21 October 2022
campus Diepenbeek


As a scientist and researcher, it is key to convey complex subject matter to your audience as clearly as possible. The principles of storytelling offer a scientifically supported method to ensure that your message gets across. But a good discourse also requires a well-crafted form. Avoid "death by PowerPoint" by having a well-designed presentation and ditto execution. This workshop, by Aris & Totell en Dr. Martijn Mertens, will provide you with all the ingredients for a successful presentation and a standing ovation. 

Learning outcomes

After having attended this workshop, participants will ...

  • master key storytelling principles and practical tools to build their own story,
  • know how to create interaction and keep the attention of their audience,
  • have received hands-on guidelines to translate their story into an attractive visual presentation (poster or PowerPoint),
  • have sharpened their public speaking and presentation skills.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • personal effectiveness:
    • Self-confidence
  • interpersonal competences:
    • oral communication
    • presentation skills
    • written communication
    • stakeholder awareness


For whom?

  • PhD students & postdocs who want to improve their communication and presentation skills
  • 15 places available

When and where?

  • October 21, 2022 - 9:30-16:00
  • campus Diepenbeek, room tbd


  • You can register here from August 18, 2022 on.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email in due time.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH: category 'research management & communication skills' - workshop on general communication skills
  • DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - one transferable skills course
  • DS ST: category 'scientific & generic communication' - course about scientific or generic communication
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