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.

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…

Bringing science to life – 5 tips on how to create a scientific 3D animation

An animation is a powerful tool to communicate a message within a short time in an easy and memorable way. Here Katharina Petsche, media designer and molecular biologist from Vienna, gives her best advice on how to create a scientific 3D-animation Animated…

Animations: not so difficult after all

Creating simple animations is not as difficult as you may think. Graphic designer, scientist, and science communicator Szymon Drobniak shares a range of tools and approaches - from graphic software to R - along with tutorials and inspirations…

A short guide to movie making

It's 2016 and visualising your idea through film is easier than ever. Unfortunately, with so many distractions engaging your audience is a lot harder than it was just a few years ago, and making them lend you 10 minutes of their time seems almost…

Slide design for dummies

What makes a clear and visually appealing presentation? Toon Verlinden from "The floor is yours" shows an extreme makeover of power point slides, demonstrating a few simple design tricks that work wonders. This post has been originally…

Six tips when you’re explaining science to kids

“Explaining science to kids is demanding!” says Michał Krupiński, Polish nuclear physicist and science communicator. Here he shares some of is experience in the form of six tips. The main messages: “Don't be childish, and don't oversimplify!”. …