communication

Numbers Need a Narrative: How to Present Complex Information in Compelling, Accessible Ways with Olivia Bullock, Ph.D.

In this week’s episode featuring Olivia Bullock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at George Washington University, we discuss a range of issues related to crafting effective communicaitons, including:  – Olivia’s communication research on the importance of narrative in messaging – Her work on COVID messaging as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

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Special Episode: Mark’s Commentary on How to Become a High-Impact Communicator

In this special episode, I share my thoughts on how you can quickly strengthen your communication skills – whether in spoken or written form. I discuss: – Lessons from tens of thousands of TED talks – The “3-Rs” and why they’re essential if you want your communications to be memorable and move your listeners –…

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An Engineer’s Mind, Teacher’s Heart, and Two-Time TEDx Speaker with Melanie L. Flores

This week’s episode features Melanie Flores, an MIT-trained chemical engineer, theater arts aficionado, and two-time TEDx speaker, who currently applies her multidisciplinary skills to her work as Director of Solutions Consulting at SymTrain, a firm that automates and scales role-play training and coaching. We discuss a range of issues such as: – Melanie’s fascinating career…

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Finding Your Passion in Science while Growing as an Impactful Leader and Mentor with Srikant Iyer, Ph.D.

This episode of When Science Speaks features Srikant Iyer, Ph.D., Associate Director of the New York Academy of Sciences. We discuss an array of topics related to career transitions and finding your professional passion, such as: – The grad school to career transition – Srikant’s strengths to be a change agent and how these qualities…

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Effective Communication with Best-Selling Author Michael Port

This week’s guest is Michael Port, best-selling author, actor, and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking. We discuss a range of communidation and career topics, such as: – How to effectively manage transitions in your professional life – As an author, actor, and professional speaker, the weaknesses Michael has noticed in public health communications about COVID…

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How to Excel in Leadership Roles Using Skilled Communication Strategies and Techniques with Gwen Acton, Ph.D.

On this week’s episode, Gwen Acton, Ph.D. shares insights and stories from her long career in science, communication, and leadership, including: – How even short, encouraging recognition of excellent job performance can energize and motivate your team  – Lessons about leadership she employed when she was an undergrad in college and serving as Editor-in-Chief of…

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Storytelling Across the World Using Visuals with Peter Barker

In this week’s episode, Peter Barker, director of Orinoco Communications, a digital communications and content creation agency that combines storytelling and strategy to give research the reach it deserves, discusses key topics of storytelling, including: How developing communications in the visual, aural, and text media are similar similar and different How his perspective and experience…

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Bringing World-Changing Initiatives to Life with Kumar Garg

In this week’s episode, Kumar Garg, Vice President, Partnerships at Schmidt Futures, discusses how to bring your science to life through crisp descriptions, engaging visuals, and related communication techniques. We discuss: – How Kumar’s first job out of college (deputy communication manager on presidential candidate Howard Dean’s campaign in New Hampshire) taught him about the…

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How to Succeed in a Difficult Conversation with Jaime Cohen

  On this week’s When Science Speaks podcast, I talk with Jaime Cohen, founder of The Right Words and an internationally-recognized speaker, communication coach, LinkedIn Learning author, and top LinkedIn creator, whose communication-focused content has amassed millions of views.  We discuss how to strengthen communication skills to achieve your goals and related topics such as:…

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Impact Investing with Jaishree Singh, MSPH

In this episode, Mark and his guest, Jaishree Singh, discuss a range of issues related to impact investing, including: How Jaishree got involved in this dynamic, meaningful field, and what sort of knowledge, skills, and abilities enable her to be effective in her work The evolution of impact investing, including how it got started and…

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