Small Talk and Networking in Science

Alongside attending and giving presentations, the main Campus Landaureason for taking part in conferences is to meet other researchers with a view to setting up new collaborations. Indeed, networking is as powerful a tool for career development in science as it is in any other walk of life. But mustering the courage to network at conferences can be difficult, and one of the biggest challenges for scientists is making small talk. How do I establish contact with a complete stranger? What do I talk about? How do I deal with awkward silences? How do I come across?

In this workshop you will learn to make the best of networking opportunities. You will prepare and practise small talk and typical conversations. In addition, you will leave the workshop with feedback on your strengths and weaknesses as well as many easy-to-follow tips.


      • Selling yourself in an elevator pitch
      • Breaking the ice and eliminating uncomfortable silences
      • Strategies for understanding native speakers of English
      • Interacting with others in mini-conversations about your Research
      • Managing and controlling a discussion
      • Leaving a positive impression, opening doors
      • Giving and receiving constructive Feedback


Tutors: Amanda Habbershaw

If you are interested please sign up here.

Wann 09.05.2019
von 09:00 bis 16:00
Wo Herrenbergstr. 13, Raum 29 und 30
Kontakttelefon 0261/287-2952
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