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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: Mastering the art of public presentation: evaluation of agronomist and soil scientist

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

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 23, 2010
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: 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.

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