Presentation. It’s easy, right? You just go in front of 500 people, look at the crowd… but they are staring in their own laptops. Or you make a webinar, but get no questions. Or present an idea to your colleagues, just to be asked to repeat everything from the beginning. Sounds familiar? What could you do to avoid that? How to make the presentation, any kind of presentation, interesting and engaging, winning the attention of people and getting them to really hear you? It doesn’t matter if you are on the stage or in front of the camera (ok, it does matter, it’s much more complicated when in front of the camera). And there are basic rules, simple in theory but not so much in implementation. Let’s go forward and touch them!

This webinar is part of the activities included in the BDV Best Success Story contest, aimed at BDV PPP projects and BDVA SMEs to tell their achievements and experiences in the most entertaining, fun and constructive way.

Thu, Jun 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CEST


12:00 – 12:05 Setting up the scene (Daniel Alonso, ITI, BDVe project)

12:05 – 12:50 Tips and good practices for a successful presentation (Jūlija Meļņika, Tilde, BDVe project)

12:50 – 13:00 Q&A

Daniel Alonso (ITI). Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Partnership Driver at Instituto Tecnológico de Informática. Daniel has been the chair of the BDV i-Spaces group during the last two years, guiding the strategy of the group towards a network / federation of i-Spaces. He also leads the dissemination strategy of the BDVA and BDV PPP (through BDVe project), and is part of the BDV PPP Steering Committee. He will coordinate the new project EUHubs4Data aimed at building a European federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs (H2020-DT-ICT-05).

Jūlija Meļņika (Tilde). Julija is a bit non-standard speaker for our webinar. She is first of all a Project Management professional, PMP certified chaos-to-order organizer. During the day she is a PM in Tilde, which is Latvian SME working with machine translation, virtual assistants, and ERP systems. However apart from that Julija is also a trainer and guest lecturer in top Latvian business schools. One of the subject she’s teaching is presentation skills. She’s helped company employees present their ideas before the board, startups to prepare for pitching, and friends to know how to go through the job interview.