Gilda Presenting at National Speakers Association This Weekend

I'm looking forward to presenting at the National Speakers Association (NSA) Annual Convention - Influence 2015, the premier event for professional speaking, this weekend in Washington, D.C.

If you'll be at the Convention, please stop by and say hi!

My concurrent session is: Using Improv Comedy Principles to Make Your Presentations Powerful and Engaging and scheduled for July 19, 2015, 4:30-5:30 pm. 

Using Improv Comedy Principles to Make Your Presentations Powerful and Engaging 
Improv comedy success is all about being present, trusting yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone.  In this interactive session from professional speaker and improv comedian Gilda Bonanno, you learn how to apply the principles of improv comedy to be fully present to your audience and make your presentations more compelling.    Have fun as you participate in improv exercises which will foster your creativity and teach you to trust yourself. This session is not about learning to be funny – though that is a happy byproduct! – it’s about stepping out of your comfort zone to revitalize your content and your delivery.

By attending this session, participants will:
1. Learn how to stay in the moment when presenting, to create a shared experience with your audience rather than being stuck in your head or delivering a canned speech
2. Boost your confidence to become more comfortable thinking on your feet and dealing with the unexpected
3. Learn 3 interactive exercises that you can use with your audience

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