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Gostel, Morgan [1], Giddens, Jon [2].

Crafting an effective elevator speech and Communicating Broader Impacts of Your Work: Networking Workshop for Students and PostDocs.

For each of us, a professional conference is an opportunity to develop skills as scientists and communicate with an ever-growing network of colleagues. The communication component reveals itself in different forms, yet there are some central tenants to brief professional communication that should not be overlooked. The “elevator speech” has received substantial attention recently, particularly in the sciences as the need for science communication grows due to a variety of factors — whether we share our work in public policy venues or at job interviews. Crafting an effective elevator speech requires us to think outside of our discipline and address the broader impacts of our work. This workshop will bring together students and post-doctoral fellows at different stages of their career to hone an elevator speech they have already prepared. Following a brief introduction with helpful tips for crafting your speech, we will have a break out session to revise or modify our elevator speeches using tips from our keynote speaker, and finally, we will organize into groups to share these elevator speeches. The social atmosphere of the event will contribute to opportunities for candid, constructive feedback and we encourage participants to use this interaction as practice toward pitching your elevator speech throughout the rest of your time at the botany meetings.

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1 - George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, 4400 University Drive, David King Hall MSN 5F2, Fairfax, VA, 22030
2 - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 73019

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS20
Location: Summit/Boise Centre
Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Number: WS20001
Abstract ID:94
Candidate for Awards:None

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