Last year I was awarded the prestigious VICI grant from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), a personal grant of 1.5 million euros. This makes me one of the few researchers who was ever awarded the full set: VENI, VIDI and VICI. I will use this grant to develop new ultrasound technology that may work up to a hundred times faster and help to improve assessment of functional information on the heart and arteries.
The Text Consultant showed me how to give my presentation greater professional impact. With his insistence on unity and his ‘less is more’ approach, we greatly improved the expressive power of my slides and my vocal delivery. He also showed me how silences can be used as a highly effective rhetorical force. His coaching allowed me to present and defend my research proposal in such a way that the VICI panel qualified both my own an my proposal’s qualities as excellent.
Chris de Korte Associate Professor of Medical Ultrasound Technologies at Radboud University Medical Center