The Nest

Sharing thoughts on technical topics.


On Training

Want corporate training that works? Focus on the learner, not the content.

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Speaking in Code

Illuminating the Truth - Part II: Plain Language

The value of plain language in technical communication.

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Illuminating the Truth - Part I: The Amygdala

An understanding of the physiologic response to perceived threats informs risk communication strategy.

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Context is Everything

A search to confirm a quote illustrates the importance of context.

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Opium Poppy

Swallowing the Red Pill

Misquotation of a 5-sentence Letter to the Editor fueled the opioid epidemic.

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An effective scientist is both a subject matter expert and a skilled communicator.

Renee Hartsook PhD DABT Owner, Takmos LLC