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The academic pitch - Present to the point!

WWB-Area | Learning field

Science communication | Advanced | Presentation

Starting Point

“So, what do you do?” This could be a simple question, but off-the-cuff it is also infinitely complicated to break down in a brief and compelling way what is familiar and every day to you: your research. Why not use an “academic pitch” to put forward your expertise in an understandable and targeted way, to arouse interest in your research, and maybe even attract third-party funding. In this training we will work out how to get to the heart of what makes you and your research stand out in a concise and memorable way.

Aim

  • You will be more aware of what distinguishes you as a person and a scholar.
  • You will be able to explain the content and added value of your research in a concise and memorable way.
  • You will be familiar with the structure of an academic pitch.
  • You will know how to grab the attention of your listeners and how to hold their interest in your pitch.
  • You will benefit from helpful tips that raise your professional profile.

    Content

    • Identification of your uniqueness and the high quality of your research
    • Structure of an academic pitch and possible creative elements
    • Extraction of a clear core statement
    • Simple and persuasive language
    • Clear and powerful body language

          Methods

          In practical exercises, you will work out your own academic pitch and have the opportunity to make a presentation followed by individual feedback. Max. number of participants: 10.

          Notes

          Please prepare a short self-presentation of 1.5 minutes and tell us what you do professionally, why you like it and who benefits from it.

          Student workers are welcome, subject to availability.

          Date
          Mon, 22.03.2021, 9:00am-1:00pm
          Scope
          4 hours, 5 working units á 45 min
          Format
          Präsenz
          ZEWK, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, R: FH 1004
          Instructor
          Willy Metzeler
          Course language
          English
          Fees
          For employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU, FU, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact  for information on fees.
          Requirements
          Participants should have sound English language skills and advanced presentation competence.
          Completion
          Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
          Certificate
          Applicable for certificate Science Communication.

          For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any questions regarding the course, please contact .

          In case of any organizational questions please contact .

          Registration

          Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.

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