Table of contents for Dazzle 'em with style : the art of oral scientific presentation / Robert R.H. Anholt.

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Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
1. 	Preparing a Scientific Presentation
 Identify Your Audience
 Scheduling Your Presentation
 Structure Your Material
 Know Your Stuff
 Rehearse
 Prepare -- Then Relax
 Be Professional and Gracious
 Expectations of Your Hosts
 Dress Appropriately
 Important Points to Remember
2. 	The Structure of a Scientific Presentation
 The Title: Information in a Nutshell
 Context and Perspective: Zooming In
 Zooming in From a Major Overarching Principle
 Zooming in From a Historical Perspective
 Telling a Story
 The Importance of a Central Focus
 Constructing the Plot
 Providing Focus by Constructing a Hierarchical Series of Questions
 Mainstream and Sidetracks
 Providing Emphasis on a Topic by Relative Time Spent Discussing It 
 Different Perspectives for Different Audiences
 Avoid Backtracking
 Formulation and Argumentation
 Avoid Jargon
 Express Yourself Precisely
 Handling Disagreement Graciously
 Recognize Limitations Up Front
 The Conclusion: Brief and to the Point
 Incorporating Future Directions During Interviews
 Never Go Over Time
 Some Basic Principles of How to Structure a Presentation
 Important Points to Remember
3. Visual Displays: How to (and Not to) Use Them
 The Power of PowerPoint
 Keeping it Clear and Simple
 Tables, Graphs, Diagrams and Text
 Communicating Complexity 
 The Dangers of PowerPoint
 Simplicity is Classy
 Internet Access
 Compatibility and Back-up
 Video, Audio, and Props
 Handouts
 The Old-Fashioned Blackboard
 Poster Presentation: The Young Scientist's Debut Performance
 Keep It User-Friendly and Simple
 Interacting with Poster Viewers
 Important Points to Remember
4. Delivery
 Voice Control and Eye Contact
 Challenges for Non-Native English Speakers
 Speak Up
 Effective Use of the Stress Position
 Avoid the Rising Intonation
 Slow Down
 Breaking the Monotony
 Repetition
 The Power of Silence
 Eye Contact
 Posture and Gestures
 Enthusiasm: The Indispensable Ingredient
 Answering Questions
 Dealing with Unexpected Questions
 Evaluating the Critics: How Did You Really Do?
 Important Points to Remember
Appendix A: Checklist for Presentations
Appendix B: Evaluation Form

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Communication in science.
Public speaking.
Lectures and lecturing.