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How to give a scientific presentation: talks and posters

5 November, 18 / 19 / 20 November 2010, Lausanne


Dr. Pamela Alean-Kirkpatrick, alean-academics, Eglisau


The participants learn the essential features of oral and poster presentations that contribute to making a long-lasting, professional impression.
In a half-day workshop the participants practice their presentations, are able to critically review the presentations of their peers and to give each other feedback.
All participants find out what they do well (strengths) and gather ideas for what to work on next when presenting their research work.


Preparation and structure of a scientific presentation: talks and posters;
Delivery of "powerful presentations";
Performance: body language and contact to the audience;
Use of visual aids, especially beamer presentations;
Constructive feedback for colleagues.


Input talk on oral presentations and posters (all participants*)

Friday, 5 November

Guidelines for the design and production of scientific posters; oral presentations of posters

Essential features of professional oral presentations: audience-orientation, creating and maintaining audience interest, signposting, use of body language, design and use of visual aids

Transfer period for preparing a short talk or a poster about their research work and implementing the essential elements of professional presentations.


Half-day workshop (4h) in groups of max. 6 participants with videotaping and feedback:
poster presentations (three minutes each) or oral presentations (eight minutes each) by the participants.

Each participant attends one of the 3 workshops.

Workshop 1: Thursday 18 November 13h00-17h00
Workshop 2: Friday 19 November 09h00-13h00
Workshop 3: Saturday 20 November 09h00-13h00

* Participants who already attended the DEE poster course in March 2010 need only attend the afternoon session

General Information

joint course with the Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution

Location: Lausanne, Biophore Buiding, BIO/2213
Number of participants: max 18
Priority is given to PhD students of the Ecology and Evolution & Population Genomics Doctoral Programs until 15 October 2010.
After this deadline, first-come, first-served!




Nadia Bruyndonckx
Coordinator of the Inter-University
Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution
Biophore building
University of Lausanne
Tel: +41 (0)21 692 4244
Fax: +41 (0)21 692 4165
E-mail: Nadia.Bruyndonckx(at)unil.ch

Ute Friedrich
Coordinator "Doctoral Program in Population Genomics"
Le Biophore, UNIL-Sorge
University of Lausanne
1015 Lausanne
Email: Ute.Friedrich[@]unil.ch



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