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This workshop is established in cooperation with Career Services of Ruhr University Bochum to improve the public speaking and presentation skills of the participants. The following would be covered in the module at hand.

The content of the seminar comprises the following modules

Phase one

  1. The basics of public speaking and presentation
  2. The importance and methods of improvisation in presentation
  3. How to make a standard PowerPoint
  4. How to do an informative presentation
  5. Role of nonverbal communication in self and project presentation

Phase two

  1. Importance of handling body language like a text
  2. How to form a persuasive presentation
  3. Combining persuasive presentation and proper body language
  4. Reviewing and amending the persuasive presentation
Aim and objectives of the workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to help the participants improve their performance in delivering presentations and public speaking. One of the important elements of this training is to address the issue of confidence in order to help you balance your stress level upon speaking in front of an audience. Throughout this training, you will be led through a series of input sessions from the trainer which will allow you to reflect on your current practice and improve areas that you feel you should pay more attention to. You will be given the opportunity to practice each point in various formats e.g. mini-presentations, group presentations, discussions, and controlled exercises. Each mini-presentation will have an observer, including but not limited to the trainer and other trainees, who has a list of criteria to observe and comment on the activity. Later on, during the debriefing process by putting together the recommendations suggested by your colleagues and your trainer you would be able to further improve your performance skills.


Rahim Benrazavi has been an English language trainer since 2004, and a communication lecturer since 2012. His lecturing portfolio includes but is not limited to lecturing as an adjunct faculty member of Southern New Hampshire University and Upper Iowa University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Ruhr University Bochum in the field of Media Studies and Communication.

Target group

RUB Students who feel the need to improve their public speaking and presentation skills.

Participants are not required to have an excellent command of written or spoken English.


Tuesday, 09.10.2018, 10 am - 5 pm

Number of participants

10 persons maximum

Participation fee

This semester we can offer this course for free.

  • A binding registration is necessary.
  • The registration can be done via E-mail  .