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9780521876100

The Art of Lecturing: A Practical Guide to Successful University Lectures and Business Presentations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521876100

  • ISBN10:

    0521876109

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-24
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

This volume is a simple and clear guide to lecturing. It offers strategies for successful lectures in the academic and business communities. Told from a lecturing mindset, this book aims to combat fear and nervousness, while presenting successful tricks and tactics. Parham Aarabi discusses a wide array of practical ideas that may surprise and help even the most experienced public speakers. In addition, Aarabi provides a unique insight into lecturing for 21st century audiences based on his own lecturing experiences at the University of Toronto and Stanford University. Aarabi is the winner of the 2004 IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award for 'inspirational classroom instruction'.

Author Biography

Parham Arabi is the Founder and Director of the Artificial Perception Laboratory at the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Conclusionp. 1
A lecture...p. 4
The ingredients of a lecturep. 5
Book motivationp. 6
From a shy observer to an unorthodox lecturer - the story of the authorp. 7
The lecturing mindsetp. 15
Motivating yourselfp. 16
Failing your way towards successp. 17
Confronting your fearsp. 18
Re-channeling emotionsp. 19
Chapter summaryp. 21
Chapter checklistp. 22
Old school basicsp. 23
The internet generation audiencep. 23
Don't believe everything they tell you!p. 24
Think before preparingp. 26
Prepare and rehearsep. 26
Chapter summaryp. 28
Chapter checklistp. 28
General lecturing principlesp. 29
Lecture effectivenessp. 29
The narrow channel modelp. 30
Be uniquep. 32
Be honestp. 34
Be aware of your audiencep. 35
Connect with the audiencep. 36
Simplify and focusp. 38
Remove any and all biasesp. 40
Carep. 41
Understand before you lecturep. 42
Chapter summaryp. 43
Chapter checklistp. 44
At the beginning of the lecturep. 46
The initial lack of attentionp. 46
Start running from the gatep. 48
The 5 minute rulep. 49
Over performing is better than under performing, at least initiallyp. 51
The reviewp. 52
Chapter summaryp. 53
Chapter checklistp. 53
Things you should be aware of during the lecturep. 55
Noise levelsp. 55
Verbal feedbackp. 57
Visual feedbackp. 58
Attention span of the typical audiencep. 59
Chapter summaryp. 61
Chapter checklistp. 61
Effective tools/tricks to energize your lecturep. 63
Be sincere, confront your mistakes directlyp. 63
Maintain your commandp. 66
Democratic lecturesp. 67
Be on the offensivep. 71
Breaks, jokes, and other fun distractionsp. 74
Personalizationp. 77
Chapter summaryp. 78
Chapter checklistp. 79
Common mistakes that turn good lectures into disastersp. 80
Overconfidence disguised as arrogancep. 80
Packing too much into the lecturep. 81
Misconnection with the audiencep. 83
Misusing overhead slides and PowerPoint presentationsp. 85
Chapter summaryp. 90
Chapter checklistp. 91
At the end of the lecturep. 92
Do not rushp. 92
Leave enough time for questionsp. 94
Retain control until your last breathp. 94
Remember, the last coat of paint is the one that lastsp. 96
Chapter summaryp. 98
Chapter checklistp. 98
The art of academic lecturingp. 100
The first lecturep. 100
Tests and exams - to kill or not to killp. 101
Teaching assistants - the good, the bad, and the...p. 103
Multi-section lecturing issuesp. 104
Always remember the primary goalp. 105
Post-lecture interactionsp. 107
Course load assessmentp. 108
Academic presentationsp. 109
Chapter summaryp. 111
Chapter checklistp. 111
Making lectures come to life through labsp. 113
The point of labs and practical experiencep. 113
The relation between lectures and labsp. 115
What a lab should not bep. 116
The Vranesic lab-lecture modelp. 117
Large scale labsp. 118
Chapter summaryp. 119
Chapter checklistp. 120
Lecturing in non-academic contextsp. 121
The business presentationp. 121
The perfect answerp. 123
The acronym shieldp. 124
Fifteen minutesp. 126
Professional lecturingp. 127
Political speeches versus academic lectures versus business presentationsp. 128
Chapter summaryp. 129
Chapter checklistp. 129
The mechanics of professional presentationsp. 131
The classic modelp. 131
The shock modelp. 137
A hybrid approachp. 141
Chapter summaryp. 145
Chapter checklistp. 146
Final wordsp. 148
Be persistentp. 148
Don't force things that are not meant to bep. 150
More art than sciencep. 151
Most important of all...p. 153
About the Authorp. 155
Indexp. 157
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