Presents an Interactive 4-Webinar Online Course

Special Professional Development Opportunity for Scientists *

(* no travel, social distancing, or masks required)

Do you ever...  

  • Get glazed looks from your audience when you're giving a talk?
  • Notice listeners not paying attention while you describe your work?
  • Ask if there are questions but get no response when you finish speaking?

What if you could...  

Confidently develop and deliver engaging presentations and consistently get positive feedback from listeners?

You can become a skilled communicator using jargon-free language that engages your most important stakeholders without “dumbing it down”. 

Transforming into a confident, effective communicator is within reach. 


A highly-reviewed, interactive online course built specifically for scientists and engineers and delivered by an expert, experienced instructor:

"How to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Any Audience"

I'm In!

Space is limited and deadline is approaching. This course sold out last year.

In this course, you'll get: 

  • 4 live, one-hour webinars with Q&A to immediately address any questions or need for clarification
  • Recordings of all group sessions to watch or re-watch at your convenience
  • 2 rounds of student self-recording of videos with feedback to practice and refine course concepts  
  • Responsive email support to address any questions or issues arising between sessions  
  • 1 at-home exercise and personalized instructor comments to address your particular challenges and reinforce what you're learning

What course graduates are saying...

"I use the skills you taught me every day."

Kathleen Hefferon, PhD

Faculty Member

"Already today I had the chance to apply some of the strategies that you talked about, and the improvement was incredible. Instead of the usual glazed looks, my visitors had sparks in their eyes and even complimented me on how well I explain."

Nir Fluman, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

"My grant was selected for 3 years of funding by the Tobacco-Related Disease Program!! Thanks Mark! I used some of your communication tips in writing a lay abstract for this grant. Obviously helped!"

Kelli Malott

PhD Candidate, Predoctoral Fellow

What you'll learn:

  • The specific methodology for structuring your talks to build your confidence and raise your comfort level when communicating, regardless of your audience
  • Tested and proven insider techniques for identifying how to connect with listeners before you even start developing your presentation so you can concisely describe the importance of your work in ways that resonate and engage, gaining understanding and increasing support 
  • How to boil down explanations of your work to the essentials, enabling you to communicate in various formats - from tweets to elevator pitches - so you can increase your likelihood of getting funding or buy-in while preserving accuracy

Course size will be capped. Register now to guarantee your space.

About your instructor:

I'm Mark Bayer, and I created this training course specifically for scientists and engineers. It's based on my:

  • 20 years of mentoring scientists in communication and policy
  • Experience teaching hundreds of scientists and engineers in this course, during my in-person workshops, and through my one-on-one consulting sessions
  • Service as Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives during two decades working in Congress

Clockwise from top; Running a workshop for incoming AAAS Science and Technology Fellows; Leading a workshop at March for Science's national conference; Guest lecturing at Cornell's Science Policy Bootcamp; Presenting during a panel for March for Science

A bit more about me:

  • Workshop Presenter and Keynote Speaker: I teach grad students, PhDs, Postdocs and industry scientists the tools to "Connect Before You Communicate"™ and shape their message to suit the specifics of their audience. I've provided training for AAAS, Alda Center for Communicating Science, MassBioEd, Cornell, UChicago, Carnegie Mellon, UNC-Chapel Hill, Optical Society of America, March for Science, and many others.  
  • Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate and House of Representives. I routinely and rapidly boiled down complex legislative proposals, explaining them in clear, compelling ways to Members of Congress and journalists at The New York Times, The Washingon Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, AP, and other major media outlets.
  • Management Consultant at PwC. I wrote speeches and communication pieces for agency leaders in the DC government, prompting one to make me an unsolicited job offer to be the agency's communication director.

Course size

To ensure each student receives personalized attention during this small group program, only 30 students will be accepted. If more than 30 apply, additional students will be placed on a waiting list.

This course sold out last year.

"University of California, Irvine's S.T.E.M students raved about Mark's online course.

His course has quickly become a favorite online course for Science Communication.

Mark went above and beyond to ensure that every student was engaged in learning by helping them manage their communication fears."

Reserve your spot - space is limited.