Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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The Benefits of Flying Solo

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

For the past three years, I went to all the meetings and conferences by myself. Here's why flying solo can be good for you, too.

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which …

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Bad Meetings and How to Make Them Better

Aimee Edgeworth

Bad meetings can happen to good people. As someone who has hosted meetings about planning meetings, here are a few things to consider.

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How To Survive The Interview You Didn’t Know Was Coming

Craig Boerner, BA (English) University of Missouri

Daily news reporting is a tough and thankless task. A reporter can write a well thought out, hard-hitting story on a Thursday and, when they wake up Friday morning, the …

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Prepping Your Presentation

Aimee Edgeworth

Twitter to the rescue! Your academic tweeps are here with a round-up of tips to get your next talk on point and present like a pro.

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Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide

Pat Bird, MHSA, MA (Conflict Transformation)

Bring your posters, proposals, and papers to life by becoming a more effective data storyteller.

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Radical Candor: Can It Work for Academics?

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

With many parallels to the struggles of busy life in academia, Scott's Radical Candor is an excellent read. You can easily finish this book in an evening but it's one …

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row for that First Big Grant Submission

Aron Parekh, PhD

So you are sailing high with your K career development award ready to pounce on your next grant submission!  But what do you need to reach that next milestone, i.…

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Writer's Toolbox: Creating Sentences That Flow

Lucile Wrenshall, MD, PhD

How to use power positions in sentences to create writing that flows.

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