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A Simple Guide On How To Present Effectively in Public: Speaking.io

A Simple Guide On How To Present Effectively in Public: Speaking.io | Science Communication | Scoop.it

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A very nice summary of all the points you need to think about when preparing a conference presentation. "Because “imagine everyone's naked” is terrible advice."

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Speaking.io is a free web guide to how to present effectively in public curated by @Zach Holman, a subject matter expert, having spoken at a large number of conferences.


The Guide is elegantly organized in multiple sections, each containing a small set of more specific information chapters, and  all accessible from the home page index. 



Good resource for novice public speakers and presenters, as well as another great example of content curation at work. In this case the author has curated his know-how, notes and previous writings into one cohesive and well present gallery.


Helpful. Well designed. 8/10



Check it out now: http://speaking.io/ 


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Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Researchers examine “text reuse” in arXiv
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Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter

Brain Training Doesn’t Make You Smarter | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Scientists doubt claims from brain training companies
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How a few not replicated studies can have an effect on our perception of the benefits of brain training games (and on FDA approvals). This article  shows how this perception has been built and shows the flaws on the (scarce) scientific evidence.

(interesting - a list of the top twenty studies that psychologists would like to see replicated)

(via M. Amelia Martins-Loução)

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Poster design: A practical guide for scientists and engineers

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A set of very useful tips for poster design from the British Science Association.

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How Stories Change the Brain

How Stories Change the Brain | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.
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Evidences that not only support the use of stories to engage audiences but also show how we learn better through stories.

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Statistical errors

P values, the ‘gold standard’ of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume.

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Why statistical analysis are not enough to turn results into knowledge.

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Challenges and best practice in online science communication

Challenges and best practice in online science communication | Science Communication | Scoop.it
“This week's post is by Bethan Davies, a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Royal Holloway College at the University of London. Dr. Davies is a member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary and ...”
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What isn’t science communication? : Naturejobs Blog

What isn’t science communication? : Naturejobs Blog | Science Communication | Scoop.it
“RT @digitalsci: What isn’t science communication? Things to consider if you’re thinking about working in the field. http://t.co/JZmgRWctyH …”
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The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication

The Modes and Uses of Scientific Publication | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Publication is about helping the advancement of humankind. Let us take this basis for granted and look at the other, possibly less glamorous aspects. Publication has four modes: Publicity; Exam; Business; and Ritual.
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A sarcastic (realistic?) view on the reasons scientists publish research papers:

1. Because they want others to know how smart they are - Publicity

2. Because they need a publication record - Exam

3. Because publishers need their income - Business

4. Because it has always been so - Ritual

 

or as the author puts it "sorry, I forgot: in your case, it is solely for the advancement of humankind"

 

(some considertions are specific to computer science but the general idea probably holds more broadly; in #3 the author talks specifically about conference papers, which are more important in some areas than in others)

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Telling it like it is

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A scientist's own account of why public engagement activities matter.

With a final pledge: "All biologists have fantastic stories—so go tell them!"

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Science communication as political communication

Science communication as political communication | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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How science communicators can help to make the voice of the scientific community heard.

 

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Interview with Paula Stephan -- Economics, Science, and Doing Better

Interview with Paula Stephan -- Economics, Science, and Doing Better | Science Communication | Scoop.it
The author of "How Economics Shapes Science" responds to some questions stimulated by her fine work.
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Enhancing Graduate Student Communication to General Audiences through Blogging about Nanotechnology and Sustainability

Enhancing Graduate Student Communication to General Audiences through Blogging about Nanotechnology and Sustainability | Science Communication | Scoop.it

We have developed and assessed a multiauthor science blog on the topic of nanotechnology and sustainability as a tool to improve the written communication and public engagement skills of graduate students. Focus group studies revealed that after participation in the blog, student authors felt more confident and capable of communicating technical topics to general audiences. Students’ research mentors viewed this as an important component of their students’ education, as indicated by survey data. Important design aspects of this effort include participation of an editor as well as having flexible content and target-audience guidelines. We have explicitly outlined aspects of the effort we see as critical in order to enable others to replicate this model in related settings.

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The advantages of blogging for student training in science (and the role of an editor for good end products)

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The dark side of research – when chasing prestige becomes the prize

The dark side of research – when chasing prestige becomes the prize | Science Communication | Scoop.it
I love my job. I’m trying to understand how plants build themselves out of thin air. It’s exciting, it’s creative, it’s beautiful and on top of all that it’s important and useful. I like working with other…
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How current evaluation practices can affect the quality of science.

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The Evolving Culture of Science Engagement

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This workshop report focuses on eight dimensions of science engagement: storytelling, humor, mystery and the unknown, informality/science as part of everyday life, artistic expression, participatory engagement, emotion, and power, barriers and belonging.

 

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The Shift from Text to Visuals

The Shift from Text to Visuals | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Now to the final stage of the framework I laid out a few weeks back:

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quand les mots ne suffisent plus ,les cartes conceptuelles prennent le relais...

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When you're a visual thinker there are times when a doodle is worth a thousand words. There are times when a doodle enables a epiphany of clarity to emerge. This post expounds upon the notion that we respond to visuals in compelling ways.

Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, November 24, 5:16 AM

visuals will always be the new black

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How Much Data is Created Every Minute?

How Much Data is Created Every Minute? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
The Internet has become a place where massive amounts of information and data are being generated every day. Big data isn't just some abstract concept crea
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This is what we are talking about when we talk about communicating science via web. The questions then become where is your audience? (after identifying the who) and how will you be noticed? (what's new about your content). On another level, how can anyone keep track of the information? and how can we make sure it sure it is reliable?.

 

 In summary, in one minute:

- 204,166,667 mails sent

- 684,478 facebook shares

- 100,000 tweets

- 571 new websites

- 347 blog posts (wordpress)

- 58 hour of video upload on youtube

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The "Reverse Popularizer:" How communicating science can create new ideas - Scientific American (blog)

The "Reverse Popularizer:" How communicating science can create new ideas - Scientific American (blog) | Science Communication | Scoop.it

“By proportion, Americans believe in creationism just as much now as when I was born. Research funding has diminished enough to threaten scientists’ ability to work ...”

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"..a different, more private reason for scientists to share their work publicly: doing so offers unique opportunities to grow our thinking." 

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How to get published in high-impact journals: Big research and better writing : Naturejobs Blog

How to get published in high-impact journals: Big research and better writing : Naturejobs Blog | Science Communication | Scoop.it
“RT @kirkenglehardt: Getting into a high-impact journal requires good science AND good communication. http://t.co/5Q3f0nJHif @JuliePCGould #…”
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Column: It takes time and a team to win grants : Naturejobs

Column: It takes time and a team to win grants : Naturejobs | Science Communication | Scoop.it
“Start and finish early, seek feedback and file before deadline, says Ingrid Eisenstadter.”
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Research Bias: What to Look for When Reading Health Articles

Research Bias: What to Look for When Reading Health Articles | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Most health research publications may seem like legitimate science; filled with experiment design descriptions, esoteric terms and a statistic here and there. However, with the recent retraction of the paper on weight loss and green coffee bean – a product that Dr. Oz touted on his show – there is a haze of skepticism and […]
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The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research

The 10 stuff-ups we all make when interpreting research | Science Communication | Scoop.it
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Understanding what’s being said in any new research can be challenging and there are…
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"Research is a human endeavour and as such is subject to all the wonders and horrors of any human endeavour."

 

The conversation has a Topic on "Understanding Research": http://theconversation.com/uk/topics/understanding-research

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Does A Paper Being Featured on The Cover of A Journal Guarantee More Attention and Greater Impact?

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Apparently not (according to this study, which looked into issues of PLoS Biology between 2006 and 2010)

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Presentation Skills Considered Harmful

Presentation Skills Considered Harmful | Science Communication | Scoop.it

There is no cure for presentation stage fright. You can reduce the symptomsNwith beta blockers, but when the drugs wear off, you're still… you. You're
still up there with a cracking voice, runaway heart rate, and nauseating
dread.

So what do you do? You read posts with titles like “Ten Tips For Better
Presentations”, “Kick-ass With PowerPoint”, and “Public Speaking Secrets of
Martin Luther King”. You read excellent books
like “Resonate”, “Presentation Zen”, and “Confessions of a Public
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Science communication: could you explain it to your granny? - The Guardian (blog)

Science communication: could you explain it to your granny? - The Guardian (blog) | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Russell Grossman: The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence
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"The nature of science itself is the first hurdle to overcome."

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