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* The art of engaging and convincing presentations for scientists (Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs+)

09. December 2022

Time: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Hosts: Dr. Michael Gordian
Language: English
Qualification Area: Communication, writing, presenting and publishing -in science, Science Communication
Registration: 09 November until 02 December 2022
Deregistration: until 02 December 2022

for members of the University of Bayreuth Graduate School via BayDOC
for Postdocs+ (= postdocs, habilitation candidates and junior professors (with and without tenure track) & junior research group leaders between habilitation and junior professorship) via WiN-UBT portal

Like it or not, to be a successful scientist nowadays you must be an effective public speaker. Regardless of field or career path, scientists must communicate convincingly their research in front of different audiences, including commitees, lay audiences, other researchers and students.
The good news is: There are quick and simple ways to enhance your scientific presentations and to communicate your results in an engaging, exciting and convincing way. These simple techniques will quickly set you apart from other researchers and improve radically your presentations. Our workshop is highly practical so be prepared to actively participate in numerous fun and engaging expercises and to deliver a short (roughly 5 minutes) presentation of your current research project.

Qualification Goals

  • powerful ways to open and close presentations
  • paratactical communication, power pauses, soundbites and other rhetorical techniques to appear confident
  • and convincing
  • creative ways of structuring your presentations (e.g. Lincoln-Technique)
  • how to engage smoothly with the audience, mastering Q+A rounds and criticism elegantly
  • best-practice technique from the US and UK (and the most common do's and dont's)

Dr. Michael Gordian
is a passionate trainer and seminar leader. He is specialised in practical communication
and social skills, rhetorics and humour techniques. Currently, he leads workshops and coachings at more
than 15 universities in Germany as well as various research institutions (MPI, DLR). He is very excited about
developing and designing learning games, juggling and travelling to distant and exotic countries.

*Creditability within the kick-off seminar

For reasons of respect and fairness towards all participants and the workshop leaders, participants who miss more than 10% of the workshop are considered not to be present. You will therefore not receive a certificate and you will not be able to use the workshop in question to unlock funds or acquire further qualifications.

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Dipl.-Ing. Iris Hetz

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