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Excellent international presentations in science

WWB Area | Learning field
Science communication | Advanced | Presentation

Starting point
Do you speak to international audiences? The seminar will provide essential criteria for excellent presentations in science. Apart from quick content inputs by the trainer, this seminar will focus on your 5-10 minute presentations followed by high-level feedbacks, including video analyses. You will be stimulated by many practical exercises and also learn from the best speakers around the world, including brief analyses of TED talks.

After this training you will be able to

  • develop your personal public speaking style,
  • prepare professionally prior to your speech,
  • vary your presentation intro and outro and succeed in discussions,
  • engage your audience and highlight your professional expertise.


  • Stick in the mind of your audience and take your message home
  • Share personal stories and anecdotes
  • Create vivid images on slides and with stories
  • Communication style matches intercultural needs
  • Excellent international presentations: Learn from the best speakers around the world

Input quickies, presentations, high-level feedback, video analyses, impromptu presentations.
Course language: English. Max. number of participants: 8.

The course is targeted at junior scientists who want to train and improve their presentations.

Course information

DateThu, 28.10.2021, 9:00am-4:30pm
Thu, 04.11.2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
Scope8 hours, 10 working units à 45 min
FormatOnline course. Participants receive login data by email prior the course
ToolsVideoconference. Participants who want to prepare prior the course are invited to visit our Praxisblog and our Wiki.
InstructorsDr. Stephen Wagner
Course languageEnglish
FeesFor employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de for information on fees.
RequirementsParticipants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
Participants please keep a laptop/ PC with video and audio function or a webcam and headset ready.

Bring a 5-10 minute presentation of your choice (in English). You can deliver it without material, by PowerPoint, as poster or on whiteboard.
CompletionAssuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
CertificateApplicable for certificate Science Communication.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact Stefanie Giljohann.
In case of any organizational questions please contact wwb@zewk.tu-berlin.de.


Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.
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