The Slow Death of the University Seminar (David Schultz, August 2015)

Online communication becomes more and more intense, but it seems that we spend less and less time in the same room. David Schultz, Professor of Synoptic Meteorology at the University of Manchester, mourns the slow death of the traditional university seminar.

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.

Getting your motor running: how to start a presentation

Giving momentum. That’s what you are doing when you are start talking to your fellows (or professors …). You are igniting their minds and curiosity just like you ignite your car when you start driving. Now, there are different…

Great tips for unexperienced speakers

A recent article on the Prezi company blog contained some really good advice for unexperienced speakers: 10 Most Common Rookie Mistakes in Public Speaking.

Fighting the boredom, part 3: “Become a better scientific communicator by experiencing it.”

In this third part of his four part blog article, Leonidas Georgiou shows us some communicators who inspire him.

Fighting the boredom, part 2: ”It’s up to you to make it interesting!”

In this second posting of his four part blog article, Leonidas Georgiou describes why presentations become tedious and what you can do to avoid it.

Fighting the boredom, part 1: ”Let’s show the world how amazing science is!”

”Badly communicated science is boring and a big component of doing science is motivation. We can't expect to motivate people without good communication skills!” says Leonidas Georgiou, PhD student at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.