Preparing and Presenting Technical Information

Course Number: BS-2008
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Samir G. Khoury, Ph.D., P.G.
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Overview

In Preparing and Presenting Technical Information , you'll learn ...

  • How to organize your content into easy to remember sections
  • How to keep your message short and to the point
  • How to make your visual aids graphically interesting and easy-to-read
  • How to go about practicing and rehearsing effectively

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 19 pages

This course takes you step by step through the process of preparing and delivering a clear and lucid technical presentation at scientific and professional meetings. The guidance provided is also applicable to the preparation and delivery of less formal presentations, such as those given in the form of internal company reports to corporate executives or as lectures prepared and delivered by professors or graduate students at colleges and universities.

The course starts by suggesting that you write answers to ten fundamental questions. Your answers to these questions will guide you through the preparation of the first draft of your presentation. The course then progresses by providing you with specific suggestions that will assist you through the preparation of the introductory section, the body and the conclusion section of your presentation.

The preparation phase of your talk will take you step by step through the recommended rehearsal sessions that will help you practice your delivery skills. In that section of the course you will also learn that speakers have limited time to communicate their message in a clear and concise fashion. Indeed, your job during the delivery of your presentation is to scan and pay attention to your audience in order to adjust your talk and be able to transfer your knowledge effectively. In preparing for the event, you are also prompted to anticipate and prepare for unforeseen circumstances that may arise so you can handle them with ease when they occur. By familiarizing yourself with the content of your presentation and rehearsing repeatedly ahead of time you will most definitely improve your performance when you finally deliver your talk.

An appendix, at the end of the course, provides you with suggestions on how to prepare clear and concise visual aids. Your illustrations should be simple and clear, colorful and easy to read. Each illustration you prepare should be checked against these simple guidelines to ensure that it will capture and hold the attention of your audience.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to organize your content into easy to remember sections
  • How to keep your message short and to the point
  • How to make your visual aids graphically interesting and easy-to-read
  • How to go about practicing and rehearsing effectively
  • How to concentrate and focus your attention on your audience
  • How to handle the question and answer session and keep it under control

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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