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The Art of Lecturing
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  • Page extent: 170 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.406 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 808.51
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: n/a
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Lectures and lecturing
    • Business presentations

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521876100)

This simple and clear guide to lecturing is an example-based account of effective strategies for exciting and successful lectures for academic and business lecturers. From the lecturing mindset, combating fear and nervousness, to lecturing tricks and tactics, this book discusses a wide array of practical ideas that may surprise and help even the most experienced public speakers and lecturers. The author provides unique insights into lecturing for twenty-first century audiences, based on his academic and non-academic lecturing experiences at the University of Toronto and Stanford University; experiences which have resulted in numerous institutional, provincial, and international teaching and lecturing awards. Further resources for this title, including lecture slides and videos of presentations and lectures, are available online from

• Presents a clear and detailed summary of lecturing methods, tips and tricks • Practical examples and case studies of effective lectures are included, acting as templates on which readers can base their own presentations • The author won the 2004 IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award for 'inspirational classroom instruction', and this book is based on his teaching experiences


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The lecturing mindset; 3. Old school basics; 4. General lecturing principles; 5. At the beginning of the lecture; 6. Things you should be aware of during the lecture; 7. Effective tools/tricks to energize your lecture; 8. Common mistakes that turn good lectures into disasters; 9. At the end of the lecture; 10. The art of academic lecturing; 11. Making lectures come to life through labs; 12. Lecturing in non-academic contexts; 13. The mechanics of professional presentations; 14. Final words; Appendix; References; About the author; Index.

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