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FFNT workshop "Science communication: how to craft engaging stories"

with David Redeker and Marloes ten Kate

Time: 12.45 to 15.45 hrs.
Location: UPARKHOTEL Room C1
Lunch included

You will explore the added value of turning your research content into an engaging story. 

Whoever your audience, politicians, laymen or potential collaborators, they all need a story to get engaged. You will end up with practical tools en strong storytelling techniques for successful communication.

The trainers, David Redeker and Marloes ten Kate, have been telling stories about science for years.
David writes and advises. Marloes presents, makes videos and coaches scientists in crafting engaging lectures. Both are improvisation actors who know how to tell an exciting story about science.

Scientific Storytelling

For weeks, months, years you work in the lab, you analyze your data and you edit your scientific publication. Then, one day, you are at a university reception. You tell the rector what you do and he responds with "Gosh, interesting. Have you already tasted the bitterballen?" What would happen if you pointed to his wine glass and said: "Let me tell you a story. Look at that glass. That's like a neural network…"

After this workshop Scientific Storytelling you can tell a story to the chairman of the board, to the secretary of state and to the evaluation committee in an interesting and understandable way. The skills are also very useful if you write a grant proposal, give a lecture or talk to journalists.

The workshop combines techniques from improv theater with science communication. During the workshop you will learn how to associate smartly, what the ingredients of a good story are and how you can create suspense. In short, you learn to tell, seduce and connect in a fun and playful way.

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