Monthly Archives: November 2019

Borrowing skills from business
Mindy Engevik, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Tips & Tricks for delivering an amazing presentation
Giving presentations is an important aspect of sharing your research and achieving recognition in the larger medical and scientific communities. The ability to deliver an effective presentation can contribute to career success and thus is an important aspect to consider. Unfortunately, instead of engaging audiences and conveying enthusiasm, many presentations fall flat. Presentation pitfalls include overly complicated content, monotone delivery and confusing messages. In contrast, effective presentations are clear and concise, appeal to a wide range of audiences, and give audience members take away messages. This page offers advice to help to take your presentations from ‘good’ to ‘great’.

 

https://www.lifescitrc.org/collection.cfm?collectionID=2058

Resources:

Poster Do’s and Don’ts
Poster Presentation Skills
Presentation Skills in a Nutshell
Oral Presentation Skills
Sharing Science with the Public/Media
Career Advice – Your Research in the Headlines: Dealing With the Media
EB 2003 Mentoring Symposium – Presentation Skills
APS Professional Skills Training Course: Presentation Skills (Course Materials)

Dr. Melinda Engevik is an instructor at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College Medicine. Her research focuses on the interaction between intestinal microbiota and the host epithelium.

How to effectively communicate your science
Mindy Engevik, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Post #1: Science–graphic art partnerships to increase research impact
https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-019-0516-1

Post #2: Improving your science figures
https://blog.quartzy.com/improving-your-science-figures-what-i-learned-from-conversations-with-100-scientists

Post #3: Online drawing tools for effective research diagrams
https://www.ilovephd.com/10-simple-online-drawing-tools-for-effective-thesis-diagrams/

Post #4: How to design an informative lab website
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/lets-start-improving-research-lab-websites/

Post #5: Tips for communicating to non-scientists
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2016/11/22/9-tips-for-communicating-science-to-people-who-are-not-scientists/#534a39ed66ae

Post #6: Designing power point slides for a scientific presentation
https://www.northwestern.edu/climb/resources/oral-communication-skills/designing-PowerPoint-slides.html

Post #7: How to deliver a great presentation
https://www.northwestern.edu/climb/resources/oral-communication-skills/delivering-presentation.html

Mindy Engevik, Ph.D. is an Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focuses on microbe-mucus interactions in the gastrointestinal tract.