april, 2020

04apr2:00 pm4:00 pmImprov for Communication - ONLINE CLASSSaturday, April 42:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online Program

Event Details

Registration through our friends at The Brooklyn Brainery

This will be a small interactive online class of about 10-12 via Zoom, taught by Jen Brown, founder of The Engaging Educator. We’ll be meeting VIRTUALLY via Zoom, but class will still be interactive and participatory. Download Zoom to your computer ahead of time at zoom.us/download. 

Improvisation is not just something for actors and comedians. MBA Students are being asked to take improv classes. Why? The answer is the same reason why professionals and educators should be trained: the root is in communication. Even the basic improv principle of “yes, and” is the essential idea behind inquiry.

In the US, public speaking is feared more than death. The reality is we all have to do it – 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 – remember the Michael Bay Samsung breakdown? (Google it if you don’t!) Flexibility and the ability to “roll with it” are skills that can be taught, and an 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 – the worst that happens is you spend a night laughing a lot!

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Online Program


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