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 from the spotlights. If we could give one ultimate performance tip, (aside from always wearing a smile), it would be: Take your place front and center. Try to stand as…

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 minutes and persuade the jury, first during the semi-finals and later during the final round. On October 6, eight finalists will be battling it out for that one coveted trophy….

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 hands. So here it is: a new blog post listing some science podcasts we think you should be listening to. Perfect for during one of those mind-numbing tasks (manually copying…

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 calls out ‘STOP!’ He asks the audience to write down what impression they have of you. What do you think will be on their papers? This may seem quite far-fetched,…