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Sliding Into Excellence: Improving Technical Presentations for Higher Visibility, by Traci Nathans-Kelly

1485071_10102757240839137_539820529_n-copyTraci Nathans-Kelly, co-author of the Wiley-IEEE PCS book, Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields, is giving a live webinar on presentation design, July 28th, 1:00-2:30pm. Sliding Into Excellence: Improving Technical Presentations for Higher Visibility will help you transform your technical presentations and stop putting people to sleep.

Overview: Are you tired of your technical presentations putting people to sleep? Are your talks at work more likely to inspire the audience to check their phones than listen to you? Then it’s time to retool your approach. That familiar slide template with a word at the top of the slide and bullets underneath is actually doing harm. It’s boring. It’s unprofessional. And not doing the heavy lifting it should to convey your complex work. There are much better ways. You can regain footing as a subject matter expert and technical leader by reworking old presentation habits for technical topics. Traci Nathans-Kelly and her colleague Christine Nicometo have found techniques that can enable you to recapture your confidence and provide technical information to both in- house colleagues and to outside clients in a clear, confident manner. The focus will be on how to transform slides, used ubiquitously in engineering work. Slides are the stepping-off point that allows for a complete reconfiguring of how technical and engineering work (management, too) is shared, dispersed, and archived within organizations. These techniques are not theoretical-they are being used successfully in engineering and technical firms around the globe. After learning this information, you will have some new techniques, easily adaptable to your organization, that will enable your and your work to shine.

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Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, Eds. Kirk St. Amant, Madelyn Flammia

The newest book in the Wiley IEEE PCS series, Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Professional Communication Practices, edited by Kirk St. Amant and Madelyn Flammia, is now out! This book presents a range of … [Continue reading]

Simplified Technical English and the Thumbs Up Technique (Step 3/3)

In his previous article, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. showed us how to how to use the online STE-Dictionary to find approved usage of words. as Step #2 of the Thumbs Up Technique for Simplified Technical English. In this last  article, he discusses … [Continue reading]

CFP: CPTSC 2016, October 6 to 8, Savannah, GA

Location: Georgia Coastal Conference Center in Savannah, GA Theme: (Re)Considering Programs in Terms of Methods, Methodologies, and Practices With such dramatic growth over the last fifteen years, it is important that we take time to be … [Continue reading]

Simplified Technical English and the Thumbs Up Technique (Step 2)

In his previous article, Ferry Vermeulen, MSc. showed us how to  determine relevant information and delete any non-relevant information as Step #1 of the Thumbs Up Technique for Simplified Technical English. In his second  article, he discusses … [Continue reading]