Thanks for the amazing module, I really enjoyed it – now I have much more insights into how to deal and relate to the media in risk communication situations.
Vincenzo Pennone, Biologist, University of León, Spain
The seminar was extremely beneficial to our efforts in the area of knowledge transfer. It was designed specifically to meet the Institute’s individual needs. It was clear and focused on the key issues—and it was fun.
Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer, Academic Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung – IOS)
The knowledgeable and highly skilled trainers took our participants (managers from research organizations) on a journey exploring the topic of media communication. The highlight of both seminars was the camera training, where participants focused on developing an awareness of how they appear on camera and improving their on-camera presence. The seminars gave participants crucial input and ideas for their everyday activities and for how to effectively communicate their research and scientific projects to the public. We at ZWM are very grateful to the team of Media Training for Researchers for their outstanding collaboration!
Henning Rickelt, Managing Director, Center for Science and Research Management (ZWM), Speyer
Learning how to talk to different audiences and social groups is often left by the wayside in university-based training for research careers. At the IGB, we are working to strengthen our researchers’ skills in communicating with policy makers, economic stakeholders, business and industry organizations, and the media. We want to better understand each of these groups and their specific goals and rationales. We have been working with Media Training for Researchers to develop customized workshops where our researchers learn how to present scientific findings concisely and effectively in interviews, lectures, and to the broader public.
It has been a totally different experience that has taught us not only about the media, but also about ourselves – and about how we behave when we have to face a stressful situation such as the camera training
Yolanda Garcia Cazorla, Molecular Biologist, Porto University, Portugal