This best-selling brief introduction to public speaking offers practical coverage of every topic typically covered in a full-sized text, from invention, research and organization, practice and delivery, to the different speech types. Its concise, inexpensive format makes it perfect not only for the public speaking course, but also for any setting across the curriculum, on the job, or in the community. This newly redesigned full-color edition offers even stronger coverage of the fundamentals of speechmaking, while also addressing the changing realities of public speaking in a digital world. It features fully updated chapters on online presentations and using presentation software, and a streamlined chapter on research in print and online.
This brief and practical book offers immediate help in preparing and delivering all kinds of oral presentations. It covers the five elements of the speech process and includes guidelines, supporting examples, and practical exercises to reinforce the skills being learned. Chapter topics provide an overview of public speaking, and then outline the methodical process that is the key to effective speaking—research, organization, text, graphics, and delivery. For engineers, sales executives, human resources personnel, scientists, and anyone who wants to build confidence speaking in front of an audience.
A handbook that promotes the art of good speaking,Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations provides basic guidelines that foster confidence. Up-to-date information in a simple, straightforward format–you will learn to speak competently, overcome anxiety, analyze the audience, research a topic, and to organize, illustrate, and deliver a professional-level talk. After a comprehensive and interesting overview about public speaking and technical presentations, this convenient pocket guide covers audience analysis, coping with anxiety, presentation organization, illustrating the presentation, graphics, delivery, evaluation, and adapting to different situations.Because of its convenient size, ease of use, and informative appendix, this guide is invaluable to those who need to present information from all walks of life: from students to trainer-facilitators to CEOs.
Pulling from his 30+ years of experience running his own engineering and surveying services firm, Ed Bergeron gathers, in concise, practical, and often amusing writing, all the information an engineer or surveyor needs to know to grow their career, expand their business, manage staff and projects, understand the financial and legal aspects of their work, and conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner when dealing with clients and colleagues. Both the fields of surveying and engineering are making strides towards advancing their stature by increasingly requiring licensure, expanding continuing education offerings, and adding elements of professional practice into all levels of education. This book presents the skills that differentiate the technician from the professional, and will serve as a tool for the advancement of the profession.