Solna, 9 december 2015

Hi, biomed students!

olle_bergmanI know that you are having a busy time studying Molecular Medicine now before Christmas, but here is some stuff to have a look at before my lecture on Wednesday. I promise I will put in some extra effort to make it worthwhile to attend!

Looking forward to see you all!

O.

My slides from last year

(A partly modified slide deck will be published here after the talk)

A PPt for scientific presentations

Some links to study before my talk

Scientia Crastina

If you have a special interest for research communication, read more about this web site and go exploring. The FB page has a very interesting feed, curated by Adrianna Kryczka from the Medical University of Warsaw (with some assistance from me).

Reading, 4 November 2015

Thank you for attending my talk in Reading! Below you will find a pdf with the lecture slides as well as a motley but useful collection of links .

Good luck with your studies, research, networking and communication! And don’t forget to keep in touch, e.g. by liking the Crastina Facebook Page.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern

My slides

2015-11-04_Reading.key

Links

Books

Mr Scicomm = Kirk Englehardt

If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from Georgia Tech. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!

Crastina

My current pet project is Crastina (from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)—a networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding scientific communication and science dissemination. The primary target group is early career scientists, but here you can find stuff which is useful for everybody with an interest for communication. Read more.

There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.

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Late October in the spruce and pine forest of Södermanland. [Photo: Olle Bergman, @generalblom]

Łódź [by Skype], October 21, 2015

Hi guys!

Great to talk to you. I look forward to come to Łódź when I go exploring in Poland. I am currently reading a very interesting book which almost inspires me to take the next Wizz Air connection from Stockholm Skavsta to Warsaw.

All the best!

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern
instagram.com/generalblom

Slides

2015-10-21_lodz

Scientia Crastina

If you have a special interest for research communication,read more about this web site and go exploring. Below is a text by Joanna Bagniewska that you will like.

The Facebook page offers interesting material about communication in the STEM field every day.

 

 

Solna, September 25, 2015

Tack för senast! Tempus fugit (‘time flies’) and now it is time to prepare for your presentations. Good luck, and bear in mind what the student Leonidas Georgiou once wrote 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!”

O.

My slides from September 25

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Here are some notes that I wrote after watching the presentations of the group in October last year:

  1. Proper preparations boost self-confidence and increase your freedom of action. The opposite is also true. We saw examples of both during the day.
  2. Step out of your comfort zone and into the scary spot on the floor in front of the audience—the spot from where you change the world.
  3. Maintain eye contact. It will put you in charge and give you invaluable feedback.
  4. Consider the temporal effect when you design your presentation: show your stuff in sequence, one detail at a time.
  5. Love your subject and let the world know it!
  6. Don’t fear silence; it helps you and your audience to focus and contemplate. Don’t fear questions; this is where you could really shine in front of your listeners. (However, see point 1. above.)

Finally: an applause for you who struggled with your nervousness, but kept yourself together and delivered. It’s your victory, and you should be proud of yourselves! Trust me: it will only be easier for every time you face and conquer your fears. So keep on practising during dinners and parties, giving small speeches in front of your friends and family.

Scientia Crastina

If you have a special interest for research communication, read more about this web site and go exploring.

About presentations

• Ten tricks to have your audience hang on your lips
Tips from the Belgian company The Floor is Yours

• Death by PowerPoint – and how to fight it
A slideshow by Alexei Kapterev från Moskva.

• Life After Death by PowerPoint
PowerPoint as stand-up comedy by Don McMillan.

Excellent speakers

Research posters

Books

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Summer is gone, autumn is here, but evolution keeps triumphing. Hällberga forest, September 2015. [Photo: Olle Bergman, https://instagram.com/generalblom/]

Bosön, 4–5 August 2015

Hi everybody,

Thank you for two great days at Bosön! From your feedback I have understood that you found the course valuable, and I wish you good luck with your studies and career. Below are some links and references which you can find useful. I have also included a small LinkedIn tutorial.

/O.

 

My slides

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Scientia Crastina

If you have a special interest for research communication, read more about this web site and go exploring. Below is one of my favorite articles.

The Facebook page offers interesting material about communication in the STEM field every day.

About presentations

• Death by PowerPoint – and how to fight it
A slideshow by Alexei Kapterev från Moskva.

• Life After Death by PowerPoint
PowerPoint as stand-up comedy by Don McMillan.

How to give a successful oral presentation
Interesting reflections on the attention pattern during a lecture.

Excellent speakers

Getting started with LinkedIn

For comparison, my account is 
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=374448&trk=spm_pic

1. Get a LinkedIn account.

2. Write a good headline – as you can see, mine is ”Communications Consultant, Public Speaker & Professional Writer with a passion for science, language, history & people”.

3. Write a summary. As you can se, my summary says the following

Swedish communications consultant, public speaker, educator, freelance writer and author.

Specialities: 
• Scientific communication & science communication.
• Presentation & writing techniques.
• Medical, technical & scientific writing aimed at a popular audience.

”Helping brilliant professionals and students get their facts, ideas and opinions across.

You can “find out who you are” by answering the questions below and edit the answer into a concise elevator pitch.

a. What do you do as a professional?
b. What problem do you solve?
c. How is your knowledge, approach or method different?
d. Why should I care?

4. Try to fill as many things as possible. Note that you can also add images and web addresses to your wall.

5. Finally, start chasing recommendations. Make sure your teachers, colleagues and project leaders write something nice about you!

Solna, 24 June 2015

Hallå allesammans!

Finally–here is your feedback page! I just realised that it hadn’t been published and distributed to you for some reason.

Anyway, it’s always great to meet the Amgen Scholars groups. I hope you appreciated the viking Odyssey to Björkö as much as I did.

Below you will find a pdf with the lecture slides as well as a collection of links which I hope you will find useful.

You can email me anytime for feedback on your PPt slides or poster design – but remember to give me a couple of days to reply.

See you on 10 August for the workshop!

O.

PS Don’t forget to like the Crastina Facebook Page; we try to present really useful and/or inspiring links every day!

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

2015-06-24_Amgen

Presentation Links

Poster Links

Other Useful Stuff

Books

Mr SciComm = Kirk Englehardt

If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from Georgia Tech. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!

Crastina

My great pet project is Crastina (from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)—a networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding scientific communication and science dissemination. The primary target group is early career scientists, but here you can find stuff which is useful for anyone with an interest for communication. Read more.

There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.

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Summer evening in a pine forest outside Torshälla.
[Photo: Olle Bergman, http://instagram.com/generalblom]

 

Solna, 8 June 2015

Thanks for a great afternoon in Atrium! Below you will find a pdf with the lecture slides as well as a collection of links which I hope you find useful!

Good luck with your summer project! Feel free to email me for feedback on your PPt slides or poster design – but remember to give me a couple of days to reply.

O.

PS Don’t forget to like the Crastina Facebook Page; we try to present really useful and/or inspiring links every day!

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern
instagram.com/generalblom

My slides

2015-06-08_SoFoSk

Links

Books

Mr Scicomm = Kirk Englehardt

If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from Georgia Tech. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!

Crastina

My current pet project is Crastina (from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)—a networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding scientific communication and science dissemination. The primary target group is early career scientists, but here you can find stuff which is useful for everybody with an interest for communication. Read more.

There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.

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Summer evening in a pine forest outside Torshälla.
[Photo: Olle Bergman, http://instagram.com/generalblom]

 

Southampton, 26 March 2015

Thanks for a great afternoon in Southampton! Below you will find a pdf with the lecture slides as well as a motley but useful collection of links .

Good luck with your studies, research, networking and communication! And don’t forget to keep in touch, e.g. by liking the Crastina Facebook Page.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern

My slides

southampton_march 2015

Links

Books

Mr Scicomm = Kirk Englehardt

If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from Georgia Tech. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!

Crastina

My current pet project is Crastina (from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)—a networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding scientific communication and science dissemination. The primary target group is early career scientists, but here you can find stuff which is useful for everybody with an interest for communication. Read more.

There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.

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Ditchling Beacon, South Downs [Photo: Olle Bergman]

London, 25 March 2015

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for attending my first talk on British soil and for your patience when we had to switch rooms. Secondly, I want to express my gratitude to Paweł who made everything possible. Below you will find

  • information about Gettyscience & Crastina;
  • a pdf with the lecture slides;
  • some links which may be of use. 

Good luck with your studies, research, networking, writing and communication. Feel free to contact me with questions and requests for feedback; as I am not spending my days in an university environment I need a steady inflow of examples to study and learn from.

O.

olle@bergman.com
se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
@torbern

 

GSC_160Gettyscience

“At Gettyscience we would like to give scientists the opportunity to promote their work to the wider public.” Read more.

Click here if you would like to become an author.

imagesCrastina

Olle’s current pet project is Crastina (from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)—a networking platform for the exchange of knowledge, skills, experience and opinion regarding scientific communication and science dissemination. The primary target group is early career scientists, but here you can find stuff which is useful for everybody with an interest for communication. Read more.

There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.

 

My lecture slides

2015_03_UCL_writing

 

Some links

Books

Mr Scicomm = Kirk Englehardt

If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from Georgia Tech. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!

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Arlanda, 24 March 2015 [Photo by Olle Bergman]