Brigitte Hertz loves to talk to scientists about the subjects close to her heart such as A successful PhD trajectory, Career orientation for PhDs and postdocs and How to use PowerPoint for a really powerful presentation. She does so from her own experience as a scientist, trainer and coach.
She discusses in a simple and humorous way familiar problems and solutions and wants the audiences to come up with their own ideas which they can put into practice right away. Brigitte makes sure that there will be lots of discussion and a lively interaction.
The most popular topics are:
The 4 commandments for a PhD
How to find your own way
1 Plan, monitor and work effectively
2 Manage you supervisor
3 Create your own network
Career Orientation for PhDs and postdocs
How to discover and communicate your transferable skills
As a PhD student or postdoc, you might want to leave the halls of academia behind. But where to begin in finding a new area of work? We take the discovery and presentation of your skills as a point of departure.
As a scientist you are probably well aware of your research skills, but you can be less aware of the social, communication and directing skills you have. Interestingly though, you probably do have experience with completing projects, applying for a grant, organizing a conference and directing other co-workers. You probably possess a collection of ‘transferable’ skills; which are skills you can use in any work related situation and which make you valuable for the job market. In this interactive session, we will help you to find out your own transferable skills.
Professional Presentations with PowerPoint
How to use PowerPoint as a powerful support for your story
The key to a good PowerPoint presentation is a presenter who tells an enthusiastic story and makes direct (eye) contact with the audience. But presenters often are a little anxious having the eyes of the audience on them. Therefore they are happy to have the audience look at the PowerPoint slides which they also use as a support for themselves, as a speaking note.
We will discuss how to tell a compelling story, make contact with the audience and cope with your feelings of anxiety. Moreover you will learn how to use pictures on your slides as an effective support for your presentation.