This two day workshop combines relevant input on presentation skills and techniques with a considerable amount of practice to furnish participants with what they need to deliver professional presentations, reduce nervousness and make them feel more secure about their impact on an audience. Trainer and peer feedback will provide multiple perspectives on participants' presentation behavior. At the end of the seminar, each participant will receive a video of their presentation(s) to be able to continue the learning process on their own.

Day 1 will focus on presentation techniques input and trying various presentation elements including body language and handling questions. On Day 2, each participant will give a short presentation and handle the Q&A session at the end.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a 3-minute presentation of yourself as introduction for the first workshop day. You may use computer, flip chart or no visual aids. Apart from briefly introducing you to the other participants, this mini-presentation should also provide information about your past presentation experience and include a short anecdote about an event during your doctoral studies.

 Please note:

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


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Location: Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, 1090 Vienna, Seminar room 2 (2nd floor)

Registration: Online via Univis online

Registration takes place exclusively online via UNIVIS. 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.