The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations

The Non-Obvious Guide to Better Presentations

What is the real secret to being more persuasive when presenting to any audience? How can you choose the best visuals to enhance your message? What do the best presenters in the world know about reinventing their approach to using slides? This is the guidebook to presentations that you've been searching for. How can you avoid death by Powerpoint? What is the brain science behind why great visuals matter to support your arguments? How can you create more memorable and persuasive presentations? Inspired by working with hundreds of professionals to make their messages more powerful, Carmen Simon brings her award-winning approach to presentation skills to this short guide to everything you need to know to become a Powerpoint master ... including knowing when not to use it.

Guide to Advocacy

Guide to Advocacy

Global Arbitration Review's Guide to Advocacy is a practical book for specialists and would-be specialists on how to be persuasive during international arbitration, featuring unique insight from well-known arbitrators on advocacy. The fully revised Second Edition is a useful tool for junior lawyers who wish to develop their advocacy skills, as well as a manual for civil trained lawyers who would like to feel more at ease with cross-examination as it breaks the arbitral process into key steps and explains the advocacy "e;opportunity"e; that each represents (focusing on the principles at work rather than specifics).Woven throughout are gems from big name arbitrators - tips, complaints, musings and reminiscences - providing a new, 360-degree view of written and oral submissions.The Second Edition contains several new chapters and a fresh tranche of arbitrator contributions.While the first edition covers the basics through chapters on, inter alia, written submissions, cross-examination, opening submissions and closing arguments, this second edition delves deeper by exploring 'Cultural Considerations in Advocacy'. These are aimed at advocates raised within a particular national or regional style who wish to know what adjustments to make when in the international mileu; and vice versa. These chapters contain observations of help when some of the players in the arbitration - be they arbitrators, opponents or others - hale from Asia, Latin America, United States or the UK.

Clinical Cases in Cardiology

A Guide to Learning and Practice

Clinical Cases in Cardiology

This book presents and describes a series of informative clinical cases with the aim of providing the reader with a clear understanding of the most frequent and challenging scenarios that a cardiologist may face during daily clinical practice. All major topics in modern clinical cardiology are addressed, including acute ischemic heart disease, conditions that mimic ischemic heart disease, heart failure and resynchronization therapy, cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and channelopathies. Guidance is provided on imaging techniques and their interpretation, patient management taking into account potential comorbidities and follow-up appropriate to the clinical circumstances. The paradigmatic clinical cases in this book will serve as a sound basis for learning for medical students, residents and others wishing to meet successfully the challenges posed by cardiac disease. In addition, the book will be a very useful reference for the more experienced cardiologist.

A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving 4E

A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving 4E

With his original eightfold approach, Eugene Bardach encapsulates more than 35 years of teaching students effective, accurate and persuasive policy analysis. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. In this new edition, Bardach clarifies some of the book's exposition, paying particular attention to "design problems" and the choice of a "base case". Up-to-date examples, including a new set of environmental problems, make the book even more engaging. Readers will also appreciate a sample document of real world policy analysis, a primer in how to "talk the talk" of policy analysis, and a cheat sheet of strategies for solving a host of policy problems.

Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor's Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor's Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

A true original—the first practical guide to patents written specifically for corporate scientists, engineers, and product developers Patents and Strategic Inventing spells out exactly what a typical corporate inventor needs to know about patents and patent strategy, as well as how these topics can be used to guide the creation of new products. It explains in clear, easy-to-understand language how to secure patents that deliver the most possible value to the organization and build legal protections into properties from the outset. Nicholas Nissing was an inventor at Procter & Gamble, founded the consulting firm Luminosity LLC, which focused on new product development and patent strategy for large corporations, and is currently the Biotech Competitive Strategy Lead at the Monsanto Company and an adjunct professor at Washington University.

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary Irish Playwrights is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five Irish playwrights from the 1960s to the present, written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from Ireland, the United States, Britain and Germany contributing individual studies to the work of each playwright. Each of the twenty-five chapters provides: a biographical introduction to the playwright and their work; a survey and concise analysis of each of the writer's published plays; a discussion of their style, dramaturgical concerns and the critical reception; and a full bibliography of published plays, listing of premieres and a select list of critical works. Playwrights covered include: Tom Murphy, Sebastian Barry, Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Mark O'Rowe, Christina Reid, Enda Walsh and many more. Unrivalled in its coverage of recent work and writers, this collection surveys and analyses the breadth, vitality and development of theatrical work to emerge from Ireland over the last fifty years.

Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations and Professional Speaking

Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations and Professional Speaking

A handbook that promotes the art of good speaking,Pocket Guide to Technical Presentations provides basic guidelines that foster confidence. Up-to-date information in a simple, straightforward format–you will learn to speak competently, overcome anxiety, analyze the audience, research a topic, and to organize, illustrate, and deliver a professional-level talk. After a comprehensive and interesting overview about public speaking and technical presentations, this convenient pocket guide covers audience analysis, coping with anxiety, presentation organization, illustrating the presentation, graphics, delivery, evaluation, and adapting to different situations.Because of its convenient size, ease of use, and informative appendix, this guide is invaluable to those who need to present information from all walks of life: from students to trainer-facilitators to CEOs.

Career Management for Chemists

A Guide to Success in a Chemistry Career

Career Management for Chemists

John Fetzer’s "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: Resumés and CVs, Staying Driven & Current, Personal Skills & Traits Networking, Teamwork & Leadership, Speaking & Listening Writing Research Papers, Mentoring, Behavior & Rewards The practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today’s changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation. Provides real, common-sense, and proven means to enrich and make more rewarding a technical career. Pre-publication comments from colleagues - "Not only the student who is taking his first steps in the scientific world would profit abundantly by mining this book for views and ideas on the different sides of his chosen career. Also the seasoned scientist will be stimulated to scrutinize his own habits and pick up new thoughts, thereby becoming a more skilled instructor of his younger colleagues." J. Andersson, University of Münster, Germany "As one of the international collaborators of Dr. John Fetzer, I want to warmly congratulate him. His efforts nicely summarize very important topics for all who work in scientific activities. But, at the same time, Career Management for Chemists also provides some real insights for many people who are not working in science. This is a nice guidebook on how to enrich our lives and help us to become more successful!! K. Jinno, Toyohashi University of Technology