Pitch your research

Need to explain your research or project to a jury or a large audience in one to three minutes? We will help you to find the essence and to convey it convincingly. Less is more!

We cover these topics

  • Structure how should I build up my pitch? What is the difference between a formal and informal pitch?
  • Simple how can I simplify a complex story for my audience to understand?
  • Attention how can I make my pitch interesting for my audience?
  • 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?
  • Target audience


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

  • Format


    Online, on location or blended learning. A half or full day, additional sessions are possible.

  • Language


    English or Dutch

  • Instructor


    Hans Van de Water or Erik Luijts. 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. Choose between a half or full-day workshop. A short 1 or 2-hour workshop is possible too. On location or online.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Sample combinations

  • A 2-hour online workshop, followed by two online try-out sessions in the afternoon.
  • A full day workshop, in combination with the book ‘The floor is yours’.

Try-out session

With a try-out session, 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 their pitch and receive feedback from the instructor and fellow participants.

The combination of the workshop and a try-out session generally produces the best results. We also offer video feedback which allows participants to process the feedback at their own pace.

Book The Floor is Yours

The book ‘The floor is yours: Because life is too short for bad presentations’ is the ideal addition to our workshops. It not only deals with the topics from the workshop, but also goes into more detail, provides additional examples and offers useful tools that the reader can implement right away.

More info about the book

What do the participants think?

  • The progress all candidates made in a single day was truly AMAZING.

    Andy Gijbels CEO Invenira and winner of the Flemish PhD Cup
  • We applied several of your tips and presented a terrific pitch! We felt absolutely confident, the structure was solid and we received only positive comments!

    It was not only a very interesting workshop but also 100% applicable! Keep up the good work, you have completely changed our vision of presenting!

    Jens Cloots Student Elektromechanics, KU Leuven
  • Explaining your research for the FWO in one minute is difficult. However, with the tips and tricks I learned in the workshop, I feel I am well prepared to defend my research to the fullest.

    Nicolas Leenaerts Researcher KU Leuven
  • The clear theoretical guidelines about how to structure your pitch and engage the audience in combination with the personal feedback on my very own pitch during the feedback session was extremely helpful. I now feel much more confident and well prepared for my pitch at FWO!

    Merle Kock Researcher KU Leuven

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