Advanced Presentation Techniques (2 ECTS) - GlobalDenmark

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Advanced Presentation Techniques

online workshop

2 ECTS credits

We work with your own presentation.
Our goal is
for you to give a great scientific talk – and enjoy it.

Our students say

“It was one of the best courses of my PhD study”

Alireza Naseri, PhD student, DTU Food

Who is GlobalDenmark?

Since 1985, we have helped PhD students communicate their research results to national and international audiences.
Over the past 10 years, more than 2,600 PhD students from universities across the country have participated in our courses.

The course will help you write more clearly and productively in correct English with a view to being published in reputable scientific journals.

You learn to:

  • Present your research – and enjoy it.
  • Define your key messages
  • Identify your audience – and creating relevance for them
  • Create an effective structure
  • Use visual aids appropriately
  • Convey confidence with your voice and body language
  • Deal convincingly with questions
  • Communicate clearly in a cross-cultural environment


Attending our presentation course will develop your competences in international, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

You will learn to use GlobalDenmark’s unique feedback model for cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary feedback.


This 2-day course is based on your own presentations, and you will receive personal guidance and coaching on your performance, incl. slides, language, content and overall effectiveness.

We will help you expand your comfort zone when talking to a variety of audiences, and we will teach you to create value for them.

During the course you will hold two presentations. This may be a “standard scientific presentation”, or it may be a poster or a slide you wish to present and discuss. The second presentation will be given on the second day – here you will demonstrate how your skills have improved. You will receive a recording of your presentations and feedback for you to study in private.

There is a week’s gap between the two days. This gives you an opportunity to think about and practise skills learned on the first day. In addition, it paves the way for preparing your second presentation.

Your own presentations constitute the foundation of this course. The instructor will introduce key principles,  tools and methods that you can apply immediately to improve your performance.

Focal points are:

  • Structuring a presentation
  • Clarity of message
  • Dealing with audience dialogue
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Articulation and language
  • Use of voice
  • Visuals, including slides
  • Psychological aspects such as nerves
  • Dealing with questions from the audience
  • Interaction with the audience
  • Peer feedback to achieve continuous learning

The course is open to PhD students from all disciplines and universities. It offers a unique opportunity to build an interdisciplinary network of fellow PhD students.

Teaching and learning methods

Maximum participant activity in interaction with input from instructors. Hands-on techniques and models to be applied at the course and beyond. Video recordings to be used for self-evaluation and analysis. Course atmosphere built on ambition and optimism.

Practical details

  • You are expected to prepare an oral presentation (conference presentation, lecture or meeting presentation) prior to the course
  • ECTS credits: 2
  • Teaching language: English
  • Exam form: Course participation
  • Grading scale: Passed / not passed
  • Course workload: 50 hours / 2 course days
  • Enrolment: University Copenhagen website


Course fee: DKK 6,500 excl. VAT.

Our students say

“Thanks to the Academic Writing Course I was able to write a proper abstract and got accepted for giving a talk at a very prestigious conference.”

Paula Szymczak

Industrial PhD Fellow, Food Microbiology, Department of Food Science at University of Copenhagen

“It was one of the best courses of my PhD study”

Alireza Naseri

PhD student, DTU Food

Tusind tak for et par lærerige, tankevækkende, interessante og ikke mindst underholdende dage sammen med dig – og teknikkerne i International Negotiation Techniques.

Henrik Brink

Senior Underwriter, Large Corporates/ Onshore Wind, Danmarks Eksportkredit

Thanks for a great course! This was my first PhD course and you set the bar high. Just wanted you to know that you all three are inspiring teachers.

Asbjørn William Ammitzbøll Flügge

PhD fellow, Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen

Vi har stor glæde af at bruge GlobalDenmark til vores oversættelser. Det er altid hurtig og korrekt oversættelse af vores tekster om arkitektur. Vi sætter pris på den gode sparring om fagteksterne og at vi bliver mødt med fleksibilitet, når vi har opgaver i sidste øjeblik.


Thanks again for an effective presentation workshop. Last week I attended a CBS workshop where we pitched our PhD project to a panel of judges. I incorporated some of the learnings from your presentation workshop (scoping the output to the audience, formal introduction of myself and department, start and end with key message, using gestures (counting top three outputs with fingers), slow and steady, pauses). I got positive feedback on all the mentioned elements and got an award for best pitch. So thanks a lot, for the powerful tools and for getting me to reflect on the keys of presenting.

Georg Ørnskov Rønsch

Industrial PhD Fellow, DTU Compute and LEGO Group

Nationale licensforhandlinger er en professionel niche. Det kan være særdeles udfordrende at finde kurser af tilstrækkelig relevans og kvalitet. Kurset Global Negotiation er sammensat af moduler om forhandlingsteori, effektiv mødefacilitering, korrekt sprog og den nødvendige bevidsthed om kulturforskelle, der tilsammen kan afgøre om den faglige indholdsforhandling af internationale forhandlinger lykkes eller ej. Min varmeste anbefaling.


GlobalDenmark viste stor forståelse for formålet med bogen: At sætte fokus på de små i samfundet, de uønskede og dem som er udenfor. GlobalDenmark formåede derfor at fange nuancerne i det danske sprog og oversætte dem til smukt engelsk. GlobalDenmark er hurtig og præcis, og jeg kan give dem mine varmeste anbefalinger.

Ellen Dalgaard Jensen

Forfatter af "Mor, hent mig hjem"

Tak for et veloplagt og lærerigt forløb. Det var en fornøjelse. Jeg håber, at vi får mulighed for at arbejde med dig igen.

Mads Lyndrup

Kontorchef, Engros og Transmission, Forsyningstilsynet

Vi har prøvet en række forskellige oversættelsesbureauer, men vender altid tilbage til GlobalDenmark. De er hurtige, dygtige og professionelle. Vi kunne kort sagt ikke være mere tilfredse.”

Christian Schou Petersen

Kommunikations- og marketingkonsulent, IDA

About us

Since 1985, we have helped PhD students and other researcheers communicate their research results to national and international audiences.

GlobalDenmark’s expertise comprises cross-cultural management, communication, cooperation and knowledge sharing, as well as text services and translation.

We have developed a series of unique tools, concepts and courses in English and Danish, specifically tailored to the university and research sectors. We work with PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers, laboratory and administrative staff and other knowledge workers working within research and innovation – both in the private and public sector.

GlobalDenmark’s instructors and consultants are expert coaches and trainers for PhD students and senior researchers. We understand the challenges of communicating research, and the personal feedback you receive from us will add valuably to your professional skills.

Our customers use us because they know our consultants and instructors understand the culture, work and priorities of universities and research organisations; we help them optimise their research management, communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Collaboration with the University of Copenhagen

GlobalDenmark is accredited by the University of Copenhagen to teach academic communication for PhD students. Over the past years, more than 2,600 PhD students from all the universities in Denmark have attended our courses. Most of these are ECTS eligible.

Awarded top evaluation by the University of East London in 2012

In 2012, our two PhD courses were subject to a quality audit by the University of East London and received the “Quality Mark” (highest score). This certifies that our PhD courses meet strict quality standards concerning teaching methodology, teacher qualifications and course management.

Special offers for PhD students

We offer proofreading and editing, as well as personal presentation training. And it’s cheaper than you think! Read more about our special offer for PhD students.

More info here

Academic Writing
2 ECTS-point

The course will help you write more clearly and productively in correct English. Read more about Academic Writing with 2 ECTS points.

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Free events for PhD students

We regularly hold free events for PhD students on topics such as PhD project management, writing strategies and your PhD defence. Read more here.

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Our newsletter philosophy is simple: less is more.

We will write to you about:

  • Invitations to our free PhD events
  • Special offers for PhDs – e.g. on text editing or presentation coaching
  • Links to relevant blogs – relating to your research and your future career
  • Info on PhD course dates
  • and other topics according to your wishes

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