When giving a verbal presentation, it is very important to appear convincing, motivated and on top of your subject, and to be able to make an enthusiastic and powerful case. At the same time, posture and vocal skills also play a role. You have to be able to persuade your audience that you are a scientist with talent and drive, with the vision to set up a research project and bring it to a successful conclusion. This applies to both research presentations and to shorter discussions in a more informal setting.

In this course, we will therefore be concentrating on the following:

  • Clarity and conciseness
  • Body language
  • A captivating introduction and a powerful conclusion
  • Enthusiasm
  • Contact with your audience

See also:

Pitching your research
Presenting Professionally with PowerPoint – Use of pictures
Presenting Professionally with PowerPoint – Spotlight on the presenter
Presentation for subsidy application
Presentation in English
Inaugural speech

Spotlight on the presenter