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wanting to improve your communication?

  • Do you struggle with writing?

  • Does your message seem hard to popularize to 'the public at large'?

  • Does your communication contribute little to your core business?

  • Would you like better cooperation with colleagues from other cultures?

Pick the solution that fits you.

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  • Iain Watt - Head of Policy Department

    Helped with managing change

    Ann worked with my Unit to develop our understanding and application of the latest thinking on science communications. Our Unit prepares, with external experts, research as policy advice for five Committees of the European Parliament. We wanted to increase the utility of our research reports and our impact, and to learn how science communications is approached elsewhere. And this had to be done in the context of a more or less fun away day!

    Ann succeeded very well indeed. By careful preparation with us, with individual staff and with some of our clients, she very nicely confronted us with challenges, but also ways through.

    It was very enjoyable, stimulating, and helped with managing change in the Unit. Ann was a pleasure to work with throughout.
    Iain Watt - Head of Policy Department
    European Parliament
  • Toon Cox

    One of the best workshops I have ever attended

    I attended Ann's workshop on dealing with the press. It was one of the best workshops I have ever attended as she offered both theory and practice. She has given men hands-on / ready to use ideas to properly disseminate my research. She also taught me to recognise potential pitfalls in press communication.
    Toon Cox
    Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and King's College London (KCL)
  • Yuwen Gu

    Very passionate teacher

    Ann is a very passionate teacher. Her courses are always both interesting, interactive and thought-provoking. Her explanations towards questions are always detailed and well-organized.
    Yuwen Gu
    Phd student VUB, Research on Better Sino-EU relations and Chinese national image, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Pieter Willemen - PhD Student

    Powerful tips and tricks

    I followed a course given by Ann, titled 'Meet people, not cultures', which touched various aspects of Intercultural Communication.

    Ann was able to convey some short and powerful tips and tricks in a refreshing way. She was also able to adapt herself and the course content to our specific questions. In summary, everyone's expectations were satisfied at the end of the day.

    Pieter Willemen - PhD Student
    Ghent University
  • Katleen Hermans - Prof. Exotic Mammals and Lab Animals

    Highly appreciated for contents, interactivity and practicality

    Ann has given a training "Writing non-technical summaries" to young scientists in our university. The workshop was highly appreciated by the students, for its contents, its interactivity and its practicality.

    Katleen Hermans - Prof. Exotic Mammals and Lab Animals
    Ghent University
  • Jack McMartin - Science communicator

    Wealth of experience and sharp journalistic instincts

    I followed Ann's day-long workshop, 'Writing for Non-peers and Press', at the Let's Talk Science Summer School at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in July 2014.

    Ann did a good job tailoring the workshop to the needs and interests of our group of 15 or so early-career researchers. She was attentive to our varied goals and skill levels and tailored her workshop and feedback accordingly.

    As the only 'professional' science communicator in the group, I feared I wouldn't learn much, but I found the practical writing exercises and group discussions to be surprisingly helpful. Ann and I (and eventually the whole group) even worked through a particularly hairy press release of mine that needed to go that day.

    Which brings me to another of Ann's strengths: apart from her ability to teach the basics of science communication, she has a wealth of experience as a former science journalist.

    Her journalistic instincts are sharp (and were much appreciated), which indicates that she is both a capable instructor for beginners and a valuable media consultant for more advanced communication professionals.

    Jack McMartin - Science communicator
    KU Leuven
  • Goldi Tewari - Doctoral researcher at Center for Persuasive Communication, Department of Communication Sciences

    Unique and appealing

    I met Ann in a course called 'Internationalisation: meeting people not culture', where she was the instructor.

    She had a unique and appealing way of addressing the one day course. Her nice presentation and persuasion skills made the course a success.

    All the best to her for her future endeavours!

    Goldi Tewari - Doctoral researcher at Center for Persuasive Communication, Department of Communication Sciences
    UGent, Belgium
  • Nixon Ronoh -  Lecturer

    Eye opener

    Ann took us through an intercultural communication workshop which was very beneficial to us as international students in Belgium, Brussels.

    The workshop was an eye opener, especially on the tendency to associate cultural assumptions with certain groups of individuals, which could hinder effective communication.

    She is very proficient in bringing out the positive impact of learning to approach the different and unique socio-cultures, and in effect the enhancement of adaptive and effective communication strategy.

    I would therefore recommend her on all topical issues that deal with effective communication, and especially on the inter- and socio-cultural platform.

    Nixon Ronoh - Lecturer