“It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.” – Mike Davidson
Establishing contacts is one of the key skills in the increasingly global academic world. Beyond professional knowledge, it is "soft skills" that are required. Almost everyone has been there: the preparation of a challenging presentation for a conference is often mainly focused on the content to be presented, neglecting the basic groundwork for "simple" conversations during lunch or coffee breaks. These seemingly informal talks during the events often have a major impact. Networking is a success factor and it increasingly takes place in the English language.
Our experienced trainers conduct all workshops in English or German. Get to know our Communication Trainers and our Academic Coaches.
CEF level B1 / B2 or above
We offer a short online test to ascertain the respective language level of the participants. This is helpful but not a must.
Target Group: Undergraduates or PhD students who wish to have quality exchanges and engage with more self-confidence at international conferences or in international teams.
Number of Participants: Up to 10 participants
Duration: 1 day
How do you introduce yourself with impact? Which polite phrases are appropriate in which situation and which questions can be used to keep a conversation going? In the case of small talk, the importance is more on the how than on the what. In this workshop participants will become acquainted with the entire range of "social English skills" in an intercultural context. Using role play you will practice and improve those conversational skills which will allow you to establish relationships more easily. Communication creates connection!