Making Presentations to Fellow Professionals: A Rationale
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This chapter begins by describing the role with which most readers will be thoroughly familiar: that of attending professional conferences and professional development sessions. It then guides readers in understanding the principles of effective presentations by asking them to reflect on their best/worst experiences as a participant. The chapter concludes with the foundation for all successful presentations; namely, audience awareness. This enables presenters to move beyond a preoccupation with self-as-presenter and to focus instead on the impact of the presentation on the intended audience.
KeywordsConference proposals Conference presentations Professional meetings Professional organizations Scholarly writing and publication
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