Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks Author Jonathan Schwabish
ISBN-10 0231175213
ISBN-13 9780231175210
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Whether you are a university professor researcher at a think tank graduate student or analyst at a private firm chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides but the result is often a text heavy presentation saddled with bullet points stock images and graphs too complex for an audience to deciphermuch less understand Presenting is fundamentally different from writing and with only a little more time a little more effort and a little more planning you can communicate your work with force and clarity Designed for presenters of scholarly or data intensive content Better Presentations details essential strategies for developing clear sophisticated and visually captivating presentations Following three core principlesvisualize unify and focusBetter Presentations describes how to visualize data effectively find and use images appropriately choose sensible fonts and colors edit text for powerful delivery and restructure a written argument for maximum engagement and persuasion With a range of clear examples for what to do and what not to do the practical package offered in Better Presentations shares the best techniques to display work and the best tactics for winning over audiences It pushes presenters past the frustration and intimidation of the process to more effective memorable and persuasive presentations

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