The Burroughs Wellcome Fund published Communicating Science: Giving Talks, a career development guide to provide advice from scientific speakers, tips on putting together talks, insights into how to use technology to your benefit, horror stories about speeches gone wrong, and pointers to inexpensive, approachable resources available in most communities to polish speaking skills and gain confidence.
Email Russ Campbell at news [at] bwfund.org for a free print copy.
Electronic versions of Communicating Science can be found at:
The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator
Intercultural communication in the global workplace
Linda Beamer and Iris Varner
"Patterns of visual dominance behavior in humans."
J.J. Dovidio and S.L. Ellyso from Power, dominance, and nonverbal behavior.
Successful nonverbal communication, principles, and applications.
The accountant’s guide to professional communication: Writing and speaking the language of business
M. McKay and E. Rosa
Explaining Research:How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work
Effective Business Presentations
Toastmasters’ 10 tips handout: [Link]
The Gettysburg Address reduced to a powerpoint presentation: [Link]
Paul N. Edwards’ "How to Give an Academic Talk: Changing the Culture of Public Speaking in the Humanities": [Link]
How (not) to give a seminar from FEBS Letters 534:5-6, 2003
Phil Agre at UCLA, Hosting a Speaker: A Guide for Graduate Students: [Link]
Advice for Speakers & Discussion Leaders from the Gordon Research Conferences’ website: [Link]
New York Times H1N1 swine flu outbreak map: [Link]
New York Times motion graph of how Americans spend their time: [Link]
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