Confidence in Communication Series: How to Present the Best Version of Yourself
18

February 18 – February 18
3 Sessions

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$165 USD
Regular Ticket
$165 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Confidence in Communication Series: How to Present the Best Version of Yourself | February 18

Lizzy Wallace Photo


Founder, PitchPolish

18

February 18 – February 18
3 Sessions

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$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.

Speak Up: Using Improv to Succeed in Business (7:00 PM - 10:00PM)
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.

Hacking Communication (7:00PM - 10:00PM)
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.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to understand:

  • 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.

Stand and Deliver: Projecting Confidence in Presentations (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
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.

Schedule

Feb 18
Tuesday, 18 February 7 10 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.

Feb 25
Tuesday, 25 February 7 10 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.

Mar 3
Tuesday, 3 March 7 10 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.

Preparation

None! Come have fun!

About the Instructor

Lizzy Wallace Photo

Founder,
PitchPolish

Lizzy Wallace is the founder of “PitchPolish”, a consulting and coaching practice focusing on improving public speaking and communication skills.

With her background in public relations, marketing, and theatre, she provides private training sessions and group workshops using the fundamentals of improv, scripted theatre, media training, and foundational communication.

​Lizzy is a mentor of M Accelerator, US Market Access Center, Project Echo, MakeinLA, and Grid110. She has been a guest instructor for East Los Angeles College, CalArts, Cal State LA, Emerson College, UCLA, and USC. She has taught all over the United States as well as internationally.

Lizzy was the delivery pitch coach for Dreamforce's first startup pitch competition, Dreampitch, which included notable judges Mark Cuban and Chris Sacca and continues to mentor for their ongoing worldwide pitch events. 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 debuted in the fall of 2016.

Lizzy has independently consulted with many companies including: Microsoft, The Grammys, WeWork, Netflix, Redbull, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, T-Mobile, East West Bank, LA Metro, CAA, Estée Lauder, Electronic Arts, Zynga, Capcom, Laundry Locker, AIESEC, Atelier Ace, Trailer Park, and SoHo House.

Lizzy has been featured on CNBC, Refinery29, and has provided spokesperson and hosting talent for VidSF, NBC, Verizon Wireless, Nissan, SF Weekly, IM Magazine, ArtWorkSF, Swagg, AirBnB, and others. You can find more information at thepitchpolish.com

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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