Presentation Skills: How to Present Research Results

  • Stephen P. Glasser


This book is about designing, implementing and interpreting clinical research. This chapter is aimed at a discussion of how to present the research that has been performed. Although almost no one currently disagrees that a formal curriculum in research methodology is critical for a new investigator, the manner in which the results of a study are presented is presumed to be obvious, and training in the art of presentations is much less common. The belief is that good speakers are born, not made, and this is no more true than good researchers are born and not made. And so, the methodology of presentations should be an important part of a young investigators training. This chapter provides an introduction to delivering an effective presentation.


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    The majority of this chapter was taken from personal experience and extensive notes that I had taken from a large number or Presentation Skills Workshops that I have attended. Although I cannot give specific credit for individual pieces of information, I can credit the Instructors of those workshops as follows: (a) Sue Castorino, President, The Speaking Specialist, Chicago, IL, 1993 (b) Gerald Kelliher Ph.D., Associate dean, Medical College of Pennsylvania (c) Eleanor Lopez, Let’s Communicate Better, (d) Power Speaking, and More, Joyce Newman Communications Inc (e) Jerry Michaels-Senior Consultant CommCore Communication Strategies (f) Science and Medicine Canada, Presentation & Platform Skills Workshop, 1992 (g) Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories, Ciba-Geigy, Schering, Pfizer, and KOS Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring many of the Presentation Skills Workshops that I attended
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen P. Glasser
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  1. 1.Univesity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham

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