The Q&A Session: Preparing for the Audience Discussion (Social Sciences and Humanities) - in person

The Q&A Session: Preparing for the Audience Discussion (Social Sciences and Humanities)26.06.2023 13:30 - 17:00 (Mon)Hittorfstr. 16, 14195 BerlinOquita, Ric

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For doctoral candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities



This activity-based workshop, led by theatre professionals, aims to help speakers evaluate and reflect on best practices for handling the question and answer session. Participants will learn how to deal with "worst case scenarios" and handling aggressive comments and difficult questions while staying polite, confident and succinct. They will practice listening, expanding thinking time and use the discussion to reiterate their key message. Participants will have an opportunity to test their performance in a Q&A roleplay session and get tailor-made a feedback from both the trainer and fellow participants.



  • Developing effective tactics for handling difficult questions
  • Thinking on one's feet
  • Improvising listening skills
  • Using professional language
  • Economizing language
  • Managing anxiety


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

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