Are you a speaker who eats, speaks and leaves? Then listen up.

I am.  Or rather I was.  But I am trying to change. Once upon a time it was only Government Ministers who turned up five minutes before their piece, said what they had to say, then left.  It's not uncommon for them to depart the podium without even answering questions.  And then there are those … Continue reading Are you a speaker who eats, speaks and leaves? Then listen up.

The lay summary is dead, long live the lay summary (#A2UComp)

'They can't write for toffee.' 'They' being scientists of course. But like most generalisations, this statement is utter tosh. You only had to be at the 'Access to Understanding' awards (#A2UComp) at the British Library on Monday night to realise that. The lay summaries that I and my fellow judges had been asked to review … Continue reading The lay summary is dead, long live the lay summary (#A2UComp)