Presenting with confidence: Work on Body, Voice and Charisma - online

Presenting with confidence: Work on Body, Voice and Charisma - online07.12.2023 09:00 - 16:00 (Thu)onlineStearns, Julie

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 of all disciplines.


This workshop is about mastering a convincing presentation in scientific and non-scientific contexts and getting to the heart of one's own core messages. Participants learn how to capture the interest of their audience and hold their attention. The focus is on active exercises in body language, vocal expression and personality. The participants learn to integrate breath, voice effect and non-verbal language as supporting elements for a strong performance. Based on this, a quick-witted handling of critical questions can be trained. Individual feedback makes one's own potential visible, strengthens one's self-image in appearance and thus the sovereign effect in the outside world.


  • Presenting with confidence - what does that actually mean?
  • Supporting the intention of the performance through linguistic clarity
  • Creating and maintaining audience interest
  • Using breath, body language and voice consciously
  • A coherent self-presentation
  • Input in short presentations
  • Individual and small group exercises
  • Individual feedback
  • Collegial exchange


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

For workshops held online, participation is allowed under the following conditions: a working camera that is turned on and a microphone to allow active participation in discussions and group work. Headphones must also be used to protect other participants from office eavesdroppers. In this context, we would also like to refer to the rules for digital courses at Freie Universität Berlin (Code of Conduct).

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Julie Stearns