The Art of Improv and Business: How to Think on Your Feet
It happens to everyone – that moment of hesitation when you’re caught off guard and must speak without time to prepare. Whether you’re pulled into a meeting or have to present a 5-minute business plan, as you start to ramble in a quivering voice, you realize you have no idea how to make the most of these impromptu moments. A great communicator can speak with confidence in any setting or situation and at a moment’s notice…or with no notice at all.
Discover ways you can deliver a polished performance even in high-stakes situations where you need to shine when faced with the unexpected. This 60-minute webinar offers you practical tips and techniques to build your “improv muscle” and wow them every time. Join us and learn:
- Techniques to respond convincingly when put on the spot
- Keys to organizing your thoughts without notes or other crutches
- The guidelines of improv and how to apply them when caught off guard
- Tactical tips for handling the unexpected--before, during and after your presentation
The Art of Improvisation: Apply the Rules of Improv When You Speak
- The concept of “yes-and” and why it is so empowering
- How to avoid building walls and using language that shuts down conversations
- What to say when you don’t know what to say… and still sound intelligent
- Ways to add a bit of humor to your presentations
Become More Adept at Sharing Your Ideas on The Spot
- Overcome nervousness and other impromptu-speaking anxieties
- Techniques for responding - rather than reacting - to the unexpected
- How to answer tough questions on the spot - even without “perfect answers”
- Tackle your speaking stressors and adapt in the moment to the unexpected
Stay Cool and Collected: Connect with Your Audience in A Meaningful Way
- Make a polished, professional first impression when being introduced
- Keys to responding appropriately to emotionally charged situations
- Strategies to easily transform an ordinary idea into a brilliant one
- Ways to publicly recognize others for accomplishments and contributions
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
As a humorous speaker and communication coach, Julie Ostrow teaches organizations and corporate teams to use improv skills to improve creativity, communication, team building, problem solving, and productivity with their clients and within their organizations. Trained at The Second City in Chicago, Ostrow teaches the benefits of using humor, laughter, and improv in all aspects of our lives, including in the workplace.
- Having more than 20 years of corporate marketing communications experience, Ostrow is able to identify the trigger points of miscommunication and low morale in the corporate culture. By infusing her corporate experience with her humor, laughter, and improv tools, she is able to guide organizations to communication, connection, and creativity, resulting in re-inspired teams and increased productivity.
- Ostrow's enthusiasm and passionate spirit, combined with her comedic insight, help to make her a warm and engaging presenter and workshop facilitator. Her personal motto, "find the funny," helps her to find humor in everyday moments and in life's seemingly most difficult situations–and she'll help your teams do the same! And having won The First-Ever American Laughing Championship (2013) ensures that there will always be some laughter in Ostrow’s presentations!
In this 60-minute webinar you will laugh with humorous speaker and communication coach, Julie Ostrow, while you simultaneously master the art of the unexpected. The techniques you’ll learn will give you anxiety-busting tools and help you see impromptu presentations as opportunities. You’ll never be caught off guard again!
Frequently Asked Questions
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