11 March 2020
Cancellation deadline:
06 March 2020
Damian Conway
Academic: 100 CHF
For-profit: 400 CHF
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No future instance of this course is planned yet


You have 10 minutes to speak. You have 5 people listening to you. You have 1 chance to sell them your idea.

And you're probably going to blow it. Not because your idea isn't innovative. Not because your plan isn't well thought out. And not because your project isn't worth funding.

No, you're probably going to blow it because your presentation looks and sounds and feels exactly like the dozen or more other pitches those same five people hear every single day. Or because your message is blurry, or your structure is chaotic, or your argument is obscure, or your language is unconvincing, or your delivery is stilted, or your demeanour lacks confidence.

What you need instead is an arresting start, a clear and succinct message, three compelling arguments, and a convincing conclusion.

In this full-day class, Damian Conway will show you how to design, create, and deliver short, powerful, and (above all) different presentations for business proposals, funding requests, tender submissions, corporate reports, and technical briefings.

If you need to give any kind of persuasive presentation, this class will provide you with the tools, the techniques, and the insights to speak more effectively, more convincingly, and more successfully.

This class is taught by Damian Conway, a well-known speaker and lecturer (see his official biography or his Wikipedia page). Damian already lectured at SIB several times, and consistently received amazing feedback about his courses.


Anyone who has ever tried to convince an audience on an idea, a product, a service, a suggestion, a proposal, or a technical concept and who would like to do it even more effectively in the future.


Knowledge / competencies

There is no prequisite for this class


You do not need to bring anything for this course.


The registration fee for academics is 100 CHF, or 400 CHF otherwise. This includes printed course material.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 24 February 2020; participants who cancel after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to this and other general conditions, available at general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Lausanne.

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants in due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Frédéric Schütz, SIB training group

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