It’s been quite a year since I sat down with Mark Bayer for his podcast When Science Speaks last February. His series on communicating technical topics to broad audiences is an amazing resource for any scientist stepping into a critical communication role.
Coming from a technical background, scientists and engineers ultimately will find themselves needing to communicate difficult content (a ‘bleeding edge’ technology that could change the world, a technical hurdle that could sink a start-up) to essential, but non-technical partners. It’s essential to develop a philosophy and style of communicating to non-technical experts that’s understandable, authentic, and balanced. If you want to hear more about how Argo Pond thinks about the importance of communication to the success of new ideas, check out the podcast.