Postdoc Research Communication Series: The Art of Research Communication Session 1



Starback, Molly


event sponsored by

Office of Postdoctoral Services &

Graduate School


Mentoring and Communication Series


Jory Weintraub, PhD

Sure, your research on fill-in-the-blank is fascinating and important, but in order to help the public understand why it matters (and why they should support it!), you need to be able to communicate what you do in ways that are clear and engaging. In this 3-part series, noted Research Communication expert Jory Weintraub, PhD, will teach you how to communicate your research effectively, no matter what field you are in. The workshops will be participatory and include interactive exercises to provide opportunities to practice your research communication skills, so please have your audio and video enabled. For maximum benefit, participants are encouraged to attend all events in the series. Session 1: Research Communication Fundamentals This activity-based session will introduce the fundamentals of research communication, including concepts such as: -Your message: What is it, why does it matter, and how do you craft it? -Your audience: Why is it so important to "know your audience", and how do you frame your message for your them? -Avoiding jargon and other essential skills for engaging your audience and communicating clearly