Photo on your CV or not? – the complete guide

Should you include your photo on your CV or not? This guide is a follow-up to The Crastina Column of March 2016, “The CV controversy: maybe you are asking the wrong question?”.

3 tips to improve your networking skills—advice from an international student

Many people tell me that they’re unable to network due to their lack of charisma and social skills, but networking is not only about that. Charisma and social skills help - mostly in terms of overcoming social awkwardness in social situations, but fortunately, networking is not purely based on your charisma. First and foremost, networking is a skill and you can learn
von Restorff effect in scientific publishiing

The Science Presentation Checklist helps you stay focused and succinct

How do you present your research poster effectively when you have a distracted conference visitor in front of you? The freelance science Atlant Bieri communicator gives some great advice on YouTube. In the video, Atlant presents a checklist which…
von Restorff effect in scientific publishiing

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.
von Restorff effect in scientific publishiing

Designing better graphs, part 2: Bar charts — simple but effective

In science, engineering and health communication data are often displayed through charts. The choice of the graphic form is far from rigid. For example, to show a percentage one can use both a pie chart and a bar chart. The choice depends on…

Designing better graphs, part 1: Pie charts—popular but sometimes unclear

This is the first of a three part tutorial where Elena Milani (@biomug on Twitter), a science communicator with a neurobiology background, gives some advice on how to use graphs in a more effective way.
von Restorff effect in scientific publishiing

The von Restorff effect

This is a guest post from Crastina’s partner somersault18:24, originally posted on their website.   your audience will remember the unusual Have a look at the picture above this blog post. That is the von Restorff effect…