Further education  /  06. Mai 2020  -  07. Mai 2020, 9-17 h

Seminar »Your presentation: gripping and understandable«

Recommended as preparation for the Young Researchers Symposium 2020

The seminar is cancelled due to current events. We will try to reschedule the seminar at a later date. 

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.



  • Target the audience and setting
  • Have or craft a storyline
  • From start to finish. ‘Clamp’ your presentation

Slide design

  • No overloaded slides!
  • Graphics vs. text
  • Best- and worst-practice examples

Your performance

  • Stage fright: enjoy the adrenaline rush
  • Body language
  • Personality types: can you score well as an introvert? How authentic can/shall you be? – Pace, voice, interaction
  • Stylistic figures               

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

  • Be an active scientist: asking questions yourself
  • Counter challenging questions

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