Improv(e) Your Pitch Presence, Poise and Connection

Mar 10, 2017

3:30pm – 5:00pm CT

This session requires RSVP, and access will only be available to badge types listed under “Primary Access.”

Make your pitches and presentations more compelling by harnessing presence. This session will pair cutting-edge research with improvisation activities, so you can examine best practices and then get to immediate work implementing them. Uncover and apply recent findings, from social psychology to TED Talks, that will elevate your presence. Those who possess presence inspire trust and connection, which increases the likelihood that your ask will receive a resounding yes. Learn how to influence your audience and make an unforgettable impression. This highly interactive session will focus on topics of thinking on your feet, poise under pressure, and audience connection.

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Amira Pollock

The University of Texas at Austin

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