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27-28 June 2014
Bahrenfeld Campus (DESY), Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Workshop 4: Presentation skills. Vocal Power and Physical Presence

Workshop 4:
Presentation skills. Vocal Power and Physical Presence

8 February, room 4b, building 1b, Bahrenfeld campus

Outline

MORNING SESSION: BODY LANGUAGE

9:00 - 9:30
Introduction of the course and ice breakers
 
 
9:30 – 10:30  Body language part 1: warming up
Relaxation techniques
Physical presence exercises
Centering and grounding tips
 
10:30-11:00 Break  



11:00-12:30


12:30-1:30



Body language part 2: moving in the space


Lunch

Awareness of posture
Confident body language and gestures

 



AFTERNOON SESSION: VOCAL POWER

1:30-3:00      Voice warm-up and training                          
Waking up the voice
Breathing techniques
Volume
Enunciation
Intonation
Pitch
 


3:00-3:30

3:30-4:00


Voice protection

Break

Tips to protect your voice at a conference
How to calm your nerves and remain calm
before and during a talk
 
4:00-5:00
Walking the walk, talking the talk
 
Presentation and practice with filming and feedback sessions 
5:00-5:30 Taking it home
Course feedback session
Personal goal setting
Tools for the future (online references and sources for reading)
 




Trainer
Elena Kaufman was trained in classical theatre in London and contemporary dance in Vancouver. She now integrates these skills and techniques into her classes as an English lecturer at Universität Hamburg. In her courses, she covers presentations, body language and vocal power, confidence and control. She has given courses to PhD and Postdocs (from various fields such as Biology, Human Movement, Psychology and Philosophy) at Universität Hamburg’s Fachsprachenzentrum, in which there was a component on the art of giving presentations, answering difficult questions, dealing with nervousness, strengthening body language and building confidence.