September 2020 | Planning communication of science

We surveyed our newsletter readers back in 2017 and one of the topics you wanted to hear more about was planning communication.

We are currently developing communication strategies for a few clients, including an international university and a commercial consultancy firm, so we thought it was timely to revisit this topic.

Designing communication strategies is an area where we continually learn new approaches and try different ideas. However, there are principles, such as the importance of understanding target groups, that remain constant.

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Writing science simply

July 2017 | Writing simply without jargon

As science communicators a lot of our work involves writing simply without jargon.
This month’s newsletter explores this issue and provides tips on how to avoid both technical and bureaucratic jargon.
At Econnect we believe it’s important to challenge people with the quality of scientific ideas rather than the complexity of the language.
Articles include: 5 tips for jargon extractions, the definition of jargon, how to put a reader off and does your writing need some exercise – tests to analyse your writing
Quote of the month

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Making stories visual

February 2017 | Using smart devices to communicate

Some tips from our workshop “Visualising your science with smart devices” – We discuss why use smart devices to communicate science?, provide 5 tips for taking better videos with your smart phone, tips on managing your social media right here, right now and tips on creating good photos with your smart device.

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Planning science communication

March 2020 | Reflections on Australian science communication

The year 2020 has been a challenging one for Australians with bushfires then floods, and now globally we’re facing the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in strong calls for people to self-isolate and act responsibly. Never before has there been such a need for effective science communication.

And, in the middle of this, in mid-February, the Australian Science Communicators had its 11th national conference.

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December 2018 | Reflections on the 2018 ASC conference

Econnect made our presence felt at the 10th Australian Science Communicators’ conference in Sydney last month, and so this month’s newsletter reflects on the 2018 ASC conference. Two articles are about research informing practice, and the third article urges us to think more clearly about the evidence supporting our practice.

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Telling stories

February 2015 | Getting out in the field

We find that getting out of the office now and again is not just a great way to shake up our routines—it’s an opportunity to see in action some of the science we write about every day and to defog some of the abstract concepts.

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Editing for clarity

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Training to communicate

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Interpreting natural environments

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