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Enhance Your Persuasive Power on the Platform with Acting Improv! with Maria Guida

April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Maria Guida

Acting improvisation accommodates professional speakers to the fact that the audience is silently asking the question “Why are you telling me this?  They want to know what’s in it for them.  Improvisation teaches that you must be demonstrating the answer this question at each moment and do it in a way that is compelling for your listeners. 

Improvisation also teaches what a message is made of and what needs to happen in the communication and whenSpeakers who use this knowledge and the timing that it develops become master persuaders and have a real competitive edge. 

In this program, NSANYC members will engage in playful, interactive exercises (improvisation, theater games, and mind/body/voice techniques) that will help you build trust while enhancing your connection to the audience and your ability to think quickly on your feet.  Discover how play will enhance the way you present yourself on the platform and persuade.  Serious fun.

About the Speaker:

Maria Guida (speaker, executive coach, and writer) helps professional speakers and Fortune 500 executives enhance their leadership presence and credibility by speaking with poise, passion and persuasive power.  With her experience as an actor on Broadway, TV, and film (working with Paul Newman, James Earl Jones, and Kevin Kline), Maria has helped improve the platform skills of NSA members as well as professionals at JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Chubb Corporation, and American Express.

About the Venue:

This Working Session only will take place at:

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue 16 FL
New York, NY 10018

Working sessions are limited to members only and to just 10 participants. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK INS are possible.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds must be made at least one week before the event by sending an e-mail to the treasurer. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify the registration chair.


April 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


NSA NYC Chapter
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Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue
New York, NY United States
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