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Monique Colen

GENERAL  PRESENTATION

Persuasive Spokesmanship

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATION

Veni  Vidi  ERC Training

 

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 Vidi or ERC grant. In the past five years, our candidates obtained more then 15 million euro's for their research projects.

 

Danielle Cavallo

(Veni laureate)

Post-Doc at TU Delft :

 

'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.'

 

Audrey Swennen

Steinhoff International Logistics

HR & Office Manager

 

'The course Persuasive Spokesmanship was arranged for 8 of our employees and was well received by each of them.  Strength of the program was that the course was spread out over several weeks, even months, which allowed our employees to work on real cases and to digest things learned, and put them in action in the next session.  All of the participants noticeably became more “persuasive” in conveying their message during their business presentations.'

Workshops and

Personal Coaching

 

Sometimes you need a special program on a specific presentation skills issue. For yourself or for a smal group. Give us a call or mail us and we will see what we can do for you !

Richard Kemkers

Innovation Program Manager

Philips Research

 

'John has been incredibly helpful with his feedback and insights via the personal coaching program. The presentation training has provided me with a better understanding of the most relevant aspects in delivering presentations with impact as well as many good tips that can be used during any kind of presentation or communication session'

 

Onze Engelstalige presentatie trainingen verzorgen wij in opdracht van internationaal georiënteerde Universiteiten en bedrijven. Uiteraard zijn de programma’s ook in een Nederlandstalige versie beschikbaar.

 

 

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.

 

 

Het verbeteren van je presentatie vaardigheden is een persoonlijk proces waaraan je het beste werkt in kleine groepen of tijdens individuele sessies.

 

Ronit Shiri-Sverdlov

(Vidi laureate)

Associate 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 '

 

Anna Harris

(ERC laureate)

Assist professor Department of Technology and Society Studies | 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'

 

 

 

Gino Camp PhD

Associate Professor

Welten Institute / Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences

 

 

'John helped me to prepare for a mini-lecture for the Universiteit van Nederland and his support was a game-changer for me. Especially important to me was his advice on how to tell a story and mix storytelling with facts to keep the

audience' s attention. He very effectively confronted me with how I came across while presenting and greatly helped me to improve my performance'

 

 

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Richard Kemkers

Innovation Program Manager

Philips Research

 

'John has been incredibly helpful with his feedback and insights via the personal coaching program. The presentation training has provided me with a better understanding of the most relevant aspects in delivering presentations with impact as well as many good tips that can be used during any kind of presentation or communication session'

 

Gino Camp PhD

Associate Professor

Welten Institute / Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences

 

 

'John helped me to prepare for a mini-lecture for the Universiteit van Nederland and his support was a game-changer for me. Especially important to me was his advice on how to tell a story and mix storytelling with facts to keep the

audience' s attention. He very effectively confronted me with how I came across while presenting and greatly helped me to improve my performance'