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Storytelling in Presentations

Target Group

This workshop targets doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.



In this praxis oriented workshop the participants learn and practice how to use stories as a tool to engage their audience and underline their core messages. Working on actual presentations helps to understand how storytelling can be integrated in a “real life” context. The participants use video feedback as well as feedback from their peers and from the instructor to enhance their presentation skills.



The participants

  • Know the main elements of a story
  • Feel confident in telling stories and using this tool in presentations
  • Use storytelling as means to exemplify the core message of their presentations
  • Apply stylistic devices and story boards to underline their core message
  • Identify suitable fields of application for storytelling
  • Collect subjects / fields of inspiration for good stories
  • Entertain and inspire their audience with stories




  • Presentations
  • Interactive development of content
  • Application exercises
  • Video training
  • Video feedback
  • Feedback from peers and instructor



The participants will be working on an actual presentation which is held after the course as part of their work. So the content of the presentation will have to be prepared in advance, the core message needs to be explicit and ideas for stories according to the core message should be prepared in advance as well. In order to adapt the content during the course a laptop can be helpful, it is no requirement, however.


Course Conductor

Dr. Eva Gottschewski,




Thu, 12.12.2019, 9:00–17:00 h


Please register via the campus management portal HISinOne.


Freiburg Research Services, Friedrichstr. 41-43, Seminar Room 02 003 (2nd floor)

Maximum No. of Participants

5 doctoral candidates / 5 postdocs