Scientific Talks

Expert Seminars

Excellent Science Requires Excellent Presentation Skills

Giving a presentation puts you on public display. In many ways your research reputation will be enhanced or diminished. Thus, effective communication of scientific knowledge is an essential component of any career in science. Increasingly, the ability to present one’s research in English is becoming ever more important for scientists of all disciplines. This practical two-day course provides key elements for a successful presentation in an international setting. It will cover techniques that can be easily implemented, ranging from structuring a presentation’s content, knowing helpful phrases, creating slides, coping with stage fright to dealing with difficult situations. This training will also help you to build confidence in your presentation style and to improve your specific speaking skills. One of the easiest ways to stand out at an academic conference is to give a remarkable talk.

Seminar Contents

  • Preparing a scientific talk: Analysing the audience, structuring your content, creating professional slides
  • Delivering a scientific talk: Knowing helpful idioms, coping with time constraints, being aware of cultural differences
  • Tips and tools for talks in international settings: Dealing with difficult questions and members of the audience, coping with stage fright, knowing about communication psychology
  • Practical exercises and talks of participants

Your Benefits

  • You will learn the key elements of oral presentations in English.
  • You will learn what to do and what to avoid at international scientific events.
  • You will learn the specific vocabulary and idioms for talks in English.
  • You will learn how to manage the question-and-answer session.

Target Audience

This training is aimed at postgraduates, researchers and teaching scientists who are non-native speakers but fluent in English and who would like to have more practice and guidance for presentations in English.


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