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07/10/2013: Balancing Multiple Priorities in the Lab: Maximizing Your Research, Teaching and People Skills
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No. 121: Do You Have Any Suggestions or Tips for Making a Successful Research Presentation?
- I was pleased to receive an invitation to present at a national conference in the exact area on which I focus my research. But as the presentation gets closer and closer, my anxiety is steadily increasing. Do you have suggestions or any tips for making a successful research presentation? How can I control my anxiety and still engage the audience and deliver the thoughtful comments necessary to make my presentation an effective one? Read More...
No. 120: Valentine Flowers for My Post-Doc: Am I Crossing the Line?
- My post-doc is now halfway through her second of two years in my lab. Candidly, I have developed romantic feelings towards her. But I have been careful not to reveal these openly so far, nor have they interfered with our professional work at the bench. However, Valentine’s Day has now rolled around, and I wonder if it would be inappropriate to at least present her with a dozen roses? Read More...
No. 119: 7 Strategies for Getting Your Share of Funding from Private Foundations
- There’s $42.9 billion in private-foundation funding available. How can you get a piece of the pie? Private-foundation fund-raising expert John Greenhoe, director of foundation relations and development communications at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., says it’s an important question to ask in uncertain economic times. Read More...
No. 118: Mentoring Difficult Persons Requires Much of Us
- Creating good relationships with others is, in part, remembering a few simple principles and then coupling these principles with genuine kindness and seemingly infinite patience. “I believe a few key principles frame the playing field in human communications,” says Rick Parmely, Founder of Polished and Professional, LLC, a training and communications company based in Pennsylvania. According to Parmely, some of these principles include: Read More...
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