In the US, public speaking is feared more than death. The reality is we all have to do it – at work, while networking, and in our personal lives – and there is a difference between doing it and doing it well. So how do we get over it? We improvise!
Improv is rooted in communication – listening, responding, focus, attention, flexibility – all of these skills are flexed in good improv. And we all need it! Flexibility and the ability to “roll with it” when communicating are skills that can be taught, and is essential in public speaking.
But maybe you just want to work on your communication skills. Maybe you’ve always been curious about improv. Maybe you just want a fun night of class. Improv helps you improve in all areas of your life and the worst that happens is you will spend a night laughing a lot with a fun group of people.
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
*Doors open at 6:30 PM, workshop starts at 7:00 PM sharp – Please arrive by 6:45 to get settled and network with fellow attendees.*
This workshop is highly interactive so in addition to learning new skills and strategies, you will also have an opportunity to network with inspiring, like-minded people!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How improv connects to our everyday life
- The start of a greater self-awareness in conversation and presentation skills
- The beginnings of how to be more flexible, present, focused, and attentive
WHO THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR
- Professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives, and communications strategists/marketers who want to work on their communication skills in a fun way
- Professionals who want an increase in creativity and flexibility
Realizing the connection between improvisation and communication, The Engaging Educator (@TheEngagingEd), specializes in customized improv-based education. We provide classes that enhance public speaking, creativity, flexibility, positive risk-taking, teamwork and more by flexing improv muscles. Beyond our classes for educators and professionals, we also specialize in improv for high school students, corporate workshops, and improv for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with cerebral palsy.
The Engaging Educator is a passionate and talented team of educators, facilitators and professionals. Each of our Engagers brings a distinct style and energy to our brand of “Yes, And,” and all believe in the power of Improv as Continuing Education.
The Centre for Social Innovation is a home for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in New York City. They’re building a movement of passionate people committed to a better world. Learn more at http://nyc.socialinnovation.org/.
Refunds can be issued in full up to 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop by contacting Be Social Change at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Policy: You will notice that our instructors take a few photos during workshop! We use these for social media and our own records. We will never post anything unflattering or embarrassing, but if you have an issue with your photo being taken, please let the instructor know.