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 still I began to doubt myself. What about the others? Were they following along? Is what I was sharing interesting enough? Recognize this self-doubt during an online presentation or meeting?…

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 been piling up for some time, but an important factor was a meeting of academic staff from several Flemish universities that had been hacked and where all participants were…

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 jargon of them all? Sociology. That’s because its jargon is hidden. Is this also the case in your field? You may not have expected sociology to be at the top…

‘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 at the VIB Seminar, in front of 1,000 people. She won the public award and many other prizes after that, including the Eos Pipet 2020. But what made…