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Public Speaking Skills Workshop: Storytelling for Scientists

Public Speaking Skills Workshop: Storytelling for Scientists -
Event info

Event date: 

12/05/2023 - 08:30

Registration deadline: 

27/04/2023 - 12:00

Learn the secrets to creating exciting and interesting presentations through a unique workshop.

Adam Montandon will take you deep behind the scenes of world-famous TED talks, and will coach you to give stunning presentations, tell vibrant stories, and help dramatically improve how you present scientific information. By developing an engaging story, and telling it well, you can connect with the public on a whole new level. Adam will show you how to present with passion, bring ideas to life, and make complicated concepts seem simple. This friendly, relaxed workshop will allow you to ignite passion and excitement in your audience.


Date: 12 May 2023 
Place: Odense Zoo, Odense, Denmark 


The course is intended for early career researchers working in any field within diabetes, metabolism, and classical endocrinology, including basic, translational, clinical and interdisciplinary science.

Participants will be selected based on a brief statement of motivation. Participants should make sure that they can attend the workshop in its entirety.

Please note, that you are not guaranteed a seat at the workshop if you do not meet the target group requirements. Priority is given to participants employed at Danish research and health institutions or in the life science industry. If the event is overbooked, the DDEA reserves its right to select participants based on the defined requirements.


This half-day workshop will include key training in:

  • Gaining confidence and beating nerves while presenting
  • Finding your story
  • Identifying the most exciting or engaging ways to present
  • Understanding what your audience hear may be different to what you say
  • Structuring a story in a clear way
  • Making your audience care about what you have to say by building a strong connection to the public
  • Showing your true personality and presenting “who you really are”
  • Creating strong “Call to action” moments that get results
  • Tips, tricks and secrets that professional speakers use to make their talks memorable and exciting
  • Interactive sessions and practical skills you can use again and again

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to create a short, engaging talk of approximately 3 to 5 minutes, based on a subject of their choice. They will also have the skills and the framework to write longer speeches and presentations, and make sure that they can identify and focus on the most important parts of their communication skills.

These new skills can be used in any kind of presentation, including pitches, team meetings, YouTube videos, social media posts, podcasts, media interviews, teaching, conference speaking, educating, training and more.


See the preliminary programme


Adam Montandon has coached hundreds of speakers and storytellers from CEO’s, managers, start-up entrepreneurs, PhD students, expert speakers, leaders, TEDx Talkers and international professionals. In his years behind the scenes, he has helped people improve to make real impact. He also has a profile as an international public speaker and educator.

Since starting the Speakers Impact Network, he has helped many people make massive progress by following simple steps to improve their style. He gives you, the prospective participant, this personal message:

“I love nothing more than bringing stories to life, in a way that builds confidence and creates impact. I want to make sure that you sound great and inspire your audience. After teaching at universities all over Europe, I’ve figured out exactly what works… and more importantly what doesn’t. I’m ready to help you grow your skills and confidence in this in-person, interactive workshop.”

Read more about Adam and the Speakers Impact Network.


Registration deadline

27 April 2023 at 12:00

If you are registering from outside of Denmark and having trouble accessing the registration form, please contact us at


ZOO admission

Entrance to Odense ZOO is included, so you are welcome to stay at the zoo after the event.

Dietary requirements

A light breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the workshop. Upon registration, please indicate whether you have any dietary requirements.

No-show fee

Please note that it is free of charge to participate in the workshop; however,the DDEA will charge a no-show fee of 1000 DKK if you do not show up and have not unregistered from the course prior to its start.