Communications is more than just talk

tdp@humanworkflows.com
Author : Todd Pihl

“The flight will be delayed while several of the seats on the plane are replaced. Believe me, we REALLY want this to happen.” It is highly likely that this is about the last thing you want to hear when you are waiting to board a plane. Of course you also might think this is about the last thing you want to read in a blog about science careers. Well, the reason I'm bringing this up is to illustrate a point that routinely trips up a large number of scientists when they are out either looking for a job or trying to advance their career. I’m talking about communicating effectively.