Science doesn’t need to be bone-dry to be taken seriously. In fact, finding ways to communicate engagingly can make your work both more intelligible and more memorable. And when people understand and remember your work, your ideas spread.
I care a lot about helping scientists get their messages across. Here is a list of resources that I’ve found useful:
- TED’s “12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact“
- TED’s “How to make a great presentation“
- Kevin Lafferty’s “How to give a scientific presentation“
- Nature’s “How to give a great scientific talk“
When I give scientific seminars, I frame the talk as a story, and sometimes add a dash of theatricality. You can see some examples of this approach below.
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If the style you see above resonates with you, and you’re having trouble with a presentation – especially if you’re an undergrad, grad student, or post-doc – please feel free to reach out! It would be my pleasure to help you craft a crisp, precise, and memorable talk.
– Chelsea (firstname.lastname@example.org)