Dodging bullet points
Bullet points are killing. Why is this the case and how do you transform them into a more meaningful visual representation?
The why-what-how-bridge template
Say, you have five minutes to pitch your ERC Starting Grant. How do you explain the details of your research setup and methodology? My advice: don’t. Instead, use the why-what-how-bridge template to say just enough.
Approaching the hotshot (or not)
Networking is a necessary evil to many researchers. I believe this view is the consequence of a popular but counterproductive caricature of what networking is: approaching the hotshot.
6 Types of academic bloggers
Most academic bloggers fit into one of six types. Here I explain my classifcation based upon hundreds of conversations with aspiring bloggers.
The first minute
Ideally the first thing you do while presenting is to connect with your audience. However, stage fright can prevent your from doing what is needed for it. Here is how you overcome this.
During an ERC or NWO interview, you want to share as much reasons to give you the research money as possible. These five whys will help you find them.
Make blogging fun, doable, and useful
Do you want to blog about your research? Find a mode that makes blogging fun, doable, and useful.
Online meetings & group size
Group dynamics strongly depend on group size in online sessions. How do you adapt the programme?
The invisible slide
If you design slides for an online presentation, you can apply a magic trick: the invisible slide.
Tell me more!
Triggering curiocity is a matter of choosing words with care. In this post I share my ideas on how to find out what works and what does not.