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Dur­ing his doc­tor­al stud­ies, Ben noticed that the skills he had acquired in impro­vi­sa­tion­al the­ater helped him clear­ly com­mu­ni­cate his sci­en­tif­ic find­ings to an audi­ence. Lec­tures became more live­ly and the mes­sage seemed to stick bet­ter with his lis­ten­ers. This is not only the case in sci­ence. For prop­er func­tion­ing of a com­pa­ny, good com­mu­ni­ca­tion­al and peo­ple skills prove essential. 

ERLNMYR can help out with

  • An elab­o­rate course of applied impro­vi­sa­tion for soft skills, or a sin­gle workshop,
  • one-to-one coach­ing for pub­lic speaking,
  • an unusu­al teambuilding. 

A course of applied improvisation for soft skills

  • Pub­lic speaking,
  • coop­er­at­ing,
  • gen­er­at­ing ideas,
  • deal­ing with insecurities,
  • empath­ic listening,

When your staff excels at these skills, your company’s inter­nal struc­ture is a well-oiled machine. Look­ing to refine the total of these skills in mul­ti­ple ses­sions or to focus on one sub­ject for a cou­ple of hours? This work­shop can be mod­i­fied to your company’s needs. 

Presentation clinic for science communication

How do you engage a wider audi­ence for an idea, project or sci­en­tif­ic research? Try out your pre­sen­ta­tion on the test audi­ence in this work­shop and learn from the oth­er par­tic­i­pants. The con­struc­tive tips of doc­tor in lin­guis­tics Ben Ver­ho­even will sup­port you where nec­es­sary. An idea for a class at kids’ uni­ver­si­ty, a talk for the Sci­ence Slam or oth­er form of sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tion, we will work on it togeth­er. We’ll pro­vide each oth­er with a fresh look, cre­ative sup­port and con­struc­tive feedback.

One-to-one coaching for public speaking

Prepar­ing for an impor­tant pre­sen­ta­tion? About to defend your doc­tor­al the­sis or your appli­ca­tion for a new project? Time to boost those pub­lic speak­ing skills with a more per­son­al approach. Guid­ed by the tech­niques we learn in impro­vi­sa­tion­al the­ater, we get used to the idea of speak­ing to an audi­ence. Ben will use his exper­tise as a sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tor and for­mer researcher to fine-tune your pre­sen­ta­tion. The goal and end result of this per­son­al course? Turn­ing you into a con­fi­dent pub­lic speak­er and mak­ing your mes­sage crys­tal clear!

An unusual teambuilding

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so let’s turn down that work switch for a while. With a course in impro­vi­sa­tion­al the­ater, you get to know your col­leagues in an unusu­al and even hilar­i­ous man­ner. A play­ful approach to impro­vi­sa­tion and an unfor­get­table teambuilding! 

Improv for improvisers

Already pas­sion­ate about impro­vi­sa­tion­al the­ater? Then our range of artis­tic work­shops is more your scene. These work­shops are reg­u­lar­ly taught with­in dif­fer­ent groups, both in Bel­gium and abroad.