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Presentation skills improv workshop for speakers

Public speaking can be scary, even more so when one is an introvert. But some people make it look so simple – they use the right tone, the right gestures, project correctly and enunciate every word. And a good speaker is more engaging, more fun to watch, and can more effectively get their point across to their audience. To that end, this year we’re offering our speakers the opportunity to take part in a presentation skills improv workshop which will be taught by Jill Frutkin of the Engaging Educator.

In this workshop, Jill will walk our speakers through presentation skills essential to being a more interesting speaker. Using the power of Improv, they will practice activities, work on breathing, learn warm-ups, build confidence, address that fear of public speaking, and learn how to be a better presenter.

We appreciate that our attendees are willing to spend a summer Saturday with us, and this is just another way that we are working to make GORUCO the best tech conference around.

About Jill and The Engaging Educator

Jill Frutkin was an NYC Teaching Fellow, and earned her Masters of Science in Teaching at Pace University. She is a NYS certified special education teacher with a focus on autism. She has experience working in both private and public schools, and earned her BFA in Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the co-founder of the internationally acclaimed devised theatre company The TEAM. With The TEAM, Jill has taught devised theatre and creative collaboration workshops to students and artists of all ages.

Realizing the connection between improvisation and communication, The Engaging Educator specializes in customized improv-based education. They provide classes that enhance public speaking, creativity, flexibility, positive risk-taking, teamwork and more by flexing improv muscles. Beyond classes for educators and professionals, they also specialize in improv for high school students, corporate workshops, and improv for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with cerebral palsy.

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