Get creative with your science communication for impact!

What do you consider impact? Is it publishing a peer-reviewed paper, and hoping a lot of people will read it? In this workshop we look beyond academia and make you think about your goal, audience and the message you are sending. How do you plan to achieve that people want to pay attention to what you are saying?

Motivate yourself to get more out of your research!

Using short interactive exercises, we help you determine your message and goal (spoiler alert: it’s never just ‘informing’ the public). We then zoom in to help you step into the shoes of your target audience, and teach you what steps you need to take to prevent your message from being misunderstood. We briefly cover all aspects of science communication and how they can contribute to your impact as a scientist. Whether it’s writing a paper, giving a presentation, creating an infographic, being visible on social media, or appearing in a television show.

If you choose this workshop in a 2.5 hour interactive lecture format you will get creative yourself and design new ways of science communication in smaller groups.

What you will learn

  • How do you formulate your message and goal?
  • How do you connect your message to your audience?
  • How to make sure your message creates the impact you desire?
  • What medium is the best fit for your message?
  • Inspiration, examples and tips on new ways to communicate your research

We can give this workshop in the following formats:

Interactive lecture (2.5 hours) & Keynote lecture (1 hour) & Workshop (4 hours)

English or Dutch

Online or in-house

A workshop by
Liesbeth Smit, MSc

Liesbeth combines her knowledge of science communication, technology and design to teach you how to communicate better to any audience. She asks tough questions to make sure you create real impact, and she’s excited to share her decade of design experience with you.

Her workshops are brimming with practical tips that you can apply immediately to your reports, presentations, posters and infographics. By following one of Liesbeth’s workshops you will learn the skills you need to get people to pay attention to your message.

More about Liesbeth

Our research team enjoyed this workshop very much! Liesbeth explains how you can create more impact with your research by thinking a step further. An interactive workshop with a lot of positive energy!”

– Ilgin Arslan, Researcher Healthcare Data

Refreshing! It was a very inspiring workshop. I’m very enthusiastic to try out all sorts of ways to create more impact!

This workshop is flexible!

Do you like this workshop, but are you looking for something slightly different? No problem! We offer our workshops in various configurations. In addition to the 4-hour version, we can give keynotes, interactive lectures or split the workshop in two or three sessions.

We can also combine some workshops to create a full-day program, or fit a narrower time slot by giving a lecture highlighting the most important insights.

Let us know what you are looking for so we can find a solution.

Additions to this workshop

Formulating a convincing advice. Are you trying to get your audience to change their behavior? Then you need to go beyond just telling them your advice and step into their shoes first. How do you know your message is actually understood and followed? We help you create a better message that is understandable and convincing.

Keynote lecture

In a keynote lecture we inspire large groups of people to do more with science communication. It’s great when you have a large stage and limited time. In our keynotes we use lots of examples and get the public involved.

  • 1 hour

  • Up to 100 participants

  • For PhD days, conferences and symposiums

  • Great for everyone working in academia

Interactive lecture

Book an interactive lecture if you want people to get to know each other better and interact. In these lectures we combine a keynote lecture with one hour of interactive group work. For example to come up with create ways of science communication together. Great to get the conversation going!

  • 2-3 hours

  • Up to 50 participants

  • For entire departments

  • Works well with diverse groups with junior and senior scientists and even managers.


In our workshops we train people to create something based on their own research. For example a compelling pitch, a (poster) presentation a good story (for the media) or a clear design or graphical abstract. Work individually on your project and learn the skills to become a better science communicator.

  • 4 hours

  • Max. 12 participants
  • For students working on their own research pitch, poster, design or infographic

  • Works best for a group that is similar

  • Time for personal feedback and discussion

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