Skills Lab

Pitch Perfect


Course prices

This workshop is free of charge for all students of the University of Twente

Group size

Maximum 15 participants


Frank Nuijens,


All students with an interest in learning how to verbally communicate complex (scientific) information to a non-technical audience.


Upon completing this workshop:

  • you can create a good elevator pitch using the Message Box
  • you know how to tell a story with the ABT method
  • you know a few key principles of effective science communication
  • you will be familiar with tools that help you avoid jargon


Explaining your work (bachelor, master or PhD thesis, or project work) to non-experts can be a rewarding experience, especially when you can engage an audience with your research. That is, if you've mastered the skills of selecting the information that is most relevant to your audience and telling them a story.

But how do you sift through the mountain of information you hold in your head about your work, and identify the essential nuggets for a specific audience? How do you transform 'dry' facts into a story? And how do you make a lasting impression on your audience when they can only spare five minutes of their time to listen to you?

All participants will receive a PDF by e-mail after the workshop with a summary of the learning points and slides used during the workshop.


This workshop consists of one evening session of three hours, 18:00 - 21:00.

Signing up for this course

This course will be offered in spring 2019.

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