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Scientific Presentation - Getting it right

Instructor: John Kluempers, PhD
Recommended for: Doctoral candidates in any stage
Language: English
Participation fee: 40 Euro

Date: Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 and Wednesday, December 5th, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration until: November 19th, 2018

A good presentation begins with good preparation. Participants work on exercises that help them understand the best techniques in developing  the right presentation by answering questions like: Who will be present?  Where will I give my talk? How can I most effectively present my  research material? What determines success?
Beyond that, the doctoral candidates learn how body language can help them and strengthen their presentations, both in stressing their  arguments and in authentically revealing their personalities.

Day one will include the following:

• Finding out about the situation
• Body language
• Preparation of a talk about your current research
• Two short talks

Day two will focus on:

• Understanding interests of an audience
• Creating better slides
• Master discussions
• A 5-7 minute talk about your current research

In the two days of seminar work, they develop a solid foundation of  effective strategies so that they can systematically prepare sound  talks, improve their presentation skills, and increase their own self-perception. The participants will recognize their strengths and know how they can correct and improve critical parts of their presentations.

John Kluempers

For nearly two decades, John Kluempers, Ph.D. has been using his voice professionally. First, as a radio journalist at Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. And now as a presentation trainer. He has helped hundreds of Ph.D. candidates and post-docs in Germany and Austria to take their presentations to the next level. He got his doctorate in linguistics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), lived in Berlin before moving to Tokyo, Japan where he taught at Dokkyo University. These experiences in
vibrant, bustling metropolises on three continents have broadened his understanding of the cultural aspects in communication we all face in multinational organizations. So
much so, that he now teaches courses on intercultural team management in Cologne. John lives in Bonn.