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

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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Non-Profit targets neglected childhood disease

My good friend Dr. Robert Selliah’s nonprofit, American Medchem was in the news last week.

His non-profit is looking into hitherto untapped (ignored, really) R&D for rare childhood diseases.

Robert’s a great communicator, in that he is able to succinctly define the challenge at hand. I apologize for the poor video quality.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Communications

 

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