Self-presentation and networking

Seminar PDF

Duration: 1-2 days

Course type: In-house seminar

Trainer: Peter Kronenberg or Karin Bodewits

Target group: PhD students and postdocs

Number of participants: Max. 12

This seminar can be tailored to a gender-specific audience if desired

Do you find yourself at conferences drinking coffee alone or only with your own colleagues? Do you seem to miss every chance to network? Or do you have the feeling you can’t keep the conversation going or can’t even start it in the first place? No matter if you answer one of those questions with a clear “yes” or you simply have the feeling that you could perfect your self-presentation skills, then this seminar might be just right for you!

From the first impression you leave, the conversation that follows to a successful or friendly follow-up… we will cover it during this seminar.

This is an interactive course with role-playing, exercises and real-life examples. There is a special emphasis on communication, networking and body language and how to make your colleagues and superiors aware of your qualities.

Seminar contents

Networking

  • Tips & tricks
  • Expanding your network
  • Keeping your network
  • Networking for introverts
  • Social media

Small talk

  • Starting conversations, keeping them going and finding your exit
  • Small talk at conferences & meetings

Self-presentation

  • You are a brand! Self-marketing
  • Your own behaviour at work
  • The message you should (not) bring across for success
  • Dress for success

Your personal pitch for:

  • Job interview
  • Trade- and job fairs
  • Conferences and meetings
  • After work

Body language

  • Clear communication without words
  • The first impression

This is an interactive course with role-playing, exercises and real-life examples. There is a special emphasis on communication, networking and body language and how to make your colleagues and superiors aware of your qualities.

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

This course can be combined with the seminars Oral presentation and Poster presentation to give the integrated 4- to 5-day programme At the conference.

Contact

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