Communicating Your Research

September 20, 2010 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

elevator pitch

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This morning we attended a committee meeting of research administration and advancement staff.  (Our Funding Resources Specialist is a member of this working group.)  We brainstormed ideas for how we could help faculty better communicate their research.  We decided to convene a smaller group that would develop a few possible ideas for faculty workshops.

The theme today was audience.  Faculty need to identify who their audience(s) is when communicating their science.  Examples of important audiences include private donors, federal funding agencies, the news media, and general public (broader impacts).

Also important, the development of a fantastic elevator pitch.  We acknowledged the importance of being able to read one’s audience and then concisely telling them who you are, what research you do, why its the greatest and most relevant thing ever.

Here are some of ADVANCE at Brown’s resources for how to raise your research profile.  How do you work with faculty to help them develop their communication their science?


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