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Presenting Science Concisely

Bruce Kirchoff



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CSIRO Publishing
01 November 2021
Imagine you are a scientist faced with presenting your research clearly and concisely. Where would you go for help? This book provides the answer. It shows how to use story structure to craft clear, credible presentations. In it you will find exercises to help you give both short and long presentations. Elevator pitches, lightning talks, Three Minute Thesis (3MT (R)), and conference presentations are all covered as are suggestions for longer presentations. Separate chapters address good poster design, how to tailor your talk to an audience, and presentation skills.

Throughout the book the focus is on creating surprising, memorable stories. Scientific presentations are true stories about new discoveries. They are surprising because every new discovery changes our understanding of the world. Stories are memorable because they move audiences. This book teaches you to tell moving, memorable stories about your research.

With light-hearted illustrations by Jon Wagner this book will appeal to researchers and graduate students in all areas of science, and other disciplines too.
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781486314683
ISBN 10:   1486314686
Pages:   152
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Bruce Kirchoff is a Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He has won the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Charles Edwin Bessey Teaching Award from the Botanical Society of America, and the Innovations in Plant Systematics Education Prize from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. He studied scientific communication at the Alan Alda Center, storytelling with North Carolina storyteller Louise Kessel, and is a member of the Soylent Greensboro improv group.

Reviews for Presenting Science Concisely

An enormously useful book for students in the sciences, their faculty mentors and supervisors, and communication center practitioners. Written in a style that is both conversational and knowledgeably detailed, the book urges the scientific community to tell its stories better. -- Laura A Stengrim * Communication Center Journal 7(1) *

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