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Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks

Jonathan Schwabish


Whether you are a university professor, researcher at a think tank, graduate student, or analyst at a private firm, chances are that at some point you have presented your work in front of an audience. Most of us approach this task by converting a written document into slides, but the result is often a text-heavy presentation saddled with bullet points, stock images, and graphs too complex for an audience to decipher—much less understand. Presenting is fundamentally different from writing, and with only a little more time, a little more effort, and a little more planning, you can communicate yo ... More

Keywords: Presentations, presentation skills, presentation design, data, powerpoint, communication

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231175210
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175210.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Schwabish, author
Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center

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