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Presenting at Conferences


29. September 2023 09:00 – 29. September 2023 17:00
30. September 2023 09:00 – 30. September 2023 17:00
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Philipps-Universität Marburg MARA F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13 Seminar room 01.0010

This seminar develops vital presentation skills for confident scientific paper and poster presentations. You will learn how to clarify your intentions, explore the audience's needs and create a stringent outline. We will focus on tools for designing clear, convincing and engaging content. The course will guide you in creating dynamic narrative and, if necessary, in enhancing the clarity of your visual support. You will create a short presentation of your choice (about 5 min.). A video recording of your presentation will provide you with direct feedback about your performance.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You are able to use grids that help to define your objectives for your presentation, to explore audience expectations and adjust to them (trainer input, partner interview, mind-map, question-grids).
  • You know how to apply plotting tools to organize a persuasive outline and goal-oriented content (trainer input, mind-map, five-sentence-method).
  • You are able to mould your facts into an engaging and effective narrative using storytelling elements (examples, storytelling).
  • You are familiar with steps for clarifying your visuals and handling questions well (guidelines, exercise to apply a model).
  • You are aware of your stage presence and body language (trainer input, exercise, personal video analysis with feedback).
  • You know techniques to find calm and confidence (exercises).


For the recording part, you will be asked to prepare (at least the outline of) a short presentation in advance. This content should cover 3-5 min.

The workshop is planned as an in-person event. You are required to comply with the hygiene measures in effect at the time of the event.

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


September 29, 2023, 9 am–5 pm, and
September 30, 2023, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 10 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


Please register until September 14, 2023 using the online registration form.


Dr. Constanze Armbrecht

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences