Essential Communication Strategies For Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Professionals

ISBN-10: 0471273171
ISBN-13: 9780471273172
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Herbert Hirsch
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Description: Written for engineers, scientists and technology professionals, this text provides a simple, concise and practical guide to all forms of communication: writing, presenting and interacting (such as in meetings and team activities).

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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Written for engineers, scientists and technology professionals, this text provides a simple, concise and practical guide to all forms of communication: writing, presenting and interacting (such as in meetings and team activities).

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Art of Communication
The Written Document--Prose and Panic
Planning the Document
Making the Connection
Establishing the Flow
Providing the Reinforcement
Zero-Time Planning
Acquiring a Healthy Writing Attitude
Preparing to Write
Anticipating the Readers' Needs
Enthusiasm: Enjoying It and Avoiding Writer's Block
Zero-Planning Attitude Adjustments: Theirs, Not Ours!
Producing the Document
Simplicity: Why Overcomplicate the Task?
Isolation: Get Away from the Interruptions
Zero-Time Preparation Techniques: They Get What They Pay For!
The Formal Presentation--Dissertation or Disaster
Planning the Presentation
Making the Connection
Providing the Flow and Reinforcement
Zero-Time Planning
Acquiring the Successful Presentation Attitude
Preparing to Present
Taking the Proper Precautions
Developing a Healthy Indifference
Zero-Planning Attitude Adjustments
Conducting the Presentation
Poise
Confidence
Dignity
Zero-Preparation Presenting
Handling the Video Teleconference
The Informal Discussion--Meetings and Mishaps
Planning for the Meeting
Attending or Avoiding Meetings
Filtering Meetings
Planning the Meeting
Zero-Time Planning
Acquiring a Meeting Attitude
Preparing
Anticipating the Unexpected
Zero-Planning Attitude Adjustments
Participating in the Meeting
Starting the Meeting
Interacting in the Meeting
Finishing the Meeting
Zero-Preparation Techniques
How to Plan and Conduct the Meeting Yourself
Cross-Culture Communication--Bridging the Gap
Understanding a Communication Culture Gap
Negating Troublesome Differences
Leveraging Useful Similarities
Communicating Effectively
Writing for Any Readership
Getting in Character
Getting Back to the Basics
Staying on Track
Zero-Time Techniques
Presenting to Any Audience
Planning for the Unknown
Getting Acquainted
Keeping Together
Zero-Planning Techniques
Meeting with Anyone or Any Group
Preparing for the Encounter
Generating Comfort
Making It Enjoyable for Everyone
Zero-preparation Techniques
Conclusion
Index
About the Author

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