Listen. Write. Present.
The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology
Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James
January 24, 2012
224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
2 author photos
Even the best ideas have little value if they are not explained clearly, concisely, and convincingly to others. Scientists, engineers, health care professionals, and technology specialists become leaders in their fields not just by way of discovery, but by communication. In this essential book, two seasoned communication consultants offer specific, focused advice to help professionals develop, improve, and polish their interpersonal communication, writing, and presentation skills. The authors explain exactly how to manage multiple projects and interactions, collaborate with colleagues and others, gain support for ideas through presentations and proposals, and much more.
"Success in the complex fields of technology and finance depends on communicating clearly and confidently to a variety of audiences. This book is a must-read for students and professionals alike."—Mark Kritzman, President, Windham Capital Management and Member of the MIT faculty
"A timely, practical and concise guide providing insights to improving one’s communication skills. This is an essential read for everyone in the profession of pharmacy (students, faculty, practitioners) who desire to communicate more effectively."—Alan Hanson, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
"Information Technology offers a global pool of talented professionals or “geeks.” The definition of “geek” perhaps is an IT professional who has not had the benefit of this insightful book on how to make the transformation. Seasoned veteran or beginner, the book is a great read!"—Tom Conway, Vice President, IBM Global Technology Services
“This practical guide is the result of leading thousands of engaging seminars for physician and scientists across the United States. St James and Barnard have condensed the information, emphasized the best of it, and have put in one efficient volume equivalent of a Master’s degree in professional and interpersonal communication.”—Paul Casella, MFA, co-author of Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals
"A facile, user-friendly tool replete with raison d'être, "how-to" insights, and pragmatic wisdom that guides, encourages, and informs the acquisition of real capacities in this most vital of skill sets."—Rusty Stephens, President, Wilson Community College