Improv(e) Your Presentation Skills

Hosted by Girl Develop It RDU

Public group

This is a past event

24 people went

Price: $20.00
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**For technical and non-technical GDI members**

This one-night workshop is Wednesday June 15th from 6:30-8pm. Light snacks will be provided.

Improv is not just about acting. Improvisational strategies can be used to help develop your public speaking skills to facilitate a tech talk at a Meetup, deliver your first conference talk or ace a white-boarding interview.

The goal for this workshop is to build on natural speaking and improvisational abilities to become more comfortable presenting with authority and awareness. Many students enroll in the workshop due to nervousness surrounding public speaking, but during the class, they learn what the root of this nervousness is, and how to use that to improve their performance in normal, daily interactions.

Come prepared to step out of your comfort zone, make new friends and leave with a new set of public speaking strategies and skills. We hope to not only educate women on technical topics but also to provide them with the toolkit to be recognized as subject-matter-experts in their STEM field. We're partnering with The Engaging Educator to host this custom workshop for our members. We hope to see you there!

Your Teacher


JEN BROWN (OLENICZAK) is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Engaging Educator. Through EE, her pedagogical approach of Improv as Continuing Education has reached thousands of people – all non-actors! – with the awesomeness that is Improv.

Questions or Concerns?

With any questions, concerns or accessibility issues, please contact us ahead of time at [masked] . We want to make sure everyone can participate!

Please be advised that pictures may be taken during the class for social media purposes. If you are uncomfortable having pictures taken or posted on social media, please let the organizers know at the onset of the class.

Refund Policy:

Your payment of $20 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds, since there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and we already offer the workshops at such a low cost. We put proceeds into the chapter fund, which we use as our scholarship fund.

Other Disclaimers:

Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops. All attendees are expected to abide by the GDI Code of Conduct (

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact me at [masked]