How to: Speak

Be clear, know your audience and for goodness sake, ditch the jargon! Here we've complied the best advice on how to talk about economics, no matter who is listening!

How can you avoid speaking economic gobbledegook

Five Tips for Economics Interviews on Camera

Learn how to nail those interviews

Explain Your Economics Research in 15 Seconds

Can you explain a research paper in only fifteen seconds?


How to present over Zoom

Our top tips on videoconferencing 

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Planning a presentation

See our advice on how to plan successful presentations

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How to speak and have people listen!

Advice from Economists in the Public Eye

What advice do some of the UK’s top economics communicators have for their fellow economists? 

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Five tips for economists on camera

5 great tips for interviews on camera!

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Useful Links

Courtney Martin at TEDwoman 2015

TED Talks give their advice for giving a great speech

12 pieces of advice for giving talks that have impact

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Public Speaking

The Science of a Great TED

What makes a speech go viral?

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How to Give and Academic Talk

Paul Edward of MIT gives his advice

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Bank Underground

Enhancing understanding of central banks through better communications

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Marina Della Giusta

Economists and Scientists on Twitter: A Tale of Two Styles?

Dr Marina Della Giusta, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Reading, discusses how economists can use social media to get the public more involved in economics.

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The Trouble with Fake News

Michele Belot, Professor of Economics at the European University Institute, argues that the problem posed by ‘fake news’ lies not in fake facts, which can be easily checked, but in the misleading interpretation of those facts.

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How to Start Strong and End Powerfully

How to Start Strong and End Powerfully

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Benjamin Bratton: We need to talk about TED

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster

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Presenting with impact

Mark Reed at Fast Track Impact explains how to make the most out of your presentation

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