A guest post by Ellen Finkelstein, a Presenting, Powerpoint and Speaking Expert See below for invitation to her free webinar! You publish your work in order to inform the academic community about your research or field of study. It matters that your audience understand what you write, or you won’t achieve your goal. The process of submitting to an edited journal may help your writing become clearer, but what process do you use to spiff up your speaking? Speaking is different from writing: You write alone but speak to a group. You can edit your writing before you submit it, but can’t take back what you say. Your writing audience can stop reading when they get bored, but your live audience pretty much has to sit there, even if you bore them to tears. When you get a reader’s inquiry about your writing, you can think about how to respond; when an audience member asks you a question, you need a quick response Your audience members look at your writing up close but usually h
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