Mar 13 2019

Workshop III – “Yes, And!” Applying the Fundamentals of Improvisational Theater to Business Communications

UIC PITCH SERIES with Linda Suzu Kawano

March 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


2242 W Harrison St., Suite 201


Chicago, IL 60612

Limited to 16 participants.

Description - Bringing particular perspectives and prejudices to a business negotiation, or any discussion are all pre-conceived thoughts, that, to a lesser or greater extent, do not make it easy to establish a connection to our potential business partner.  This workshop will introduce the audience to the fundamental concepts that are part of any Improv group, or, “ensemble” as it relates to business communications.  This highly interactive session will consist of classic beginning improv ice breakers requiring the participation of all attendees. Space is limited.


Office of Technology Management

Date posted

Jan 18, 2019

Date updated

Feb 8, 2019


Linda Suzu Kawano

Linda Suzu Kawano has worked to identify and commercialize early stage innovations for over three decades. She has taught at The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cornell University, and post-graduate students abroad. From her training and studies of performance, through storytelling, film and theater, Dr. Kawano develops programs and workshops that teach scientists and other professionals how to use improvisation and storytelling techniques to connect with their intended audiences and improve their communication skills in order to build effective partnerships across cultures. Register Here

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