Hacking Communication
17

Tuesday, 17 March

6:30 9:30 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Hacking Communication | March 17

Lizzy Wallace Photo


Founder, PitchPolish

17

Tuesday, 17 March

6:30 9:30 pm PDT

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)

360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
$65 USD
Regular Ticket
$65 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

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.

"I recently took Lizzy’s Communication Series at General Assembly and couldn’t say more positive things about it and her. Liz 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 Liz 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

This class is part of a series! To round out your knowledge of public speaking, check out the other classes available through General Assembly (also taught by Lizzy Wallace). More information here.

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.

Preparation

Prerequisites: Willingness to take part in fun group improv games and exercises.
Preparation: Paper and pen to take notes with should you wish.

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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