- Find My Rep
You are here
Please note: sage distribution including books customer services will be closed for a stocktake from 29th november to 1st december. any orders placed during this period will be dealt with as normal when service resumes on 4th december. thank you for your patience and we apologise for any inconvenience caused..
Presenting Your Research Conferences, Symposiums, Poster Presentations and Beyond
- Lucinda Becker - Reading University, UK
For many researchers, the need to present relevant and engaging material in the most effective way in an unfamiliar setting presents a potential barrier to their success as professionals. This handy guide tackles the obstacles to effective and successful presentations, considering the range of material which might be presented, the occasions which suit different types of material and the skills needed to present research in a way that is engaging and persuasive.
This book addresses questions such as:
- Why should I give a paper and where might I give a paper?
- How does the conference system works?
- How do I prepare an abstract/outline/synopsis?
- How do I chose my material and prepare it for a conference presentation?
- How can I prepare effective conference aids?
- How can I overcome my nerves?
- How can I prepare and present effective posters for poster presentations?
As with the other titles in the Success in Research series, this guide takes a hands-on approach and includes checklists, top tips, exercises and examples to help you remember what you have read and put it immediately to work!
The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.
This is an admirably comprehensive, concise, and above all, practical, step-by-step guide to the process of giving an academic presentation. Highly recommended.
The text takes you through the whole process, from finding an event to which you might contribute, to submitting an abstract, choosing and preparing your material, using presentation aids, and actually doing your presentation...Dr Becker’s style of writing is clear, supportive and concise. Her book will be useful not only for those giving papers and presentations at formal events, but also for students giving a presentation of their research as part of assessment for their course of study.
This is really a good guide that provides researchers with some practical tips that will make them get the most out of these experiences.
Preview this book
Sample materials & chapters.
Chapter Two: When and Where Should I Give a Paper?
Select a purchasing option, order from:.
- Amazon Kindle
- Google Play
Power and Performance Coaching
Learn how to step up - not shrink back. Trust your voice, land your message, and be heard. Even on a not-so-good day.
Let’s rediscover your creative confidence, and bring back some joy to speaking!
CLIENTS & COLLABORATIONS
Hello, I’m Lucinda
And I’ve spent over a decade coaching and delivering workshops , masterclasses , and training programmes to global leaders across all industries - so that when they speak, people listen.
I’ve trained rabbis and politicians; neurosurgeons and opera singers; Hollywood actors and rugby players; boxing commentators and bridegrooms. And they all shared one major goal: to be heard.
And I can help you too.
We will work in a way that works for you:
In-person and virtual sessions that are practical, immersive and strategic.
Learn performance techniques to fully explore your voice with ease and expression.
Challenge some of those outdated ideas of what it looks and sounds like to hold impact and power.
Build genuine confidence to communicate your message with clarity.
So tell me…
Every individual has unique needs. If you have a specific goal like an upcoming speech, presentation or podcast…. or maybe it just feels like the right time, get in touch to find out how we might work together.
“One of the most useful courses I have attended. In the fast-changing COVID world in which we all have to adapt to excel, I have been taught techniques to improve the way I present online but also clarify my thoughts, calm my body and lift my spirit. Thank you very much indeed.”
“Having someone pay such detailed attention to how you communicate could so easily feel uncomfortable, but Lucinda always helped me feel at ease and I left every session feeling inspired by the things I could do next to keep growing.”
“I found this training inspiring and refreshing: the power of silence in speech, the importance of breathing and being yourself. This is learning I can apply in everyday work and at home.”
“This is the best training I have ever attended. It was 100% practical and we got plenty of personalized feedback. Not only that, it was super fun.”
“Wonderful, refreshing and techniques I can incorporate into my day-to-day dealings. Thank you!”
“I love Lucinda’s enthusiasm and passion, as well as her professionalism and knowledge. I would love to work with her again and yes, I would recommend her to everyone- I actually already did!”
“This is just what I needed to quickly shake up my usual presentations into something fresh, exciting, and authentic. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking.”
“I wanted to develop my presentation skills and improve my presence. I learned so much for myself by doing and by watching the others in the group. The way Lucinda blends the performance arts into business presentations is brilliant!”
“I was surprised and blown away by the approach, content and progress we made in one day!
“It was FUN and the techniques will help us all build our personal resilience with improved mental and physical health – so important in life particularly in this COVID era.“
+1 347 223 5128
+44 20 3744 5675
- About A-Speakers
- Subscribe to newsletter
Become the best version of yourself - and make an unforgettable impact
This empowerment speaker with a "Yes you can" mindset speaks on personal leadership, sales is sexy and branding
Non-binding request for Lucinda Douglas
Send a simple request. You’ll get a quick reply with fees and availability
- Your Name *
- QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
- Visited speakers
- Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
As an international keynote speaker, Lucinda Douglas knows how to motivate and inspire people like no other! With her YES YOU CAN mentality she reaches a wide audience and empowers them to go beyond their limits – making the impossible possible!
She loves getting teams in the winning mood, so that set-back and negative experiences won’t influence their goals and well-being. S he is a life artist specialized in leadership, sales, marketing and personal branding. Her high-energy speaking style and positive mindset energizes and empowers clients to achieve success.
As a transformational speaker Lucinda Douglas has empowered audiences from major companies including UPS, Salesforce, Samsung, PWC, and the Dutch Defence forces. She has also spoken at the African Top in Nigeria in 2018 and the United Nations has often asked her to write columns on topics like the existence of the glass ceiling. She has also participated in a European program called: The future is female. Lucinda is the European Board Member of Women in Exhibitions. After her last corporate position- Commercial director of an international transport and logistics company she chose to become and author, speaker, mentor and give advice to companies on how to become irresistible.
Born in South Africa and raised at the time of the apartheid, she experienced many hardships but none that she has not that she has not been able to conquer. Lucinda moved to The Netherlands 2 decades ago. Despite arriving in a new country with no knowledge of the language, her YES YOU CAN mentality and her resilience pushed her past all obstacles. When life throws obstacles at her, Lucinda can bounce back thanks to her positive mindset. In 2012 she was named Top 10 Sales Leader of the Netherlands. In 2016, Lucinda was nominated for the Ethnic Business Woman of the Year Entrepreneurial Award and named VIVA 400 as one of the most inspiring women in the Netherlands. Lucinda is an honorary lecturer at the university of Wittenborg as she knows how to inspire.
Lucinda believes that for women to get ahead, they have to buckle up and she knows how to get them moving. In particular she’s an expert on the topics of bounce-back and resilience, female leadership and entrepreneurship. She passionately coaches and empowers women to overcome self-imposed limits and achieve their dreams.
“My personal story and my energetic action serve as a springboard so that you, without hesitation, fear and hindrances, deeply indulge yourself in doing business and living your dream. Because nothing stops you. Yes You Can!”
Empowerment Speaker Lucinda Douglas
Empowerment Keynote: YES YOU CAN!
- Lucinda’s thought-provoking and humorous story ‘Yes You Can Woman’ is a powerful tool for empowering your team to grow.
- Let speaker Lucinda Douglas’s story inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and achieve a winning mindset! Her talks are guaranteed to have a positive impact on your success! “Picking the ripe fruits of your own actions. Going in new ways with confidence!” Lucinda Douglas is convinced that you can achieve anything you want – and tells her personal story as proof of that.
- Lucinda firmly believes that even the ‘smallest’ personal success can make a big impact. You can influence your own success and well-being far more than you know. In this keynote Lucinda shows her audience how to get the “YES YOU CAN”mentality.
Inspirational keynote: Succesful in life and business
- In her book “The Only 21 stories you will ever need to be succesful in life and business” Lucinda encouraged 20 others to share their inspiring life-experience. In her autobipgraphy “Yes You Can Woman” Lucinda shares her own personal story and provides the reader with 17 empowerment lessons based on her experiences.
- Lucinda has overcome a great deal to arrive where she is. Born in South Africa and raised at the time of the apartheid, she experienced many hardships but none that she has not that she has not been able to conquer.
Power Play! Inspired by succesfull people from all walks in life.
‘Power Play’ is the name of my chapter in my newest book called ‘ The only 21 stories you will ever need to be successful in life & business’ . 21 stories compiled by me.
No guts, no glory Back in 2012 I became the commercial director of an international organisation. I had never been a director before, never had a single education in this direction but I had ten years of hands on experience as an account manager. I worked in transport and logistics and I loved it. So when I saw that one of my contacts in my smartphone had vanished, I decided to call the director and tell him that I would be there within 48 hours. No I didn’t tell him that I still had to drive 1.600 km because I was on holiday! No, I had a job to catch.
Commercial director 48 hours later I was in an all-male boardroom and I loved it! I loved every second of it. It was a true power play and an hour later I had a position that suited me. It fitted me. I assure you I lost all insecurity the moment I got that title. I remember saying to them: ‘I have one hour because I have to be somewhere else after this.’ I had nothing, my business was at a crossroads and I needed this job for my confidence and finance. But never, never would I allow anyone to notice that.
I won the game and four months later the royal owners flew in from London and asked whether I would perform my magic in England. You see, my presentation was perfect, my confidence was on par and I was focussed.
Keep it personal People came to me with all kinds of stories. They needed someone to talk to and that was exactly the feeling I wanted to give people. That they were heard, seen, noticed and acknowledged. I knew one thing, the more space I gave them the bigger their responsibility became and their loyalty grew towards me as a person. And let’s be honest, people do business internally and externally with people who value and respect them and people who allow them to be themselves and allow them space to flourish.
Boosting my confidence I think that when you do things you have always done, it kills your confidence but the moment you start doing things you have never done you grow and flourish. I allowed myself to get to know myself in this position and took everything from there. The moment I stopped this job, I immediately wrote my first management book called ‘ Sales Is Sexy’ . Amazing what confidence, guts and audacity can do with a person.
I absolutely advise you to read ‘ The only 21 stories you will ever need to be successful in life & business’ . The book is filled with very different stories from successful people from all walks of life and it will inspire you too.
- HOST COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION
- POTENTIAL DATE/TIME
- WHERE WILL THE EVENT TAKE PLACE?
Or call us at
Former officer in the united states air force and creator of tremendous leadership focusing on lifelong learning.
Our keynote speaker Tracey Jones pushes her audiences to positive change through witty and down to earth talks. Tracey's journey of lifelong learning has provided her with nearly four decades of leadership experience in fields such as the military...
Multi award-winning speaker & communication consultant contributing at corporates, universities and schools for more than a decade.
Interactive and highly engaging Communication, Inclusive Leadership and Empathy at Work expert, author, and award-winning D.E.I. speaker who’s on a mission to create happy, kind and productive workplaces. With corporate experience gained from both...
Dr. Ava Eagle Brown
Life and business coach who will help you discover your talents and reach success by shifting your mindset.
Dr. Ava Eagle Brown is a master coach and transformational speaker. She grew up in a very poor part of Jamaica, where she had to work hard as a little girl just to make enough for dinner. Today, keynote speaker Ava Eagle Brown is an international...
Keynote topics with Lucinda Douglas
- Employee Engagement
- Overcoming Adversity
- Personal Success
- Sales Motivation
- Strong Women
- Winning Spirit
- Winning Teams
- Women in Business
- Women's Issues
- Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
- Privacy Overview
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
- Marketing Cookies
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
A Better MI
Toastmasters District 109 Conference
Lucinda harman – how to show up and thrive.
If you want to step into your full potential, then you need to show up. Not only show up yet be curious and hungry to Shake the Trees in your life, so you too can achieve the extraordinary potential that exists inside you. At Lucinda’s powerful and energetic workshop, you will learn how to take focused and intentional action for optimal success (aka Shake the Trees) and conduct Your life inventory of growth versus getting stuck.
Make sure you show up. You never know to which level of your potential it is going to get you! Just show up… or you will never know…
Lucinda is a TEDx speaker, author of ‘Go Shake the Trees’, an International speaker and sales trainer as well as a double Distinguished Toastmaster. She is also past President’s Distinguished Division Director in D74, and she is super passionate about sharing her tips, tricks and wealth of experience. Lucinda resides in Johannesburg, South Africa and is the world’s best mother to two dog children. When not speaking or training you will find Lucinda serving her community and the City of Johannesburg – or – did we mention that – conducting an inspirational keynote.
Foteini Vavitsa – Pitching your idea to your audience through effective storytelling
Convert the mess of a narrative to a powerful message that will make our audience say, “WOW, this idea has changed my life!” After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
- Distinguish which parts of your stories are valuable for your speech. Structure your narrative from the beginning to the end using some of the most compelling storytelling frameworks worldwide.
- Create authentic and effective speeches that hold people’s attention from the beginning to the end, no matter the duration.
- Level up your influential ideas with meaningful narratives and become the effective communicator you always dreamed of.
Foteini Vavitsa is a Business Mentor and a coach who helps professionals to convert their creative mess into powerful messages and thriving business ideas. As a content marketing expert, your words, with her help, will transform into a compelling story.
Simone Thommen – Designing your future with Vision boards
Discover the power of visualization! In this fun and creative session, you will create an inspirational collage from pictures that visualizes your goals. No artistic skills required – just bring enthusiasm and creativity! A vision board pictorially represents your dreams and aspirations in a certain area, e.g., your career. It helps you focus, gets creativity started and serves as a visual reminder of your goals.
In preparation for this session, please start collecting magazines, quotes, etc. that inspire you and bring them to the workshop. For those joining in person, we will also provide some material to get started.
Simone is a natural scientist, turned marketing professional, turned coach, who recently founded her own coaching company in Switzerland. From her broad experience, she understands first-hand what it means to work in a fast-paced work environment and in different industries as well as the stress it can lead to. Most importantly, she also knows how helpful coaching can be to deal with everyday struggles and major changes.
She supports people in all career-related topics, including professional growth and direction, communication and difficult conversations, public speaking, creating work-life balance, and enhancing their leadership skills.
Diane Fryman – Change your mindset, change your life!
Whether you think you can or cannot, you are right! This famous saying by inventor Henry Ford makes us reflect upon how our own self-beliefs determine our futures. Come to this workshop if you want to: – explore your mindset and how it impacts your decisions and behaviours. – identify what may be getting in the way of acting upon your objectives and dreams.
Come to get inspired to step out of your comfort zone and into the learning zone working with others who have the same curiosity and interest in breaking through their own barriers!
Diane Fryman is an Organizational Psychologist, coach and CEO of Performance Technology Solutions based in Milan, supporting top multinational companies in Europe to improve their performance through their people.
She is an adjunct professor and coach for various Business School on Leadership, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship.
Meta Grošelj – Break-it-down to break through stage fright: mastering inner dialogue
There are two sides to the stage a professional speaker has to master to truly be authentic. The first stage is the stage of the exterior world. The second stage is the stage of the interior world. This is where your critical voice lives and breathes and throws tantrums and sometimes makes your life somewhat messy.
This workshop will help speakers examine the rhetorical representation of their inner dialogues with the aim to give their inner voices honest feedback and clear direction – and with this, you will be able to achieve the breakthrough you are looking for as a speaker. Congruency.
Professional speaker and speaker coach helping caterpillars transform into butterflies! Meta’s clients received awards at different levels and events. She supports leaders, entrepreneurs and experts to attract the right customers, get the message to the right audience and receive desired outcomes and awards. Her speakers received best pitch award, best Start-up award etc.
Gloria Teo – Are you ready for Hard talk?
Problems that are not handled properly can become a conflict. Conflict management can be trickier to solve than a problem. Hence, my question to you, would you rather solve a problem or a conflict.
As a leader you cannot always avoid such situations. My first hard talk with a senior in my club was during my presidency. Then I had to share this experience during COT with this senior in the audience. At work I had to use such skills too and I am most happy to share what I have learned in TM and at work with you.
Gloria is a passionate engineer with master’s in computer science and is working for the Swiss Federal Office in IT. She is passionate about sharing her experience and helping people to be more effective at whatever they do by doing the “hard talk”.
Matej Miklavec – Authenticity: the key to bulletproof confidence
Boosting your impact and success in your professional career could be as simple as being yourself. Too often we block our creative potential by insecurely trying to be someone we are not- yet, mustering up much needed confidence to move forward. Plugging into your authentic natural confidence is the superpower and unlimited resource for the next level of success, always intimately at your reach. Matej will share the transformative power of listening to our true self, to be more authentic and confident regardless of the circumstances.
Matej Miklavec is an engineer, author, and transformative coach, supporting innovative, ambitious leaders and their teams to more effective communication with less stress, through deep listening.
John Zimmer – Eagle vision: the right way to prepare for your speech or presentation
The best speeches and presentations – the ones we remember, the ones that make an impact – are the result of good preparation. But how do you prepare well? It all starts with “Eagle Vision”. In this workshop, John will share a powerful 4-step process that will ensure your preparation goes in the right direction. Come to this workshop with a specific speech or presentation in mind. We will use it to work through the process, and you will leave with a blueprint to guide you the rest of the way.
An internationally recognized expert on public speaking, John is a nine-time European champion of Toastmasters speech contests. He is the author of a popular blog about public speaking called Manner of Speaking . In 2022, his blog was rated by Feedspot as the No. 1 public speaking blog in the world. A former lawyer with a major Canadian law firm and the United Nations, John also does improv theatre with the Renegade Saints in Geneva.
Sonja Klopcic – A new leadership code to survive in a VUCA world
Our old leadership paradigms no longer serve us. Playfulness, creativity, flow, connections with our natural cycles need to be unleashed again. We need to allow our intuition to be our gift, to lead our path through the noise. At the workshop, Sonja will introduce a new leadership model based on sustainability.
An engineer by training, Sonja has created and managed several companies in Slovenia in multiple fields of business. She is the author of four books on leadership, including “The AEIOU of Leadership”, presenting an award-winning model for sustainable leadership. She is a mentor and coach to multiple leaders and has earned industry awards in entrepreneurship and innovation. Sonja is also the founder of the global community of AEIOU leaders, whose mission is to support leaders who want to create prosperity for all. Sonja is interested in people, their potentials and the development of new approaches and business models for creative, successful and effective work.
Alice Ekonomou – Leading with purpose: how to develop a purpose statement that resonates and inspires?
Leading with purpose can accelerate our growth, deepen our impact and truly transform both our personal and professional lives. But the process of identifying, formulating, and putting to action our purpose can be daunting if we don’t know the right steps on how to get there.
This workshop will provide practical guidance on how to develop a purpose statement that captures our essence and the impact that we want to make in the world, and show how to turn this statement into a concrete plan of action that is bound to take our leadership, and personal lives, to the next level!
Passionate about helping people rediscover their purpose, their passions and meaning in life, and inspiring them to create positive change and impact in their lives and those of others.
Danja Bauer – The five fundamentals of a powerful voice
If you want to discover how you can strengthen the power of your voice to create more impact with your speaking, then join this session. Danja will share her 27 years of personal experience on how you get a powerful voice so you get heard and increase trust from your listeners. You will also discover how to speak like music by using vocal variety and casting a spell over your audience.
Speak like music to convince and excite your audience!
Danja Bauer is an award-winning international speaker, professional singer and public speaking trainer. The lively woman from Vienna, Austria, knows how to use her and your voice to rock the stage! Experience it, live it – with Danja, towards a better you in Milano! Her melodious voice earned her the highlight as a singer and moderator at business events held by Porsche, Microsoft, Sony and many more.
Danja has spoken in person and virtually on various international platforms like the Women Economic Forum, Toastmasters International and the Present to Succeed Conference. With her profound stage experience, Danja empowers corporates and entrepreneurs to give speeches as memorable, entertaining and impactful as music.
Fatima Carbonara and Valentina Panizza – Leading in a complex world
A wise leader is aware that we live in a complex world where every decision has its own trade-off. Moreover, decisions interfere with events which themselves influence decisions. A leader cannot have all the answers and solutions by him/herself; in fact, he/she is not supposed to.
Complexity implies that there’s no pre-defined solution to follow. It requires to adapt to continuously changing situations. In this workshop we will see how wise leadership can be used to lead in a complex world and we’ll discuss its activators and inhibitors.
Fatima is an Innovation manager, soft skills specialist, public speaking trainer. Fatima balances bookkeeping records with the brain, but driven by the heart and relaxes with a good glass of red wine. She loves working with people by innovating administrative processes (but not only). Curious, passionate about communication in many forms. Fatima supports entrepreneurs and their collaborators in developing sustainable business innovation plans, in dealing with complex situations in organizations through training and coaching in action.
Valentina is passionate about business as an instrument that can bring sustainable and positive social change. Valentina has a successful track as business for SME and startups. In 2018, she has been in the top-30 female entrepreneurs according to Gammadonna prize. Listen to Valentina’s podcast “ Percorsi Complessi ” (Complex Paths) to tell stories about outstanding individuals with non-linear life paths.