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,
- 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.