Get Your Wednesday Communication Inspiration

Get Your Wednesday Communication Inspiration

Back from the weekend with a laundry list of calls? Let these icons help create some communication inspiration! https://open.spotify.com/user/improveitchi/playlist/09k0Ozlt1xLdMewBVnqSeh

Looking for more than just a dose of inspiration? Master your client communication skills at our Q3 Public Workshop!

RSVP here: http://www.improveitchicago.com/upcoming-events/

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The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 1 of 4

The Week of "No"​: How to Harness the Power of "No"​ (and how not to be a j*rk about it...) Part 1 of 4

This week, we're celebrating the "Week of 'No'". (Sometimes it's good to be bad.) Throughout the week, we'll explore ways to harness the power of "No" but still create a "Yes, And" environment around you! Tomorrow, we start with "Active Acknowledgement".

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The Best Improvisers Aren't On the Stage, They're in the Office

The Best Improvisers Aren't On the Stage, They're in the Office

If you asked me, point blank, who are better improvisers - the people i work with in my "comedy" life or the people I work with in my "career" life, I wouldn't even have to hesitate. The "careers" have it.

Hear me out.

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How improve it!’s Workshop helped me Conquer my Fear of Public Speaking

How improve it!’s Workshop helped me Conquer my Fear of Public Speaking

Public speaking. We’ve all done it and at times hate it, especially me. I’m that girl who stumbles her words, sweats profusely, and shakes as if I were holding a pair of maracas. Talking in front of people is something I’ve never been comfortable doing, but it’s something I know I can’t avoid. Everyone always tells me, “The more you do it, the better you get at it,” which is why I decided to try improv during improve it!’s public workshop.

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improve it! Public Workshop

improve it! Public Workshop

On Wednesday, November 19th we held our first workshop open to the public at Robert Morris University, entitled "Use Improv to Improve Your Soft Skills." Participants in this unique and exciting workshop got out of their comfort zones, and discovered the impact that improvisation techniques can have on their communication skills and overall professional presence!

In our two hour workshop, guests participated in an interactive lecture and series of improvisation-based exercises led by one of our improv teams, Knuckleball. Everyone gave 100%, supported one another, and had a blast in the process. 

By the end of the workshop participants practiced how to use verbal and non-verbal techniques to enhance interpersonal communication skills, how to more quickly build rapport, and how to establish trust with others. 

We will have more workshops open to the public in 2015. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

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