Confidence in Communication Series: How to Present the best version of Yourself for Business Success
7

December 7 – December 21
3 Sessions

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$165 USD
Regular Ticket
$165 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Confidence in Communication Series: How to Present the best version of Yourself for Business Success

Lizzy Wallace Photo


Founder, PitchPolish

7

December 7 – December 21
3 Sessions

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)

1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$165 USD
Regular Ticket
$165 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class Series

Jumpstart your public speaking & communication skills (at a discounted price!) by taking our improv for business, workplace communication & presentation classes bundled together.

"I recently took Lizzy’s Communication Series at General Assembly and couldn’t say more positive things about it and her. Lizzy was a brilliant teacher, giving us great advice and encouragement. I can already see a difference in my professional and personal communication skills through the implementation of my newfound knowledge and skills. I would recommend Lizzy to anyone – both those comfortable with public speaking and those that are not – everyone can learn something." -Maria Grosso

"I took the Communication Series class from Lizzy at General Assembly and it was fantastic! I loved her method of teaching. She is very passionate about helping her students/clients achieve their goals. I had so much fun that I did not even realize how much I had learned. Time flies when you are having fun and that is exactly what I felt at the end of the series. I will definitely be back for more classes!"- Madhavi Marka

"We really enjoyed the ‘Confidence in Communication Series: How to Present the Best Version of Yourself for Business Success’ workshop taught by Lizzy Wallace. She is friendly, knowledgeable, authentic and entertaining. Her method of teaching by example was very helpful and effective. Her positive and encouraging demeanor created a fun and supportive environment that made us feel safe and comfortable participating in the class exercises. Lizzy provided immediate positive feedback during class time, which guided us in honing and improving our skills as public speakers. If you want to be a more confident and effective public speaker, we highly recommend taking classes from Lizzy Wallace. You won't regret it!​" -Glenn and Kristen Hemanes, Glenn's Designs

Schedule

Dec 7
Thursday, 7 December 7 9:30 pm PST Class 1: Speak Up: Using Improv to Succeed in Business

Utilizing the techniques and exercises of improv can dramatically strengthen your ability to communicate clearly and dynamically, collaborate more efficiently, and increase your creativity. In this workshop, you’ll learn to accelerate your confidence, spontaneity, leadership qualities, and much more with an introduction to improv skills. This workshop is ideal for entrepreneurs, startup teams, or anyone who wants to increase their confidence, networking skills, or sales goals.

Takeaways:.

  • Learn how to accept change, new ideas, and failures in a productive way.
  • Find out tips and tricks to increase sales and interest from investors.
  • Discover how to network more efficiently and create relationships on the spot.
  • Improve your listening skills.
  • Get more comfortable taking risks.
Dec 14
Thursday, 14 December 6:30 9:30 pm PST Class 2: Hacking Communication

No matter what line of business you’re in, being able to clearly communicate your ideas is a critical part of becoming a success. Whether you’re presenting a project or just taking a meeting, knowing how to think on your feet and effectively express yourself is key to connecting and collaborating with your peers. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the fundamental techniques and philosophies of improv to enhance your workplace communication skills. You’ll get hands on experience with improv exercises and games that can help you define your message, receive information, and build upon new ideas both independently and within a team. By utilizing the same skills that actors and comedians use to support each other on stage, you’ll be able to communicate with your team on a whole new level. And maybe even make them laugh a little, too.

Takeaways:.

  • How to use enhanced communication skills like active listening, body language, and phrasing in their work environment.
  • Best practices for written communication.
  • How to increase creativity, resolve conflicts, build teams, and enhance relationships amongst their co-workers.
  • Improve their presentation, networking, and promotional skills.
Dec 21
Thursday, 21 December 7 9:30 pm PST Class 3: Stand and Deliver: Projecting Confidence in Presentations

Whether your current job requires you to pitch in front of clients, co-workers, venture capitalists, interviewers, or cameras, this workshop will help you improve your performance by teaching you how to use your body to deliver your presentation in a natural and convincing way. You’ll receive one-on-one movement coaching from professionals and learn how to exploit the potential of your natural movements to demonstrate confidence and improve your posture and gaze. You’ll also learn techniques for relaxation and focus before delivering your presentation.

Takeaways:.

  • Receive feedback on three key aspects of your natural movement that work well for you.
  • Develop an action plan and tailored solutions targeting the aspects that are not working for you.
  • Record footage of your progress.
  • Learn three easy exercises to warm-up and focus before a presentation.
  • Get five key tips to handle different scenarios and social contexts.

Prereqs & Preparation

None! Come have fun!

About the Instructor

Lizzy Wallace Photo

Founder,
PitchPolish

Lizzy Wallace is the founder of “PitchPolish”, a communications practice focusing on the unique challenges that face startup entrepreneurs: pitching and presenting themselves, their products, and companies. With her background in public relations, marketing, and theatre, she provides private training sessions and group workshops on public speaking and communication skills, cultivating the voices of her clients and empowering them to have memorable and effective delivery, relationships, and impressions with investors, customers, and co-workers.

Lizzy is a mentor of the gaming accelerator program YetiZen, US Market Access Center, Santa Monica New Tech, Project Echo, MakeinLA, Grid110. She has been a guest speaker at East Los Angeles College, CalArts, UCLA, and USC.

Lizzy was the delivery pitch coach for Dreamforce's first startup pitch competition, Dreampitch, which included notable judges Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca. She has provided training for major projects for The Republic of Poland, The Chilean Goverment, National IT Promotion Agency of Korea, and has designed the first improv communication program for the Creative Language Center in Switzerland which will debut in the fall of 2016.

Lizzy has independently consulted with many companies including: Microsoft, The Grammys, CAA, Estée Lauder, Clinton Global, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Capcom, Laundry Locker, AIESEC, Brag Art, Glass And Water Consulting, and Open mHealth.

No stranger to the stage and presenting herself, Lizzy Wallace bases much of her training on her experience as an improv actress, director, and producer having performed with Leela Theater, Weeping Willows and The Show to name a few. She has provided spokesperson and hosting talent for VidSF, NBC, Verizon Wireless, Nissan, SF Weekly, IM Magazine, ArtWorkSF, Swagg, AirBnB, and others.

Lizzy is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and every day professionals to design impactful solutions and help them overcome their personal obstacles to create meaningful communications in the future.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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