The Startup Scientist

Improving your powerpoint presentations

Wed Jan 31 2018 (16:41)

This is the audio from a screencast on improving your PowerPoint presentations. In this podcast I share the three keys to a great presentation: 1) Using evidence-based communication principles, 2) Great images, and 3)Telling a compelling a story.LinksPresentation screencastPowerPoint file of the presentationUnsplashEight evidenced-based communication principlesOpen Science Framework

Celebrate then disseminate

Mon Jan 29 2018 (04:50)

On this episode of the startup scientist I cover how to disseminate your published work, both to the public and to other scientists.LinksOpen Science Framework preprint serverEverything Hertz podcastStartup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

Submitting your paper

Wed Jan 24 2018 (05:00)

On this episode of the startup scientist, I cover about how to pitch your paper to the journal editor and some commonly overlookedchecks you should do before paper submission.LinksJANE (Journal/Author Name Estimator)Statcheck Startup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

Getting feedback

Thu Jan 11 2018 (05:42)

On this episode of the startup scientist I cover how to get feedback on your final draft.LinksASAPbio preprint FAQsbioRxivOpen Science Framework preprintsInterview with Jessica Polka (Everything Hertz podcast)Startup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

On this episode of the Start Up Scientist, I share some tips on how to track your writing progress and my favourite smartphone app for staying focused.LinksForest smartphone appStartup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

Getting started with your paper

Mon Jan 01 2018 (05:52)

In this minicast episode, Dan walks you through how to get started with your paper and how reading improves your writing.LinksStartup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

Assembling your team

Wed Dec 20 2017 (06:11)

In this episode, Dan explains how to best assemble your co-author team and how to send emails to potential collaboratorsthat will get replies.LinksEverything Hertz podcastStartup Scientist on InstagramSlackStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

Picking your project

Wed Dec 20 2017 (05:09)

Dan introduces his new series on taking a paper from idea to publication. In this episode, he discusses how to pick a project and why it's important to identify a target journal for paper submission as early as possible.LinksMedium blogging platformStartup Scientist on InstagramStartup Scientist on TwitterDan on Twitter

11: PhD publication strategies

Fri Apr 07 2017 (05:00)

Dan discusses whether you should tackle high risk…

Dan discusses whether you should tackle high risk projects or play it safe for your PhD. Links: Instagram - instagram.com/startup_sci Twitter - @startup_sci

10: Finding and building collaborations

Sat Mar 25 2017 (05:52)

Dan answers a listener's question on finding and …

Dan answers a listener's question on finding and building collaborations. He also shares the three things you should master early in your scientific career. Links: Instagram - instagram.com/startup_sci Everything Hertz podcast - @everything-hertz

In this mincast episode, Dan shares how he revers…

In this mincast episode, Dan shares how he reverse engineers his career goals and how this helps him with daily decision making. Links: Instagram - instagram.com/startup_sci Everything Hertz podcast - soundcloud.com/everything-hertz

8: How to spend less time on your phone

Wed Mar 15 2017 (05:29)

Here's how Dan trained himself to spend less time…

Here's how Dan trained himself to spend less time looking his phone and more time doing quality work that matters. Links: Forest app: https://www.forestapp.cc/en/ Instagram: instagram.com/startup_sci Twitter: twitter.com/startup_sci Facebook: www.facebook.com/startup.scientist

In the latest episode of the Startup Scientist mi…

In the latest episode of the Startup Scientist mini-cast Dan shares the 5 elements of a memorable reseach story: 1. The problem 2. The small win 3. The hurdle 4. The resolution 5. The cliffhanger Links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSS_podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startup.scientist Dan's other podcast, Everything Hertz: https://soundcloud.com/everything-hertz

6: Deep work

Thu Jul 14 2016 (05:31)

In the latest episode of the Startup Scientist mi…

In the latest episode of the Startup Scientist mini-cast Dan reviews "Deep work", a new book about working in a distracted world. Links: Deep Work book https://amzn.com/B013UWFM52 Cal Newport's blog http://calnewport.com/blog/ Dan's other podcast, Everything Hertz https://soundcloud.com/everything-hertz Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSS_podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startup.scientist

5: Image is everything

Mon Jun 06 2016 (05:31)

One of the best ways that you can spread your sci…

One of the best ways that you can spread your scientific ideas is by using images and images. But what if you can't afford a scientific illustrator or a graphic designer? In the latest episode of the Startup Scientist mini-cast Dan shares three ways you can create shareable images - for free! Links: Canva https://www.canva.com Mind the graph http://mindthegraph.com Dan's other podcast, Everything Hertz https://soundcloud.com/everything-hertz Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSS_podcast Fa ...

You develop a pretty thick skin working in academ…

You develop a pretty thick skin working in academia. Often the editor’s rejection message of “your manuscript doesn’t fit the scope of the journal” feel’s like they’re saying, “you know that thing you poured the last six months of your life into — it really isn’t that good”. As a scientist, it’s crucial to remember that sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. It’s nice to hear that even successful academics have a long list of failures, which helps put our “failures” into perspective. Howev ...

3: Building your online presence

Sun May 08 2016 (07:02)

Whether you realise it or not, people are talking…

Whether you realise it or not, people are talking about your research online. Can you really afford to miss the chance to be a part of these conversations? The latest minicast episode of the Startup Scientist covers why your online presence is important and how to build it as an academic. Dan shares some tips on which social networks you should be a part of, the perils of spending too much time on curating your social media, and how to set up alerts on when people google you and the terms they ...

2: Ship, measure, and learn

Wed Apr 27 2016 (09:59)

As a scientist our goal is to produce outputs - i…

As a scientist our goal is to produce outputs - if you're not sharing your science you’re just doing a hobby. In this episode, Dan discussed the importance of getting quick feedback on your work so you can learn whether to pivot or persevere. Links: Almetrics http://www.altmetric.com Dan's almetrics paper in the American Journal of Psychiatry https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292539565_Twitter_Article_Mentions_and_Citations_An_Exploratory_Analysis_of_Publications_in_The_American_Jo ...

In this episode, Dan introduces the Startup Scien…

In this episode, Dan introduces the Startup Scientist podcast, which will cover how to navigate and build your scientific career using a startup framework. Links: Overcast podcast app https://overcast.fm Dan's other podcast, Everything Hertz https://soundcloud.com/everything-hertz Twitter: https://twitter.com/TSS_podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startup.scientist