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30. - 31. Mai 2022

Scientific Skills Workshops

Giving Academic Presentations:
Modern Scientific Presenting and Personal Radiance
(Date option 1)


30. - 31. Mai 2022
30.05.2022: 09:00-13:00
31.05.2022: 09:00-17:00


Karl Popper Room
DIW Berlin
Room 2.3.020
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin


Willy Metzeler


The DIW Graduate Center is pleased to offer a workshop on giving scientific presentations. It is designed for all doctoral students and researchers at the DIW who would like to improve their skills in talking in front of an audience.
We offer two alternative workshops of the same content to make participation available to more people. Each one lasts one and a half days, and can host eight persons.

Please register with Daniela Centemero (dcentemero@diw.de) by April 29, 2022 for one of the two workshops and also indicate the availability for the alternative date. Please note: Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The workshop language will be English.


Modern Scientific Presenting and Personal Radiance
With the quality of your work, you have surely convinced the listeners in your own circle of experts already. If you want to expand your audience, it is recommendable that you adjust the presentation of your content accordingly. You should also present yourself as a personality in a professional way. After all, you yourself play a central role in a contemporary style of presentation!

Learning Outcomes

− You know how to arouse and maintain the interest of your audience
− You can explain the content of your research in a comprehensible and memorable way
− You know various structures, openings and closings for presentations
− You know how to boil content down to clear core messages
− You develop a dynamic and engaging speaking style
− You show confidence with body language and gestures
− You speak slowly, decisively and confidently
− You understand your personal impression, your self-image and how others perceive you
− You know how to deal with difficult questions
− You use humor and keep your cool

The oratory skills training is based on elementary acting techniques, adapted to communication in the world of science and business. Short theory inputs are followed by a variety of practical exercises. A video camera will be used in some exercises.

Your Trainer                                                                                                                                                                       Willy Metzeler – Coach, Actor and Master of Science in Economics. Since 2005, communication and future leadership coaching in various companies and universities in Europe