Friday, July 06, 2012

Weekend read: My weekly share on Twitter

Time for a pop? Or are you ready to pop? Save that burst of activity for the weekend--the pause that refreshes, if you will--which is almost upon us. Lots of good sources, reads and ideas bubbled up in my Twitterstream this week, and I'm happy to break open a few to share with you:

Save the date and sign up: Registration is now open for my popular workshop, Be an Expert on Working with Experts, for communicators who work with subject-matter experts, which returns on Thursday, August 23, here in Washington, DC. Sign up before August 3 to get a great discount. Previous sessions have drawn communicators from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Farm Bureau, the American Psychological Association, Defenders of Wildlife, the German Marshall Fund, the Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the National Science Foundation, Results, UMBC and Vanguard Communications. Are you in this time?

And a job: Smithsonian Magazine soon will be looking for a new DC-based science editor. Message Laura Helmuth for details.

Finally, with my thanks for reading the blog again this week, a cautionary tale for those of you who put words in others' mouths: Make sure you know whether they like to dole out lots of puns in their speeches, lest you suffer the fate of the speechwriter  who earned the "Who wrote this shit?" mid-speech from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Methinks everyone got caught here. Speechwriter, meet bus: 







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