How to Survive the Media Interview You Didn’t Expect
Researchers and physicians can communicate effectively with their audience, even on short notice, if they follow a few simple steps when being interviewed by the media. Read more in this posting by Craig Boerner, media director and national news director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center News and Communications.
For more information that may be of interest to you, please see the UF Graduate School web page Communication.
UF Career Connections Center Gator Professional Series
Gator Professional Series (GPS) is a sequence of personal and professional development workshops that review skills and topics needed to become career ready. GPS is divided into two different tracks: Navigating the Search and Discovering Professional You.
This workshop is a component of the Discovering Professional You track within GPS. This track will assist you in understanding, developing, and translating your experience and skills to others along your path to career readiness.
Complete one or both tracks in GPS to help you develop strategies for your job search, craft your brand, discover the skills employers seek in a candidate, translate your time at UF and understand expectations when working in a professional environment. Upon completion of each track receive a certificate successful navigation.
Going Public! Engaging Broader Publics Through Writing And Social Media
Saturday, February 27, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Online
How does working with the public fit into academic life in the year 2021? This active learning workshop (bring your ideas!) will engage this timely topic across platforms and professional issues. The workshop will be led by Dr. David M. Perry (History Advisor, University of Minnesota and freelance journalist).
Central questions to be addressed include:
- How do we connect formal scholarly writing with publicly-facing work?
- How do you get magazines and newspapers to publish your ideas?
- Can social media help advance your career formally or informally, and what are the risks, obstacles, advantages and opportunities of doing so?
- How do you deal with trolls and how can you teach your academic institutions to help?
- How might you use Twitter, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Facebook, blogging platforms, and op-ed writing to support your professional, scholarly, and pedagogical goals?
Click here for more information and registration: Going Public!
Now Hear This
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9 a.m. – 12 noon, Online
Did you know that as much as 40% of the average workday is spent listening to others? That’s close to half of your day! Isn’t it time, therefore, to stop and make sure you’re using your time to its greatest advantage? Take a few moments and ask yourself: Are you an effective listener? How often do you assess your listening skills? Could you improve? That’s where “Now Hear This” can help.
In this workshop, you’ll: Define “listening” and how it impacts your work; Recognize and deal with the barriers between listener and speaker; and Practice good listening techniques and identify ways to make them work for you.
Effective communication does not happen by chance; it requires practice and good technique. If you would like to get more out of your listening skills, attend “Now Hear This: Listening, Comprehending, Communicating.”
Click here for more information and registration: Now Hear This
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
9 a.m. – 12 noon, Online
Listening and talking are activities individuals engage in all the time, so it is assumed that everyone listens and talks well. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. Attend “Communication Confidence” to learn a number of skills and tools to improve the way you communicate with others. Behind these skills are these fundamental concepts: Everyone can be a better communicator; by understanding what makes communicating difficult, everyone can improve; and by using certain tools and skills, you can counteract the difficulties.
Click here for more information and registration: Communication Confidence
Managing Public Speaking Anxiety
Friday, March 12, 2021
12 noon – 1 p.m., Online
Featuring: Diana Nagy, EdD, Senior Lecturer, Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication, College of Journalism & Communication.
The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own. The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!
Click here for more information and registration: Managing Public Speaking Anxiety