Seminars in English
We offer seminars in scientific writing, communicating science online, presentation skills and media training in English language. Please see below for more detailed descriptions of our seminars in English.
Publishing research results is an essential part of the scientific process. Published papers influence career opportunities for scientists and help in obtaining funding for research. Well-structured and well written manuscripts contribute directly to improved acceptance rates at journals and ultimately success in science.
The seminar „Publishing in scientific journals “ covers all aspects of writing, submitting, reviewing and publishing your scientific manuscript. Participants will be equipped with a framework to prepare manuscripts more efficiently and effectively. They will become familiar with writing techniques to improve their text. They will be prepared to interact with editors and deal with reviewers‘ comments and participants will have identified ways to increase the impact of their research. Possible topics of this two-day seminar with many writing exercises include:
- The planning stage: structure and focus
- Preparing the sections of a manuscript
- Tips for professional writing
- Title and abstract
- Publication strategy
- Increasing your impact
Communicating science online
How can scientists benefit from being present on social media and from communicating actively online? The NaWik-seminar “Communicating Science Online” offers a well-structured and comprehensive introduction to online media with a particular focus on how scientists can make most of Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and blogs.
Participants of this seminar will have identified and understood the factors underlying effective science communication. They will be able to decide which online tools and networks offer tangible benefits and they will be equipped and encouraged to actively participate in communicating science online. Possible topics of this two-day workshop include:
- Who communicates in the new media landscape?
- The digital profile and how to influence it
- Social networks and their benefit for scientists
- Digital tools for scholarly communication
- Science blogging for beginners
- A framework for successful science communication
- Dos and Don’ts when communicating online
Scientists are more often required to present their work in various situations – at scientific conferences, in lab meetings, to collaborators, as well as at open days and other outreach events.
Participants of this seminar learn the theoretical basics as well as applicable, practical knowledge of science communication. They practice specialized presentation competencies and experience the impact of successful presentations to different target groups.
With the help of video analysis, the participants identify their individual strengths and step by step optimize their skills of communication within and outside the academic environment. They also learn how to react to critical questions from the plenum. Possible topics of this seminar include:
- From senders and receivers – layers of communication
- Formulating your core message
- Creativity as key to success
- Lecture development methods
- Body language, composure, facial expression, gestures
- Responding to questions from the audience
The right choice of words takes practice – especially in front of a microphone or camera. What does my counterpart understand and what needs to be explained better? The practical workshop conveys basic knowledge of the science communication, in particular for television and radio.
Practical exercises (Interviews, statements, discussions) are trained towards target group oriented and medium appropriate communication. With the help of video analysis, participants will learn about their individual strengths and weaknesses and optimize their communication style. Possible topics of this seminar include:
- Interview styles and interview situations
- Science in the media
- From senders to receivers – layers of communication
- Radio interview and radio statement
- The interview in front of the camera
- The television message