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GLAD appoints new ‘pitching coach’ for the Future Talent Programme

Picture: Enrico Pietrocola, Pierre van Houtryve, Era Adjaraga, Agnese Sbrollini

Have you ever wondered what makes the students on the TNC lightning talk stage deliver such inspiring talks? Speaker training does the magic! GLAD is proud to announce the collaboration with experienced and well-known speaker and pitching coach Michael Koenka for the Future Talent Programme (FTP).

Michael has an outstanding track record, working with technology subjects and complex ideas. Here’s one of his many positive references:

“Simplicity is key when it comes to pitching complex products and Michael is a master at exploring the underlying themes of simplicity and linking it all together. Excited to have more sessions with MDK.”

Michael aims to give each young professional nominated and registered for the FTP the ability to speak with confidence and deliver an impactful message.

Michael Koenka’s appointment is part of the Lightning Talk Challenge,  a training programme organised by GLAD to support young professionals in making an impact with an idea, project or research at TNC, GÉANT flagship conference.  Selected participants will have the opportunity come to TNC20 and deliver their exciting Lightning Talk on stage.

The programme’s ambition is to serve as both an exciting professional development experience and as a bridge between TNC , GÉANT NRENs and their affiliated educational institutions. It is open to students learning computer networking or any other technology-related topics Students must be nominated by GÉANT project partners who are invited and encouraged to reach out to their communities and nominate talents for the programme.

There is still time to register, but please encourage your talents to apply today

Registration deadline: 28 February 2020

For more information contact: or visit FTP Lightning Talk Challenge info pages.




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