Communication and Presentation Skills


The training workshop is grounded in a professional training approach, meaning that conceptual inputs are confronted with participants' experiences, as well as with concrete examples. Sessions in are composed of (a) short presentations by the instructor, (b) reaction by the participants and discussion, and (c) exercises to allow for skill-application.

This workshop does have two related objectives: not only does it want to familiarize the participants with models of effective communication and presentations and underlying concepts of communication, but moreover does it seek to place these approaches with the organizational and professional contexts of participants.

This training wants the participants to comprehend why communication skills have become more necessary over time, especially in the academic sector. In particular, it wants to help participants understand the practical relevance of professional appearance as well as the circular and constructive character of human communication. Upon completion of this training, participants should have enhanced their personal ability to communicate and present with professional rhetoric and have a working knowledge of their individual communication preferences and styles. Furthermore, the training will make participants acquain­ted with a general framework for developing effective skills for presenting (joint) working results and give oppor­tu­nity for skill application to increase proficiency in answering challenges.

An additional focus of the training is to familiarize participants with the knowledge of nonverbal communication that humans use in everyday life. Nonverbal communication plays major role in human communication, although the language is very important as well. The consciousness of how our body works while we are communicating helps to understand others and helps to create clear ideas to our audiences. This is especially important since we are presenting our messages in more and more culturally diverse environment. In such a complex environment it is very important to be able to observe, interpret and send messages the way we want them to be understood.