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"If only my voice and body could only communicate what I am clearly thinking!"
Integral to voice and body training is the central idea that physical and vocal dynamics are connected to the speaker's motivation and to the importance of the information being communicated. The trainer has a professional theatre background, which is a unique benefit for the participants to help identify the verbal challenges of each speaker, giving attention to breath, articulation, intonation, volume, modulation and tempo. Training is given to improve non-verbal aspects such as gesture, positioning, distance, eye contact and relationship with media.

  • Intensive exercises to identify vocal and physical inhibitions · Strengthen and release tension in the voice and body
  • Identify the dynamics between the voice and body by connecting the upper and lower hemispheres of the body
  • Make conscious vocal choices in the delivery of the presentation to communicate each idea with clarity and precision
  • Use eye contact to make points and to underline key ideas with fluid gestures
  • Explore a dynamic use of space and how to construct an architecture of ideas in the space

About the trainer:
Julie Stearns is a professional communications trainer and coach (DGfC), as well as theater director and actress and university lecturer. She is a lecturer at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Folkwang University of Arts, and has been working for the Impulsplus team of qualified and dynamic trainers since 2011. She has over 20 years experience as a free-lance director and actress in schools, universities, theaters and organizations in America and Germany. As a trainer and coach, Julie focuses on providing hands-on experience for academics and professionals in order to improve their overall speaking and presentation skills, as well as improving fluency, accuracy and style of communication.
Link: https://www.impulsplus.com/team/julie-stearns/


August 18 + 19, 2020
9 am - 5 pm


Berlin Institute of Health
Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Str. 2
10178 Berlin


Participants: female PhD students, postdocs and (junior) clinicians working in the BIH translational research commons (BIH, Charité, MDC)


Please register by August 4, 2020 at equal.opportunity@bihealth.de


We are pleased to offer childcare services at the female career@BIH events. Let us know if you need childcare. Please include the number of children and their ages in your registration. If you have further questions you can contact the BIH equal opportunity officer at equal.opportunity@bihealth.de.