Explore different programs, boot camps, and competitions to improve your communications skills.
AIBS Communication Boot Camp for Scientists
American Institute of Biological Sciencers (AIBS) hosts an intensive, two-day, hands-on training program offered online and periodically in Washington, DC.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competitions
The Three Minute Thesis competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy students. Developed by The University of Queensland, 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The competition supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
USC Humanities in a Digital World Summer Boot Camp
Humanities in a Digital World Summer Boot Camps are open to USC and Claremont Colleges faculty, postdocs, and graduate students with primary interests in the humanities.
Learn how to effectively pitch your ideas concisely and clearly.
Perfect your presentation skills so that you are able to explain your research to anybody.
Public Speaking for Academics
Rougier, Nicolas; Droettboom, Michael; and Bourne Philip (2014)
Ten Simple Rules for Better Figures
Meager, Rachel (2017)
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Tufte, EG (2001)
Modernize your communication and learn how to engage in social media to share your ideas.
Tips for Using Twitter
How to Communicate Your Research on Social Media
Inside Higher Ed (2020)
To Tweet or Not to Tweet
Inside Higher Ed (2019)
Five Tips for Live-Tweeting a Conference
Connected Academics (2017)
An important aspect to communication is not only speaking, but listening. Learn how to strengthen your communication with active listening skills.
How to Become a Better Listener
Chronicle of Higher Ed (2019)
What Great Listeners Actually Do
Harvard Business Review (2016)