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Conference Presentation

Engaging the Listener in Your Talk

Target group
This workshop is designed for doctoral candidates with previous presentation experience.

"Wow, that presenter is so good in front of an audience. If only that were easier for me!" Being a good speaker is often just a question of developing a set of skills and techniques. The use of voice and body language, an effective presentation structure and the dynamic use of language require awareness and practice. The workshop helps to identify and explore these requirements, from self-reflection to self-assurance and long-term excellence.
This seminar provides participants the opportunity to improve their conference presentation skills. Constructive feedback from the trainer and group members give the speaker a healthy amount of input while practicing new ideas and techniques to enhance the quality of their speech and overall impact of the talk.
Participants will be required to prepare a 3 to 5 minute overview of their work; the use of slides is optional. This will provide a basis for applying the practical aims of the workshop.
Throughout the two-day workshop, participants will be guided through interactive exercises to improve non-verbal communication, improve the ability to listen and react generously, and to integrate focusing techniques, which empower the speaker. Attention will also be given to structural and language aspects to improve clarity and flow of the talk.

Contents in Brief
• Effectively introducing yourself
• Engaging the audience in one’s talk
• Affirming the strengths and individual style of the speaker
• Improving body language and vocal quality
• Structuring your talk
• Constructive tactics for dealing with nervousness
• Dealing with challenging questions (Q&A sessions)
• Networking at conferences
• Voice and body techniques
• Partner work
• Language practice and analysis
• Interactive activities with online tools
• Videotaping and feedback sessions




Tuesday, 12.04.2022, 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr
Wednesday, 13.04.2022, 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr


Julie Stearns

Target Group

Number of participants

Max. 12 Personen


15 €

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