Guest post by Kayt Sukel
Type “self-promotion” into the search field of Dictionary.com and you’ll be rewarded with the following definition:
self-pro·mo·tion, noun, plural noun: self-promotions
- the action of promoting or publicizing oneself or one’s activities, especially in a forceful way.
“she’s guilty of criminally bad taste and shameless self-promotion”
Yasmin Hurd, the Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine, said it’s a definition that can make you take a step back.
“The word for me is a bit of a problem,” she said, as part of the panel discussion regarding the art and science of effective self-promotion at the Celebration of Women in Neuroscience luncheon at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting this week. “Did I get asked to present today because of my criminally bad taste? I hope not!” Continue reading