Presentation Skills: Engaging the Listener in your Talk (Social Sciences and Humanities) - blended workshop

Presentation Skills for Academics: Engaging the Listener in your Talk 23.11.2023 09:00 - 17:30 (Thu)onlineOquita, Ric
Presentation Skills for Academics: Engaging the Listener in your Talk 24.11.2023 09:00 - 17:00 (Fri)Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, Room 004Oquita, Ric

Before booking a workshop, please make sure that you can attend for the entire duration and save the dates. When participants do not show up or cancel on a very short notice, other interested parties are denied a chance to participate. 



For doctoral researchers in Social Sciences and Humanities with some presentation experience.


This is an activity-based workshop led by theatre professionals whose expertise is in helping the speaker effectively communicate the importance and relevance of the work and the core message in the talk. Repetition is a key aspect of the training so that participants can strenghten the narrative, the emotional tone, and the physicality of the talk in order to define and support the speaker's own dynamic style.


The seminar provides participants the opportunity to perfect their public-speaking skills. Constructive feedback from the trainer and group members as well as videotaping give the speaker a healthy amount of input while perfecting public-speaking skills. Participants will be required to prepare a 3 to 5 minute pitch or overview of their work incorporating also the use of a slide. This will provide a basis for applying the practical aims of the workshop.

  • Craft a captivating scientific presentation using examples, metaphors and visuals to bring your research data to life and to engage your audience
  • Structure your content in a compelling and memorable way appropriate to your audience
  • Train the elevator pitch – tools for a concise presentation of your research
  • Develop body language and voice skills to communicate powerfully
  • Using effective words and having good fluency, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Using your voice, pauses and stresses to retain your audience's attention


If there are free spots, we also allow postdocs to participate.


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