Effective communication is vital to every successful business. Whether building team relationships or presenting business plans to potential investors, successful businesspeople portray confidence and inspire others to follow.
Techniques actors use to overcome stage fright and create exciting performances can be used by others to communicate effectively, build stronger teams and increase confidence and leadership skills.
This course is appropriate for any business professional who leads others or is a representative for their company.
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course runs from 7:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and continental breakfast.
This interactive course will help participants to:
Build their executive presence
Gain confidence and portray themselves as a leader
Improve their public speaking skills
Strengthen their improvisation ability
Rebecca Johannsen is currently the Artistic Director of Stone Soup Theatre Company, which she co-founded in 2001. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the UC Irvine/UC San Diego joint doctoral program. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre from San Diego State University and a Bachelor's from UC Santa Cruz in anthropology. In addition to her extensive actor training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ms. Johannsen has worked extensively in marketing and public relations for SDSU Department of Drama, La Jolla Playhouse and CRM Learning.
Ms. Johannsen currently teaches theatre at CSU Northridge and Palomar College. She has produced, acted and directed extensively throughout San Diego for over 25 years. Her work with Stone Soup Theatre Company has been widely praised by critics and fans alike, and the company is about to enter its tenth anniversary season under her leadership.