How to present online?

How can you hold your audience’s attention when presenting in front of a webcam? During this training you will learn what to pay attention to: from interaction, empathy, to eye contact.

We cover these topics

  • How do you hold your audience’s attention?
  • How do you make things interactive?
  • What do you say during the first minute and how should you end?
  • Which software should you use?
  • Can you use the same slides for online presentations?
  • How do you set up your own online studio?
  • How do you make a confident impression in front of the camera?
  • What is the importance of your voice?
  • How do you make eye contact with your audience?
  • Target audience

     

    Researchers, scientists, students and professionals, at universities, colleges, governments, companies and associations.

  • Language

     

    English or Dutch

  • Software

     

    We use Zoom or WebinarGeek, but we can also use other tools if requested.

  • Instructor

     

    Hans Van de Water or Toon Verlinden, science communication experts and founders of The Floor is Yours. They have already trained thousands of researchers and professionals in clear communication.

  • Approach

     

    Our workshops are always:

    Customized We adapt the content to the target group.

    Interactive We involve the participants and let them immediately try out our tips.

    Specific No endless chatter, but practical tips and recognizable examples.

Create your training

  • Workshop

    During the workshop, participants will receive our best presentation tips, with customized examples and practical exercises.

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  • Try-out session (optional)

    Knowing how to do it is one thing, but applying this to your own topic and getting immediate feedback will ensure the very best learning experience. We do this in a small group during the try-out session.

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  • Book (optional)

    Our book ‘The floor is yours: Because life is too short for bad presentations’ contains useful presentation tips and useful tools. It is an ideal addition to this workshop.

    More info below

Sample combinations

  • A half-day workshop with 12 participants, with one week later two try-out sessions in a smaller group (6 participants each).
  • A workshop from 9 am to 11 am, followed by 3 online try-out sessions in the afternoon with 6 participants per session.

The workshop

We offer our workshop How to present online? only online. You can choose between a short training up to 2 hours, or an extended one of 3 hours.

  • Online workshop

      • 1.5 – 2h

      • 1 – 250 participants

      • € 832,00

      • The basics. With recognizable examples and practical tips.
         

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      • 3h

      • Max. 15 participants

      • € 990,00

      • + More room for exercises and interaction
        + Participants give a 1-minute presentation and receive feedback

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All prices excluding VAT and excluding transport (if applicable)

Try-out session

We provide a try-out session the day itself or a few days after the workshop. In this way the participants will have the opportunity to process our tips from the workshop and really apply them to their own research or project. During the session they will give a brief presentation and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow participants.

The combination of the workshop and a try-out session generally produces the best results.

  • Online try-out session (live)

      • 1.5h

      • Max. 6 participants

      • € 300,00 / session

      • Participants present their topic and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow participants.

  • Video feedback

      • /

      • Individually

      • € 100,00 / person

      • Each participant sends us a video recording of a short presentation, possibly with slides.

        We record our feedback.

All prices excluding VAT and excluding transport (if applicable)

Book The Floor is Yours
 

The book ‘The floor is yours: Because life is too short short for bad presentations’ is the ideal addition to our workshops.

When you book a workshop, the book costs only € 20 per participant, instead of € 25.99 in stores. Also available in Dutch.

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What do the participants think?

  • Thank you for the many and, above all, instantly useful tips and guidelines. Applying those tips builds my confidence, which in turn helps me overcome the lack of visual feedback.

    Simon Vanlangendonck Researcher KU Leuven
  • I really liked that you called people by name/made contact/regularly asked if there were any questions. You effortlessly held my attention and I felt involved, which is something that is very rare during a digital session.

    Else Driehuis PhD Clinical Molecular Biology, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Thanks for the workshop, everyone was very enthusiastic about it.

    Miranda Tap Wageningen University & Research

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