Finish strong. That’s how you do it

Have you ever finished a presentation with an emergency landing? You’ve reached the end of your talk and are not quite sure how to round things off? ‘And that was my talk, thank you for listening.’ Cue lukewarm applause. Your audience is caught off-guard. Little did they know you were approaching the end of your…

Is presenting like TED for you?

Anything that is adored by some, will be dismissed by others. We saw this with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and today just as well with persons like Donald Trump or events such as TED conferences. I often hear researchers say they especially do not want to present like TED. If you have never heard…

Is there life after your PhD?

‘It’s hopeless,’ says Fons Leroy, head of the Flemish Employment Service VDAB, after having spoken with a couple of PhD students. ‘They don’t have a network.’ Being a scientist, you not only have to be an excellent researcher, but also be able to translate your knowledge to an audience that can be of service to…