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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
Presentation Info and Handouts
Conference Year: 2020
Session #: C3.6(LEC)
Title: Two Words That Will Improv(e) Your Communication and Listening Skills: Yes, And
Lead Presenter: Jason Higa
Date: October 06, 2020    Time: 3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Room: Semi-Live
Abstract: 'Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment' (The Hideout Theatre, n.d.). Applying the rules, techniques, and exercises that are commonly used in improv, can be an effective training tool in developing communication and listening skills.

As a result of this presentation, participants will: (1) Understand the basic rules of improv as they relate to academic advising; (2) Learn about accepting and heightening students' offers, being in the moment, and portraying the appropriate character; (3) Explore the benefits of using improv as a training mechanism; and (4) Practice communication and listening enhancing improv exercises that they can incorporate at their home campuses.
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CC3.6-H01.pdf --- 720 - PowerPoint Presentation

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