Organising useful meetings online – some advice from a webinar host

How do you create the best preconditions for a succesful webinar? ”Know your audience, be prepared with your content and know how to do the marketing” are some of the advice from Andrew Juurinen, seasoned webinar host at XTalks.

The (non-)necessity of PowerPoint – a personal reflection

I am a traveling student who has seen a lot of PowerPoint and Prezi presentations at many universities in different countries. Here is my message: in many cases, they were not necessary to make! Let me explain why.

How to be convincing in three minutes

Noëmie Mermet, neuroscientist and PhD student at l’Université d’Auvergne, won the last year’s edition of Ma thèse en 180 secondes. Here she gives her advice, based on neuroscience, to all the three minute speakers out there.

Alicia Gonzaléz Martínez–med student, scientist, dancer and performer

Alicia Gonzaléz Martínez is a med student from University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain as well as a skilled classical and flamenco dancer. Together with some friends, she formed a performace group called Ojos Venecia.

Andreas Møgelhøj, The Geek That Speaks: ”My dream is to create a tech talk revolution”

Andreas Møgelhøj, Danish chemist and physicist, presents some really inspiring videos on the art of tech talks exploring themes like ”The Curse of Knowledge” and the ”Big Picture Secret”.

Analogies—when two similar worlds meet

Properly used, analogies can give a huge help for understanding the structure of what we are telling each other. But then again: which is the proper way to use them? Norbert Majubu offers some reflections on how people often misuse analogies in science communication and reasoning.

Enthusiasm = eloquence

The emails from A Word a Day don't only help you to increase your vocabulary, but also offer great quotes from authors and philosophers. This one, from the American author Washington Irving—best known for the story The Legend of Sleepy…