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22. Aug 2023

Communication & presentation in the academic context: How to be confident and persuasive (October 11, 2023)

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Whether small talk or academic subject presentation – the ability to present oneself adequately and to communicate one’s concerns effectively is a deciding factor of career related success in academia.

With a few fundamental strategies for communication and presentation techniques it is possible to illustrate complex data in a context relevant way, to convince others, to win supporters and thus reach the respectively set goals.

Aim and Content

In this workshop the participants engage with their personal communication strategies. Through exercises and role-plays they familiarise themselves with established presentation techniques and train their communicative competencies. The workshop contents are:

  • Communication basics: Good communication presumes set goals
  • Presentation basics: Preparation is key
  • Go public – go scientific: The context makes the difference
  • Everything under control? Dealing with difficult situations
  • Role-play: Presentation situations in practice
  • Minima rhetoric: Tips & tricks on the art of oratory
  • Communication & presentation: My next steps

Target Audience

PhD Candidates

Terms and Application

  • October 11, 2023: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Format: presence at MLU
  • Location: Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, SR: 5.09 (roof level)
  • Group size: maximum 12
  • Workshop-Language: English

Registration | fully booked


Dr.-Ing. Bartlett Warren-Kretzschmar was born in New York and studied Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Cornell University. She has been teaching courses in landscape architecture and environmental planning at both American and German universities for the past 40 years. At the Leibniz University in Hanover, she has taught and researched for 30 years. Moreover, she was guest professor in the International Master of Landscape Architecture programme at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Bernburg and professor in the Bioregional Planning Programme at Utah State University, where she also offered courses in research skills and scientific writing, as well as communication and rhetoric.

Über Lydia Hohlstein

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