Workshops & Speaking

Helping researchers to have a bigger impact with science

Invite us to your university, work space, training day, conference or symposium and we will inspire scientists on how to get their message across. Choose from one of our workshops below or discuss your needs with us and we’ll come up with a custom training or talk.
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How to create a great science presentation

Based on the contents of our e-book Cause an Effect, we developed a workshop with practical tips on how to improve your narrative and slide design so that your next presentation is clear and memorable.

During ‘Bessensap’, an annual event where science meets press, Stephan told a fully booked room about the do’s and don’t of science presentations. With all kinds of beautiful examples, he explained how graphs, photos and other visual support can complement a story, but also can take away from it. I’m sure it has inspired many members of the audience to create their next science presentation in a clear and creative way.

– Anouk Broersma, Bessensap


Create more impact with your research online

For researchers who want to create more impact

We love it when scientists go out into the (online) world and reach their audience. With this workshop we help them how to get their message clear, how to use social media, and how to design their content so it’s more appealing. With tips from our book, case studies from real life projects and practical examples we inspire you to get more out of your work!

Liesbeth gave a 2-hour interactive workshop to our PhD students on how to create impact with scientific research. So much was discussed: How do you keep a poster readable? What do you put and especially NOT put on your slides during a presentation? What is the one-liner of your research? Liesbeth presented in a very spontaneous and open manner, and inspired us to get more out of science. Our participants were excited to put what we learned into practice.

– Famke Mölenberg, PhD candidate in Social Epidemiology,
department of Public Health at Erasmus MC


Content design

Perfect for scientists who want to start publishing their own content.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, researcher or science journalist – when you present your or anyone else’s research, it’s important to think about how you do it! This goes for poster presentations as much as online articles, websites or social media. In this workshop, you will learn how to structure your content, write better headings, and increase understanding of your message.

I think Liesbeth’s superpower is that she helps you think beyond the cliches. She helps you explain complex problems in such a way that you think ‘Wow. That was easy, why didn’t I think of this myself?’ She understands the web as a medium AND is able to quickly understand your research work or business. That is a rare combination.

– Paul van Buuren,
Front-end development en content strategy

Your lecture or workshop


We think science communication is important and key to a better relationship between science and society. So if you want to have us talk about this or any related subject, get in touch! Email us at and we can develop a talk for your event.
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Science communication is key to a better relationship between science and society.



We are also available to talk about our own respective expertise, and have done so on many occasions and in various media. Contact us if you want a talk on Nutrition & Health or Biology!
Liesbeth Smit Wetenschapscommunicatie The Online Scientist


Energetic speaker about design

With a talk from Liesbeth, you’re guaranteed to stay awake and pay attention. She literally wrote the book on how to make great presentations. With her experience with science communication and design, she loves to inspire people to get more out of their research. Liesbeth uses design to makes even the most complicated topics easy to understand.
Whether it’s a class of schoolchildren or a room full of CEO’s, Liesbeth is an energetic speaker that will leave you with something to think about.
Stephan van Duin Wetenschapscommunicatie The Online Scientist


Evolutionary Biologist

My education in evolutionary biology gave me a broad perspective on life, and I love to talk about it and inspire audiences using nature as a guide. Besides my specialization in (evolutionary/reproductive) biology and science, I have built a considerable expertise in remote working, and as it is one of the work ethics of the future, I want to spread the word about that too.
I’m a registered speaker at Speaker’s Academy, with topics ranging from remote working to evolutionary biology for businesses. If you are Dutch, please see my profile at their website.
Find Stephan on Speaker’s Academy