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3 Days to Better Storytelling - Day 1: Get Inspired

Many of our fellows have found storytelling to be a powerful tool for talking about their work and why it’s important. Recently the Leopold Leadership Program started collecting resources to help researchers tell their stories in compelling ways. This is “3 Days to better storytelling,” a 3-part blog series with tips and ideas for strengthening your storytelling skills starting today.

3 Days to Better Storytelling: Day 2 - Prepare

Inspired by our fellows’ successes in using stories to promote change, we recently started collecting resources to help researchers tell their stories in compelling ways. This is the second in a 3-part blog series, “3 Days to better storytelling,” with tips and ideas for strengthening your storytelling skills, starting today. In part one, we learned how storytelling can make the hard job of communicating complex ideas easier. But what if you don’t see yourself as a storyteller? Does the thought of having to tell a story about your work make you shudder? Here are three things you can do to break through and get started.

3 Days to Better Storytelling: Day 3 - Practice

This is the last of our 3-part series, “3 Days to better storytelling,” tips and ideas for strengthening your storytelling skills.

5 Essential Elements of Impactful Design

Design can make the difference between an impactful message and a forgotten claim. Design is not decoration, but rather plays a functional and organizational role in delivering a message.

5 Steps to a Kick-Ass Presentation

In my yearlong exploration of science communication, I focused on learning more about communication in the forms of: storytelling, presenting, and design. Here I focus on the skills I have found to be useful in creating impactful presentations.

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