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Course – 2nd Edition


April 1st-2nd, 2020, Barcelona (Spain)

Scientific communication

Scientific Communication


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Speaking with Confidence and Impact

Course overview

Course overview

This course is for researchers at different levels that want to improve their ability to speak in public in a confident and authentic way.

For motivated, intelligent people with purpose, the challenge in public speaking is not finding what to say, but finding a relaxed, focused and engaging way to say it.

Staying grounded in yourself and connected with your audience is the key to having a successful impact in public speaking, and this is increasingly true in the noisy, competitive environment of scientific research.

Traditional presentation training attempts to build speaker capacity through working on externals like body posture and vocal projection. This workshop includes these elements but also works at a deeper level to help participants build genuine confidence on the inside.

Through a sequence of exercises inspired by Speaking Circles®, NLP, Non-violent Communication, and Mindfulness practices, participants learn to relax into the role of speaker, seeing and being seen by a group, speaking from a place of deep trust in themselves and the value of their research.

At this workshop participants will learn to:

  • Communicate your research more effectively and with more impact
  • Strengthen core confidence and ‘presence’ as a speaker
  • Build on and practice the English language of presentation
  • Learn strategies for managing Q+A and discussions after a talk
  • Design and use PowerPoint slides more effectively
  • Engage and inspire audiences on a whole new level


There are no requirements for this course.




Can Carol

C/ Font de la Reina, 5
08786 Capellades, Barcelona (Spain)

How to get there


April 1st-2nd, 2020




14 hours on-site.


Places are limited to 12 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order. If the course fills up there will be an assistant instructor to help during the practise time.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.

Millie Baker instructor for Transmitting Science

Millie Baker
The Speaking Adventure
United Kingdom


  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until February 28th, 2020):
  • 487 € *
  • Regular (after February 28th, 2020):
  • 597 € *
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.
  • Course Fee + Accommodation Package
  • Early bird (until February 28th, 2020):
  • 677 € *
  • Regular (after February 28th, 2020):
  • 787 € *
  • This includes course material, coffee breaks, transportation from and to Barcelona city, accommodation from Sunday to Tuesday, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (VAT included).
    * Participants from companies/industry will have an extra charge of 100 €.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com


Course Schedule
  • Wednesday to Thursday:
    • 9:30 to 13:30 Lessons.
    • 13:00 to 14:30 Lunch (included).
    • 14:30 to 17:30 Lessons.
Accommodation Package Schedule
  • Tuesday:
    • 19:00 Meeting point in Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona) to take the bus to Capellades. If you are planning to arrive later, you can find more information on How to get there.
    • 20:00 Registration in the Hotel.
    • 20:30 Dinner.
  • Wednesday:
    • 8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 20:00 Dinner.
  • Thursday:
    • 8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast.
    • 17:30 Meeting point in the Hotel to take the bus to Barcelona city.
    • 19:00 Arrival at Plaza Catalunya (Barcelona).

The schedule is approximate; it is possible that the content of one day may run into the next and a working day may be longer than advertised.


If you choose the Accommodation Package you will be hosted at Rural House Can Carol, in shared en-suite rooms, although you will only share rooms with other course participants (male or female only).

If you prefer to stay in a single en-suite room, you can do so with a supplementary charge.

The Accommodation Package includes transportation from the centre of Barcelona city to the venue and back, at the start and end of the course, respectively. The trip takes around 1 hour each way. 

If the number of participants exceeds the available rooms at Can Carol, some of them could be accommodated in the Hotel Tall del Conill, by registration order. The hotel is at 10 minutes walking, although transport will be provided in the morning and after dinner. Lunches and dinners will be with the whole group.

Accommodation is included from Sunday (check-in) to Friday (check-out). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also provided during the week, starting from the dinner of Sunday to lunch of Friday (included).

Other accommodation options

If you do not want the Accommodation Package, accommodation is available in places other than Can Carol: Where to stay near the Venue.


Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.