Businesses, organizations and research centers all operate in an increasingly tough, competitive environment. In this high-demand, fast-paced context, how do you make your message stand out?

Dates: 27-28 May 2019
Venue: Thon Hotel Vika Atrium, Munkedamsveien 45, 0250 Oslo
Extended deadline: 17 April 2019

Rhetoric is an empowering tool for everyone, and essential for leaders at every level. It has practical applications for anyone who gives presentations or needs to convince other people in a course of action. It brings great benefit to technical experts who need to improve their persuasive skills. The course will help you to be more precise and feel more confident in oral and written communication. You will build trustworthiness to you and achieve better results.


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  • The fundament of rhetoric
  • How to formulate a precise thesis
  • The refining of argument (logos, etos, and patos)
  • Assertions and solid evidence
  • The way of structuring your presentation
  • Select your words, – how to engage your audience
  • How to be able to give a speech at short notice
  • Practical cases in groups of 2, where you will get detailed feedback on your

Practical information

NFiP will cover travel and accommodation cost for approved applicants according to further agreements. Accommodations for the course will be in double room occupancy.

Students need to pay for travel expenses, but will be reimbursed according to regulations provided in acceptance letters when submitting a travel report  upon completion of the course.

To receive reimbursement, all expenses need to be documented by receipts.


Siri Blindheim has been conducting rhetoric courses for 18 years. Among the clients are SINTEF, NTNU, The Research Council of Norway, NIBIO, the Ministry of Climate and Enviroment,, GDF Suez (Engie), Petoro, and Equinor.