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    Inspiring others: prepare and deliver the best presentation of your life… every time

    Monday, 18 February, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 17:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    Inspiring others: prepare and deliver the best presentation of your life… every time

    How to captivate your audience, get your message across and avoid that no-one gets distracted while you are presenting? Conferences, workshops, interviews, competitions… you will face plenty of situations during your career where you need to present your work and convince your audience.

    This workshop will empower you, as a presenter, by concentrating on the fundamentals of effective communication: give focus to the message, reduce noise and build a structure that will allow your public to follow and remember your presentation. By means of an interactive approach, the training will introduce you to the five steps towards the best presentations:

    1. Brainstorm the main ideas
    2. Get the storyboard
    3. Build effective slides
    4. Stand out of the crowd and deliver your presentation
    5. Don’t be shy: questions are there to help


    The workshop takes place over 2.5 days: on the 18th and 22nd of February (9h to 17h) you will be working together with the coaches, familiarising yourself with the communication principles and applying them through exercises. On the last day we will agree on a date for a follow-up session, in smaller groups, where each participant will deliver a presentation in her/his field and receive detailed feedback.

    Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.

    Where: Campus Etterbeek - rooms to be confirmed

    Registration: (MAX. 15)


    Free of charge for PhD students

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
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