De grondregels voor een geslaagde presentatie zijn voor de academische wereld zowel als voor de commerciële sector gelijk. Spreken voor publiek gaat vooral om het maken van een verbinding met je toehoorders.
Onze Engelstalige presentatie trainingen vinden plaats in opdracht van internationaal georiënteerde Universiteiten en bedrijven. Uiteraard zijn de programma’s ook in een Nederlandstalige versie beschikbaar.
Het verbeteren van je presentatie vaardigheden is een persoonlijk proces waaraan je het beste werkt in kleine groepen of tijdens individuele sessies.
Presenting Research Proposals
As it gets more and more important for scientists to be able to talk about their research in a clear an engaging way, a course in presentation skills turns out to be very useful and relevant. At Maastricht University and the TU in Delft we train young researchers in presenting their research proposal in front of a committee that could grant them a Veni or Vidi grant, 250.000 to 800.00 euro's each. In the past five years, our candidates obtained more then 15 million euro's for their research projects.
'I did a presentation skills training to prepare for a grant interview. The course was very fruitful. The trainers are able to give useful and constructive feedback in a way that you leave the training with sufficient self-confidence to actually look forward to the interview.
Neelke Doorn (Veni laureate)
Assistant Professor bij Delft University of Technology
'I have followed the presentation skills training at VANAFNUL training to prepare for my VIDI grant interview. The personal way of working, exploring and testing different options and freely discussing the best way of presenting only the most essential information has surely contributed to my succes in securing this research grant,
Joris Hoeks (Vidi laureate)
Assistant professor at Maastricht University
The advice John gave about presentation skills was inspiring and incredibly helpful.
He gives a wonderfully detailed analysis of the bad habits you don’t even realise you have. I have continued to use many of his tips ever since'
Anna Harris (ERC laureate)
Assistant professor Department of Technology and Society Studies | Maastricht University
As a researcher I am confident about the science I do, nevertheless presenting an idea or results requires different skills. Practise makes master, but I was given an head start here. Monique and John, thank you for leading me through the art of catching and maintaining the attention of an audience !'
Atilla Geresdi (Veni laureate)
postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft
'John en Monique hebben een persoonlijke benadering; ze werken vanuit de persoon en proberen die naar een hoger niveau te tillen. Geen zweverige opmerkingen, maar direct en concreet advies om je presentatieskills te verbeteren'
Rick Crutzen (Veni laureate)
Assistant Professor at Maastricht University
'I participated in the presentation skills training by John Rouvroye and Monique Colen. I find it an excellent course which is extremely useful, not just in science but in life in general. In fact, I took the opportunity to do it twice and it was a great chance for me to practice the skills I obtained there the first time. I strongly recommend to anyone who wishes to improve his communication skills to join this training. I am convinced that the skills, tips and personal advices that you will obtain will stay with you long after the training will end or your specific goal has been achieved '
Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov (Vidi laureate)
Associate Professor at Maastricht University.
John is the presentation whisper. He combines his knowledge and experience in coaching individual performances with his own curiosity on your initiative. The result is nothing less than bringing your work to the next level'
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Real Estate
I took the presentation skills training as part of a workshop on grant applications. What I particularly liked about the training was the detailed feedback I received, both in class and via the video that was made. Also, the trainer (John) has good knowledge on the specifics of the presentations needed for a grant application. I can warmly recommend this training.
Assistant Professor in finance at Maastricht University
I attended the training course given by John and Monique for preparing my final interview for the VENI research grant (250 k€). They drew my attention on the important aspects that are needed to become more confident and give an effective presentation. I would certainly recommend this training course. It was very helpful and eventually I was successful in being awarded the grant.'
Danielle Cavallo (Veni laureate)
Post-Doc at TU Delft
I followed a presentation skills training as a preparation for my VENI grant interview. I have learned a new, refreshing perspective on starting presentations and how to attract the attention of the audience. I also liked that the training was not only focused on content, but also on how to use your voice, how to adapt the speed of talking and emphasis. Skills that I continue to improve and that I am also applying in other presentations and situations! I can fully recommend this training.
Dr. Heidi Jacobs (Veni laureate)
Postdoc researcher Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences School for Mental Health and Neurosciences
Division Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Alzheimer Center Limburg
'John is an expert in his field. John is innovative and creative, which are two of the most important competences.'
policy advisor Maastricht University
Als iemand met enkele jaren onderwijservaring en publieke optredens live op de radio en televisie, had ik nooit gedacht een training nodig te hebben voor mijn presentatievaardigheden. John Rouvroye & Monique Colen bewezen echter het tegendeel. Het valt niet mee 4 jaar onderzoek in 5 minuten te presenteren aan een kritische commissie. De training die ik van John en Monique kreeg bleek zeer nuttig te zijn in het overtuigen van de Veni-commissie om mij 250,000 onderzoeksgeld toe te vertrouwen. Ik beveel deze training dan ook van harte aan. Ook als je denkt het goed te kunnen, kan het geen kwaad om dat even te checken.
Behnam Taebi (Veni laureate)
Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
I worked with John in preparation of my VENI interview, and his advice on how to create an image in the head of the audience was enlightening and improved my presentation to a great extent. He also coordinated a presentation workshop at our PhD conference (SHE Academy), where he showed that he is able to translate his training easily to researchers from non-Western cultures. I was very impressed by that. The versatility in his training is impressive; from elevator pitches and PhD defenses to lecturing (to name a few). '
Anique de Bruin (Veni laureate)
Associate professor at Maastricht University
Anique de Bruin
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a course for International Businesses
Success, whether it be in business, public affairs or academia, often hinges on whether the delivery of a message has spurred the other party into action. In our world of information overload, simply being heard is not enough. In the precious time that you have their attention you need to convince your audience of your take on reality and the role you would like them to play in it. How do you achieve this? You do not just speak to them, you engage and persuade them.
This professional course in Persuasive Spokesmanship combines theoretical and practical tools for public speaking with insights into the psychology of persuasion.
The course serves the needs of the workplace with a number of short interactive (2 hours) modules taught ‘on site’ over a period of 3 to 4 month, either individually, in duos or in in small groups (max. 8 people). This way people can put their newly acquired skills into practice without the need to travel, or spend whole days on a training.
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