There are so many things to consider: getting your message across clearly, making the PowerPoint easy to read, keeping to time and holding the attention of the audience.
How to Present at Meetings 3rd edition, gives you practical advice on all these aspects, and more. Written by high–profile public speakers in the health sciences, it includes chapters on the 10–, 20– and 45–minute presentation, PowerPoint, and how to appear on stage.
The third edition has been brought right up to date and has new chapters on advanced PowerPoint, how to present a poster – and new for this edition – a Foreword by Sir Terry Wogan, who imparts his wit and wisdom on the elusive skills of public speaking.
With these new features the third edition of How to Present at Meetings will be even more compelling for all health professionals looking for guidance on how to deliver their paper successfully.
Preface to the third edition, ix
Preface to the second edition, xi
Preface to the first edition, xiii
Foreword:Wogan′s wisdom: how to read an audience, xvSir Terry Wogan
Chapter 1: Principles of communication, 1Angela Hall and Peter McCrorie
Chapter 2: Preparation of the talk, 9Mal Morgan and George M. Hall
Chapter 3: The three talks, 17Mal Morgan and George M. Hall
Chapter 4: Visual aids, 25George M. Hall
Chapter 5: Poster displays, 35Philip M. Sedgwick
Chapter 6: Data projection software: the hard facts, 41William Harrop–Griffiths
Chapter 7: How to appear on stage, 51Alan Maryon–Davis
Chapter 8: How to sell a message, 57Martin Godfrey
Chapter 9: How to present a talk, 63Charlotte Green
Chapter 10: How to deal with questions, 67Sir Alexander Macara
Chapter 11: How not to give a presentation, 75Richard Smith
Chapter 12: How to chair a session, 81Roger Horton
The experienced speaker can get away with ignoring some of the points suggested, but this is a book that should be read by everyone called upon to give a talk and I cannot recommend it too highly. (Chromatographia, 1 August 2013)