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Continuing Professional Development Programme
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2024 Edition 1, Trimester 2: June, IN-PERSON
Target: All PRBB
  • 18/06/2024 09:30 - 13:30
    Rita Levi room

SYSTEMS skills

Elevator pitch in science: Get what you want in a minute


To provide tools to help you deliver your message effectively when you have just two minutes with someone important.






Have you ever felt that you couldn’t get your story across in a short conversation? Or perhaps that you didn’t make a memorable impression in a short meeting or couldn’t convince your listener to agree to your proposal?

In our helter skelter society you will have less and less time to tell your story, so you need to be prepared. An elevator pitch is a communication tool that will help you engage your listener and get your point across effectively and efficiently.

This practical and interactive 4-hour course will help you to enhance your communication skills. It includes individual feedback to identify weak points and encourages the participants to stand up and make their point in a way that works.

Study commitment

Before the workshop participants should outline a half-page description of their personal request or petition.

Other relevant information

For any issue regarding attendance before or during the course, please note that you should contact the Intervals team directly by sending an email to

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Business opportunities in science and beyond

Communicating with confidence to the media and the public 


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Reimund Fickert
Reimund Fickert

Reimund Fickert holds a PhD in biology from the Institute of Genetics in Cologne and a degree in journalism and public relations. He has been director of projects of the PRBB since March 2003. In this position he is responsible for activities in the areas of science support, communication, and business development.