Advanced Presentation Techniques (2 ECTS) - GlobalDenmark

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Advanced Presentation Techniques

2 ECTS credits

We work with your own presentation.
Our goal is
for you to give a great scientific talk – and enjoy it.
We offer our PhD courses as classroom training or online activities

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.

Course description

Advanced Presentation Techniques will help you deliver a professional scientific presentation – no matter who the audience is.

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.

What do our students say about us?

Participants from our advanced presentations course for PhDs

Our students say

Who is GlobalDenmark?

We are experts in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary scientific communication and cooperation.
Instructor teaching advanced presentation techniques

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.

Other courses and services

Yes, there is more.
Special offers for PhD students

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

Our other course for PhD students

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.

More info here

Free events for PhD students

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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Your instructors

The GlobalDenmark team has more than 90 years of combined experience in creating excellence in scientific communication.
Claus Adam Jarløv

Founder, Consultant, MA (Engl. | psych)

35 years’ experience within scientific communication. Works as instructor and coach for scientific presenters and writers. Special focus on the psychological mechanisms that affect readers’ and writers’ minds within a solid linguistic framework.

+45 3386 2931
Ann Britt Donovan

Consultant, Project Manager, MA

Ann Britt’s background in natural sciences (she has a bachelor degree in molecular biology), English and history, is advantageous when translating scientific texts and providing language lessons to researchers.

+45 3386 2941
Mark Harvey Simpson

CEO, Consultant, MSc (cand.scient.soc.)

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