Master The Art of Listening

Learn how to use improvisation skills to connect, communicate, collaborate, and truly listen—a key leadership skill for navigating relationships. If you’re not an actor, comedian, or if you’ve never taken an improv class, all the better! Improv skills allow us to be in the present moment to practice reflective listening, while encouraging others to do the same. When we’re listening to each other, we are tuned into each other’s needs and qualifications. Listening as a skill means not having our own agendas to drive conversations that will lead to deeper connections. Join the fun and learn the skills and tools that can be applied to your professional, business, and personal relationships.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn the fundamental rules of improv and apply them to diverse business settings—internally and externally.
  • Apply reflective listening (also known as “Yes, and”) to eliminate any assumptions.
  • Acquire the art of being in the moment through improv skills.
  • Manage the unexpected in a professional, confident, and helpful manner.
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Think On Your Feet! Improv for Public Speaking

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This is for anyone who needs a step up in their public speaking skills. Even if you’re not a professional speaker, these skills are beneficial whether you’re speaking to your company’s board of directors, attending networking events, or presenting at your company’s annual event.

Do your presentations need a little more interaction and ‘oomph’? Do you find yourself worrying about what could go wrong in your presentations?  Have you ever been flustered by the unexpected or floundered when your PowerPoint presentation goes kablooey?

What do you do? Do you run off stage and yell, “I quit!”? No, you wouldn’t do that because you’re a professional.

Whether you’re speaking to your company’s board of directors, attending networking events, or presenting at your company’s annual event, Julie Ostrow will teach you the art of improvisation and how to apply the rules of improv into your presentations.

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for handling the unexpected—before, during, and after your presentation.
  • Rules and guidelines of improv and how to apply them to any audience or interaction.
  • How to tackle your speaking stressors and adapt in the moment
  • Tips for adding a bit of humor to your presentations.
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