TED Talks Training

Communicating your research is one of the essential career skills to enhance your scientific and societal impact. Learn how to tell your story with the Network Institute’s exclusive TED Talk Master Class!

Participants will practice public speaking and learn how to make their message more accessible and convincing. These presentation skills are highly transferable and  immediately useful when chairing a meeting or giving any public or specialized talk, from lectures to keynotes.

The training is free of charge and open to all members of:

  • Computer Science department
  • Communication Science department
  • Organization Sciences department
  • Language, Literature and Communication department
  • KIN
  • Athena Institute

The training involves one masterclass of 2,5 hours in the skills of storytelling and the construction of an inviting and exciting talk. It will take place in person at VU during June 2023 and can also be tailored to address online presentation skills. The masterclass will take place in a group of five people.

This year we have a surprise: one lucky attendant will win the opportunity to have a 2-minute video of their research – TED-talk style – developed by a professional video maker!

The training is offered by Geerteke van Lierop, actress, writer and presentation coach who trains TED talk speakers and also staff at various Faculties at the VU.

Please register as soon as possible and before April 28, 2023. In this first round of training, we have the capacity for 20 trainees. If we receive more than 20 enrolments, we will do a lottery, and the 20 lucky participants will be part of the training. Click here to register for the TED Talks training 2023

The contact point of this initiative is Bernhard Resch. Feel free to reach out to him in case you have questions!

Sincerely yours,

NI Outreach & Transfer Team