This course is offered in cooperation with the Center for Quality Assurance and Development of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
This workshop focuses on how scholars can best convey the value and significance of their work through oral communication, emphasizing not only typical structures of thought and expressions in English, but also an audience's expectations. The focus of the workshop is on the formal conference panel presentation and the question-and-answer session, and includes sections on the presentation structure, attention-getting openers, visual aids, and linguistic cues for the audience (signposting language). We also discuss and practice networking, small talk, the elevator speech, and introduction speeches.
Target audience, number of participants
Maximum number of participants: 10
Through successful participation in the course, participants will have...
Participants need to prepare beforehand a presentation of 8-10 minutes in length on their area of research. (If time permits, exceptions may be made for people with upcoming presentations.) PowerPoint/slides are not necessary.
The next workshop is scheduled for spring 2018.