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…

Presenting to kids, how do you do that?

In a famous quote, Einstein said that ‘If you can’t explain it to a 6 year old, you don’t understand it yourself.’ Have you ever tried to explain your research or project to a 6 year old? Is presenting to kids all that different from presenting to adults? Not really. The tips that we discuss…

PechaKucha: the dream of any audience

A world without boring PowerPoint presentations? It may sometimes feel like less of a struggle combatting climate change, than teaching speakers to give strong presentations. Fortunately there is a method that is almost guaranteed to produce powerful presentations. Its name: PechaKucha. Click on the video below to see me demonstrate this. In Venice, I had the…