Work shop: Body Language Thursday May 14th

The Female Faculty Network Twente is inviting you to a workshop on:

“Body Language”

Upgrading you nonverbal presentation

by Ariëlle Brouwer

on Thursday 14 May from 9.30 till 13.00 hrs.

in building the Drienerburght, the TSM-room

“Why do I have the feeling I’m not being taken seriously?” “How come they don’t listen to me?” “Why is that promotion not given to me?”

In presenting and profiling yourself and your work in the academic atmosphere, you might find that focussing on the content of the work is not always enough to make a good impression...

As a scientist, you are generally focused on the content of your work. Women, in general, also have a tendency to focus on the content. Yet, when talking about your work in a presentation, or during everyday work with your colleagues, your body might speak a different language! It can (unconsciously) send out signs that run down the quality of your story.

This workshop creates awareness and gives you clues regarding your personal body language, and will invite you to add some new skills to your repertoire. You will also learn what postures and positions are most useful (and impressive) during giving a speech in conferences, or a discussion during a public act.

You will practice with making short and powerful statements in order to influence people, and to make a good and powerful impression.

Upgrade your presentation!

Ariëlle Brouwer, director of Brouwer Theater & Training, is communication trainer, presentation coach and theater professional. She studied at the Theatre School of Amsterdam (Prof. Actor’s Education 1983) and has extensive working experience as professional actress on the Dutch stage. As director and drama teacher she worked for the Theatre School of Amsterdam and the University of Utrecht.

Since 1998 she works as an independent trainer, coach, actor and consultant for companies investing in the effectiveness of their people’s communication, attitude and behaviour. Personal development of individual people and transparency in relations are her goal. Mrs. Brouwer provides training at the UT, in cooperation with Mrs. van der Wal, in the field of Personal Effectiveness and Communication. More information on

Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to:

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Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Angelika Mader, Chair

Coming activities:

Thursday 4 June, 16.00-17.00 hrs. Lecture Julie Bytheway, “Gender sensitive language

Thursday 10 September, 13.00-17.00 hrs. Workshop Anne Heleen Bijl, “Mind mapping”

Tuesday 13 October, 13.00-18.00 hrs. Workshop Jetske Zijlstra, “Verbal communication: train your voice”

Thursday 12 November, 13.00-17.00 hrs. Autumn event “Awareness”


FFNT aims to support the professional development of women in academia and to provide a network for sharing and exchanging experience. It develops workshops and lectures specially for women and also organises activities aimed at women jointly with PA&O (whose activities are otherwise gender neutral).