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29 May 2019
Science communication webinar
How to communicate about science? How to promote it without deforming it? Each week, Science magazine organises a webinar aimed at scientists. On the 29th May, the topic of discussion was science communication.
This round table filmed in Washington, was hosted by Sean Sanders, Ph.D. Amongst his panel of experts: Alexia Youknovsky, founder and CEO of Agent Majeur, Laura Lindenfeld, Ph.D. (Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science), Laura Helmuth, Ph.D. (The Washington Post) and Matthew S. Savoca, Ph.D. (Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University).
Supported by the Fondation IPSEN, this hour-long webinar will provide you with advice on how to better communicate to your peers and the general public.
The recorded version of the webinar is still available: all you need to do is sign up with your e-mail address on the Science magazine website.
04 Mar. 2019
A gentle southern breeze just hit Agent Majeur
Architect and researcher in sustainable development, Alessandra has multiple strings to her bow. Originally from North Italy, she packed her bags for London for five years before joining the Agent Majeur team. Driven by a constant desire to learn, she is integrating our team for a 6-month internship to validate her certificate in Construction of a cultural outreach project and scientific and technical communication at the CNAM in Paris.
At ease with the visual and technical aspects of communication, Alessandra’s project is double-sided. She will help us reinforce our search engine optimisation (SEO) to improve our international visibility on the web. And, with her graphic design skills, she will collaborate on development of communication aids in English – the content of which is still secret!
“I want to involve myself in a practical experience, in which I can make full use of my interest in science communication. I have always been passionate about finding new and original ideas to make a complex subject more accessible”.
23 Jul. 2018
Agent Majeur just turned 10 years old!
As the years go by, Agent Majeur keeps on growing. To celebrate our 10th birthday, the team has organised an evening on the theme of fake news. In our Paris offices, we created a workshop to create our own fake news, we put together a fake news quiz, scattered the place with mind-bending presents and handed out plenty of “real” champagne. As for our guests, fake celebrities like Stromae and the Queen of England rubbed shoulders with us on our red carpet so that we could immortalise the moment with a photo.
At the origin of our longevity are two essential notions: trust and pleasure. Our clients trust that is renewed over the years and trust in ourselves; in our capacity to step up to each new challenge. The other vital ingredient: pleasure! The pleasure to work with people who are passionate about their job, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative project leaders… and the pleasure to own our ability to work with audacity and a curiosity of complex subjects, at the forefront of technology.
Thank you to all those who came to celebrate our birthday: we were very happy to have you here. And that isn’t fake news!
22 Jan. 2018
No to Brexit, long live Brintam!
European friendship still has some good years left ahead. Instead of Brexit (British exit), Agent Majeur prefers the Brintam (British into Agent Majeur): our team has just been reinforced this month with a new component and our new recruit is British!
James is a doctor in molecular biology and has a masters in Science Media Production from Imperial College London. As a science journalist, he has worked in interaction with numerous public and industrial laboratories in Europe. He has also worked in TV production in both Paris and London on programmes for the BBC and Discovery Channel.
An experienced writer for science communication companies and science expert on the small screen, James has recently joined the Agent Majeur team. His new challenge? To help scientists effectively communicate their work. “The world of science communication is constantly growing in our society and modern tools are making this more and more important. I want to be part of this new wave of specialists who mediate the interaction between science and the rest of the world”.
4 Jan. 2018
Agent Majeur is transformed
The caterpillars are still patiently waiting for the Spring flowers to appear before transforming into butterflies. Meanwhile, at Agent Majeur we have been making the most of the winter to change our look and show off our best colours.
We invite you to surf our brand new, totally refurbished website! You will still find all our previous content updated with a new visual identity, more user-friendly pages and a format better suited to smartphones thanks to an adaptable web page design.
As we all know, a new website can have several teething problems. Please do let us know if you come across any issues so that we may correct them as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you really like the new website then it would be lovely to hear from you.
Enjoy your visit.
4 Sept. 2017
New season, new recruit!
It’s back to work time in 2017 and Agent Majeur has acquired a new asset to develop our client portfolio: Modibo.
A basketball player for eight years, this 1.95-metre-tall sports devotee has parked his suitcase in our communications agency for a five-month internship as a business developer. Currently studying at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Modibo has chosen to take a gap year to build up some solid professional experience before the 2nd year of his Masters degree in Commercial Strategy and Negotiation Policy.
“I was looking for an internship as a business developer, preferably in a small company where I can be involved in a bit of everything. Working for a communications agency spiked my interest and the fact that the clients are large research groups seemed like a nice challenge to conquer.”
In the future, this gutsy young man is envisaging himself as marketing director of an international company or the head of his own business!
6 Mar. 2017
Recruitment at Agent Majeur
With the good weather on its way, Agent Majeur is expanding its team by welcoming in a new recruit: Gwenaëlle, science communications consultant.
With three years’ experience in public engagement working with children and teenagers, Gwenaëlle has always nurtured a taste for scientific knowledge and sharing it with others. Educated at the crossroads between several scientific disciplines (biology, ecology, sociology and cartography), she has joined the team at Agent Majeur to support our clients in their communication projects: written/oral communication, technical writing and the development of site tours.
“I enjoy constantly learning new things and immersing myself in scientific studies, which are sometimes very complex. I find that successfully explaining all this to others in a simple way, is extremely gratifying and a great way of disseminating scientific knowledge.”
28 Feb. 2017
Fiesta at the office
To celebrate the 9th birthday of the agency, Agent Majeur opened our offices to clients and partners. On the menu: canapés, organic wine tasting, wine culture quiz and a photo booth. Thanks to everyone for this fantastic evening, we had a great time!
See you next year for our 10th birthday? 😉
16 Jan. 2017
Afterwork: Agent Majeur celebrates its 9th birthday
Agent Majeur is growing! Our science communications agency will be heading into its tenth year in stunning, brand new offices. So why don’t you come celebrate with us?
There are loads of great reasons to come join us: to celebrate Agent Majeur’s 9th birthday, discover our new premises and take part in our housewarming. But also, to meet the whole team, discuss new projects, laugh, discuss, share, taste good wine, play some fun games, meet pleasant new people, have a photo taken, listen to good music and most of all… have a great time together!
We will be expecting you on Tuesday 28th February from 6PM for a relaxed after work evening in the Agent Majeur premises, a short walk from Bon Marché – 5 Rue Rousselet, 75007, Paris. Sign up quickly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, places are limited!
25 Nov. 2016
Science communication workshops
Want to arouse an interest in your teams for science communication? We offer lectures and workshops in short formats to train participants how to improve oral and written communication. Both accessible and useful, science communication workshops will help you discover communication techniques and to discuss how you may apply them. Lasting two hours, they are designed for groups of 10 to 15 people.
To complement these workshops, we present conferences on science communication for audiences of up to 200 people (duration: 45 minutes). You can choose a theme or combine several over the same day. In the case of large-scale events, we can provide up to six speakers per day.
Are you interested in science communication workshops and conferences? Discover all our offers on this page. Feel free to propose any themes that you could be adapted to suit your needs.
Conference: find your message
The message is the backbone of any communications activity! Alexia Benichou, science communication specialist and founder of Agent Majeur, will present a conference on the theme “Communication: find your message” to be held on 29th March in Paris at “Paris Region Entreprises”.
To begin her talk, Alexia will present good practises of effective oral and written communication – whatever the context. She will focus on the importance of the message in communication and the need to define it whilst considering your objectives and the expectations of your audience.
You will discover a tool to help you devise appropriate messages. You can then verify whether the chosen message is adequate for the communications activity you are preparing: grant proposal, sales pitch, oral presentation, face-to-face exchanges, print or web etc.
Attend Alexia Benichou’s conference on 29th March 2016 at “Paris Region Entreprises”, 11 Rue Cambrai, 75019, Paris.
14 Dec. 2015
Communication training courses in Quebec
Over the past year, the Quebec Metropolitan Technology Park chose communication training programmes by Agent Majeur. Their selection was integrated into a support programme that will be offered to organisations within the Technology Park in collaboration with “Emploi-Québec”.
In 2015, four modules were provided: “Convince in 15 minutes, Negotiate to defend your interests, Present an innovation in 3 minutes and Succeed in meetings”. In 2016, the training offered will be expanded by adding the programme “Creating impactful PowerPoint slides”, available in January and March.
The content and format of these modules have been adapted in collaboration with our partner, based in Quebec, to better cater for the needs of local science and technology companies.
Find out more about our training courses in Canada.
8 Sept. 2014
Agent Majeur in Canada
Some of our clients have branches all over the world. To guarantee them the same level of service wherever they may be, Agent Majeur is going international!
Until now training courses provided by Agent Majeur were available across Europe and organised from France. To prioritise a close relationship with our clients, Agent Majeur is exporting over the Atlantic. The first step: Canada, in particular Quebec, and Yukon. From September our science communication training courses are available there in French or English.
To find out more, contact us
21 Oct. 2013
Static or animated, illustrations integrated into a written or oral communication piece have an unbeatable capacity for clarification. That is exactly why we have recently added a scientific illustrator to our ranks. With over 15 years of experience in the world of scientific research, his visuals have been used to illustrate online articles, scientific conferences and a range of documents.
To work with a scientific illustrator, it is first necessary to outline a design brief. Describing the visual to illustrate with the help of text or a sketch, the brief should be adapted to your communication objectives and the target audience. For an animated illustration we advise you to add more detail, in the form of a scenario, to the different steps of the animation.
The design brief can be produced by yourselves or by our consultants. Indeed, when the illustration is intended to complete a written project, it is wise to allow the writer to directly organise the interaction with the scientific illustrator.
1 May 2013
Morning site tours
Agent Majeur will be giving an Opticsvalley morning presentation on the theme of “Successful guided tours: open the doors to your laboratory or factory and enhance your expertise”, on Tuesday 11th June at Palaiseau.
For those who accommodate clients, partners and students, guided tours provide a special moment to establish a direct relationship with your contacts, present your facilities and showcase your work. In our morning talk at Opticsvalley we will touch upon some of the particularities of guided tours and ways of making the exchange with visitors more successful.
This conference will be held at 11:30 to 12:30 on the premises of Opticsvalley – 35 boulevard Nicolas Samson, 91120 Palaiseau (RER: Palaiseau-Villebon).
20 Apr. 2013
Agent Majeur selected
Eurocopter chose Agent Majeur to participate in a work session with the theme “Business Innovation Ecosystem”, on the 17th and 18th April this year in Marseille. The objective of this workshop was to create new products and services corresponding to challenges often met by Eurocopter clients in the environmental field.
Our selection took place after responding to an innovation competition organised in February by Pacte PME. Agent Majeur, a science communications agency, outlined a proposal that applies our skills in guided tours. The major stake for Agent Majeur, as with the other SMEs selected, is support from Eurocopter in its international development.
1 Feb. 2013
Whilst the big corporations are publishing their annual results for 2012, Agent Majeur is also completing its yearly review. For this we need to look at the satisfaction of clients we’ve trained over the past year.
Three months after each of our sessions, we send an e-mail to participants to evaluate whether their training session was useful to them. With time to reflect and put skills into practise, 97% responded saying that they progressed thanks to our training course and they would recommend it to others.
4 Dec. 2012
Guided tours breakfast session
On Tuesday 4th December 2012, Agent Majeur will hold a breakfast session on the theme “Guided tours: opening the doors to your laboratory, factory, company museum and enhance your know-how”.
For those who accommodate clients, partners and students, guided tours provide a special moment to establish a direct relationship with your contacts, showcase your work and present your facilities. What are the particularities of guided tours? How can you make your exchange with visitors more successful?
This event will be held at l’Hôtel de l’Arcade, 9 Rue de l’Arcade, 75008 Paris (Metro: Madeleine)