Prospects always appreciate an opportunity to “see us in action”
and judge for themselves. In turn, past participants often enjoy
a reminder. While nothing beats attending a live session of ours,
webcasts and video recordings might well be the next best thing.
Below are links to several such webcasts and videos recordings
you might find useful, including two full-fledged online courses.
Communicating science to nonscientists
and Creating effective
slides are recordings of Jean-luc's lectures for Stanford's Center
for Teaching and Learning, as part of his yearly speaking tours
of California (Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech, UCLA, UCSD, etc.).
Effective technical presentations
and Effective scientific papers
are two online courses we developed for SPIE, directly inspired
by the half-day workshops we run at SPIE Optics + Photonics
(minus the interaction, of course). The online courses are free
for SPIE members and available at a small fee for nonmembers.
Unit 4 of English communication for scientists
shows several video examples of effective oral presentations,
including a six-minute presentation without slides by Jean-luc
on “What you should know about TeX”. (This video exemplifies
the first exercise we typically ask of training participants, too.)
Creating effective presentation slides,
a seven-minute podcast
recorded for IEEE, explains how to create more effective slides.
(It is an audio file; for examples of slides, see other resources,
such as the Web site of our book Trees, maps, and theorems).
Quantum space: designing pages on grids
and Integrating TeX
and PDF seamlessly in pdfTeX are recordings of Jean-luc's talks
at the 2010 and 2011 annual meetings of the TeX Users Group
(in San Francisco, California and Trivandrum, India, respectively).