Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Self-Presentation & Networking Skills for Women

Date: 20 March 2017 - 21 March 2017
Location: UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Target audience

doctoral researchers and PostDocs This workshop targets women scientists who wish to improve their self-presentation skills and to advance their career and networking prospects and making the most of their communication opportunities in a variety of contexts.


Throughout the workshop, participants will be guided through interactive exercises to improve their body language, as well as focus on the quality of their language content and structure of their ideas. The aim is to develop strategies to make a lasting and positive impact on audiences, potential employers and significant contact persons (networking). Trainer input will provide the opportunity to gain new insights in effective communication and learn how to present themselves more effectively and to make the best impression and strongest impact.


  • Self-marketing: effectively promoting oneself (verbal business cards)
  • Spontaneous small talk: informal chatting with a purpose
  • Strategies for interview scenarios
  • Concise and effective introductions: make an impact!
  • Body language focus
  • Gender aspects

Didactic aim

This workshop helps participants develop self-marketing skills for academics in professional contexts such as interviews, presentations as well as small-talk situations. Furthermore the workshop offers the opportunity to enhance overall effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) in order to enhance and improve networking opportunities. Special attention and focus is given to particular issues and challenges women academics may face.

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