(List presented by AG at ComSciCon 2013.)

  1. Know your audience.
  2. Decide what you are trying to say, before you start preparing any text, slides, video, or interactives.
  3. Turn your work into a compelling story.
  4. Less is more, especially in presentations.
  5. Never overuse jargon or equations.
  6. “PowerPoint doesn’t kill presentations, bullets do.”
  7. Handouts are often an interesting option in live presentations.
  8. Visualization and good graphics are critical for colleagues, not just for “the public.”
  9. Don’t be afraid to break the mold.
  10. Give credit where credit is due.

Reference: Alyssa Goodman’s “Desk”

Fall term is here!  Thank you to those who filled out the survey and helped us prepare for a monthly 2013-2014 brown-bag series.  We will meet the third Tuesday of each month.
The sessions are designed around gaining knowledge through dialogue and discussions. Everyone is welcome to participate at all levels.
Twitter sharing and discussions are encouraged. Be sure to use the hashtag #OSUScicomm.

Please join us in two weeks for our first event!

“To Advocate or Not To Advocate”
Are there circumstances in which OSU science writers and other communicators should frame scientists as policy advocates?
Or should we avoid advocacy at all costs?
Hosted by Nick Houtman
Featuring Bob Lackey and Michael Nelson 

Tuesday, Oct. 15
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Marketplace West Dining Large East Room
You can bring a bag lunch or grab lunch there.