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Focus on seminar presentation

Focus on seminar presentation

11.05.2016 14:00

In May, HAMK campuses fill with nervous students and  seminar presentations. Here are a few helpful sources to ease the anxiety and help you to make the best prensentation possible.

Chris Anderson. TED talks : the official TED guide to public speaking. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.​

TED talks are known all over the world for their ability to stir, inform and excite. This book tells you how to give the best talk only you can give.




Susan M. Reinhart. Giving academic presentations. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, cop. 2013.

Everything about academic presentations from planning to presenting. Not only is the book informative, i​​​t also offers practical tasks to test the theories. The section about giving research presentations is especially helpful.


McCandless, David. Information is beautiful. London : Collins, 2012.

If your research method has been quantitative, this is a book for you. McCandles shows you how to turn numeric data into visual information that excites and stirs.




M. R. Sykes & A. Nicklas Malik & Mark D.  West. Stories that move mountains : storytelling and visual design for persuasive presentations.  Hoboken, N.J. : Chichester : Wiley, 2013.

The best way to reach people is by telling stories. This book tells you how you can best develop a visual story and from that, a compelling presentation.


Dan Roam. Show & tell : how everybody can make extraordinary presentations.  London : Portfolio Penguin, 2014.

Everybody is a natural born presentor, at least according to Dan Roam. In this book he introduces a simple five-step path from planning to execution. 




Garr Reynolds. Presentation zen : simple ideas on presentation design and delivery.  Berkeley (CA) : New Riders, cop. 2008.

The book that revolutionized the way we approach presentation graphics. Less is more, especially with power points.




Selection  presented by Päivi Hollanti, HAMK Library Forssa & Mustiala.