Presentation Skills - Managing Audiences Effectively

18.10.2017 um 09:00 bis 19.10.2017 um 16:00

Graduate Center

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for doctoral candidates and postdocs (up to two years after their doctorate) of all faculties.


Dr. Michael Jäger

Two-day seminar:

18 October 2017: 09:00 - 18:00

19 October 2017: 08:30 - 16.00


Working in a scientific community you have already realized the importance of publishing your work. Getting attention is crucial for your vocational success as is building a network and staying ahead in your area of research. To get attention in your field of expertise you can rely on two related skills:

1) writing comprehensive and well-researched articles and

2) giving talks and addressing audiences at international conferences.

The latter is well worth some training, because it is not only important what you say, but how you say it, how the audience responds to you as a person, how you support your content with the right structure and nonverbal behaviour. That is why presentation skills matter - not only for managers, sales agents or politicians, but also for researchers and lecturers.

During the course each participant will perform up to six presentations and receive feedback from trainer, trainees and via video.

The following topics are at the core of the workshop:

  • verbal communication and the power of the voice
  • nonverbal communication
  • effective usage of different media
  • simulation of different situations, dealing with stress and stage fright, team presentations and standing in front of a critical audience


Course Preparation:

You'll be giving five presentations during this course. Two of these need some preparation: Please prepare one presentation of about 6-8 minutes as a personal introduction and a second presentation about your current research (8-10 minutes).



Applications via our registration portal are welcome until 17 October 2017, 10 am, the latest.


Please note:

There are 14 places on this course. The persons that can participate in the course will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Center. Without this confirmation mail you cannot participate in the course. Only participants that have registered for the course via the Graduate Center will receive a certificate of attendance.

All further registrations will be placed on a waiting list. As soon as there is a free place on the course you will receive a message from us. If you do not receive any message from us concerning this course there are no free places and unfortunately you cannot participate in this course.


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