This past May 2nd, Jean-luc Doumont gave an excellent workshop on his “three laws of communication”:
(1) Adapt to your Audience
(2) Maximize Signal-to-Noise
(3) Use Effective Redundancy
He gave numerous examples of how to apply each of these laws and demonstrated how they can be used to improve effectiveness of a oral presentation or scientific writing. He has numerous resources available for those interested in improving their communication skills.
You can download handouts for his various sessions from www.principiae.be/lectures.
His book, ‘Trees, maps, and theorems’, is an excellent guide to improving all aspects of communication www.treesmapsandtheorems.com