What people say

Kind words from workshop organisers and participants.

Collaborating with Suzanne to organize a virtual workshop on the social media landscape in 2023 for Boston University researchers was a pleasure and a resounding success. From the initial planning stages to the workshop's execution, Suzanne’s expertise and passion for science communication were evident at every step. Her attention to detail and consideration of the diverse audience at BU ensured that the content was not only intellectually stimulating but also accessible to researchers with varying backgrounds. Suzanne’s enthusiasm proved contagious, creating an atmosphere of active participation and shared learning. I look forward to future collaborations!

Katherine Gianni

Assistant Director, Public Relations, Boston University (2023)

I just devoted my first post-semester window of time to following your advice. Amazingly helpful. Joined relevant social media channels. Bulked up my profile info on LinkedIn. Will definitely embrace your other tips going forward.

Professor of Law

Boston University

It’s been a long time since I have enjoyed a training workshop as much as I did this one! Suzanne took a lot of time to get to know each of our group during the training, quickly spotting where our strengths lay and helping us develop skills in new areas. She struck a good balance between theory and discussion, and I particularly appreciated the time she gave us for group work and time to try out new skills alone. She was full of energy and positivity, and made me feel welcome and valued throughout, even when she put me on the spot in role plays. Highly recommended!

Communication workshop participant

UN University

It was useful to think more strategically about elevator pitches and how I could create something generic for “everyday” use as well as something tailored for different situations like meetings. The opportunity to plan and share elevator pitches was good, as it gave me an idea of other styles and approaches. The detailed individual feedback was unexpected, but great.

Workshop participant

COST

Loved this. So much information and still time for some good discussions with fellow students. I look forward to being able to use some of the ideas when I create my first poster.

Poster workshop participant

Student SHA Utrecht University

This workshop was great fun. I learned loads about perspective and how I tend to communicate, and hope to be able to use this knowledge to communicate better with our international students.

Bulding cultural intelligence workshop

Innsbruck University

Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Wednesday! I learned so much! I applied the model you introduced on Thursday when a colleague sent a request to join a proposal. I started to write as I normally would, but realized that it was just too complicated. Another colleague told me he thought what I wrote (using the model) was perfect to set up the proposal.

Thank you so much!

Associate Professor

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources , University of Maryland

This is a quick note to thank you for the workshop yesterday on dataviz and data storytelling. I've really been struggling with how to bring  my research to life and I feel much better equipped to do this now. The first session on visualization options prompted me to think about using graphical formats that I'd not considered before. The session on design opened my eyes to how much placement, colour and layout matter, and the step by step examples that you gave made me much more aware of what a difference this makes. It was a lot to take in, but with your detailed notes, I feel more confident that I can tell better narratives with the data that I want to present. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of how to design and present data to have more impact.

DataViz Workshop Participant

Queens University Belfast

I have just completed SciComm Success’ Poster Design Workshop. It was full of interesting tips and tools, some of which I have already built into my poster planning. Although we had a big group and I expected a lecture/webinar format, Suzanne constantly invited us to provide feedback and our own experiences, and I enjoyed hearing what fellow biologists like and don’t. I liked that the group was international and enjoyed the flexible and informal discussions – some via chat, some using whiteboards, some simple audio discussion. It felt as if we could all contribute, wherever we were. I would recommend this workshop for anyone new to creating posters for conferences. It would probably be a good refresher for poster presenters, too. Thank you, SEB, for the opportunity.

Poster workshop participant

Society for Experimental Biology Conference

This was a fascinating workshop! I learned so much about how I come across and how powerful it is to become more conscious about how I “show up”, so that I can make the right impression. Loved the tips about reading other people’s non-verbal cues, too. This has made me think twice about the best time to approach people with difficult subject. Thank you, Suzanne, for an inspiring morning!

Non-verbal workshop participant

Innsbruck University

This was a good refresher on best practice planning and design for posters. I particularly enjoyed the sessions on tools for choosing colour palettes, which I have since used in other communication materials, and the discussion about online and virtual conferences, which was an eye-opener for me during COVID. Thank you, Suzanne!

Poster workshop participant

Genentech, USA

Amanda Cabral

Social Media & Marketing Specialist, Boston University

Working with the team at SciComm Success to organize a social media workshop for our early career scientists was as easy as pie. Suzanne recommended a clear outline for each session. Although the session requirements changed on the day of the workshop, and continued to shift over the coming weeks, she took everything in her stride, adapting content and approach to meet the needs of the team. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her in the future.

Victorial Carillo

Social Media Manager, SBP

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