Online-Workshop: Presentation in English

Presenting with confidence in English. Grounding and practice in the concepts of presenting research, projects and ideas in fluent professional English. Building up confidence for an effective presentation technique – key communication and language skills involved in giving presentations.

There will be ample opportunity to practise your delivery.

We will explore

  • Strong, dynamic science presentations ­– ten crucial points
  • Qualities of a good speaker – verbal skills, audibility, body language and other aspects
  • Voice and other language issues – practical exercises
  • Practical application of your Elevator Pitch – a concise presentation of yourself and your research
  • Stage fright – how to deal with nervousness
  • Q & A sessions – strategies and practice for handling a range of questions types


  • instructor input; varied practical exercises; optional videotaping analysis, and giving and receiving feedback, plenary discussion


Dates and Timetable
The format of this course – online or face-to-face – has not yet been determined. It will be announced one month in advance of the course, which will be held 9 am – 5 pm on both days, whichever format.


Here you can find impressions from people who have attended this course

The workshop helped me in improving my presentation skills. I learned key points when preparing a presentation, what to consider more when doing a public speech, and how to adjust the message I want to deliver to suit the audience. The workshop itself was a lot of fun, we practiced a lot and learned how to explain our research in a 3-minute elevator pitch. Maria Sudibyo

The workshop was very informative and helpful, especially for online presentations. Betty helped me to improve the pace and skill and detail of my presentation, including my pronunciation, helping me significantly! Dedong Wang

 It was a unique experience; Betty established a friendly atmosphere for everyone quickly. I benefited from it widely, I’ve applied what I learned to my current and future presentations of my research at Conferences and Group meetings. I’ve noticed my performance improved quickly after practice in one of the workshop activities. Betty also provided materials on the techniques and skills for future use after the workshop. Mahmoud Al-Awashr

I attended Betty's online workshop on Presentation in English. Right from the beginning she set up a completely safe and friendly environment, allowing us to participate openly. I found it really useful. Betty carried out a lot of activities where we had to rehearse and speak. She also gave us tips to overcome the difficulties and to deal with stressful situations, helping me to build my confidence and to conduct better presentations in English. Most of all she provided us with material and practical tools for presentation and communication skills, which was also very useful to keep improving after the workshop. Sara M. Vallejo-Bernal



status members
University of Potsdam
partner institutions external
PhD 40€ 240€ 290€
Postdoc 60€* 240€ 290€

*This fee also applies to postdocs from the other universities in the Postdoc Network Brandenburg (PNB)BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

 Further information on the workshop program and ourpartner institutions



  • Englisch


  • PhD candidates, Postdocs


  • Betty Boden

    Her concern for people and an enthusiasm for English led Betty Boden to study Educational Science and English. Several years in international companies followed and she gained experience as Coordinator in Sales and Exports. This operational knowledge informed her bi-lingual career as facilitator and coach, and postgraduate study alongside a variety of further qualifications equipped her to support clients in various contexts e.g. universities, training institutes, companies. She wholeheartedly accentuates clients’ introspection skills so as to foster personal growth. Clients describe her sessions as effective, inspiring and rewarding, and often report enthusiasm at the high level of practical orientation. She is also well-versed in conducting seminars, coachings and workshops online.

    Betty Boden

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Mo., 07.11.22, 09:00-
Di., 08.11.22, 17:00




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