Public Speaking for Psychologists

A Lighthearted Guide to Research Presentations, Job Talks, and Other Opportunities to Embarrass Yourself

by David B. Feldman, Ph.D. & Paul J. Silvia, Ph.D.

Table of Contents


~ General Principles of Public Speaking ~

  1. Speaking (and Stammering) about Psychology

  2. The First Commandment of Public Speaking: Know Thine Audience

  3. Preparing and Delivering Your Talk

  4. Answering Questions

  5. Managing Anxiety

  6. When Disaster Strikes: Handling Problems With Humor and Grace

  7. ~ Help with Specific Presentations ~

  8. Research Talks

  9. Poster Presentations

  10. Job Talks

  11. Presentations for Lay Audiences



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