University of Cambridge

A workshop with the Gates Cambridge Scholars

In June I was invited by the Gates Cambridge Scholars to give a workshop on "How to deliver an impactful talk". I hadn't been in Cambridge for a couple of years; yet every time is emotional, every time I go back to my careless student days in Trinity Hall.

Organising a workshop for twenty bright Gates Scholars was a fantastic experience. My aim was to help them present their ideas effectively in short 5 minutes presentations. With topics ranging from architecture to bone tissue regeneration and from education to climate change, what was common in all scholars was their passion. And being passionate -and authentic- is the perfect basis for a good talk. 

One of the participants, Rebekah Scheuerle, wrote a beautiful article on The Huffington Post summarising the key points of the workshop. 

King's College as seen from the bridge behind Trinity Hall. 

King's College as seen from the bridge behind Trinity Hall.