• Itai Cohen
  • Melanie Dreyer-Lude


When is the last time you heard a compelling, interesting, and memorable research talk? Conferences are notorious for providing ample opportunity to see boring presentations of what could be important research. If you are reading this book, chances are that you (or your students) need to learn how to tell a better story. Whether you have been giving lackluster presentations at professional conferences, you are on the job market and need to present your portfolio to a search committee, or you have found yourself tongue-tied in the middle of an ideal networking opportunity, learning to tell a compelling research story can have a significant impact on your career. Humans enjoy telling and listening to great stories. These stories help us make sense of the world around us.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Itai Cohen
    • 1
  • Melanie Dreyer-Lude
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of DramaUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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