Presentation Techniques

Effective communication skills are essential for a scientist’s career. Whether at a conference, during a job interview, a seminar, or simply explaining to non- experts what you do – the opportunities to present your research topics to different audiences are manifold. The scientific talk, like the original research paper, is part of the scientific communication process.
During this course, participants will practice and improve their presentation skills, receive feedback on their performance and be equipped with techniques to give concise and convincing scientific talks.



Course content

  • Presenting according to the IMRaD Structure
  • Engaging with the Audience
  • Voice control & Eye contact
  • Presenting in English as a non-native speaker
  • Appropriate Data Presentation – less is more
  • Storytelling
  • Ensuring Scientific Fairness: compare, cite and acknowledge
  • Mastering Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright


Our courses are geared towards adult learning and use participatory approaches. The trainer encourages participants to add their experience and knowledge to the course content. Topics covered are backed by real examples and relate to the participants’ field of research.

Before the course, participants can submit specific questions and their own presentation examples by email. The course content will be adjusted to the specific needs and requirements of the participants.

Participants are handed out reading material to be discussed during the course as well as a course summary with their achievements.

Course duration: 2 consecutive days (9am – 5pm)
Number of participants: 8-12
Trainer: Dr. Jo HavemannKatrin Bringmann or Olle Bergman


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The course can be aligned to your requirements regarding duration, form and content.

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