Myself and my colleague at Tangelo House (Caroline Philpott - a public engagement and communications expert) have written much needed short, practical handbooks on science communication and public engagement to help people get started and approach the fields in the right way.
Widely available (in both hardback and paperback) online, including: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blackwells, Book Depository
Science Communication Made Easy ~ 50 practical tips for success ~
There's a booming appetite for science communication around the globe but, in this world of information overload, the challenge is engaging with the right people, at the right time, and in the right way. If you want your science communications to cut through the noise, this is the book for you.
Science Communication Made Easy is a go-to handbook offering concise, practical, step-by-step tips on the essential elements of science communication, to help you make the right impact. It includes:
How to determine the quality of the science
The key features of good science communication
How to develop successful science communications
The book offers handy pointers for success that you can employ straight away, and the principles are just as relevant to anyone working in London or Lisbon, Bangalore or Brisbane, Nova Scotia or New Hampshire, or anywhere in between!
Public Engagement Made Easy ~ 35 practical tips for success ~
Public engagement is all about two-way communication and exchange. It involves others in your work, from start to finish: sharing ideas, knowledge and experiences that guide you towards your goal. And it's never been more important. But the path to genuine engagement is riddled with potential pitfalls. If you want to get it right, this is the book for you.
Public Engagement Made Easy is a go-to handbook offering concise, practical, step-by-step tips on the essential elements of public engagement, to help boost your impact. It includes:
What public engagement is and why it matters
The key ingredients for effective public engagement
How to design and deliver successful public engagement activities
This book offers handy pointers that you can pick up and apply to your work straight away, and the principles are just as relevant to any form of public engagement, anywhere in the world!