Sorry for late feedback—I spent a few days in southern Sweden (Skåne county, where you find my Alma Mater, the most excellent Lund University).
As always, I enjoyed my—alas, so few!— hours with the Amgen Scholars students. I hope your projects proceed according to schedule and that you find time to explore our somewhat peculiar country–I have provided some recommendations below.
Below are some links and references which you can find useful (and perhaps entertaining).
I will probably join you at on of the summer excursions, most likely the one on August 2. If you have any questions about communication, there’ll be time to discuss them in person then.
I will attend at least one of the presentation days, probably August 15. Feel free to send me your PowerPoint and poster drafts for feedback!
Good luck, and bear in mind what the Amgen Scholars student Leonidas Georgiou wrote in an e-mail to me: ”Lets face it: 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!”
If you have a special interest for research communication, read more about this web site and go exploring.
Special feature for you: a brand new tutorial by the former Amgen Scholars student Iva Filipović:
• Death by PowerPoint – and how to fight it
A slideshow by Alexei Kapterev från Moskva.
How to give a successful oral presentation
Interesting reflections on the attention pattern during a lecture.
- Hans Rosling (with my favourite: The Magic Washing Machine)
- Eddie Izzard
- Steve Jobs
- Jill Bolte Taylor
- More TED.com