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,…

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…

Four steps to pitch your project

What is the best way to pitch your research or project? We already covered this in a previous post, but let’s now look at a very hands-on application, where we redesign a project flyer by BrEA in four steps.  The techniques we use can equally be used to pitch a project to an investor, when…

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…