Senior faculty who are introverts and have problems with communication skills are the hardest group to help. They don’t always see the necessity for improvement and are stubborn about making a change at this point in their career. The sad part is that these folks make themselves, and their lab, department and the whole university look bad to the outside world. The universities should see this as a branding issue and offer support. Continue reading
– Mistakes are the portal of discovery! James Joyce
I gave a speech at a local Toastmasters club yesterday. My assignment was to give a demonstration talk, and I chose to talk about how much sugar we are consuming and its harm to us. I wanted this to be an awesome talk…I drafted what I thought was a good script about an important topic … practiced it … and assembled a nice array of sugar-containing items from my kitchen to serve as my demo props.