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New Book for Researchers, Scholars, & Technical Presenters

Presentation Zen

There's a new book just out that focuses on improving the kind of presentations that scholars, researchers, and other technical specialists need to give. The book is Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks by data-visualization pro Jonathan Schwabish.

Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

Jon Schwabish is a Government Economist turned presentation guru. He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. He’s a straight-talking, smart, presentation expert with a book to sell.

Research Efficiency and Reliability: An Exercise for Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

Another measure of research efficiency and one that would be easier to use in the classroom would be the time it takes to find the answer. The learning objective here is for students to acquire efficient research strategies to find reliable information in an interesting and active way, in a way that will engage them rather than put them to sleep—as most discussions of research do. Those with greater research competencies will be teaching those with less competence.

Research?

The Communication Blog

9.12.2009 Research? While we teach our students the principles of research and the importance of consulting reliable sources, we read ( New York Times , 9/11/09, B5)that several of the most important medical journals published articles actually written by drug company researchers but used the names of respected academics as authors. Categories: ghostwriting , medical journals , research 1 comments: Anonymoussaid.

New research questions the benefits of custom animation in PowerPoint

Speaking about Presenting

Research carried out by Stephen Mahar, Ulku Yaylacicegi and Thomas Janicki found that students who were shown an animated PowerPoint slideshow learnt less than those that saw a non-animated slideshow. I thought the researchers might have indulged in unnecessary and distracting animation.

Information doesn't excite your audience

Speak Schmeak

Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Research Photo Credit: Dan Harrelson via Compfight cc A client told me the other day that his wife says he never knows when to shut up. And he recognizes that this is a problem when he speaks.

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The biology of courage: Make stress your friend

Speak Schmeak

Public Speaking Anxiety Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Research Speakers Taking Risks Kelly McGonigal says, "How you think about stress matters."

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Researching Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Researching Your Presentation Get your facts straight Don’t stand there saying, “I think so&# or “I’m not sure.&# Researching Your Presentation Get your facts straight Don’t stand there saying, “I think so&# or “I’m not sure.&# Superior Presentations Seminar: Video feedback ▼ March (6) Researching Your Presentation The President's Speech: George W What is the best way to rehearse your presentation.

Focus Groups For Public Speaking – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test.

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Remember your successes to build speaking confidence

Speak Schmeak

Confidence Public Speaking Anxiety Research Taking Risks Here''s a simple trick for mustering up some confidence before your next presentation: Recall positive memories of public speaking from your past.

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The Psychology of Storytelling

Manner of Speaking

Allyn points out that research at the Yale Child Study Center shows that storytelling — especially between children and caregivers — is a key component of a person’s neurological development, and a skill that ultimately helps create a well-adjusted and resilient youth.

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Optimism: Finding the upside of the inevitable

Speak Schmeak

Confidence Public Speaking Anxiety Research ResourcesToday, I was lamenting the lack of rain in Southern California, as we come to the end of our usual "rainy" month with below-seasonal totals.

Focus Groups For Presentations – 5 Steps

Matt Eventoff

Focus groups have long been the domain of political campaigns – focus groups to test messages , focus groups to test appearances, focus groups to test images, sound bites, opposition research, research on a campaign’s own candidate – just about anything that one can test, political campaigns utilize focus groups to test.

Professors and Public Speaking/Presentation Skills

Matt Eventoff

Aimed at those in the academic community , the presentation helps to take research material and effectively present it to those in, and outside, of the researcher’s discipline and the greater community. I have been fortunate to regularly lecture at colleges and universities around the country and am writing this post at 30,000 feet on a red eye flight returning from Boulder following a lecture at a conference at the University of Colorado.

Podcast: Speech Preparation and Research Material

Communication Steroids

During the creation phase of your speech, you’ll want to access a variety of material. Where should you look to find those items and tidbits to back up your speech information? Tim ‘Gonzo’ Gordon and Roger Pike take a look at what you’ll want to consider in putting a speech or presentation together. During the creation phase of your speech, you'll want to access a variety of material. Where should you look to find those items and tidbits to back up your speech information?

PowerPoint effectiveness based on research

Speak Schmeak

Here's a helpful post on Jennifer Kammeyer's blog Comm Comm , compiling research on what makes PowerPoint effective. There are a lot of theories about what makes PowerPoint effective and some random formulas and rules like 10/20/30, but there's also solid research.

How I lost it and got it back again -- and how you can, too. Part 4

Speak Schmeak

Research into the brain mechanisms of fear help us understand why these emotional conditions are so hard to control. Science and Scientists Panic attacks Panic attack series Public Speaking Anxiety Research

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Experiences from the presentation trenches

PowerPoint Tips

So definitely do your research! Delivery feedback researching the audience I gave 2 presentations in the last month and thought I’d share my experiences. A live presentation. I gave a live presentation at a marketing conference/workshop.

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Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The Trump administration issued a new travel restriction on bringing large electronics in carry-on luggage on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday." " - April Glaser, Recode, March 21, 2017. Here is the article.

How close is too close?

Speak Schmeak

Research NetworkingI attended a networking event last week where several people I spoke to were what the Seinfeld TV show would have classified as "close talkers."

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Courthouse News, Manhattan, KS - Courthouse Researcher (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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How to conduct research for your next speech or presentation | Public Speaking Training

TJ Walker Interactive

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Podcast: Speech Research

Communication Steroids

Check the podcast out in video or audio: Podcast: Speech Research [11:11m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download From → Public speaking , Speech Writing Comments are closed.

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Repeater or deleter: Which one are you?

Speak Schmeak

Another researcher in the book, Liz Shriberg, calls these two types of disfluent speakers "repeaters" and "deleters." Public Speaking Anxiety Research ResourcesOne of my clients has a concern about finishing sentences.

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A bizarre method of measuring speaking skills

Speak Schmeak

Speakers Research Communication So let me get this straight: A member of Congress who speaks at a grade level that most Americans can understand, using shorter sentences and shorter words, gets the lowest rating of speaking skills in all of Congress?

Law Business Research, D.C. - Trainee News Reporter (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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How to Make Research Presentation Interesting or Funny

Pro Humorist

Some people ask; “How do you make a research Presentation interesting or funny?&# Tags: Presentations funny PowerPoint Presentation Technology Research Presentation Slides Visual Aids Work Presentation How Do You Make a Presentation Interesting? Inevitably you will, at some point, want to give a funny work presentation or maybe you have to give a funny medical presentation, or what have you. If I was in your shoes, I wouldn’t start off with Powerpoint or Impress.

How to Make Research Presentation Interesting or Funny

Pro Humorist

Some people ask; “How do you make a research Presentation interesting or funny?&# Tags: Presentations funny PowerPoint Presentation Technology Research Presentation Slides Visual Aids Work Presentation Inevitably you will, at some point, want to give a funny work presentation or maybe you have to give a funny medical presentation, or what have you. If I was in your shoes, I wouldn’t start off with Powerpoint or Impress. I would start off with a pen and paper. Remember those?

Legal Researcher/Writer, San Diego, CA - Help-Wanted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Are you willing to have your beliefs challenged?

Speak Schmeak

In this case, Kevin took matters into his own hands, and paid for the research himself. By sponsoring this research, Kevin was willing to have his own long-standing beliefs challenged. Speakers Science and Scientists Research Taking Risks World Tea Expo

Research help: Imagine the audience naked?

Speak Schmeak

I received an e-mail today from Scott Berkun , who's researching a public speaking book and is stumped on one piece of speaking lore: "I'm a fan of your blog and an author finishing up a book on public speaking called Confessions of a Public Speaker (O'Reilly Media, 2009). I'm stuck on a research matter and hoped you and your blog readers could help. And I'd like to acknowledge Scott for his thorough research.

Research help: Imagine the audience naked?

Speak Schmeak

I received an e-mail today from Scott Berkun , who's researching a public speaking book and is stumped on one piece of speaking lore: "I'm a fan of your blog and an author finishing up a book on public speaking called Confessions of a Public Speaker (O'Reilly Media, 2009). I'm stuck on a research matter and hoped you and your blog readers could help. And I'd like to acknowledge Scott for his thorough research.

A summary of research on nonverbal communication

Speaking about Presenting

In the communications and presentations industry there are generally just two research studies that are quoted when talking about the importance of nonverbal communication. Based on the fact that these are just about the only studies on nonverbal communication ever quoted by communications consultants, you would think that these were the only pieces of research ever done on nonverbal communication. In this post, I look at the other research on nonverbal communication.

The Perfect Retreat

DeFinis Communications

This is another installment in my Wednesday for Women blog series, where I feature information to help women gain greater influence, power, and confidence in their professional and personal life. If you’re a man reading this, please enjoy it and then forward these weekly Wednesday blogs to the powerful women in your life. They’ll thank you for it! I’m a big proponent of vacations.

Research Linking Longevity to No-Sex - Will Catholic Church Have Surge of Nun Applications?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

University of Sheffield researchers found that mealworm bettles who refrain from sex have longer lifespans than those who continually mate. The implications from this research are huge. So that may be it: Nuns tend to live longer because their lives are sex-free.

Business Speeches, Books, Articles: Research Symbolism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The speechwriter or ghostwriter has to research what evokes positive emotion in that particular audience or target markets. The hard cold world of business had effectively humanized itself by leveraging symbolism related to the ordinary lives of people.

Web/Mobile: Research Replaces Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That means research, usually starting in the form of a literature search.   Therefore, we wake up and realize that, just like in our college days, we have to do hard-core research.  Time to get serious, again. 

Social Networks, Youth, Life Satisfaction - Research by Institute of Labor Economics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Researchers at the Institute of Labor Economics in the UK studied those from 2010 through 2014. Is socializing virtually not good for youth? Seems that's the situation among young people 10 to 15 years of age in the UK.

Scientific Research - Trust Shattered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

THE ECONOMIST shares my horror at the "misconduct" of Harvard researcher Marc Hauser.  A psychologist who researches morality, Hauser has admitted to monkey business with what he has published as research findings. Of course the fact that this has taken place at an elite research university reinforces the overall shattering of trust in scientific research

Wonder Requires Date of Birth on Application for Contract Research/Writing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The contract assignment is to research and then write about a broad range of topics. Here is the help-wanted posted on Pro-Blogger Jobs by Wonder. In the help-wanted, Wonder positions and packages itself as a force field powered by the intellectually curious.