Past Events: Academic Communicators Network

Engaging Your Audience: How to Communicate Complex Research Information

1:00–2:00 pm
Zoom

Learn how to translate complex scientific ideas and research findings into accessible communications for the general public and academic peers. You’ll learn how to convey key points accurately while limiting jargon and avoiding oversimplification of information.

Apr.
7

Powerful Presentation Skills: Tips and Tools

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to effectively communicate about your research and scholarship with conviction, confidence, and clarity.

Mar.
16

Op-ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom

Learn how to develop your ideas into general audience op-eds. This session will provide an overview of best practices for op-ed writing and offer tips for increasing your chance of acceptance by major publications. We’ll also discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected op-ed publication and share how your writing can stand out on this competitive topic.

Mar.
4

Perfecting Your Message for Prospective Donors

12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom

Learn about the elements of successful elevator pitches, including tips for telling stories and connecting with listeners who are not experts in your subject area.

Jan.
28

Promoting Your Book Virtually

12:00–1:00 pm
Zoom

Learn how to present your book and promote your work virtually from faculty who will describe how they are adapting to the digital platform.

Jan.
21

Communicating Complex Ideas to Non-experts

9:30–10:30 am
Zoom

Faculty often face the challenge of explaining difficult concepts to people who are unfamiliar with the subject. This comes up frequently in the classroom and is essential in working with a variety of audiences, such as donors, the news media, funding organizations, or colleagues in other fields. This session will draw from research on the most effective ways to introduce new audiences to complex ideas.

Nov.
18

Communicating Effectively On Camera and Sharing Your Messages with Media

10:00–11:15 am
Zoom

Whether you’re teaching classes, meeting with colleagues, or interacting with media, chances are you’re doing much of your communicating virtually. This session will offer practical advice on how to communicate effectively on camera and how to present your media messages with impact.

Nov.
10

Online Presentation Training: Creating and Delivering Persuasive Virtual Presentations

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom webinar

Learn effective online presentation techniques from Eric Schnure, an executive communications professional and former White House speechwriter.

Jun.
16

Best Practices for Communicating Effectively on Video

10:00–11:00 am
Zoom web conference

This session will offer practical advice on how to communicate effectively through video.

May.
27

Op-ed Writing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Zoom web conference

Join Clay Risen, deputy op-ed editor at the New York Times, who will discuss how the op-ed writing landscape has shifted during the time of COVID-19.

May.
20

Academic Communicators Network: An Introduction to Podcasts

1:30–2:45 pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122

Explore the basics of podcasting from podcast production to show development, tips for being a guest on a podcast, and the firsthand experience of launching a podcast as a scholar.

Feb.
27

Academic Communicators Network: An Introduction to Podcasts

10:30–11:45 am
Regenstein Library, Room 122

Explore the basics of podcasting from podcast production to show development, tips for being a guest on a podcast, and the firsthand experience of launching a podcast as a scholar.

Feb.
27

Media Training for Academics

1:00–2:00 pm
Ida Noyes Hall Library

Learn how to expertly distill your complex research, ideas, and opinions into quotations for media interviews and presentations.

Dec.
5

Media Training for Academics

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Ida Noyes Hall Library

Learn how to expertly distill your complex research, ideas, and opinions into quotations for media interviews and presentations.

Dec.
5

Op-Ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

1:00–2:00 pm
Quadrangle Club Solarium

Learn best practices for writing op-eds for major publications.

Nov.
12

Op-Ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Quadrangle Club Solarium

Learn best practices for writing op-eds for major publications.

Nov.
12

Perfecting Your Message for Prospective Donors

1:00–2:00 pm
Quadrangle Club Library

Learn how to communicate about your scholarship and research to prospective donors.

Nov.
7

Perfecting Your Message for Prospective Donors

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Quadrangle Club Library

Learn how to communicate about your scholarship and research to prospective donors.

Nov.
7

Presentation Training: Creating and Delivering Persuasive Presentations

1:00–2:00 pm
Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Learn about presentation skills designed to help increase your impact as a scholar and educator.

May.
14

Presentation Training: Creating and Delivering Persuasive Presentations

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Eckhardt Research Center, Room 161

Learn about presentation skills designed to help increase your impact as a scholar and educator.

May.
14

Op-ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

1:00–2:00 pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122

Find out what opinion editors are looking for and learn best practices for submitting your work.

Apr.
8

Op-ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Regenstein Library, Room 122

Find out what opinion editors are looking for and learn best practices for submitting your work.

Apr.
8

Media Training

1:00–2:00 pm
Eckhardt Research Center, Room 401

Learn how to communicate research and complex ideas during a media interview.

Mar.
21

Media Training

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Eckhardt Research Center, Room 401

Learn how to communicate research and complex ideas during a media interview.

Mar.
21

An Introduction to Podcasts

1:00–2:00 pm
William Eckhardt Research Center, room 401A

Get an overview of podcasts and find out best practices for launching your own show or being a guest.

Feb.
20

An Introduction to Podcasts

11:00 am–12:00 pm
William Eckhardt Research Center, room 401A

Get an overview of podcasts and find out best practices for launching your own show or being a guest.

Feb.
20

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch for Prospective Donors

2:00–3:00 pm
Logan Arts Center Terrace Seminar Room, #801

Learn how to develop an effective, brief elevator pitch to help you secure funding, impact policy, and mentor others.

Nov.
29

Op-Ed Writing: Making Your Opinion Visible

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Quadrangle Club Library, second floor

Learn how to develop your ideas into general audience op-eds for the New York Times and other major publications.

Oct.
10

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