• Online presentations follow their own set of rules and you’d better get the hang of them

    Online presentations are quickly gaining a bad reputation. Take a look at the following email, for example, that recently made its way into our mailbox: "The …

    Read more

  • How do you get your online audience to respond?

    Tell me if this sounds familiar: You are presenting an online class or talk and you ask your audience a question. You wait, and wait …

    Read more

  • More warmth in your online presentations

    I had been talking in front of the webcam for the past half hour. Three participants had asked a question in the chat box, but …

    Read more

  • A lazy researcher fills his slides with a lot of text

    One of the reasons why researchers are often hesitant to apply our tips is because they think it will come across as lazy. A single …

    Read more

  • Presenting your PhD in 20 minutes: how do you get started?

    “One of the best presentations seen in Corona times.” This sentence comes from the jury report, following the PhD defense of Elien Bellon (KU Leuven). …

    Read more

  • Zoom deserves a second chance

    Video conferencing tool Zoom was placed under strict restrictions or even outright banned at most Flemish academic institutions in April 2020. The reasons for this had …

    Read more

  • Sociology has the most difficult jargon

    From chemistry to literary history and from nursing to physics. They each have their specific jargon, but do you know which has the most difficult …

    Read more

  • ‘I almost felt like a rock star’

    The impact of Antonella Fioravanti’s killer presentation Can a great presentation change your life? Yes, it can! In 2018, Molecular Biologist Antonella Fioravanti presented her research …

    Read more

  • Presenting online? Bring the essence and only the essence

    Recently we’ve transitioned to also hosting all our workshops online. That is going well and we continue to learn new things along the way. From …

    Read more

  • Online presentations: how do you get started?

    Currently, all meetings, classes and conferences have been suspended. Fortunately, there are plenty of online tools that allow us to continue to communicate with each …

    Read more

  • Science is boring

    ‘Science is boring’, says biologist and science communicator Sally Le Page in her YouTube video. Because as a scientist, you spend most of your days …

    Read more

  • Here is how to create a new presentation (step by step) – Part 2

    Recently I wanted to give our media workshop a full makeover. Not just revise several slides, but completely rebuild things from the bottom up. Let me share …

    Read more

  • Here is how to create a new presentation (step by step) – Part 1

    Recently I wanted to give our media workshop a full makeover. Not just revise several slides, but completely rebuild things from the bottom up. Let me share …

    Read more

  • How you can outperform a Nobel Prize winner

    Imagine having the opportunity to share the stage with one of your ultimate heroes, someone you really look up to. And your presentation follows theirs. …

    Read more

  • Take your place front and center

    Giving a talk takes courage. The spotlight is on you, and instinctively many presenters simply want to hide away behind their laptop or lectern. Away …

    Read more

  • Winning the PhD Cup? 5 insider tips

    Many PhD graduates dream of winning the Flemish PhD Cup. But no pain, no gain! They will need to explain their research in under three …

    Read more

  • Tackle the world (and your presentation) as is

    ‘Tackle the world as is.’ The person standing next to me is Tom, he is a freerunner and my guide during an initiation to the …

    Read more

  • Science podcasts you should be listening to

    It’s summer. It’s quiet down the corridors, email traffic has slowed down and you may have found yourself with some added free time on your …

    Read more

  • 8 body language signals to avoid!

    You’re on stage, ready to utter the first word of your presentation. When all of a sudden, someone veers up from the first row and …

    Read more

  • 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 …

    Read more

  • What if your supervisor or boss isn’t big on clear presentations?

    Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’ve been working as a doctoral researcher for several months now. And after having attended a series of seminars …

    Read more

  • How a five-minute presentation changed our lives

    If anyone tells us that presentations don’t make an impact, we answer them about the five-minute presentation that changed our lives. This is the story …

    Read more