If you master the art of presenting, conferences and symposia become places where you strengthen your position in academia and where you create new opportunities. This training deals with all ingredients of a good presentation: contents, structure, slides, stress, interaction with your audience, and answering questions.
During the first morning session, you learn how you adjust your presentation to you audience, goal and message. You also work on the structure of a five minutes presentation and design adequate slides. The afternoon session is about delivery. We focus on body language, interaction with your audience, use of voice, answering questions, and (if necessary) pronunciation. Special attention goes to presentation fear and how to deal with it.
After the first day you improve your slides as a home work assignment. We provide a reader with explanation of PowerPoint and design principles. At the second morning session we further zoom in on slide design. We then discuss different communication styles and how they influence the communication between you and your audience. We end the training with another round of presentations. You will receive personal feedback and tips you can immediately put into practice.
During this training you apply the lessons on a five minutes presentation about your own research. This means that what you learn is directly applicable to your own work. Besides instructions and group discussions you will receive a lot of personal tips and feedback from the trainers.
Trainers: Hermen Visser & Kick Moors | Language: English or Dutch | Duration: three sessions of four hours, four hours home work | Maximum number of participants: 8 | Participation: in-company training | PhD students working at Leiden University of the LUMC can follow this training as part of the PhD Training Programme.
This training provides a broad introduction into presenting your research. If you want to train specific skills, consider our in-depth trainings. Presentation design is all about slide design and working with PowerPoint. Stage fright aims at learning to overcome public speaking anxiety. Are you more interested in presenting at a festival or science café, take a look at Pitching to a broad audience.
The above mentioned setup is a proven concept. In consultation we can depart from it. For example, we gave shorter workshops about presenting on conferences and trainings aimed at specific aspects. Contact us for more information.