Active Listening, Presence and Assertive Communication - ONLINE CLASS
Taught by The Engaging Educator
Realizing the connection between improvisation and communication, The Engaging Educator (@TheEngagingEd), specializes in customized improv-based education. We provide classes that enhance public speaking, creativity, flexibility, positive risk-taking, teamwork and more by flexing improv muscles. Beyond our classes for educators and professionals, we also specialize in improv for high school students, corporate workshops, and improv for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with cerebral palsy.
Please note, this is a live Zoom class. Your Zoom Meeting Room code will be sent prior to class.
In times of discomfort and crisis, we have to take care to control the things we can. In this case, we need to remember we can't control the way others communicate - just how we respond to them.
Active listening and thoughtful responding are two incredible ways to tap into our own skills and build connections in an authentic manner. In this program, we'll dive into how we show we are listening and complete group activities that build active listening skills.
Presence plays a large part in how you are perceived. By taking the space that belongs to you, you can convey a confident nature - and - work on calming the nerves that pop up when we're playing smaller than we should be. Through prompts and conversation, we'll tap into what our presence currently feels like, and how we can take more space.
Finally, assertive communication is the "best" communication style - how do we work on our selves to direct our communication into "assertive" in the most natural and authentic manner? Replication isn't enough. Let's get there together in this interactive online class.
Participants will need access to a computer and Zoom. You are welcome to be "on camera" as well (come as you are! We'll be in yoga pants, most likely!). If you're uncomfortable on camera, you're welcome to participate via audio connection.
This class is led by The Engaging Educator's Founder, Jen Brown.