Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions: A Practical Guide

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An updated edition of the classic guide to technicalcommunication

Consider that 20 to 50 percent of a technology professional's timeis spent communicating with others. Whether writing a memo,preparing a set of procedures, or making an oral presentation,effective communication is vital to your professional success. Thisanthology delivers concrete advice from the foremost experts on howto communicate more effectively in the workplace.

The revised and expanded second edition of this popular bookcompletely updates the original, providing authoritative guidanceon communicating via modern technology in the contemporary workenvironment. Two new sections on global communication and theInternet address communicating effectively in the context ofincreased e-mail and web usage. As in the original, David Beer'sSecond Edition discusses a variety of approaches, such as:
* Writing technical documents that are clear and effective
* Giving oral presentations more confidently
* Using graphics and other visual aids judiciously
* Holding productive meetings
* Becoming an effective listener
The new edition also includes updated articles on working withothers to get results and on giving directions that work. Eacharticle is aimed specifically at the needs of engineers and othersin the technology professions, and is written by a practicingengineer or a technical communicator. Technical engineers, IEEEsociety members, and technical writing teachers will find thisupdated edition of David Beer's classic Writing and Speaking in theTechnology Professions an invaluable guide to successfulcommunication.

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DAVID F. BEER, PhD, is a senior member of the IEEE Professional Communications Society, and a senior member and past president of the Austin chapter of the Society for Technical Communication. Dr. Beer is a faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the coauthor, with David McMurrey, of A Guide to Writing as an Engineer.

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