Crackle and fizz [electronic resource] : essential communication and pitching skills for scientists
- Van den Brul, Caroline.
- London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., c2014.
- Physical description
- xvi, 200 p. : col. ill.
- World Scientific (Firm)
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-193) and index.
- ch. 1. Your audience: the person or people whose full engagement you need
- ch. 2. Change and affect: gives communication its meaning and impact
- ch. 3. Lure: an enticement, usually with a bait, offering the promise of a reward
- ch. 4. World: the contextual space in which your narrative will unfold
- ch. 5. Character: you! – the audience's guide, in search of a prize
- ch. 6. Big hook: a puzzle which drives the narrative
- ch. 7. Plot: the perilous journey to solve the puzzle and reach the prize
- ch. 8. Structure: making the whole more than the sum of its parts
- ch. 9. Make your pitch crackle: how to persuade, to win support.
- This is a book for scientists and other experts who need to explain the significance and potential of their work to colleagues, committees, funding bodies or the general public. It details how to harness story-telling principles to make complex or technical content easier to communicate and fulfilling for audiences. Eight narrative ingredients, Audience, Change and Affect, Lure, World, Character, Big Hook, Plot and Structure, are illustrated with examples and exercises to demonstrate how to build a presentation, how to pitch for funds or resources, how to make a persuasive argument, or simply how to explain ideas so they crackle and fizz for the audience.
- Communication in science.
- Publication date
- Caroline van den Brul.
- Electronic reproduction. Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co., 2014. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Available to subscribing institutions.