The Communication Café will help you develop unique skills in research/information communication, such as slide-based presentations, reports, and creative works (e.g., illustrations, comics, zines, podcasts).

How? It’s a free newsletter that gives you access to (free & paid) professional development opportunities not available to the public. Take a look below to see what’s included 👇


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Free Goodies & Tech Tips Not Available to the Public

As if free online courses and events were enough, the Communication Café also gets PowerPoint & Keynote tech tips delivered with the newsletter. I sometimes also include bonus goodies that aren’t made public. These goodies have included helpful handouts, tech tips, and valuable videos. It’s just another way for me to thank people for being a Communication Café member!

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Professional Development Opportunities

These 60-90 minute interactive online workshops will provide you with the skills you need to design effective presentations. Depending on the month, you’ll learn how to design beautiful text for your slides, choose visuals that resonate, reduce the text on your slides, or strategies for presenting your data in an easy-to-understand, memorable way—all without ever sacrificing the information itself. In the Communication Café, design never takes priority over content.

Small Group Mentoring & Coaching

These 60-minute video sessions are limited in size to ensure that EVERY participant gets their main question answered. I will also choose a few presentations for the “podium” and do LIVE EDITS on the call. This is your chance to get help with your specific presentation, rather than general advice. You’ll also get a chance to learn from (and help) your peers.

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Special offers & prices on premium courses & training programs

What would a newsletter be without some added special offers or special prices? Communication Café members will always receive advance notice when enrollment is going to open for a premium course or training program, which also means a chance to grab it for a special price or with a special, unique bonus offer.

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Access to sample/free online courses and events

I have helped HUNDREDS of academics, scientists, evaluators (and similar) with several sample (i.e., free!) courses or events over the past couple years. These have included strategies on finding and using visuals efficiently, how to create your own slide template, and even a weekend slide design bootcamp! These sample courses are only available to Communication Café members.