Using Improv for Communications

Monday, November 27
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Clarendon AB

Tuesday, November 28
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sheraton, 3rd Floor, Clarendon AB

Anne Lynn Gillian-DanielAnne Lynn Gillian-Daniel
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Effective Communication Through Improv

In this fun, interactive session, science communication professionals will lead improvisation exercises and games to help participants gain confidence and positive communication skills.

This workshop teaches how to use improvisational techniques to improve your communication skills. Interact with other MRS Meeting attendees in a fun and encouraging environment to practice vocal and visual communication, and to learn how to think on your feet in unexpected or uncomfortable situations. Participants will then explore how they can use these skills to effectively present their science to the public during outreach events.

All attendees are required to participate for the full 90 minutes. No "observers" will be permitted in the room.

About Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel

Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UW-MRSEC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has been an NRMN Master Facilitator since 2015. As part of her position in the MRSEC, Gillian-Daniel works to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in materials science and engineering and to help early career researchers improve their understanding of issues around equity and inclusion. Gillian-Daniel has facilitated research mentor training for graduate students and postdocs interested in mentoring undergraduate students. She has also led mentor training and train-the-trainer workshops at universities and at professional meetings nationally.