Presentation performance: body performance and stress on stage

How do you give a confident impression on stage and in front of the webcam with stress raging through your body? Come discover our practical tips on body language, voice projection, and interaction. And get ready to implement each of those tips right away.

We cover these topics

  • Stress how to handle it
  • Body language on stage your hand and feet, what to do with them?
  • Your voice articulation, intonation, rhythm and volume
  • Online how to make a strong impression in front of the camera?
  • Your intro and closing moment what counts
  • Difficult questions the perfect answers
  • Preparation practice makes perfect (but how?)
  • 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, experienced presentation coach, science communication expert and founder of The Floor is Yours.

  • 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 version of one hour or two hours is possible too.

  • 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

  • An online workshop of half a day with 10 participants, followed by two try-out sessions in smaller groups a few days later.
  • 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 workshop tips and apply them to their own research or project. (5 participants, 1,5-2 hours per session)

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. We also offer optional video feedback.

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. 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. A ‘must read’ according to Jan-Willem Toering, director of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV).

More info about the book

What do the participants think?

  • Thanks to the The Floor is Yours presentation workshop the quality of the master’s thesis presentations has improved dramatically.

    Prof. Maarten Weyn Applied Engineering Sciences, University of Antwerp

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