Communication stuff which can be put to use by early career scientists – new channels and methods, tutorials, interviews about practical stuff, links to forgotten gems etc.

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Break it Down: Refreshing Science Communication

Break it Down (www.breakitdown.eu) is a Belgian science communication collective of rebel scientists, storytellers and designers, each with their own field of expertise. Break it down helps you to break down your message, communicate it to…

Lale conquered glossophobia by learning everything about public speaking

Lale Byquist refused to let her glossophobia—i.e. fear of public speaking—stand in her way. Her method? “Learning everything about the fear of public speaking and ways to conquer it”. Her structured knowledge now makes up the website…
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Ashmolean in Oxford produces videos about the history of mathematics

Oxford mathematics recently joined forces with the Ashmolean Museum to produce some excellent video essays on themes from the history of mathematics: Random Walks. In this interview, project leader Thomas Woolley offers a step-by-step protocol…

How to avoid a Mariah Carey moment on stage

On New Year’s Eve, a baffled American TV audience watched a live performance by the superstar and ultra professional Mariah Carey go down in flames in the middle of Times Square, NY. It took just a few days for communications consultant…

Find the opposition! [Guest post]

It is said that opposites attract and that's certainly true during presentations: opposites do attract the attention of people who listen to you! Toon Verlinden from "The floor is yours" explains the art of using oppositions to play with…

No more excuses! What not to say during a presentation [Guest post]

Why do people keep saying those things during presentations which undermine their own trustworthiness? Hans Van de Water from "The floor is yours" has done a list of awkward phrases which you should avoid. This post was originally…

Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja explains the art of professional mingling

The Internet is great for networkers, but physical meetings and interactions are actually better. Dr. Mary-Rose Hoja has solid experience in helping science and tech people position and promote themselves. Here she gives some of her best advice. This…