Our Books

Listen. Write. Present.: The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology

by Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James

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“So often we are judged not by what we know, but by what people think we know based on our presentations and our ability to communicate. This lovely book will serve the tyro and the pro alike. It will be on my bookshelf.”
Abraham Verghese, MD, Author of Cutting for Stone and Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

We know your time is valuable, and we feel that reference books should enhance your knowledge base with practical, easy-to-implement skills, not bog you down with theory. Our newest book, Listen. Write. Present.: The Elements for Communicating Science and Technology (Yale Press, 2012), is a nifty 196-page primer on communication skills. It’s packed with 245 specific tips, 21 Skill Builders, and several pages of useful “additional information” references.

We wrote this book to replace the popular spiral-bound—but now out of print—Writing and Speaking for Excellence booklet that Deborah wrote when she was director of that series at Bayer Corporation.

Our goal for this book—and all of our content—is to help you improve your writing, presentation, supervisory, customer service, interview, and other essential communication skills immediately.

Many readers have told us that they “dog-eared” pages in this book or loaded it on their e-readers, so they can refer back to the grammar rules, slide design tips, and meeting planning guide as needed.

Order your copy at your favorite bookseller, such as Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.


Writing, Speaking, and Communication Skills for Health Professionals

by Stephanie Roberson Barnard, Deborah St James, and The Health Care Communication Group
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“This book should be provided free of charge to all medical students on their first day of medical school! Even experienced colleagues or academic teachers may still benefit from reading it.”
Ömer Gök, Amazon.com Reviewer

We collaborated with a team of talented writers, scientists, and trainers to produce this book with Yale University Press in 2001.

It features chapters on the creative process of writing, teaching in the field of medicine, grant writing, and writing for publication. A popular choice for medical and pharmacy school curriculums, it contains communication skills advice and examples that are readily applied today.

We were honored to receive two awards from the American Medical Writers Association for this book: 2002 Allied Health Medical Book award and The 2002 Will Solimene Award for Excellence in Medical Communication.

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