Thank you for a great day in Copenhagen! Below you will find a pdf with the lecture slides as well as a motley but useful collection of links .
Feel free to get in touch if you’re preparing a talk or have questions about your communication strategy. I strongly recommend liking the Crastina Facebook Page (read more below) as it offers a lot of interesting links about communications in science.
Good luck with your studies, research, networking and communication!
- Getting started with LinkedIn
- Your LinkedIn headline – a nice little video
- Your Linkedin headline – some tips
- The Diana YK Chan headline method – 3+1
- Tips for your academic LinkedIn profile
- Ditto from NatureJobs (a bit old, though)
- How to succeed in interviews
- Better Posters
- My favourite presentation by Hans Rosling
- The inverted pyramid
- Short BBC tutorial on how to write a newspaper report
Some Twitter tips
Download it here. Then use the search function to find some influencers in your field or hashtags related to your research subject. Start following 10–20 twitterers and extend your network slowly. Systematically remove those who are uninteresting, annoying or publishing too much. There is no point in following hundreds of people if you don’t want to become a specialised information traffic controller or influencer, alternatively work as a journalist or communication officer.
Tweeting during conferences
Mr Scicomm = Kirk Englehardt
If you want a starting point for general science communication (hashtag #scicomm) your man is Kirk Englehardt from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He knows what is going on, and presents summaries like this every week!
I currently put a lot of effort in Crastina—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. (The name comes from Scientia Crastina, Latin for ‘The Science of Tomorrow’)
There are several ways to engage in the Crastina network activities.