Using Improvisation to Improve Your Presentation Skills

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Two identical sessions will be offered: 10:00-11:30 or 1:00-2:30
Johnson Rooms, 3rd floor, Lurie Engineering Center

Presenter: Gary Lehman is an Ann Arbor resident and improviser who has been learning, performing, and teaching improv for fourteen years. A professional educator for twenty years, he recently obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Drama and Theater with a concentration in Improvisation from Eastern Michigan University. He has been a member of the Resident Cast at Go Comedy Improv Theater in Ferndale for eight years, a teacher there for five years, and Education Director there for three. He is also the Co-Director of the Resident Cast at Pointless Theater in Ann Arbor, as well as a teacher and Education Director there. He has done several corporate workshops using improv to teach useful communication skills at such places as Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Google, and the University of Michigan Medical School. 

Description: This workshop will focus on communicating to large audiences by focusing on the individual presenting. Some skills addressed will be listening, thinking on your feet, group work, thinking while talking, etc. We will use active participatory exercises to hone in on these skills that will both offer helpful tools for not only doing these things, but also making the individual aware of the potential benefits. This workshop will help individuals start being more comfortable and confident in front of an audience as well as being better prepared for the unexpected.

Registration is required at https://goo.gl/forms/br2m67jIqtFzqKOu2, by 9:00 am on 2/10.  Space is limited for each session.  Registering is not a guarantee that a spot will be available for you.  You will receive an email from Andria Rose indicating your status once each session reaches capacity.

Sponsored by the CoE Office of Graduate Education.  Questions may be directed to ajrose@umich.edu