Persuasive presenting with storytelling

Are you looking for a relaxed approach to giving a persuasive presentation? What’s the best way to get your message across? What about controlling your anxiety? This course will help you take your presentation skills to a whole new level by using storytelling as a technique. You’ll boost your self-confidence and learn to captivate and inspire your listeners without all the stress.

Target group

Anyone who wants to take their presentation skills to a whole new level.


What will you learn?

You’ll learn how to take your presentation skills to a whole new level and how to use storytelling as a presentation technique. You’ll boost your self-confidence and be able to give enjoyable and persuasive presentations.

Aspects covered during this course:

  • Presentation and target group
  • Different types of presentations
  • Preparing and structuring your presentation
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Basic attitude during your presentation
  • Finding your personal presentation style
  • Presenting with authenticity
  • Dealing with questions and difficult situations
  • Boosting your self-confidence
  • Letting anxiety drain away
  • Using audio-visual aids
  • Being creative in your presentations
  • Storytelling as a method
  • The power of storytelling
  • Practising presenting and receiving feedback
  • Real-life situations and examples
  • Personal action plan

Practical information

  • Duration: two sessions, 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Dates: The dates are yet to be announced. More information is on its way. Do you want to follow a training? Send an email to
  • Location: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
  • Language: Dutch
  • Group size: Maximum of 12 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.

Are you interested in registering for this course but unsure whether it’s the right training for you? Then try a GoodHabitz module first. The module that matches this course best is: Presentation Skills.

GoodHabitz’s modules make learning an enjoyable experience. They offer you a choice of tests and quizzes, assignments, magazines and short, inspiring documentaries known as GoodHabitzMoments. Some of the units are optional, so you can arrange your training programme as you see fit.