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.