Meet the team

We are Toon Verlinden and Hans Van de Water, presentation coaches and expert in scientific communication. Together we set up the company The Floor is Yours in 2012. Because ‘life is too short for bad presentations’, right? We have since trained thousands of researchers and professionals in Europe and beyond.

In addition to giving workshops, we support organizations who want to learn how to communicate complex messages in a clear and convincing way.

Toon Verlinden is also a freelance scientific and travel journalist. He organizes Sound of Science, the biggest open air science festival in Belgium.

Hans Van de Water is the founder of the Battle of the Scientists, an amazing show where researchers present their work to primary school children. The kids give feedback and vote for the best presentation. We organize battles in Dutch, English and French.

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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. Discover the story behind The Floor is Yours.