Workshop ‘Pitching your research’

Participants search for the essence of their story

Target audience: researchers (or anyone who wants to quickly wow their audience).

Aim: the participants learn to give a clear and convincing 1-minute presentation of their research, tailored to their target audience (a 3-minute version is also possible).

Approach: a combination of theory, practical exercises and inspiring cases. We will be using research examples from the participants themselves, which we will have requested beforehand and have incorporated in the workshop. The participants will present their own research during this workshop.

Participants: preferably no more than 15 for an optimal group interaction, but we also work with larger groups (e.g. 40 participants).

Language: Dutch, English or Spanish.

Location: we come to your organization. (This workshop is also available online)

Trainers: Hans Van de Water or Toon Verlinden.

The progress all candidates made in a single day was truly AMAZING. – Andy Gijbels, Managing director at eonX an winner of the Flemish PhD Cup 2016

1 minute

Explaining your research in just 1 minute? Why not! And why should you? Already within 1 minute your audience will have decided whether to keep listening or not.

Should you be interesting? Well, of course! As a researcher, when giving a talk, presenting a poster or having a simple conversation, you can always use more support, new ideas or extra funding. This workshop will teach you to get non-experts excited for your research within just 1 minute.

(We can also focus on delivering 3-minute pitches, if needed)

Half or full day

Have your choice of a half (3 hours) or full day (6 hours, lunch break time not included).

The 6-hour workshop delves deeper into different techniques and leaves more room for practice. In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to apply the tips from the workshop to deliver their 1-minute presentation a second time and receive personalized feedback.

Workshop content

In this workshop we will cover these topics:

  • Structure: how should I build up my pitch? What is the difference between a formal and informal pitch?
  • Attention: how can I make my pitch interesting for my audience?
  • Simple: how can I simplify a complex story for my audience to understand?
  • Interaction: how can I get my audience involved and draw questions from them?
  • Body language and voice: how can I best use these to make my message come across?
  • Slides: should I use slides or a different object to draw people’s attention?


Non-profit organizations (including educational and research institutions) receive a 10% discount:

  • 3h workshop: € 990 excl. tax (1.197 incl. tax)
  • 6h workshop: € 1.440 excl. tax (1.742 incl. tax)

Standard price:

  • 3h workshop: € 1.100 excl. tax (1.331 incl. tax)
  • 6h workshop: € 1.600 excl. tax (1.936 incl. tax)

(prices do not include transportation cost per train departing from Antwerp)

 10% discount for an online workshop  Do you want to organise the workshop online? That’s possible! You’ll even get 10% discount. Not because the participants will get less value out of it, but simply because it saves us time in transport.

Please tell me more about the workshop

Workshop + book

Our book ‘The floor is yours’ follows the same ‘story – show – slides’ structure of the workshop. It includes many extra examples and handy tools. The workshop + book combination ensures the biggest impact on the participants.

Price per book as part of the workshop: € 18 excl. tax (€ 19,08 incl. tax, instead of € 25,99 normal price).

The Floor is Yours offers you the DOs and DON’Ts of sharing your story. A must-read. – Koenraad Debackere, Professor Economy and Business Administration KU Leuven

Easy to read, and funny too. Essential reading for anyone who wants to learn to present a complex message in a clear and convincing manner. – Jan-Willem Toering, Director Royal Netherlands Chemical Society, KNCV

More information. Download the preview version.

Optional: feedback session

One or two weeks after the workshop (3h or 6h workshop) the participants will give their own presentation and receive feedback from us. Together we will discuss what else can be improved in their slides, story and/or performance. This session is fully optional, but past experience has shown this to be of great value to the participants.

A 3-hour feedback session comes to € 650 (excl. tax and transportation).

Schedule a workshop

Interested in one of our workshops? Get in touch and let us tailor a workshop especially for the needs and wishes of your organization.

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