Approximate reading time: 4 minutes 45 seconds Have you ever had a dream in which you were about to present or give a speech to a room full of people? Your hands were shaking and sweating and you were sure your voice wouldn’t come out when needed? Then you suddenly understood you were standing in … Continue reading Five ‘secrets’ you always wanted to know about public speaking (but were afraid to ask)
How to achieve more by doing less in science communication?
Approximate reasing time: 3 minutes, 55 seconds I write this post in April 2019 and the most influential person on Instagram at the moment is Christiano Ronaldo. People watch him, follow him, want to be like him. If he says a product is good thousands of people buy the same product. In fact, he doesn’t … Continue reading How to achieve more by doing less in science communication?
Emotions speak lauder than facts
Approximate reading time: 3 minutes 50 seconds A few years ago my husband and myself went to Stockholm to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was May, Stockholm was full of flowers, we stayed in a real 19th century ship turned into a hotel and, for the first time since our children were born, there were … Continue reading Emotions speak lauder than facts
What scientists should know about policy-makers
Approximate reading time: 5 minutes 20 seconds For the past 18 years, people have been asking me if working with policy-makers was any different from working with ‘regular people‘ That’s a hard question to answer for, as long as I remember, I’ve been working with people that were far from being ‘regular’. My first professional … Continue reading What scientists should know about policy-makers
Four steps to make sure you know your audience
Approximate reading time: 4 minutes 50 seconds A Polish friend of mine complained once about a training session she participated in. It was, she claimed, a total waste of her time and money. I know her as being extremely patient and gentle so I was immediately interested in what about that particular training threw her … Continue reading Four steps to make sure you know your audience
How to engage people so you can reach them with your message
Approximate reading time: 3 minutes You should see my daughter doing her homework. She works carefully and with highest attention while resting with her belly on the back of a chair, her legs in the air and her tongue on her chin. She is so balanced and graceful in this absurd position that it’s a … Continue reading How to engage people so you can reach them with your message
One skill you need to learn if you want people to listen, understand and act
Approximate reading time: 2 minutes 30 seconds My husband speaks Numbers which makes him an extraordinary auditor but a somehow problematic partner for a person speaking Emotions like myself. Such a difference in our communication styles should eventually lead us to an inevitable tragic end yet here we are after 20 years still living under … Continue reading One skill you need to learn if you want people to listen, understand and act