As you present in the classroom, at department meetings, conferences, or workshops, do you ever wonder if the audience really cares what you’re saying? If they truly “get” your topic or message? If your slides are clear? If you’re doing it right?
These are fair questions. In the end, what you really want is for students, colleagues, and peers to be moved. To be like, WOW, I’ve never thought about it that way! No matter if you’re lecturing about postmodernism, persuading your department to start a new program, or presenting your latest research. What you need is a system to help you communicate persuasively. And one that takes your slides to the next level.
PRESENTING. The Professor’s Guide to Powerful Communication is that system. It focuses you on the most important part: the audience experience. In other words, what is the audience thinking about as they listen to you? What are they doing? Where might they be confused, bored, or disengaged? Most presenters overlook (or never even think about) this. That’s why audiences stop paying attention.
With this book, you will learn:
• The best way to present (hint: think of the way documentaries do it)
• How to create a focused one-sentence message takeaway audiences won’t forget
• A simple 3-step presentation structure that engages them every step of the way
• The “user experience” way to design slides that makes it easier to process
• How to redesign your “bad” slide
• And much more
Written by the author of Teaching College: The Ultimate Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Audiences, this concise book helps educators turn their topic into a transformative learning experience through a step-by-step process. Includes plenty of cross-disciplinary examples, including “before-and-after” slides.
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Norman Eng is a doctor of education (Ed.D.), with a background in teaching and marketing—two areas that relate to lecturing, presenting, and engaging audiences.
He is also the founder and president of EDUCATIONxDESIGN, Inc., which—through his books, coaching, consulting, and online course—helps professors amplify their work to influence the world.
Dr. Eng’s book, Teaching College: The Ultimately Guide to Lecturing, Presenting, and Engaging Students, is widely read by faculty members and teachers everywhere. It consistently ranks #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list in various education categories. Likewise, his online course, the Teaching College Masterclass, continues to help professors across the U.S. transform their lectures and lessons in the classroom.