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Friday, February 28 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
8A: Is your art (or lack thereof) sabotaging your written message?

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Science wordsmiths may forget that the power of an image can exceed the power of the sword and the word. The images written communicators use – or don't use – send messages of their own, perhaps not the ones we intend. In fact, the image (or lack thereof) can sabotage the message or, at best, decrease the likelihood that others will even pay attention to it. Is a mediocre image/illustration/photo better than a poorly chosen image? Is no image better than a mediocre image? What characteristics determine whether an image undermines or underscores our message? Whether you're an experienced image communicator, a novice, or you've never given it much thought, let's talk about finding, using or making images that enhance our message.

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Tara Haelle

Science Reporter and Blogger, Freelance and Red Wine & Apple Sauce
From my bio at www.tarahaelle.net: With expertise in vaccines, parenting, prenatal and children's health, mental health, marine biology, test prep, children's writing, education and travel, Tara is a "Jill of many trades"

Friday February 28, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 3 McKimmon Center
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