Michael Alley is the author of The Craft of Scientific Writing (Springer, 1996) and The Craft of Scientific Presentations (Springer, 2003). He teaches scientific writing and speaking at Pennsylvania State University. In addition, he gives numerous professional workshops on these topics to universities, laboratories, companies, and conferences including SPIE. These workshops have occurred (or will soon occur) in the following countries: Canada, Chile, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and the United States. Finally, his team's research on rethinking the design of the presentation slides is featured in an upcoming documentary, Rethinking PowerPoint, by Ron Galloway (www,gallowaytv).