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Friday, 12 July 2019

Listen to Me! Communicate to Persuade

Date and time

Friday, 12 July 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Joh. v. Neumann-Haus
Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin

Target group

Female PhD students and postdocs


WiNS Adlershof program (Women in Natural Sciences)




Registration deadline

1 July 2019
Register with


Deborah Ruggieri

Further information

Workshop flyer

Your development as a successful researcher involves more than building research profiles and skills. Communication and interpersonal skills increasingly play an important part in the successful development of your career. In particular, the ability to convey your skills, personal attributes and experiences through effective communication can be crucial for your career as a researcher. Furthermore, knowledge about “power” and “status games” can lead to a broader point of view and a larger set of communication skills. Through this training, participants will develop a precise idea of their own personal communication skills and abilities. They will be enabled to develop a more authentic way of presenting their scientific work, enabling them to promote the content and results of their presentations with much higher self-confidence.

The workshop is conducted as part of the WiNS Adlershof program (Women in Natural Sciences).



Workshop content

  • Get to know you and warm up session
  • Positional discussion on the power of persuasion
  • Professional communication: what role do verbal and non-verbal elements play in an effective transfer of self-promotion?
  • Status and power games in communication
  • Input contextual communication/stereotypes
  • Speaking without notes/speaking-thinking exercises, elevator pitch

About the trainer

Deborah Ruggieri is a trainer and certified business coach with a focus on career development, leadership, gender and communication skills in successful conversation. She also has professional experience in leading teams of up to 70 employees, and since 2010 she has been working as a freelance trainer, coach and researcher. She is an expert for power talk, leadership, conducted negotiation, mentoring-processes and persuasive communication skills. In addition, she works in the scientific field of international economics and financial market policy, and renewable energy from a gender perspective.

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