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Must Read Link: Science as Story

OK, this one is so good you have to read the complete post. Every word!


Dr. Kiki

Dr. Kiki Sanford is self-described as PhD scientist (neurophysiology) who escaped the lab to be a science writer. Recently she blogged the fundamentals for good science communication.

In a nutshell: Tell a story.

Word of Warning: I know Dr. Kiki from the Conference on World Affairs as an articulate TKD black belt. Not a person to ignore!

Happy reading: http://www.kirstensanford.com/2009/10/28/communication-basics/

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2009 Conference on World Affairs

100 speakers, 200 panels, 5 days, the 61st annual Conference on World Affairs offered some great quotes about story.

No one ever marched on Washington because of a pie chart. You need a good story.

—Terry McNally (radio commentator)

You need to know where you came from to know who you are. Ask your family for the stories.

–Liz Weir (Irish storyteller Boom Chicka Boom)

We need a poetic response to reality.

–Peter Thabit Jones (Welsh poet The Lizard Catchers)

Like an open road, stories will take you where you want to go.

–Teresa Jordan (writer Riding the White Horse Home)


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