GUEST LECTURE

IMPROVISATION FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

WITH SID SINGH

Date & Time

30. 9. 2021, 1:30 PM TO 4:30 PM

Location

TŘÍDA SVOBODY 686/26,  OLOMOUC, room will be specified

Abstract

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of improvisation and how improvisation skills can boost the improve spontaneity and expressiveness in verbal communication. Improvisational comedy trains collaboration, flexibility, risk-taking and communication. The applicability of such an art form hasn’t gone unnoticed. A lot of business schools have improvisation programs (e.g., UCLA, Columbia, Harvard, Indiana, MIT, etc.). These skills help scientists (from graduate students to established scholars) to be better presenters, especially in presenting their research to the general public. The ability to communicate directly and vividly can enhance scientists´ career prospects, help them secure funding, collaborate across disciplines, compete for positions, and serve as effective teachers.

Bio

“Sid Singh is a trained improvisor and instructor trained at the Upright
Citizen´s Brigade in NY, Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Endgames in San Francisco, and Free Association in London. He specializes in workshops aimed at improving corporate communication, integrating diversity, and improving both trust and balance in the workplace. He has run workshops all over Europe including Amsterdam, London, and Berlin and also is a solo performer in his spare time having appeared as a stand-up comedian on television for the BBC and Comedy Central”.