Moving the MRE in career stories

And no, I’m not talking about the kind of MRE you might see being opened in a YouTube video, I’m talking about the MRE that narrative researchers talk about, the Most Reportable Event. The moment in the story that the teller – if subconsciously – presents as the one to pay particular attention to.  Every …

Book review – Outliers

Now that I have finally gotten around to reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, I see why people have been telling me for years that I should read the thing! The book examines story structure, interrogating our ingrained ways of telling and hearing stories about success (and also failure). The big message: what we take to be …

Career Linguist (CL) Network

Announcing the launch of the Career Linguist (CL) Network: A community for career linguists to encourage and learn from one another; to support career development; and to stay inspired about the field of study that connects us! The CL network opens to the public on Feb 1st! About the platform The Mighty Networks platform enables …

Mackenzie Price at the campfire

  Mackenzie Price talks with us about how she works as a researcher and discourse analyst in the work that she does with the FrameWorks Institute, where she helps advocates tell more powerful stories about their issues, or as she puts it “guide them through a process of thinking about how the language that they …

Hannah Phinney at the campfire

  Hannah gives great perspective for anyone embarking on a new career, from the perspective of someone who has just started a new job herself, not just 4 months ago.  The conversation begins with a glimpse of a day in the life on the Bixby project at Samsung Research America – whose goal is to …

Julia McAnallen at the campfire

Thank you Julia for sharing a beautifully inspiring story of “leap and the net will appear.” Our conversation began with some great insight into the day-to-day of data analysis.  Julia shared some concrete examples which demonstrate the value of social listening – a subset of the textual analyses involved in market analysis –  including some …

Mackenzie Price will join us at the campfire 10/27

Our guest next Friday at the campfire will be Mackenzie Price, telling us about her work at the FrameWorks Institute, where she works with social change advocates to change the public conversation about their issues! this is how she describes the work on LinkedIn: As an experienced strategic communications researcher, trainer, and consultant, I work …

Serena Williams at the campfire

  Thank you to Serena and to guest host Jen Polk of From PhD to Life for a wonderfully elucidating campfire conversation.  We began with an exploration of localization, or work in culturally relevant translation!  Serena gave us some great illustrative examples and in-depth exploration of the skills that are needed to work as a …

Kathryn Ticknor at the Campfire

A wonderful conversation about health research, from the most engaging and inspirational Kathryn Ticknor! Check out her MEDx talk here: https://medicinex.stanford.edu/medx-speakers/kathryn-ticknor/ Find Kathryn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynticknor/ and on Twitter @ticktalkrock Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist. Linguists’ skills and …