Venue: will be announced
Time: 10.00 - ca. 17.30 h (with 1 h lunchbreak)
Trainer: Kathrin Keune
Participants: max. 10 persons
Credit Point: acknowledged with 1 CP within the structured research training programme of the Research School
This training is very practically oriented. It actively facilitates knowledge and experience in professional scientific presentations and trains more advanced performance skills to create each participant's individual and impactful presentation style. Therefore, the workshop will focus on the basic professional standards of scientific presentations but will specially focus on the individual performance and the practice of giving convincing presentations in different presentation situations. Though difficult to teach, these skills put any presentation into the realm of highest quality and impact.
The workshop will begin with an assessment of professional presentations in general and a self-assessment of the presentation skills of each participant. It will deal with the basic “hardware” elements of a successful presentation (strategy, structure, language, slides) using active discourse and examples for teaching and will practice and assess short presentations to train and experience these standards.
The second part of the workshop will focus on all soft skills needed to give successful presentations (body language, voice, connection to the audience, dealing with stage fright). It will practice the art of delivery, communication with the audience and personal connection to the content and will provide experimental practice, concrete technical exercises and the specific theory behind it. Lecturing is kept to a minimum. The exercises are short processes so that all participants have the opportunity to effectively work on their individual way of giving a presentation.
On day three each participant is given the chance to present for 15 min. max. and to receive concrete feedback. The type of presentation depends on the group's capabilities and can range from a scientific presentation at a conference to more improvisational speeches that train spontaneity and connection to the audience in other presentation scenarios. Participants are asked to select one issue they want to adress during their presentation and to choose the type of presentation accordingly.
Kathrin Keune holds a Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy, Coaching and Education and earned a B.A. in the performing arts. In addition, she worked several years in a medical research laboratory in the USA. She spent more than 5 years in Southern California, USA offering trainings on scientific presentation and communication at different American universities.