COM 66 — Think on Your Feet: An Improviser’s Guide to Business and Communication
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Apr 22—May 20
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 24
Instructor(s): Debra Schifrin, Daniel Schifrin
The skill of thinking on your feet is no longer optional in the workplace; it is mandatory. In this interactive, improvisation-based communications course, you will learn and practice skills for handling the unexpected with calm, grace, inclusiveness, and humor. You will increase your agility, grow your confidence in unpredictable situations, and learn critical new skills and mindsets. These include: being more present and open to surprising ideas; cultivating a mindset of curiosity; and engaging with your audience with energy, commitment, and delight. Whether you are in front of an audience of one or eight hundred, you will learn how to prevent missteps and imperfections from derailing you. The course will reveal the ways spontaneity and thinking on your feet can be joyful, and how play and humor can be game-changers in creating an authentic and positive connection with your audience. The course will include a blend of interactive activities in breakout rooms, targeted debriefs, group discussions, and mini-lectures. By taking time to practice these techniques in a supportive and encouraging environment, you will come out of this course a stronger and more intuitive communicator.
This course is not a theater-performance course; no theater or improv experience is necessary. Please note that class sessions will not be recorded.