Inspire with clear presentations

Present complex concepts with confidence

Presentation training for all professionals who want to present complex or specialized information in an accessible and inspiring way

Dates: Tuesday, October 10th + Tuesday, October 24th 2023
The training consists of one full-day session and one half-day session in Amsterdam in a small group to ensure adequate time and attention for each individual. 

Present complex information clear, concise and convincingly

Your knowledge, whether you work as a data- or business analyst, scientific researcher,  technical expert, or other profession dealing with specialized information, is highly valuable for your organization. But knowledge is only valuable when communicated clearly and effectively. Many professionals face the challenge of presenting complex information to audiences outside their specific domains, including corporate executives, policymakers, and other companies to collaborate with. What is the key to present your information in the best way possible to improve and increase your impact?

This training offers a solution by unveiling the secrets of impactful presentations tailored to diverse audiences, both internal and external to your organization. You get tools to bring across information dense and complex matters in a clear, concise and convincing way. During this training you will learn how to present your insights in a way that captivates and engages your audience. During the training various aspects of effective presentations will be covered, including content development, delivery techniques, and strategies for engaging with your audience. The goal is to equip you with the necessary skills and confidence to deliver impactful presentations.

This requires a well-structured story, one that is interesting, surprising, or even exciting to your audience. You must know how to make your story relevant to them while being aware of your own goals at the same time. You also learn how to connect with your audience, make them willing and curious, and entice them to interact.

During this open training, presented by Marloes ten Kate, you will learn these and other techniques for presenting your expertise with impact. Marloes is a presentation coach, presenter, and former science journalist. She is a co-founder of Scientific Storytelling, where she trains scientists and academics in the art of telling a comprehensible and captivating story. She has worked for national radio and television programs and has trained hundreds of (international) professionals as a presentation coach in the techniques required to prepare and deliver effective presentations.

Program summary:

Day 1 (morning + afternoon): Compose your story

Based on your own case, you compose your own impactful story:

  • Objective: What can you gain from presenting? What is your specific goal?How does it fit in with your other activities and your short- and long-term planning?
  • Structure: make your story coherent, clear, and understandable
  • Understandable: tailor the content to your audience
  • Engagement: attract attention and create a suspenseful narrative throughout your talk
  • Relevance: make your story relevant to your audience

Preparation for day 2: Prepare your presentation: create the slides and know the content of your story.

Day 2 (half-day): Present with confidence

With Marloes, you will work on your personal presentation style, make effective use of your qualities as a speaker, and work on your voice and posture. You will learn to establish and maintain contact with your audience and effectively engage with them. You will learn how to tell your story in a relaxed, purposeful, and self-confident manner.

Practical details and costs:

For whom: data analysts, business analytics, scientific researchers, technical experts and other professionals who want to present complex information in an accessible and inspiring way.
Language: English
Dates: Tuesday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 24th.
Location: De Monchy & Bakker, Haparandaweg 67 E4, Amsterdam
Costs: €1050 per participant (excluding 21% VAT, price included is € 1270,50)
Group size: To ensure adequate time and attention for each individual, the group size is limited to a maximum of 10 people on the first day and 5 on the second (half) day.

Convey complex concepts with confidence:

This training is a collaboration between Take the Stage and De Monchy & Bakker.
The training will take place at the office of De Monchy & Bakker.

About the trainer

Marloes ten Kate has worked as a science journalist and presenter for national radio and television programs and has trained hundreds of (international) professionals as a presentation coach in the techniques required to prepare and deliver effective presentations. Marloes has served as a lecturer at TU Delft, equipping students with invaluable presentation skills. She is founder of Take the Stage and co-founder of Scientific Storytelling, where she trains scientists and academics in the art of telling a comprehensible and captivating story.

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“How to communicate your fab (but complicated) scientific data to your audience? With Marloes her coaching my story became so much clearer! I became much more aware of my message and of the story I wanted to tell. This gave confidence and strength!”

Dr. Katja Wolthers
Clinical virologist consultant and Coordinator Marie Curie ITN consortium Organovir at Amsterdam UMC

“Marloes is brilliant at what she does, a lovely manner with calm and efficient approach to getting the best out of her brief. Marloes, grasped my brief, made delivering my message much better and the end result was a win for all of us and many in the audience too.”

Dr. Bharat Pankhania
Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Exeter Medical School 
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More reactions of former participants:

“Excellent training that provides relevant skills and tips and tricks to use in our daily professional career. I highly recommend attending this to other (business) people!”

Jasper Wittoeck
Internal Auditor at Dow Chemical Company

“Marloes helped me to work on a short company pitch/interview. She gave a very strait-to-the-point advice which helped me improve a lot.”

Alexander Kostenko
Founder at Photosynthetic

“I have attended the Presentation Skills for Scientists training with Marloes together with my colleagues from NHL Stenden. It was very hands-on and meaningful. Not only will it save us time, but it also provides us with tools to create more impact with our presentations in the future. Highly recommended!”

Wilbert van den Eijnde
Associate Lecturer at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

“I attended Marloes’ workshop on how to make the introduction of a presentation, and it was great. The workshop is a two-ways conversation with a lot of exercises starting from the basics and building up to the point in which you present to Marloes and the other participants. I loved that I got to give and receive feedback also from the group.”

Federica Gugole
Data science and modeling at VSL National Metrology Institute

“It was an amazing experience working with Marloes. As a scientist transformed into an entrepreneur it is not always easy to communicate what we do effectively. Marloes has been of great help helping me prepare for the Dutch Biotechnology Association Conference. Will definitively work with Marloes again in the future!”

Maria Fátima Lucas
Co-founder and CEO at ZYMVOL, computational chemist

“The feedback was unambiguous: Marloes greatly helped the participants to give better talks and to present their science in a cleaner, more confident, and more engaging manner.”

Stephan Formella
Managing Director Science & Research Boehringer Ingelheim