Business Small Talk

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Sometimes the most important thing at a conference is the breaks - at least as far as networking and career development for young scientists are concerned. If you are good at small talk, you can easily get into conversation with strangers in a relaxed way. Small talkers, there is good news: small talk can be learned - and it is even fun.

Online-Workshop

Friday, March 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Trainer

Alexander Roggenkamp

Language

English

Location

Online

Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas

Track(s)

Research, Research Management, Business and Organizations

Certificate

8 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Develop a positive attitude towards small talk and influence negative expectations
  • Use different conversation starters to commence a conversation with unknown people
  • Know which small talk topics are appropriate and common
  • Know how body language and conversation style influence the atmosphere of conversation and can apply their knowledge in conversation

Course Description

Sometimes the most important thing at a conference is the breaks - at least as far as networking and career development for young scientists are concerned. If you are good at small talk, you can easily get into conversation with strangers in a relaxed way. Small talkers, there is good news: small talk can be learned - and it is even fun. 

In our workshop we will discuss the following:

  • Build up your sociability and approach others openly.
  • Get into good conversation.
  • Find interesting topics and create a pleasant atmosphere for conversation.
  • Make sure that others remember what you do (elevator pitch).

Contact

Bonn Graduate Center

Contact

+49 228 73-60141

graduiertenzentrum@uni-bonn.de

Address

Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

Also see

Certificate Doctorate plus

Acquire the Doctorate plus Certificate in one of our three career tracks.

Qualification Program    Doctorate plus

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