Workshop Presentation, Thursday January 31st

Photo exposition: “Women in Mathematics throughout Europe: a Gallery of Portraits”

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


by Brigitte Hertz

On Thursday 31st January 2008 from 13.00 till 17.00 hrs.

in building Logica

When giving a verbal presentation, it is important to appear convincing, motivated and on top of your subject, and to make an enthusiastic and powerful case. Posture and vocal skills play an important role. You have to be able to persuade your audience that you are a scientist with talent and drive, with the vision to set up a research project and bring it to a successful conclusion. This applies to both research presentations and to shorter discussions in a more informal setting.

In this workshop, we will therefore be concentrating on the following:

Clarity and conciseness

Body language

A captivating introduction and a powerful conclusion


Contact with your audience

Brigitte Hertz studied social psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She also started her scientific career at the department of environmental science at this university. Here she combined doing research with coordinating educational programs and training students. At the same time she worked as presenter at a local radio station.

After fifteen years at the university she made training her profession and started her own company. She combines a large diversity of stimulating forms and an informal approximation with a structured and purposive approach.

Special trainings for academics include:

Presenting research

Negotiating skills

PhD Succes

Time Planning

Coaching PhD’s 

She wrote a book on presenting research, (in Dutch) called “Presenteren van Onderzoek’, ISBN 90 8506 140 7. For more information (in Dutch) see www.bhertz.nl

Please reply if you want to join this workshop by sending an e-mail to: FFNT@utwente.nl.  

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

Wilma Dierkes, chairman

Logo Female Faculty Network Twente

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).