Even seasoned public speakers are not immune to pre-stage jitters before an important presentation. By taking the time to prepare in depth before you go on stage, you’ll minimize your nerves and increase your chances of your presentation going smoothly. Follow these tips to head to your next speech with confidence:
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What to pack for your next conference
When you’re about to go on a trip, you know what you need to pack – passport, clothes, and other essentials. When you’re traveling to a conference, however, it’s even more important that you remember to throw a few essentials into your luggage before you jet off. Read on to make sure you’ve covered all bases before your next conference:
A researcher’s guide to networking at academic conferences
Being a great scholar doesn’t always mean that you will be a great networker. Academic conferences can be extremely hectic and make you feel alienated and nervous. Despite how it may seem, many of the attendees feel the same way. It takes courage to step outside of your comfort zone and establish connections. Even if you aren’t a natural at networking, taking the proper steps can help you feel confident and prepared when the times comes for you to talk about your research.
What’s in store for the future of academic publishing?
Jan Reichelt knows the academic publishing industry inside out. In 2008 he cofounded academic social network and reference management tool Mendeley, overseeing the growth of the platform after its takeover by publishing giant Elsevier in 2013. As such, he’s one of the few who has experienced the inner workings of a traditional scientific publisher firsthand and has built a tech company that’s shaping the publishing industry from the outside. We talked to him to find out out how he sees scholarly publishing evolving in the future, what he believes are the biggest challenges facing researchers today, and what his newly launched venture is.
How to effectively market your conference
As conferences become more abundant (and people have busier schedules), finding a way to make your event stand out from the crowd and draw the right attendees can be a huge challenge for organizers. That’s why making sure you’ve built an effective marketing strategy is so essential. We sat down with Kyley Picov, the Director of Marketing from Kenes Group, a world-leading Professional Conference Organizer (PCO), to discover her tips on how to make an impact with your conference.