The Poster and the Pitch - Optimizing the two (May 23rd, 2019)

The Poster and the Pitch – Optimizing the two (May 23rd, 2019)


9 am – 5 pm

In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to check their posters and pitch-making skills – at the same time. After all, the poster presentation demands a tight talk where presenters underline the importance of their work and should interact with audience and to a certain degree with their poster. They will practice under “real” conditions in front of interested visitors and then receive 360- degree feedback from the trainer and those present.

Contents in brief:

  • Presenting a poster professionally, confidently, and motivated
  • Making a strong impression through interaction and presentation
  • Dealing with visitors and their potentially “difficult” questions


A poster presentation includes a variety of aspects and challenges – visuals, speech, and very immediate personal contact. These rehearsals allow the Ph.D. candidates to learn to handle potentially stressful conditions and enjoy it at the same time.

To get the utmost experience of the inspection we will simulate it. The Ph.D. students will stand at their posters and answer the questions of “visitors” played by other workshop participants. Together with the workshop facilitator, the other Ph.D. candidates will carry the responsibility of giving feedback.

In this approach, the candidates will not only present, but also experience the role of a spectator. Looking through the eyes and hearing through the ears of this person is as invaluable as presenting.

Students should come with a prepared poster and pitch of no longer than three minutes.

Target group: Doctoral candidates from all departments and fields of study

Trainer: Dr. John Kluempers | textATRIUM

Date/Time: Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 9 am – 5 pm (one-day)

Location: S1|03 (Old main university building), Room 212

Please fill in the Ingenium registration form and send it signed by your supervisor or adviser via E-Mail: