Oral presentation

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Duration: 1-2 days

Course type: 10% theory, 90% practical examples

Trainer: Philipp Gramlich

Number of participants: Max. 12



There are many ways in which scientists communicate their work, publications, poster or oral presentations or via individual conversations. In terms of leaving a deep impression about your work and yourself, oral presentations are a very powerful way. However, many scientists are scared of the prospect to stand in front of a large and potentially critical audience to present their work. They rush through the presentations, clinging onto overloaded slides and miss a crucial chance to show themselves in a positive light.


In this interactive workshop, we´ll cover the following topics:


– Preparation: target your audience

– Stage fright: how you can enjoy the adrenaline rush

– Body language: how you can make a good first impression

– Personality types: can you score well as an introvert? How authentic can/shall you be?

– Slide design

– Pace, voice, interaction

– Craft a round “story”

– From start to finish. “Clamp” your presentation

– Q&A sessions: and you just thought it´s over already…


This is a highly interactive workshop with the possibility for video feedback. The participants can get the chance to work on short pitch-presentations and/ or their own slide presentations about their own research.


You have the opportunity to receive a video feedback of your poster pitch.


This course can be combined with the course Convincing and debating. Together with Self-presentation, networking and small talk and Poster presentation, it gives the integrated programme “At the conference” of 2-3 days length.



Karin Bodewits (k.bodewits@naturalscience.careers) or Philipp Gramlich (p.gramlich@naturalscience.careers )/ Tel: +49 (0)89 99 016 971