by Michael Golombok

EIRES Workshop 'Pimp your Presentation'

Thursday October 14, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TU/e - MMP building


EIRES offers TU/e -  MSc students | PhD's | postdocs | PDEng's interested in EIRES research the following workshop:

'Pimp your Presentation'

Thursday 14 October 2021

14h00 - 17h00 CET

Michael Golombok

Have you ever sat at a presentation and thought “don’t understand a @#$*ing word”? If so, you are not alone. So here’s a chance to avoid doing to others what you have long-sufferingly had done unto you. One can dwell lovingly on the vain caprices and hubris of many presentations: Does “high-level” =  “I have not really bothered really trying to understand this”? What about the shear nerdiness of the DET (dense equation and text) slide? What about the long pompous title (much favoured by MSc mechanical engineering students at TU Eindhoven)?  Let’s discuss the following: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. “Impact” ought to mean not clubbing your audience over the head with emanations of ennui.  A different subject and different audience means more than tiredly shuffling your old slide deck. Starting with a bit of philosophy (structural linguistics – but don’t panic) we will proceed to considerations of audience focus, visuals, audio and last but not least, in fact the most important: CONTENT. That is your core: Put the six-pack back into your slide pack. 

About Michael Golombok
Michael Golombok comes from Scotland. He has a BSc from University of Glasgow and a PhD from University of Toronto. He joined Shell in 1985 and worked for downstream in Thornton and Amsterdam. In 2000 he transferred to upstream (Rijswijk). Since 2006 he has been a part-time professor in mechanical engineering at TU Eindhoven. He is a keen rower (sculls and fours) and fitness enthusiast. He also plays the viola in a string quartet and an orchestra. Favourite quote of the moment: “The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you’ve really got it made.”

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  • Department
  • Master program/research group/PDEng program

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