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14 Lessons - Easy

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Unlock the secrets of compelling scientific talks with Dr. Matthias Mayer in this intense hybrid online course! You will train essential skills for effectively presenting your research to your audience. Learn to craft crystal-clear content, design impactful slides, and master the art of convincing on both physical and virtual stages. Elevate your presentation game with individual feedback, practical exercises, and a proven methodology. Whether you're delivering a TAC talk or a public presentation, this course ensures you leave with the tools to captivate any audience.

This hybrid online format consists of two live online meetings, in which you will present and receive feedback, as well as videos and tasks that you will need to watch / work on before and between the two meetings.

39 Lessons - Easy

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Are you a doctoral candidate or postdoc and would like to drastically improve your time management – to successfully complete your current project and even other projects in future? Would you like to get better at prioritizing and stop procrastinating?
Would you like to easily keep track of all your important to-dos?
Would you like to be able to focus much better and get things done effectively?
This 4-week course introduces you to the most powerful essentials of time management.
Specifically, you will learn in more than 6 hrs of video how to:
• set goals and make realistic plans
• keep an overview of your to do's
• be highly productive every single day
• make decisions quickly without overthinking
• gain and keep motivation
• plan on three different horizons: long-term, weekly, daily
• set priorities
• say “No”
• respond to any deviation from your plan
• choose appropriate tools to support your time management
• relax deeply and recharge your batteries
This course contains more than 6 hours of video recordings, taken from several 2-day live online trainings, arranged into the 4-week program of this course. You will navigate through tailored exercises designed to enhance your understanding and deepen the knowledge you acquire.
You will receive a comprehensive handout of this course and copies of the slides you see.
For 24 months you will have access to the videos.
How valuable would it be for you, if you learn how to create realistic plans, stop procrastinating, and concentrate with highest focus on your most important tasks? Do not hesitate to become the most effective and productive version of yourself!
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Statements of participants who took this course already*:

After attending around dozen workshops in doctoral studies, my first online workshop on ‘time management’ with Matthias was a great experience. [...] it provides me opportunity to register for the best trainer of my choice [...] to uplift my key professional skills. [...] I felt involved, learned to plan my time effectively and [...] enjoyed very productive two days in front of computer.
Khalid Iqbal
Pharm.D., Dept. of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Hamburg
Participant of 2-days online Seminar on Time- and Self-Management

[...] I really like how you manage and organize your lectures [...] These two days of course, introduced plenty of applicable techniques [...] For instance, kissing the frog, biorhythm based planning, having buffer time, how to draw the plan and set priorities were very useful during last two weeks of application and improved me a lot [...] it was a great course. Prepared very well and delivered [...] in an excellent way.
Leila Mohammadnejad
Doctoral Student, University of Tübingen
Participant of an online, 2-days seminar on Time- and Self-Management

[...] He is really motivating and full of energy throughout the course [...] The way it affected me is totally positive.
Diksha Garg
Doctoral Student, DESY, Hamburg
Participant of 2-days online Seminar on Time- and Self-Management

[...] The most important things I learned from the course are setting the priority and how to say no. [...] definitely deserves participation.
Yawei Gu
Doctoral Student, University of Freiburg
Participant of an online, 2-days seminar on Time- and Self-Management for Doctoral Candidates


A game-changer for me has been to structure my workday according to my biorhythm. [...]
Matthias is incredibly enthusiastic about his work and also talked about his own experiences and struggles [...] it was [his] way of communicating that encouraged me to reflect and then be consistent in using the tools that I found most helpful.
Lisa Matthias
PhD Student at FU Berlin
participating in a series of 4 webinars on Time- and Self-Management for Doctoral Candidates


very enjoyable, and extremely informative.
I could not recommend more the attendance to the course.
Lorena Infante Teixeira
Doctoral Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Participant of an online, 2-days seminar on Time- and Self-Management for Doctoral Students

[...] exactly the push [...] I needed. [...] perfect balance between […] strategies for learning and working […] and methods for maintaining inner calm [...] very impressive.
Margaret Haverty
Doctoral Student, University of Tübingen
Participant of an online, 2-days seminar on Time- and Self-Management for Doctoral Students

25 Lessons - Easy

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In this course you will learn what makes excellent scientific visuals, like figures, dia-grams, and schemata.
Whenever you communicate your research – be it in a publication, a poster, a conference talk – visuals play a crucial role. You will learn how to conceptualize, design and create visuals, that are immediately understandable and convey your message clearly.

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