Pitching for PhD’s & Postdocs

You know you only have a few chances to get that grant.

If you blow it you enter the dead-end career path of teaching and coordinating in academia.

The vast majority of researchers will never obtain a serious grant to fund their research.
7 out of 8 to be precise.

Before you start freaking out, let me tell you how to join the select group of 12% that does get a grant!

In this new online training you discover:

  • Why Wouter called me to tell me about the standing ovation he got at a conference after we worked together (yeah yeah, he also got the grant).
  • Why Anna got her ERC starter grant, and a consolidator a couple of years later.
  • Why Celine could do such a relaxed VENI pitch, although she used to have a fear of public speaking.

In the online PPP training you learn

  • How you pitch so well that you get that grant, ace your conference presentations and conquer your nerves whenever you present.

  • How you convince the jury without being cocky or selling yourself.

  • How you manage your nerves and use them to focus, while looking relaxed.

  • How you have the perfect pitch, and a set of transferable skills that make you give memorable speeches, even at a weddings and funerals.

  • How to craft a great pitch for any occasion without becoming a generic cliché.

  • How you make the first ten seconds of your pitch so interesting that you grab the full attention of the jury, and even make them talk about it on their lunchbreak.

  • How your key message makes people so passionate that they will not only remember it, but also talk about it with their family at home tonight.

  • How you make your audience not only remember your name, but also talk to you after your presentation to thank you for your insights.

PPP Programme

Online training Pitching for & PhD’s & Postdocs.

  • How to manage your nerves

    Make them work for you instead of against you

  • How to start your pitch

    So everyone listens and remembers you and your message

  • The golden structure of a pitch

    Convince the jury step by step

  • How to translate your expert knowledge

    Make generalists understand your research while still coming across as the expert you are

  • Stage skills, pitching is theatre

    How to own the stage while still being your authentic self

  • BONUS: Live group coaching call

    Ask me anything you need to make your pitch better

Every week, we’ll have an online live meeting where I will share everything I know to help you get to the best pitch you can possibly deliver. And you get to ask any question you have.

On top of this, you’ll receive:

  • Written pdf of the workshop content.
  • Template to help you implement all the content of the workshop in your own pitch.
  • Checklist for the ideal slide deck.

It does not matter:

  • Whether this is your first pitch or (possibly) your last in front of a grant jury.
  • If you are afraid of public speaking.
  • You think you suck at selling yourself and your work.

This training is not for everyone

Only participate if

  • You have the time to fully dedicate yourself to your grant pitch
  • You have a strong inner motor to work on your research pitch
  • You feel passionate about your research

Do not participate if

  • You are in doubt about a career in science. (I have coaching programs for that too.)
  • You are not that ambitious
  • You are ok with mediocrity
  • You do not have the time or the energy to dedicate yourself fully to get that grant.