Avoid the PowerPoint traps and visualize your message

How many bad science presentations have you seen? Slides crammed with text, illegible graphs and illegal cartoons? We know: too many. It’s our mission to change this ‘tradition.’ In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to create beautiful and clear science presentations.

Create clear, beautiful and effective presentations!

You will get hands-on with the design skills needed to work with color, images and data visualization, so that you can turn your bullet point bonanza into the talk of the town. By the end of the workshop you will have designed your own presentation template from which to create beautiful new presentations in a snap.

*This workshop works best in multiple day sessions in combination with the Design Crash Course.

English or Dutch

Online or in-house

What you will learn

  • Avoiding the template trap with PowerPoint
  • Why you shouldn’t use bullet points (and what to do instead!)
  • How to present data visually
  • How to use photography and icons in your presentation
  • Using the Master slide to create new presentations in minutes

All participants will get our ebook Cause an Effect and the design package with a customizable PowerPoint template for free.

A workshop by
Liesbeth Smit, MSc

Liesbeth is the creative force behind The Online Scientist. She is on a mission to make science sexy. By combining graphic design and technology, she explores innovative ways for researchers to communicate their work. Since stepping away from her PhD in nutrition science in 2012, she has created dozens of websites, infographics and explainer videos.

A workshop with Liesbeth is guaranteed to keep you alert and paying attention. Her workshops are brimming with practical tips that you can use immediately to create effective and beautiful presentations, posters and graphical abstracts. Her aim is to help you create memorable forms of science communication that grab attention and make an impact.

It was very inspiring. I learned so much! Finally a good practical workshop. Liesbeth helped to declutter and debullitize the weapon of choice for every scientist that has to present: PowerPoint.

I totally changed my idea about the way I create my presentations. I learned to separate design from content, which will save me so much time! Great workshop Liesbeth. Thank you so much!

Liesbeth and Stephan inspired me to think better about the communication of my research. I thought it was especially cool to learn how to convey a message in such a way that you can attract attention even with the most complex topics. In the future I will package all my messages in a more creative format."

David Oerlemans, student at HAS

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.

Fill out the quote form below to tell us the time you have, the amount of participants and the level of interactivity so we can find a solution.

  • One hour to multiple day sessions
  • Small groups up to 12 participants or large audiences

  • More or less interaction

  • For all levels: from PhD students to full professors and from support staff to full-on communicators.

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