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Preface

Preface

The study of how to give effective speeches dates back to ancient Greece. Around 350 B.C. Aristotle wrote his famous Rhetoric, now considered to be one of the first formal books on the subject. Now 2,300 years later, we are still struggling with the same problems the Greeks encountered and that speakers have struggled with throughout the ages.

The advent of technology has both complicated and simplified the task of the speaker. For example, today it is possible to produce complex graphs on a computer that will, in turn, produce overhead transparencies. But how much information should we put on that graph? And, most important, where does that graph fit into the organizational plan of the presentation.

Technical Presentation Skills attempts to answer the fundamental questions of how to prepare and deliver technical material effectively. Proven techniques are presented that will give a reader the necessary skills to give more confident, enthusiastic and persuasive presentations. Topics such as: how to use body language effectively; how to organize thoughts and data for maximum impact; how to develop and use visual aids, as well as (of course) how to deliver what you have prepared. The problem of delivering a technical paper at a professional meeting is also covered.

This book provides some theory but more often presents simple and practical suggestions on how to give more effective technical presentations.

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