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How to Think on Your Feet: Improv Skills for Business

What to Do When You Have to Speak on the Spot

Use Improvisation Techniques to Exude Confidence Would you like to become more adept at sharing your ideas on the spot? This 90-minute webinar offers you practical tips and techniques to build your “improv muscle.” You’ll discover ways to deliver a polished performance even in high-stakes situations, such as important business meetings, sales discussions, and negotiations – where you need to shine when faced with the unexpected. Listening actively, saying “yes-and,” and making confident choices are all key components. So is increasing your awareness of the underlying messages — both verbal and non-verbal — that are a part of any communication. No need to be “fast on your feet” or “funny.” Instead, you will enhance your ability to pick up cues, speak effectively, and build on others’ comments. By trusting that you’ll know what to say and do, you will enrich your relationships and polish your personal brand. Whether you identify as an introvert, speak English as a second language, or just wish to fortify your interpersonal skills, practicing these techniques will help you even in the most challenging business scenarios. After 90 minutes, you'll possess a set of tools to meet the challenge when you face the unexpected.

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Use Improvisation Techniques to Exude Confidence

Would you like to become more adept at sharing your ideas on the spot? This 90-minute webinar offers you practical tips and techniques to build your “improv muscle.”

You’ll discover ways to deliver a polished performance even in high-stakes situations, such as important business meetings, sales discussions, and negotiations – where you need to shine when faced with the unexpected.

Listening actively, saying “yes-and,” and making confident choices are all key components. So is increasing your awareness of the underlying messages — both verbal and non-verbal — that are a part of any communication.

No need to be “fast on your feet” or “funny.” Instead, you will enhance your ability to pick up cues, speak effectively, and build on others’ comments. By trusting that you’ll know what to say and do, you will enrich your relationships and polish your personal brand.

Whether you identify as an introvert, speak English as a second language, or just wish to fortify your interpersonal skills, practicing these techniques will help you even in the most challenging business scenarios.

After 90 minutes, you'll possess a set of tools to meet the challenge when you face the unexpected.

  • The concept of “yes-and” and why it is so empowering 
  • How to avoid “blocking” and using negative language that shuts down conversations
  • How an ordinary idea can be easily transformed into a brilliant one
  • How to answer tough questions on the spot – even if you can’t respond with “perfect answers”
  • Why you will seem more genuine if you don’t plan every word you are going to say
  • Techniques to use your body and your surroundings to buy time when asked challenging questions
  • How to connect in a way that is meaningful to your managers and colleagues.

How You Will Benefit

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Speak with confidence, even in pressure situations
  • Respond to difficult or unexpected questions 
  • Listen beyond words
  • Quickly and confidently use others’ comments as a springboard 
  • Communicate and connect with ease
  • Handle criticism more adeptly on the spot

How Do AMA Webinars Work?

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your home or office without the need for travel costs and time.

BONUS:  Paid registrants will also get a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year.

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

  • Windows 7 and above; Google Chrome (v66.0 & above), Internet Explorer (v11.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v55.0 & above), or Microsoft Edge (v16 & above)
  • Mac OS X 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13; Google Chrome (v66.0 & above), Apple Safari (v11.0 & above) and Mozilla Firefox (v55.0 & above)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; Google Chrome and Adobe Flash Player 23.0
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

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  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
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Online Schedule

1 Session Available

199.00 $
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