Capturing the Essence: Presenting Your Research in 3 Minutes

This half-day seminar focuses on preparing and delivering a memorable condensed version of your research especially for non-expert listeners. The overriding goal of the workshop is to develop a brief (2- to 3-minute) outline of your research and to practice communicating it effectively to inspire interest in both yourself and your work. Practice situations include informal research small-talk (coffee break, luncheon, dinner) as well as more formal contexts, such as introducing yourself at workshops, job interviews or meetings. The flexible workshop format also allows taking your individual interests and needs into consideration.

Based on relevant information about your research that you bring with you to the workshop, we will both design a condensed, easy-to-follow version that does not exceed two to three minutes and practice communicating it in informal and formal settings. Trainer and peer feedback will consolidate the learning effect.

Course language: English

 Please note:

Participation is subject to the successfully passed public presentation of your dissertation project.


26 April 2021, 9:00-13:00

Location: online via Moodle

Registration: online

Registration takes place exclusively online via U:Space. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Martin Buxbaum

Martin Buxbaum studied English and Russian at the Universities of Vienna and Toronto and, after several exciting years in performing arts management and as a theatre company and stage director, has been working as an English and soft skills trainer and freelance translator since 1999. As English Coordinator at FH des BFI Wien since 2004, Martin teaches a wide range of English language / skills courses (Moderating, Presenting, Meetings, Negotiations, …) and regularly organises English-language activities for students and staff. Martin also works as a language & skills trainer at the University of Vienna Language Centre, especially in staff development and with doctoral students, for whom he offers seminars on English Conversation in the Conference Context, Discussion Strategies in the Academic Context and Presentations Techniques. In addition, he practices psychodrama and role playing (Moreno) for personal and group development; over the past few years he has also been running a Cuban salsa dance studio in Vienna.