Thanks to those who attended the engaging brown-bag event today on how improv benefits our science communication.

The fundamental skills that improvisers develop are: Trust; Spontaneity; Accepting offers; Listening and Awareness; Storytelling; and Performing with Presence.

We played some games and learned the three improv principles:thumb_Improv-for-Success

  1. Say “yes, and” (Agreement)
  2. Make your partner look good (Support)
  3. Follow the rules (Trust)

Please fill out a very short (less than 1 minute) survey, so we can gauge interest for future improv training at OSU.  

If you attended the session today, we also appreciate any feedback.

Improv and SciComm Survey

What’s Improv Got To Do with It?!

Innovative Presentations

Tuesday, February 17th 

12 noon – 1pm

LPSC Seminar room 402

Effectively presenting scientific content is more about what you do than what you say.  

Communications consultant, Jean Bonifas, and scientist/entrepreneur, Paul Ahrens, will engage you in conversation and kinesthetic experiments to explore the connection between improv and effective science communication.

Jean and Paul have been improvising together for 13 years. Their combined professional expertise and personal improv experience coalesce to offer up at least one immediately applicable innovative idea you can use to enhance the effectiveness of your next presentation.

Learn more about our guest presenters