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Improve Your Presentations With Improv Thinking

with Kimberly MacLean and Sammy Wegent

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    06:13
  •   02 Think Like an Improviser

    06:51

Class duration: 0h 56m

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About The Class

Learn How to Infuse Your Public Speaking with Fun, Humor and Confidence

For many people, public speaking is downright scary. When they’re given the task of making a speech or presentation at work or in their personal life, they’re overcome with dread and anxiety, worried that they’ll fail and make a fool of themselves.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not only can you learn to be a confident, effective and relaxed public speaker, you can even have fun in the process. This course uses improvisational thinking to give you the tools to not only be a great speaker, but also a better leader, team player, listener, storyteller and more authentic version of yourself.

This course is taught by Kimberly MacLean and Sammy Wegent of Speechless, a groundbreaking organization that helps companies bring more creativity and comedy to their business communications. Both Kimberly and Sammy have extensive experience as actors, comedians, instructors and presenters, and are eager to help you put a little show business into your business.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use improvisational thinking and methodology in your public speaking.
  • Get over your fear of public speaking and build confidence.
  • Do physical and linguistic exercises to loosen you up.
  • Take creative risks.
  • Create structure for your presentations.
  • Utilize improvisational best practices.
  • Add fun and comedy to your speeches and presentations.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:13
  2. 02

    Think Like an Improviser

    06:51
  3. 03

    Warm-up Like an Improviser

    09:55
  4. 04

    How to "Yes, and..."

    12:41
  5. 05

    How to Take Creative Risks

    09:22
  6. 06

    How to Multitask

    11:27

Meet Your Experts

Kimberly MacLean

Kimberly is the Director of Learning at Speechless and a driving force behind their training programs, curriculum, and processes across the globe. She has been a main stage company member of BATS Improv since 2006, is a professor at California College of the Arts & ACT’s Summer Training Congress, and is a producer of the SF Improv Festival.
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Sammy Wegent

Sammy is the Co-Founder and CEO of Speechless, a startup based in San Francisco that produces live comedy shows and learning experiences that use improvisation techniques to make public speaking more fun and less scary. ... read more

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  • jared polivka

    jared polivka

    January 2018

    This course was amazing! I learned so much about how to be a better public speaker - from body language, to tone, to adding color and advancing my story, to personally connecting with the audience, to finishing strong, etc. I learned so much. I highly recommend Sammy and Kimberly's course. This class has real exercises that you can practice solo and as a group. If you want to be more comfortable, confident and become a better speaker... this is the class :) Enjoy it!

  • antonette-lewin-morganstanley-com

    April 2018

    I learned so much from this course! Public speaking can be such a stressful situation but these tips help you to relax and have fun. I highly recommend this course.

  • Charlotte

    September 2018

    Great course, really inspired me and not can not wait to try it out. Thank you

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