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Communicating About Space: Pitfalls & Priorities

As promised, I’m sharing the presentation I gave to the joint HAL5/STC meeting in Huntsville, Alabama on Thursday, May 9. I had an audience of around 25 people, which wasn’t too shabby. I appreciated the opportunity to talk people from … Continue reading

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Talking About Space

Today I’ll be giving a talk in Huntsville, Alabama titled “Communicating About Space: Pitfalls and Priorities.” This will be an interesting experiment for me and my audience, as this will be a joint meeting of HAL5, the local chapter of the … Continue reading

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Presentations: Writing for the Ear, Not Just the Eyes

I’m in the process of drafting a presentation I’ll be giving next month. The first draft is always the roughest, but I got a first cut of the content written, and then a couple minor revisions. However, upon starting to … Continue reading

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The Rotten First Draft

“Everyone writes a sh**y first draft.” –Anne Lamott I’ve got a presentation that I had been putting off doing any work on because I was waiting for further inputs from my intended audiences (two distinct groups–a topic I’ll cover in … Continue reading

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Translating Technology for an International Audience

Several of the sessions I attended at the AIAA Space Forum were given by engineers or scientists who were not native English speakers. I give them a lot of credit for being wiling to stand up and present on a … Continue reading

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