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Presenting an NWO grant application (Vidi)

Introduction

Whenever you give a presentation, you effectively speak 4 languages simultaneously:

  • the language of words: the content of the message you want to convey
  • the language of sounds: the speed, articulation and intonation with which you utter this message,
  • body language: the facial expressions, use of hands and posture that support (or contradict!) your message
  • visual language: the use of slides or props to underline and highlight your words.

Unfortunately, not all presenters are aware of this quadrilingualism. They often focus entirely on the words, or text, although research shows that content conveys a relatively small part of the message.

Aim

At the end of the training:

  • you will be able to present the essential aspects of your proposal
  • you will have learned how to use your strengths to engage your audience  
  • you will know how to deal with all sorts of difficult questions

In short, you will be able to tell the committee in all four languages why your proposal is worth funding!

Intended for

Researchers who have submitted a Vidi application to NWO in October 2017, irrespective of whether they have already received an invitation for an interview or not

Programme

The focus on Day One will be on the main message of your proposal and how you can strengthen this message verbally and non-verbally. We will work on posture, voice, and the structure and comprehensibility of your presentation. On Day Two you will learn how to deal with tricky questions. We will invite a Vidi laureate who is willing to share his/her reflections on the interview and what helped in preparing for it. Finally, you will practice your presentation and Q&A session.

Trainers

Eva Pantelakis, Margot Edens, Heidi Disler

Dates

Wednesday 14 and Wednesday 21 February 2018 from 9 am till 5 pm

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 14 March 2018 from 9 am till 5 pm

Course fee

€ 300,-

Location

The Studio – Academy Building

Maximum number of participants

12

Information

talent@rug.nl – in subject line please write VIDI PRESENTATION

Laatst gewijzigd:13 februari 2018 12:02