Success in both academia and industry is dependent on more than just expertise in your chosen discipline. Nowadays all employers expect to hire professionals who are not just technical experts, but are also managers with superior communication skills, able to work across cultures. Skills such as decision making and marketing your project can be learned and trained. It is for students who are aware of these challenges beyond their immediate discipline that we offer the following workshops.
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Location in Hamm: Hotel Mercure
No matter what field you work in, a significant part of it involves communication. Even when you are not actively talking or writing, you are continually interacting with your environment and sending out non-verbal signals. Communicating effectively is a skill like any other, and as such it can be learned and improved.
In this seminar, the focus is on the communication skills that make academics successful in presenting. The main topic of this training is presenting your ideas effectively, both in formal lecture-type situations and in informal meetings. Participants will have the opportunity to review the basics of communication success, get feedback on their communication and presentation style, and learn strategies for improvement. Topics include: non-verbal (body language) and verbal communication, understanding and adapting to your audience, and how to both create and deliver superior presentations.
First impressions count. In this training session, you will learn how to prepare yourself well for your speech in public and how a good manner of speaking – particularly good articulation – leads to clear powers of expression and makes a sonorous impression (how to acoustically reach your audience/listener and save your strength at the same time).
You will also learn how to develop an anti-stress program for your daily routine and also when you speak in public. You will learn how you get back to your natural breathing and relax automatically, how posture and tension influence voices, how you can actively relieve stress and become more self-confident and relaxed. Voices can convey security and reliability; you will learn to find your personal register; to have a powerful voice by using its resonance and not its strength and how to create an atmosphere full of trust with your voice (thereby conveying security).
You will learn to use eye-contact to with your audience and to adapt
the volume you speak with. You will learn how to consciously handle your
body language to show your competence: how your body language enhances the
convincing effect of your speech, how to overcome your insecurity while
speaking and negotiating, how the congruence between your words, gestures and
facial play can increase your credibility.