What to expect

We guide you from idea to passionate presentation full of interaction

  • During a pysical workshop of one day, Ben Verhoeven teaches you all secrets of an impactful presentation. How can you catch the attention of your audience? How can you be confident on stage? Ben uses techniques from impro theatre to make you interact with your audience in a natural way.

  • After that, you will work on your own presentation with or without slides, and you will rehearse the first couple of minutes.

  • But you’re not on your own in the process: you can repeat the most important lessons online and watch some inspiring examples

  • And then, it’s time to get real! In a small group, you will gather for half a day for a tryout of your presentation. You lift each other up to a higher level and you get some final tips and feedback from Ben


Ben Verhoeven

Ben Verhoeven is doctor in Linguistics and improviser. During his research career, he found inspiration and techniques in improvisation theater to move away from the typical research lecture. With ERLNMYR he passes on that knowledge and passion to researchers.

What's in it for you?

  • Learn to tell a story

    Discover the story that is hidden in your research and use it for project applications, articles, and presentations

  • Feel confident on stage

    Discover your charisma and learn to connect with your audience

  • Prepare for your future

    Whether it is as an academic, freelancer, or in a private company: presentation skills can be useful in many professional contexts

Something for you?

  • Are you a researcher or science communicator?

  • Do you want to share your research with a broad audience, on stage?

  • Are you ready to take the stage in Brussels on February 26 and March 29?


Creative and well-balanced science communication

The SciComm Academy is an initiative by SciMingo. We are a Brussels-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering creative & well-balanced science communication. Our aim is to encourage scientists to share their research with the world, and guide them in that process.

You might know us from projects such as the Flemish Dissertation Award (Vlaamse Scriptieprijs), Flemish PhD Cup (Vlaamse PhD Cup) and Science Figured Out. Find out more at scimingo.eu

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