Focused Presentations

July 02 and 03, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., room Pegasus (0.003), Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53115 Bonn


Course content

Designing your message for the audience and purpose

As subject matter experts, we tend to get lost in details that are interesting for us, but not necessarily for our audiences. This course on focused presentations will enable you to tailor your presentations effectively to a specific audience and purpose, to ensure you achieve the effect wanted.

To accelerate the learning process, the trainer provides short theoretical input. Then participants are invited to experiment within several practical exercises, being video-recorded, receiving feedback from trainer and peers, to be able to reflect and work towards a more confident perception and an effective presentation.

For future reference, each participant will receive an electronic documentation of the training experience, collected lessons learned and input given during the training.


Contents in brief
  • Assessing your audience
  • Defining the desired effect of the presentation
  • Structuring lean, clear and relevant messages
  • Preparing the visuals to support you as the expert
  • Connecting to the audience and focusing on the moment
  • Creating more impact with presence: voice, body, eye-contact and content
  • Handling questions effectively
  • Keeping the lead and concluding professionally

Each person brings a laptop and a current presentation project on day 2.
Target group
Doctoral candidates from all subject areas.
"Promotion Plus"
16 units are applicable for this course within the „Promotion plus“ certificate.
Module 2: Developing Competences 
Course instructor
Monika Jacobi
Please register your intererest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by March 08.


Please find the overview of all workshops offered in Promotion plus BIGS here.

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