Writing workshops for social profit and government

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WORKSHOP WRITING

Writing for outsiders, stakeholders and press

2 days

Write in 9 steps a clear opinion piece, press release, blog, article, web text, report, funding proposal or policy advice that has impact.

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WORKSHOP COMMUNICATION

From ad hoc fyers to communication strategy

1 day

Discover how your social profit can communicate better and more with its target group and how to make flyers and other communications more effective.

WORKSHOP WRITING

Writing funding proposals

half a day

Practice how to tailor your funding proposal to the criteria of the call and thus augment your chances for success.


This workshops starts from your specific project calls. I wrote successful funding proposals myself: my ESF proposal got 50/60 for content, my proposal at Ghent University got 98/100.
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WORKSHOP WRITING & MEDIA

Writing press releases & giving interviews

1 to 2 days

Discover what media want and practice how to write a press release and give an interview.



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WORKSHOP WRITING

Writing advices and reports

1 day

Practice how to make sure that your advices and reports have impact instead of being deleted or put aside.

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WORKSHOP WRITING

Writing about controversial topics

half a day

Test on a panel what your words do to your audience.

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WORKSHOP WRITING & JOB APPLICATION

Write an effective cv and cover letter

half a day

Practice how you can tailor your cv and cover letter to a job opening and make sure your application stands out from all the other candidates’ in a positive way.

WORKSHOP WRITING

Writing travel stories

several half days

Practice how to captivate your readers with your story.

What clients say about me

Nixon Ronoh - Lecturer

VUB


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.

Goldi Tewari - Doctoral researcher at Center for Persuasive Communication, Department of Communication Sciences

UGent, Belgium


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!

Jack McMartin - Science communicator

KU Leuven


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.

Katleen Hermans - Prof. Exotic Mammals and Lab Animals

Ghent University


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.

Pieter Willemen - PhD Student

Ghent University


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.

Yuwen Gu

Phd student VUB, Research on Better Sino-EU relations and Chinese national image, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


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.

Toon Cox

Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and King's College London (KCL)


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.