Random Walk 30: Dr. John Bandler, academic and playwright, helps fix my Zoom presentation skills

Feel awkward on Zoom? We all do. But these tips will make sure your audience doesn’t! We talk about how to set the stage, where to look, and best practices. He speaks widely on creativity, creative thinking, ethics, entrepreneurship, awareness, setback and conflict, and presentation skills; and has coached and mentored many individuals for public presentations competitions. He co-organized the first ever 3MT® competition at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in 2017, an event continued in Philadelphia in 2018 and in Boston in 2019; expanding to include three co-located conferences and, instead of in Los Angeles, going “virtual” in 2020. See the playlists on YouTube: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. If you want … Continue reading Random Walk 30: Dr. John Bandler, academic and playwright, helps fix my Zoom presentation skills

Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz

LISTEN Have you heard about this?  The cat’s meow: Ex-Amazon engineer launches cat speech translation app Ok so first, every headline I found relating to this story made reference to the inventor as an “Ex-Amazon Engineer”… his name is Javier Sanchez. Wouldn’t it be great if scientists and researchers became household names like athletes? Places like France and Germany name streets after their scientists… Just a second, let me hop off my soapbox here. So the idea is that you have this app, and you let it listen to your cat’s meows, and it interprets the tone, pitch, etc, spitting … Continue reading Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz

Random Walk 27: Francesco Zangari on ComSciCon-GTA (pt 1) + Havana Syndrome?

LISTEN Hello and welcome to Random walk episode 27. This week you will be hearing from PhD Candidate and science writer Francesco Zangari. Francesco is finishing his PhD on Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, and recently attended ComSciCon-GTA, a conference on communicating science for researchers local to the Greater Toronto Area. This is another 2-parter, and this week we will be talking a bit about Francesco’s research, competitiveness in science, lab safety with COVID, and social media for communicating science. In part two, we are going to dig more into science writing.  But before we get into that, … Continue reading Random Walk 27: Francesco Zangari on ComSciCon-GTA (pt 1) + Havana Syndrome?