Soft Skills for Science: Presentation

Why - Objectives

Public speaking is a necessity in scientific life. Publish or perish – and some of your publications are talks in front of a more or less professional and more or less benevolent audience.
“Poets are born – speakers are made” with this quote Roman Rhetoricians used to motivate their students centuries ago. Yes, you can learn what the success factors of a good scientific presentation are. Very rarely is it the quality of the research results that cause problems. More often structure, orientation and personal performance can and should be improved to ensure that you come across as creative and credible scientist.
Find out what your strengths are and develop your individual presentation profile. Take steps to learn how to lead the audience from your first appearance on stage until the last question in the discussion. Be authentic, enthusiastic and convincing!

How - Methods

The training is conducted over 2 full days. It consists of short theory lessons and special exercises to focus for example on body language, the rest of the time is spent presenting presenting presenting. Each participant gives a (prepared) talk which is video-taped and analyzed and structured feedback is given by the peer group and the trainer.