Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Free ebook on Communicating Science and other geeky topics
This year the Burroughs Wellcome Fund released the second edition of their free ebook Communicating Science: giving talks. You can download an Acrobat .pdf file here at their web site. The first edition came out back in 2007 or perhaps 2008. I downloaded it, but didn’t blog about it then.
It is a useful resource for scientists, engineers, librarians, and other geeky introverts who want to learn how to communicate better.
Section headings are:
Introduction - take the high ground
Structuring Your Talk
What Type of Talk?
The Speaker’s Toolbox
Handling Questions Gracefully
What If Things Go Terribly Wrong?
Getting the Most From Your Talk
Appendix - In a Minute There is Time
Denise Graveline discussed it in an August 29th post on her Eloquent Woman blog.
The image of James Pollack lecturing came from Wikimedia Commons.