Narration and storytelling for persuasive academic presentations

  • What kind of narrative presentation forms and rhetorical stylistic devices exist and how can I use them as a scientist effectively and purposefully?
  • How can I entertain a demanding audience with storytelling without being "unscientific" or "cheap"?
  • What does "storytelling" actually mean?
  • What effect do stories have?
  • How do I build a good story?
  • How do I recognize the linguistic images or figures of speech of my communication partner or a speaker, and how do I benefit from this insight?
Learning objectives    

The course participants:

  • know structures and blueprints for using narrative elements and storytelling in scientific speeches.
  • are able to use these structures to develop their own, individual and authentic narrative style in a scientific context.
  • critically deal with storytelling and narration in the scientific context and recognize from this discourse, which conditions must be met in order to achieve a desired effect with ST@SS©.
  • train linguistic and speaking strategies that enable them to achieve a desired and conscious effect on the audience or communication partner and receive individual feedback.
  • recognize the connections and dependencies of the system voice - body - content and effect.

Michael Berndonner, Dipl.Betr.Oec. FH, Speech Communication Scientist, Vocal Coach and Rhetoric Coach, Lecturer at the University of St.Gallen

Target participants     PhD candidates of all disciplines
Language     English
Dates     28 October 2022 9:00 - 17:30
4 November 2022 9:00 - 17:30
Location     RAA-E-30
Contact person     Eric Alms, Graduate Campus
ECTS credits     1 ECTS credits (has to be recognized by your faculty)