The art of lecturing : a practical guide to successful university lectures and business presentations [E-Book] / Parham Aarabi.
Aarabi, Parham, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
1 online resource (xii, 156 pages)
englisch
9780521703529
9780521876100
9780511816567
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Conclusion
  • A lecture
  • The ingredients of a lecture
  • Book motivation
  • From a shy observer to an unorthodox lecturer
  • the story of the author
  • 2. The lecturing mindset: Motivating yourself
  • Failing your way towards success
  • Confronting your fears
  • Re-channeling emotions
  • 3. Old school basics: The internet generation audience
  • Don't believe everything they tell you!
  • Think before preparing
  • Prepare and rehearse
  • 4. General lecturing principles: Lecture effectiveness
  • The narrow channel model
  • Be unique
  • Be honest
  • Be aware of your audience
  • Connect with the audience
  • Simplify and focus
  • Remove any and all biases
  • Care
  • Understand before you lecture
  • 5. At the beginning of the lecture: The initial lack of attention
  • Start running from the gate
  • The 5 minute rule
  • Over performing is better than under performing, at least initially
  • The review
  • 6. Things you should be aware of during the lecture: Noise levels
  • Verbal feedback
  • Visual feedback
  • Attention span of the typical audience
  • 7. Effective tools/tricks to energize your lecture: Be sincere, confront your mistakes directly
  • Maintain your command
  • Democratic lectures
  • Be on the offensive
  • Breaks, jokes, and other fun distractions
  • Personalization
  • 8. Common mistakes that turn good lectures into disasters: Overconfidence disguised as arrogance
  • Packing too much into the lecture
  • Misconnection with the audience
  • Misusing overhead slides and PowerPoint presentations
  • 9. At the end of the lecture: Do not rush
  • Leave enough time for questions
  • Retain control until your last breath
  • Remember, the last coat of paint is the one that lasts
  • 10. The art of academic lecturing
  • The first lecture
  • Tests and exams
  • to kill or not to kill
  • Teaching assistants
  • the good, the bad, and the ...
  • Multi-section lecturing issues
  • Always remember the primary goal
  • Post-lecture interactions
  • Course load assessment
  • Academic presentations
  • 11. Making lectures come to life through labs
  • The point of labs and practical experience
  • The relation between lectures and labs
  • What a lab should not be
  • The Vranesic lab-lecture model
  • Large scale labs
  • 12. Lecturing in non-academic contexts
  • The business presentation
  • The perfect answer
  • The acronym shield
  • Fifteen minutes
  • Professional lecturing
  • Political speeches versus academic lectures versus business presentations
  • 13. The mechanics of professional presentations: The classic model
  • The shock model
  • A hybrid approach
  • 14. Final words: Be persistent
  • Don't force things that are not meant to be
  • More art than science
  • Most important of all.