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Explaining the ‘Valley of Death’ on the Hill, Robert gets applause

18 Apr

My friend Dr. Robert Selliah took his message to Capitol Hill in February, to talk of drug discovery – pediatric drugs, that is.

I’ve followed Robert’s work for some years now and often tell him what’s impressive is his knack of explaining biotech complexities in such as way that a lay person gets it. In my Public Speaking class, when I deal with a Manuscript Speech, I address how important it is to not let jargon and the ‘Haigspeak‘ creep in.

Here Robert deals with the thicket of drug discovery by light-heartedly cautioning the audience that some technical language was coming.  And he even threw in an analogy, comparing the ‘linear process’ of molecular discovery to making a movie. Nice touch!

Capitol Hill is stocked with technocrats, who probably know how to tune out speeches. I’m sure Robert kept them awake, tuned to his ‘movie’!

 

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2018 in Communications, Public Speaking

 

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One response to “Explaining the ‘Valley of Death’ on the Hill, Robert gets applause

  1. Theresa Selliah

    April 25, 2018 at 7:23 am

    That’s a great comment from Angelo. Keep up your good work. Be strong in Faith. God bless all what you’re doing.

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