Communication styles

Each person has their own unique style of communicating that can be influenced by a variety of factors including cultural surroundings and personal upbringing. By understanding our own communication style and the styles of those around us we are able to effectively communicate our ideas with different people and navigate conversations across cultural differences.

In addition to cultural differences, it is important to remember that individuals differences may also impact how we communicate. Introverts may need time to think and organize their thoughts before speaking, while extroverts will also work through their thinking process by communicating. Additionally, some folks may have a strong focus on specific details when they communicate, while others may tend to think and focus on the bigger picture.

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Scientific communication

In order to be powerful agents of change, scientists must be able to effectively communicate their findings to the general public. Facts and data alone will not change opinions, but if your can help people clearly understand the science and why it matters you have the opportunity to build trust and buy-in within different communities.  

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10 ways to have a better conversation

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ARTICLE: Creating a scientific poster

Scientists are often asked to creating posters to communicate their research, but the process of creating one isn't always straightforward. This article brings together advice from a number of scientists across disciplines to help new scientists through the process.

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PODCAST: Your brain on storytelling

Storytelling can be a powerful tool to convey information, even in the world of science. In this episode, Liz Neeley, the Executive Director of Story Collider, discusses the role of storytelling in science communication and why it works. 

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