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Powerful Presentations Tutorial - How to prepare, design and deliver high-impact presentation


Monday, 31st August


13:30 - 16:30 (CEST)


  • Brian McCarthy | PerformingIdeas, Spain


The workshop sponsored by Grifols is designed as a mix of theory and practice. It explores different techniques and offers practical advice to make scientific presentations more impactful.

For the last 8 years PerformingIdeas has been delivering custom versions of this workshop on Public Speaking at corporate universities, leading research centres, and tech companies. This is PerformingIdeas’ most requested workshop and we’ve delivered it to over a 5,000 people across 4 continents.

The BSC's Bioinfo4Women program has selected the company PerformingIdeas to deliver the workshop on public speaking.

Target audience

Researchers, scientists, PhD students.

Maximum participants

This tutorial is open to at most 40 attendees.


Before coming to the workshop, participants have to choose a presentation they will develop in the workshop (learn-by-doing). This should be a real presentation they will make sometime in the near future. For the pre-work, they spend 20 minutes watching a video-introduction to the course, filling in a questionnaire about how they currently prepare to make presentations, and doing an audience profile for the presentation they will work on.


Time (CEST)
2 days before workshop Pre-course 20 minutes work
13:30 - 13:40 Introduction - Boot up for the workshop
13:40 - 13:50 Warmer Activity
13:50 - 14:30 Core - Lecture by Facilitator
14:30 - 14:50 Core exercise - Sharing in breakout rooms of 2 people
14:50 - 15:00 Feedback with group
15:00 - 15:10 Break
15:10 - 15:45 Structure - Lecture by Facilitator
15:45 - 16:10 Closings and Managing Q&A - Lecture by Facilitator
16:10 - 16:20 Q&A
16:20 - 16:30 Wrap Up and Feedback Exercise