Storytelling, or how to present yourself and your research

Storytelling, or how to present yourself and your research

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  • Durée2 jours
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  • This 2 day workshop is designed to im your communication skills. As a PhD candidate, you spend several years deeply exploring a given field, but how do you present your work and yourself when you go to conferences, when you do outreach events, when you talk to your family about your work, or when you are trying to get a job? Thinking about improving your communication skills will help you attract interest to your research and to yourself and increase your chances of successful collaborations and future professional work.


  • The workshop consists of highly interactive team-based activities, where you will get to know yourself and your colleagues better, and explore storytelling as a way to transmit your message more effectively. It will cover the basics of storytelling and body language and alternative but useful visual communication techniques for presentations and posters, all of which you can practically apply immediately when you attend conferences, present your work in lab meetings, or when you are being interviewed for your next job.


  • 1st session – storytelling exercises, how to introduce yourself and your story
  • 2nd session – Pecha-Kucha 20×20 format, practicing presenting yourself in front of an audience
  • 3rd session – specificities of body language when presenting online vs. in person, creating presentation slides with meaningful titles that tell the story
  • 4th session – giving a 3 minute talk about your research, introducing “better poster” to present your research project



Responsable de la formation : Milosevic Tamara

Tamara Milosevic has been developing learning-through-research courses for the last 8 years after finishing her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary life sciences. Her main goal is to design the learning experience where students (and life-long learners!) gradually develop research and transversal skills and increase their understanding of life sciences. Two years ago she co-founded Rhizome Association, which promotes the vision of future education for adults, based on active learning, skills development and interdisciplinary projects in science, arts and civic engagement. The goal of Rhizome Association is to develop and implement educational programs and interdisciplinary projects, focusing on sustainable development goals. She is an independent consultant in pedagogical innovation since 2015, and has been teaching at the undergraduate level since 2012, training the higher education staff since 2016, and giving workshops to PhD students since 2018. Since 2018 she is teaching professional development courses at University Paris Diderot, and develops new activities to help students develop crucial professional skills during their studies.

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  • Dates prévisionnelles : Semestre 2 : les 22, 23, 24 et 26 février 2021 de 9h-12h30
  • Lieu : La formation a lieu à distance. Les informations de connexions vous seront adressées par les formateurs
  • Durée de la formation : 2 jours
  • Nombre de jours validés par le Département de formation des doctorants : 2 jours

  • Pré-requis : Any background, some experience with online collaborative work, interest in interdisciplinary projects and self-reflection. Initiation + B2 level of English
  • Public visé : doctorant.e.s
  • Effectif : 12