ConnectAnd Step Up!
Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Give Your Career a Shot of Adrenaline to
become an engaging, spontaneous, energized leader.
In this six session class you will your confidence, ease, and mastery in two key career areas:
Presenting with presence
All sessions will be taught using ConnectAnd's unique, irreverent mix of experiential (improv) learning, individual coaching, and group feedback.Our intimate learning environments are designed to provide a fun, safe, supportive community that is geared to your success. For that reason, we limit registration to 15 participants.
You will develop your ability to speak naturally, let your inner dynamic leader come out, and share relateable stories that inspire ideas and action from your audience and your group. You will learn how to connect to others from a genuine place that deepens trust, showcases your personal brand, and creates a professional network you can count on.
Land that promotion Get that new job Speak like a pro Claim the leader in you!
Sessions include such rich topics as...
Be Your Real Self, Already! In the name of uncovering your authentic, powerful voice, liberate yourself from the rules you're supposed to follow. Gesture, say "um," get over your PowerPoint and deliver what matters.
Listen Like a Wolf The best speakers and are intense listeners! Become a magnet for truly engaged conversations that touch, move, and inspire others to action.
Raise Your EQ Increase your Emotional Intelligence to influence positive outcomes and smooth out challenging situations. Read a room or a person so you adjust your responses and leadership style accordingly.
Oh the Stories You'll Tell Drawing out and structuring your stories to illustrate key points is the most powerful tool you'll acquire to become an engaging speaker and leader. Sharing more of WHO you are differentiates you from everyone else.
Increase Your Cultural IQ Uncover hidden factors that affect how you relate to others so you can turn moments of discomfort into moments of connection. Learn to recognize and respond to nuances and relate with ease.
Plan to be Spontaneous (say what?) Know your content cold so that you can think on your feet and turn audience challenges to your advantage. Develop more confidence to be in the moment and give your audience what it needs to hear.
Features of the sessions:
- Videotaping of before and after presentations for each participant (class 1 & 6)
- Group work, individualized coaching, and a fun, highly supportive environment (with snacks)
- Opportunities to be very silly, very sincere, and highly impactful
We will meet on six consecutive weeks, from 6-9 PM in Rocky Hill. Arrival is 6:00-6:15, class starts at 6:15.
Payment plans available
Location: offices of the CT Association of Foster & Adoptive Families, 2189 Silas Deane Highway.
Dates: Mondays 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 & 11/13
Graduation ceremony to follow in the bar at Chuck's Steak House next door to the class site.
Note: There will be informal networking (in other words, snacks and laughter) after every session at Chucks - we're building a community of keep-it-real, engaging speakers to rock the world and eliminate boring, officious behavior from the podium.
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Jenny Drescher and Ellen Feldman Ornato, ConnectAnd Improv for Business
Founders Ellen Feldman Ornato and Jenny Drescher founded ConnectAnd Improv in 2014 to bring the principles of Improv Comedy to the worlds of business, service agencies, and entrepreneurs. They want YOU and YOUR TEAM to be confident, nimble, and dynamic in any situation. They bring a combined 30 years of training, speaking, facilitation, and coaching experience to you. They've made a positive, lasting impact in workplaces, associations, and educational settings.