Your technical skills and professional expertise are evidence of your ability to accomplish difficult tasks. Strong presentation skills can help you further advance your career. The ability to present articulately to customers, management, peers and others can significantly enhance your credibility, clout, and professional status. Delivering presentations at work or professional events is an unbeatable way to gain a reputation as a valued employee and an expert in your field. If you have ever tried to get out of giving a presentation because of nerves, or if you feel there is room for improvement in your presentation techniques, then Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals is for you. This book gives you invaluable tips on how to make your presentation clear and accessible, how to interact with your audience and how to retain their interest while keeping your anxiety under control. Naomi Karten has used her vast experience - both positive and negative - on the front lines of public speaking to provide key advice (and many chuckles!) in this engrossing read for the technical professional.
This new handbook covers a wide range of engineering skills generally not taught in today's college-level technical programs. New engineers, though technically sound, need to master these other skills upon entering the professional world. Topics covered include teaming, root cause analysis, Lean manufacturing and management, presentation skills, innovation, and change leadership. Based on the author’s 30 years of engineering and leadership experience, this work contains a wealth of practical tips and advice, as well as lessons learned the hard way. Portable and concise, the handbook can help new engineers thrive in and enjoy the technical world and their professional careers.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve experienced far too many presentations in the IT industry that fail to connect with the audience and never achieve what they set out to do. Presentations that reel off facts, yet don’t tell a story. Presentations that are overwhelmed with pages of text and bullet points. Presentations that show diagrams that no one understands. Presentations that go well under- or overtime, and are clearly not rehearsed. Presentations where demos routinely fail in front of packed crowds. All delivered by presenters who make numerous mistakes while they are on stage. File > New > Presentation was written to give you the tools and techniques to avoid these pitfalls, and dramatically increase your presentation skills. These skills go well beyond just creating a slide deck, and include understanding your audience, planning the structure of your talk, rehearsing, delivering demos, preparation, and improving what you do behind the podium. With recommendations targeted towards software developers and other technical professionals, you’ll gain the knowledge to take your next presentation – and maybe even your career – to the next level.
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"This book is a collection of work to assist any professional who needs to deal with ethical issues, write up a technical project, give or develop a presentation, or write material for an online audience"--Provided by publisher.
You've done the hard work to succeed in the information technology field, but what comes after that? Find out how to climb the organizational ladder to become a business influencer, decision maker, and even the CEO with this business guide written by a longtime technology and business management consultant. Houssam Kaddoura pinpoints how technology professionals can tweak their behavior, thinking, and decisions to overcome conflicts and stand out from the crowd. Learn how to: put aside a passion for technology to focus on what really matters to the overall organization; forge valuable connections with the organization's top decision makers; and demonstrate that you have what it takes to move out of your comfort zone to assume a more important role. If you're business minded and want to do more to help your organization, then you need to first excel at what you do and show you're willing and able to do more. Find out how to do it step by step with the lessons in CIO Going on CEO.
"This book presents research from the perspective of the information technology professional and how they influence the modern organization"--Provided by publisher.
This detailed look at the "soft" skills needed to succeed as help desk professional will provide students with proven customer support techniques for the workplace.
This extremely well-illustrated guide gives technical professionals the skills needed to communicate with others. It progresses step by step through the process of effectively designing a document or presentation from initial conception through final completion -- including a special focus on electronic tools for communication. A must-have reference for technical professionals interested in better ways for preparing documents and presentations.
Featuring new and updated material referencing technological advances since the first edition, the new edition of Preparing and Delivering Effective Technical Presentations is a unique resource that helps you succeed as a technical professional. This book zeroes-in on practical ways in which technical professionals can execute well-prepared, comprehensible, information-packed technical briefings.
Developed for Technical Writing and Communication courses for juniors, seniors, and graduate students, Technical Writing and Professional Communication, 2/e, places technical writing in its context, showing students how to consider their purpose and their audience when writing reports, memos, and correspondence. Formerly titled Principles of Communication for Science and Technology, the new edition features a case running throughout seven chapters, dynamically illustrating the writing process. The revision also provides complete coverage of the new computer technologies and the new attention the intercultural concerns in today's business world. A companion edition developed for non-native speakers of English is also available.
Developed for use by non-native speakers of English enrolled in Technical Writing and Communication courses. Technical Writing and Professional Communication, 2/e, places technical writing in its context, showing students how to consider their purpose and their audience when writing reports, memos, and correspondence. Formerly titled Technical Writing and Professional Communication: A Handbook for Nonnative Speakers, the new edition features a case running throughout seven chapters, dynamically illustrating the writing process. The revision also provides complete coverage of the new computer technologies and the new attention to the intercultural concerns in today's business world.
This updated edition contains new chapters on writing and designing for the Web and for multimedia applications. It includes: how to write papers, reports, proposals, memos and product descriptions; writing and designing electronic media; writing and managing associated communications; and editing.
Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam—every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.
This work combines the expertise of communication specialists at three South African technikons to meet the requirements of first-year students in a variety of college courses. The text includes all key syllabus elements, while giving practical examples of communication in the workplace.
Businesses use technical writing extensively to communicate both within and outside the organization. And so, it is essential for an individual aspiring to be an executive to master the art of communication. This accessible and compact book on Advanced Technical Communication discusses how students can learn and master not only the basic skills of communication but also complex skills such as soft skills and skills required for preparing technical documents. The book begins with a discussion on the concept of technical communication and then it goes on to describe the differences between technical writing and general writing, and layout and format of business letters and résumé. What is more, it elaborates on technical documents such as technical proposals, reports, and specialized documents like theses, research papers and dissertations, differentiating them adequately. Finally, the text covers many of the soft skills required today, for example, presentation skills, interpersonal skills, and group discussion (GD) skills. This student-friendly book, suffused with practical examples, is primarily intended as a text for the first year students of Engineering (B.Tech.) of Uttarakhand Technical University for their course on Advanced Technical Communication. It will also be of immense benefit to undergraduate students in other universities and engineering colleges/institutes as well as technical professionals. KEY FEATURES : Provides comprehensive coverage of soft skills. Lays emphasis on corporate communication skills required for technical writing and producing technical documents by engineers and managers. Gives a critical evaluation as well as text of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.