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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGICALLY-SOUND PEST, WATER AND SOIL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS CROPPING SYSTEMS Title: Field Day: A Case Study examining scientists’ oral performance skills

item Jabro, Ann -
item Jabro, Jalal "jay"

Submitted to: World Congress of Soil Science
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 14, 2009
Publication Date: July 31, 2010
Citation: Jabro, A.D., Jabro, J.D. 2010. Field Day: A Case Study examining scientists’ oral performance skills [CD ROM]. Proceedings of the 19th Congress of Soil Science.

Technical Abstract: Communication is a complex cyclic process wherein senders and receivers encode and decode information in an effort to reach a state of mutuality or mutual understanding. When the communication of scientific or technical information occurs in a public space, effective speakers follow a formula for content delivery. Participant observation of 11 presentations during a 2009 Field Day and content analysis of videotaped faculty and scientists’ oral performances generated suggested best practices: distribution of keyword outline of content/findings, use of a microphone, highlighting importance of presentation during introductory and concluding content, and using scientific and laymen’s terminology concurrently. Keywords Oral performance, non-scientific community, communication

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