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…

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 other remotely. But giving an online presentation is quite different from speaking to an actual audience. How do you get started? And how do you ensure that your message sticks…