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Six practical ways to make your research more influential

"I recently blogged about how researchers can positively channel emotion, to do relevant research that resonates deeply with our audience and spurs them into action. Not long after I wrote the blog, a researcher contacted me to ask for help with a powerful stakeholder who was blocking her research. Her next step was to inform her funders that the project couldn’t be delivered – unless I could help. I made a number of suggestions, and at the end, there was an awkward silence. Then she said, 'you know what, I think I might just be myself'."

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