Storytelling, or how to present yourself and your research 2019-2020

Storytelling, or how to present yourself and your research 2019-2020

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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.

Contenu :

  • 1st 4h session – storytelling exercises, how to introduce yourself and your story
  • 2nd 3h session – Pecha-Kucha 20×20 format, practicing presenting yourself in front of an audience
  • 3rd 4h session – body language exercises, creating presentation slides with meaningful titles that tell the story

4th 3h session – giving a 3 minute talk about your research, making a “better poster” about your research project


Objectifs de la formation :

  • remember the basics of storytelling
  • understand the importance of visual communication
  • become aware of the impact of body language in communication
  • design a short personal presentation
  • give a 3 minute talk about your research
  • create an attractive poster for quickly and effectively engaging audience



  • Nom et prénom du Responsable de la formation : Milosevic Tamara
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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.

  • Date : 20 et 21 avril 2020 de 9h00 à 17h00Nouvelles dates : à distance : 4 séances de 4 heures du 14 au 17 avril 2020
  • Durée de la formation : 2 jours
  • Nombre de jours validés par le Cfdip : 2 jour

  • 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 : 16