SciComm FOCUS: Talk like TED - Convincing and Gripping Presentation

How to inspire experts and amateurs with short, very visual presentations on your topic

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

TED Talks are en vogue. Students, staff and the interested public learn about research through entertaining videos from
At conferences, the standard for scientific presentations has been raised considerably - at the same time, the presentation should not lose any of its persuasiveness and seriousness. 
Learn the secrets and design your lectures and talks like the experts at TED conferences.

In-person Workshop

Wednesday, November 20, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 21, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Twenty One Skills




Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33
The premises are not barrier-free (see FAQ).

Target group

Postdocs | Research Managers | Professors |  PhD students


Research Track
Research Management Track
Business and Organizations Track


Certificate of attendance

16 units are applicable within the "Careers plus" certificates

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  • Structure of professional TED Talks
  • Learn about body language, voice and breathing
  • Important aspects of presentations with and beyond PowerPoint
  • How to convince, inspire and hold attention
  • Free speech
  • Dealing with difficult questions and stage fright
  • Dealing with a heterogeneous audience

Learn more about Science Communication?

This workshop is part of the SciComm qualification offers for acquiring competences in the field of science communication. The offers follow three different competence levels: SciComm BASICS | SciComm FOCUS | SciComm ADVANCED.

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises of Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33 will be barrier-free in the near future. At the moment construction work ist still taking place. If required please contact us in advance.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates. If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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Poppelsdorfer Allee 31-33

53115 Bonn

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