Talking Science: An Introduction To Science Communication | YouTube Course

  • Greg Foot
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  • Last updated on Jul 11, 2019
Hi, I’m Greg Foot, a Science Presenter on BBC TV & Radio plus a bunch of channels here on YouTube, and this is the first ever YouTube Course on Science Communication.

Over a series of 10 videos I introduce tips & techniques to help you talk with the public about anything from the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. The course has a focus on helping practising scientists communicate their work with non-experts, but I’ve written it to also be useful to anyone interested in science communication.

The Course is split into 3 stages and they’re designed for you to work through in turn, building up the quality of your science communication (‘scicomm’) as you go:

The First Stage is a trio of big questions you need to ask yourself *before* you start:

1) *Why* should you bother doing science communication?
2) *Who* do you want to engage with your science?
3) *How* are you going to talk about your science? Are you going to write it, broadcast it, give a presentation about it? - I’ll go through a bunch of options.

The Second Stage is all about content development, and it doesn’t matter what type of scicomm you’re doing: these 3 videos cover how to get an audience to care about your science, how to tell an engaging story about it, and how to explain it clearly.




The final, Third Stage is packed with practical, actionable top tips for how to deliver that content on stage and screen: as a talk, using a demo, in an interview with the media, and through a video here on YouTube.

As this course is an Introduction to Science Communication - or public engagement or outreach - do subscribe to my channel for future deeper dives & more scicomm content: http://www.youtube.com/gregfoot?sub_confirmation=1

Big thanks to The Wellcome Trust, The Francis Crick Institute, The Royal Institution and the YouTube Space London team.

It’s been a real labour of love making this course and I hope it helps you prepare and deliver some really engaging science communication projects.

- Greg
Hi, I’m Greg Foot, a Science Presenter on BBC TV & Radio plus a bunch of channels here on YouTube, and this is the first ever YouTube Course on Science Communication.

Over a series of 10 videos I introduce tips & techniques to help you t...
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