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Science Communication – Presenting Science: How to Get Your Message Through

In this workshop you will train how to communicate your science to an audience outside your community.


28. June 2021 09:00 – 28. June 2021 15:30


The workshop is designed to help early career scientists cut a fine figure in public presentations, conference attendances, walk-throughs, peer reviews, and public outreach activities: with classic lecture as well as elements of elevator pitch, science slam, and famelab. How much can I say in how much time? How do I get into my topic ideally, how deep do I dig into the details and what message do I give to the audience? What is a kitchen call and how do I use it? What belongs on presentation "slides" and how do I design them optimally? What do I need to consider when timing what I say and what I show? Which technical terms are suitable for which audience?

Intended Learning Outcomes

In the course, you will practice how to keep the interest of the interaction group when presenting your scientific content and how to identify and communicate your very core messages.

Didactic Methods

Lecture, group work, digital interaction, practice and feedback


In the course of the workshop, you will practice with your own presentation sequences. If possible, you should bring presentations on your own research topic that you have already shown at a conference or lecture and from which sequences can serve as practice material.

To participate in the online course, you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and a microphone), possibly a webcam, and a stable Internet connection.

Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


Juni 28, 2021, 9 am–3:30 pm

Target group

Advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


Please register until June 14, 2021 via e-mail at using our registration form (PDF).

Please note that your registration is binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the course begins without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Jens Kube

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy
Postdoctoral Program