Life Science
Incubator Leiden

Improve your communication and presentation skills – Part 1

October 6 | 13:00 – 17:00| BioPartner 5

As a scientist, technician, or project manager, it’s not easy to present your scientific results to customers while representing a commercial company. Finding the right balance between science and business is crucial.

How can you effectively sell the science while meeting customer expectations and aligning with your company’s goals? How can you build stronger customer relationships that lead to new opportunities?

In this training, you will practice and develop your skills for effective presentation and communication.

During the training, you will learn the basic principles of communication, message delivery, and building rapport with your audience. By understanding these principles, you will improve your ability to present efficiently.

The training is divided into two sessions, covering the following modules:

i) Basic principles of communication and presentation.

ii) Communication techniques, including body language, voice intonation, and the power of words.

iii) Managing customer expectations and creating empathy.


This course consists of two half-day sessions:

  • Day 1: 6 October 2023, from13:00 – 17:00
  • Day 2: 13 October 2023, from 13:00 – 17:00

By registering for this course, you automatically register for both training days.

About the trainer: Martin Bakker

Martin Bakker is a Business Consultant currently serving as the Chief Business Officer at InnoCore Pharmaceuticals and as a Board member/Director of Business Development at SeraNovo. He is located at the Bioscience Park in Leiden (BP1).

With over 20 years of experience in a commercial business environment, working at companies such as OctoPlus/Dr. Reddy’s and PRA Health Science/ICON, he has successfully closed numerous deals, contracts, and licensing agreements. Throughout his career, effective communication and presentation skills have been fundamental to his success.

This course is organized in cooperation with BioPartner Leiden.