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Presentation Skills

Dr. Rick Scavetta, Scavetta Academy

17 September – 18 September 2019
daily: 09:00 h – 17:00 h

Leibnizstraße 1, room 105

Every scientist eventually faces the daunting task of presenting their research to an audience, an intimidating prospect for even the most experienced researchers. This two-day Presentation Skills workshop empowers life scientists to present with confidence and to manage their fear of public speaking. To accomplish this, the workshop combines short practice talks with lessons in three main topics - body language, story-telling and slide design.

Practice Talks
The workshop begins and ends with a presentation from each participant. Video recordings and constructive criticism help participants refine their existing strengths and identify points for improvement. After rehearsing their talk as a homework exercise, participants will showcase their newly developed skills at the end of the workshop.

Body Language
Body language includes instruction in voice, appearance and gestures. Participants will discover their personal route to that will have the greatest impact on their presentations.

Presentations provide scientists with the opportunity to personally interact with a captive audience. In this section, story-telling structures will be examined in detail, allowing the presenter to employ techniques that grab and hold the audience's attention.

Slideshows are a powerful means to lend visual support to an oral presentation. Participants will learn slide design concepts, enabling the creation of slides that nicely complement the verbal component of their talks.


ISOS candidates have priority in our courses.
Usually, child care can be provided – please get in touch with us as soon as possible.


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