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7. - 8. Juni 2023

Scientific Skills Workshops

Giving Academic Presentations - Modern Scientific Presenting and Personal Radiance


7. - 8. Juni 2023
7th June, 13h00 - 17h00
8th June, 2023, 09h00 - 16h00


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 academic presentations, taught by Willy Metzeler . 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. The workshop lasts one and a half days, and can host up to eight persons. Please register with the Graduate Center (gradcenter@diw.de) by May 31, 2023. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

  • - Know how to arouse and maintain the interest of your audienceYou can explain the content of your research in a comprehensible and memorable way
    - Know various structures, openings and closings for presentations
    - Know how to boil content down to clear core messages
    - Develop a dynamic and engaging speaking style
    - Show confidence with body language and gestures
  • - Speak slowly, decisively and confidently
    - Understand your personal impression, your self-image and how others perceive you
    - Know how to deal with difficult questions
    - 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.

About the Instructor
Willy Metzeler is a coach and an actor and has a Master of Science in Economics. Since 2005, he has been involved in work on communication and future leadership, coaching in various companies and universities in Europe.