This week’s episode features Kimberly Arcand, Ph.D., Visualization Scientist and Emerging Technology Lead at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian.
We discuss a range of topics related to effective storytelling about the abstract topics of space and the cosmos.
You’ll hear about:
- What makes a story compelling and how Kim goes about crafting hers
- What Kim means by the ethics of storytelling and speaking to audiences with intention
- Some of the favorite stories Kim tells about her work to general audiences
- Why it’s important to make talks a “two-way street” – more of a dialogue than simply a presentation that’s received by the audience with little interaction
- What Kim means by the “little presents” she gets from interacting with her audience
- How Kim encourages audience questions and makes her listeners feel comfortable asking them
- How Kim makes the abstract topics that are the focus of her work not merely understandable but also engaging and relatable to non-experts
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