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

Author
item JABRO, ANN - Robert Morris University
item Jabro, Jalal "jay"

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/23/2010
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

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.