Rhetorik und Präsentationsworkshop

Me in Microsoft building with my colleagues in Rhetorik und Präsentationsworkshop On 9th and 10th of June I had two days of Presentation and Retoric workshop. Our teachers were Anton Schweizer and Christopher Schleiden, both being Microsoft Student Senior Partners.

We were 5 students(unfortunately, one is missing from the picture), most of us Junior Students Partners. We were also preparing our first workshops. This training combined theoretical and practical knowledge, helping us in creating a better atmosphere and easier share the knowledge to our auditorium.

The workshop, who was a fully blown 2 days (on the second day we had like 10 hours). We started with a base line presentation. This was supposed to be a baseline, to understand where we need improvement and a comparison base for the presentation in the final, to see what we learned.

In meanwhile, we learned more about

  • speech,
  • gestures,
  • body language,
  • how to use and smoothly change different media types (projector, board, pin wall etc.)
  • how to understand better our audience,
  • how to avoid and solve conflicts

.. and many more.

The atmosphere was typically Microsoft – I enjoy it fully! We had a lot of types of juices, water, coffee (really good one) – I felt like in Google’s movies about how their employees work. Here are a few pictures on us:

I left this workshop with a real satisfaction – it was worth the time! I meet new people, talk on the technologies that I love, get real advices about how a real spokesman should be. If you have the chance of doing an workshop like this, don’t miss it!