A Handbook of Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers helps scientists and engineers improve their skills at speaking in public in the course of their professional activities. The book shows how best to prepare papers for presentation at a technical conference and how to put cases to committee meetings. Not only does the book deal with specific events, but it also provides the techniques of more effective speaking, whether presenting papers, answering questions, or speaking "off-the-cuff." The book is written in a highly entertaining manner and should put all complacent lecturers on their guard. This is essential reading for every scientist and engineer called upon to speak in public on technical matters.
"This author has hit the proverbial nail on the head, sending much needed advice to speakers in the scientific community … The material is organized in the manner of a handbook rather than textbook and is very browsable. With such a wealth of information in such a little book, it deserves a niche in the briefcase of all scientists and engineers interested in improving their public speaking skills."
-J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. (from Chemical Abstracts Service)