On becoming an expert cosmetic chemist
Here is the 5-minute, speed talk I did at the Midwest SCC November dinner meeting. The idea is that speakers get 5 minutes to talk about a topic. There must be 20 slides and the slides automatically move after 15 seconds. It’s really a challenging way to give a talk.
The topic I picked was just meant to encourage people to become experts at their chosen field and discussed the steps to do it. Essentially,
Step 1 - Develop a general knowledge of all cosmetic science then pick a niche to specialize in.
Step 2 - Share your expertise with the world by writing, giving talks, and communicating with people.
Step 3 - Continue to learn. The field is constantly changing and experts have to keep up.
Midwest SCC meeting
We had a total of 7 talks at the meeting and everyone did a great job getting their ideas across in only 5 minutes. I’m hoping this becomes a regular feature of the SCC meetings. I’d love to see a National SCC version of this.