Presenting and pitching your research

You’ll learn how to present information clearly and correctly while keeping the needs of your international audience in mind.

  • Flawless presentations
  • Know your audience
  • Hold the room
  • Marja makes your words work.
  • Lian
  • Mathilde
  • Rob
  • Joop
  • Marijke
  • Paul
  • Christine
  • Sanne
  • Suzanne
  • Janneke
  • Judith
  • David
  • Anouk
  • Peter
  • Annette
  • Karla
  • Sam
  • Eric
  • Philip
  • Jane
  • Marja
  • Sofieke
  • Marijke
  • Olet
  • Ellen

Practical information

Who is it for?

For researchers and scientists who need to give concise and persuasive presentations of their research in English to an international audience. Tip: we only recommend registering for this workshop if you already have a subject for a presentation. This is a tried-and-tested workshop: PhD students from VU Amsterdam, VU University Medical Center, Utrecht University and TU Delft, and employees of Sanquin and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) have all benefitted from our method.


  • Tuesday 8, 22 September, 6, 27 October, 3 November (no more places available)


10.00 - 12.30h






2 EC

Required course materials

You need a laptop to participate in this course.


The five-session, open-enrolment workshop in Presenting and Pitching your Research in English costs €495.

The exact cost for a private or in-company workshop will depend on your needs and the size of the group. Would you like to know more? Just fill in our contact form or call us on 020 - 598 64 20. We will be happy to make an appointment with you for a free consultation without any obligation.

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Presenting and pitching your research

If you are scheduled to speak at an international seminar, then you will need to use English at the very highest level. You will need to keep your audience riveted during your talk. Sometimes you might be asked to spend a minute pitching your research to an international group of scientists. Or you may need to create a clear and concise poster presentation. You can work on improving all of these skills in our multi-session workshop, Presenting and pitching your research in English. You’ll learn how to present information clearly and correctly while keeping the needs of your international audience in mind.

Download the factsheet Presenting and pitching your research (pdf 862 kb).

Programme components

Presenting and pitching your research

We identify the needs of your organization or your group based on interviews, intakes and example texts. For example:

  • How can you best prepare for your presentation, pitch or poster presentation?
  • How do you structure what you are saying in English?
  • How can you build rapport with your audience? How can you make an impression? How can you influence your audience?
  • How can you best present tables and figures?
  • How can you improve your fluency and pronunciation?
  • How should you handle questions from the audience?
  • Vocabulary and rhetoric: how can you use language effectively?
  • How can you use your voice effectively (articulation, tempo, pauses, volume and intonation)?
  • How can you give and receive feedback graciously and effectively?

We make words work for...

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