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Science Immersion Program: Communication & Online Persona

The Elevator Speech

It's never too early to create and practice an elevator speech about your research and it's greater relevance, as well as your interests. Preparing your wording will allow you to succinctly and lucidly communicate your ideas when the opportunity arises to speak to a potential funder, employer, or graduate school contact. See the links below for more information on creating your own pitch      


    Elevator Pitches for Scientists

    Elevator Speeches for Networking

    Actual Elevator Speeches from Scientists 
    (From the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine) 

    Explaining Your Science - Tips for Clear Communication





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