Presentation Skills


  • Clarify what your current presentation strengths and development areas are
  • Understand what presentation techniques are received most positively by audiences
  • Learn what behaviors to avoid when presenting
  • Learn to effectively interact and engage your audience
  • Learn how to deliver your message clearly and concisely
  • Learn how to present to large groups at conferences successfully


Session One (whole group):

  • Introductions
  • Feedback exchange
  • Managing nervousness
  • Body parts (including voice)
  • Getting their attention
  • Introducing yourself
  • Using the stage
  • Leveraging interaction
  • Managing Q&A
  • Managing hostility
  • What if something goes wrong?
  • Establishing credibility
  • When are you ‘on’?
  • Female and cross cultural things
  • Presenting academic research
  • Those first few moments
  • What if you don’t have an answer?
  • Conferences and networking
  • Video-taped presentation (+/- 5 minutes per person) + facilitated group feedback debrief
  • View and privately discuss video 1:1 with facilitator for further feedback
  • Goal-setting and action-planning

Session Two (1:1 meeting):

  • Private virtual consultation 1:1 with facilitator
  • Possible Zoom recording of a presentation or self-introduction - recording will be sent to the student 
  • Goal setting

Session Three (whole group):

  • Video-taped presentation (+/- 10 minutes per person) + facilitated group feedback debrief
  • Private consultation 1:1 with facilitator rotated with viewing own video and reflection/goal setting
  • Goal setting and sharing
  • Group discussion on how to support each other moving forward


Attend and fully engage, present several times, exchange valuable feedback and make use of it to improve own style.

Additional info

In connection with the highly individual approach, 100% attendance and serious preparation for each session is required. The course is offered three times per academic year. Maximum number of participants is 10. 

The timetable for this course can be found here.

ERIM PhD candidates can register for this course via Osiris Student.

This course is not open to external (non-ERIM) participants.