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Chapter-19 The Art of Presenting Research to Peers

BOOK TITLE: Research Methodology Simplified: Every Clinician a Researcher

Author
1. Parikh Mahendra N
2. Mukherjee Joydev
3. Hazra Avijit
4. Gogtay Nithya
ISBN
9789350250037
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11435_19
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. Seth GS Medical College and Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Seth GS Medical College and Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Shushrusha Citizens’ Cooperative Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Fertility Sterility, India; The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Mumbai
2. RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, North Bengal Medical College, West Bengal, India, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata, India, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkota
3. Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, and Research, Kolkata, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, India, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4. Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Abstract

Research must be both published and publicized. Publishing has a far wider reach and lasts far longer. Research can be presented to colleagues and peers at conferences, workshops, seminars, CMEs, symposia, panel discussions, debates etc. The purpose of these presentations is to convince the audience about the merits of your research. This is achieved essentially by the good quality of research and equally importantly by its skillful effective presentation. People would rather listen to a good speaker with poor science than to a bad speaker with good science. Skillful and convincing presentation needs an expertise in public speaking. This is achieved by attending professional courses in public speaking and by repeatedly practicing your presentation before the event. Preparing good power point slides is a science that needs to be mastered. Making effective use of power point slides and the laser pointer is an art in itself that must be learnt and cultivated. You must talk to your audience and not read your slides. You should make eye contact with different sections of the audience throughout. Don’t be monotonous. Vary your pitch and tone and use gestures to emphasize important points. Your gait, attire and posture are also important. Your first few sentences are crucial. Don’t end abruptly but end with a carry home message. Never exceed the time allotted for your presentation.

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