question 1: How do I plan to be spontaneous?; Question 2: What is the talk about?; Question 3: Who is the talk aimed at?; Question 4: What knowledge may be assumed?; Question 5: How long should it be? Question 6: How big can a chunk be?Question 7: What are the key messages?; Question 8: How will you help people remember them?; Question 9: What is the take-home message?; Question 10: What's in the party bag, and what shall I do with it?; And so in summary: what should my plan look like?; 3 Ten questions to answer about giving your talk; Question 1: What style should I adopt?; Question 2: What should I wear?; Question 3: Do I talk with my hands?; Question 4: Should I use humour?; Question 5: Should I use anecdotes?; Question 6: How fast should I go?; Question 7: How loudly should I talk? Question 8: How do I reinforce my key messages without boring my listeners?Question 9: How do I handle questions?; Question 10: How much detail do I need to include in the talk?; 4 Ten things to do with presentation graphics that aren't bulleted lists that whizz in and do a quick orbit before settling down in a font that can't be read from the front row; Things to do 1: Go minimal; Things to do 2: Use the graphics before and after but not during; Things to do 3: Fluffy clouds; Things to do 4: Build transition: explaining a process; Things to do 5: Images for reinforcement Things to do 6: Take a tiered approach to detailThings to do 7: Use presentation slides as milestones or signposts; Things to do 8: Repetition for reinforcement; Things to do 9: Send on the warm-up act; Things to do 10: Clues for non-native speakers; 5 The take-home message; 6 The afterword; The Appendix: the handouts; Index
Responsibility: Alan Gillies.

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