Sharing science effectively: Know your audience and speak their language

Monday, February 5, 2018
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 

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Instructor: Dennis Meredith

Bio: Dennis Meredith’s career as a science communicator has included service at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the Universities of Rhode Island and Wisconsin. He has worked with science journalists at major newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV networks and has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering over his career. He develops and conducts custom-tailored, hands-on workshops for groups seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Goals and objectives of this workshop included the following:

  • Learn about common challenges researchers have when presenting science.
  • Provide scientists with tips on how to identify their audiences, specifically understanding how audiences perceive and process information, techniques for engaging lay and professional audiences, and meeting the information needs of specific audiences.
  • Refine presentation skills and learn how to design informative slides.

Questions? Please contact Monica Wilson with UF/IFAS Sea Grant monicawilson447@ufl.edu (727) 553-3516.

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