IMPROV Workshops for Effective Communication

Improvisation or Improv is loved by audiences for its quick, unexpected  and clever results—- we watch brilliant comedic improvisers like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, and we are tickled with wonder and think—- “How do they come up with these lines or characters?

Much of it can be attributed to their Improv training.  But it’s not just about comedy-

Improv is an incredibly dynamic tool that allows one to access or improve core qualities and abilities lying just below the surface. Like a muscle that hasn’t been used enough or at all. After a class or two, many of the attendees often say “I wasn’t expecting that” as they discover a new side of themselves.

Victor has created a unique Improv experience that is specifically targeted to the level and goal of the participants, allowing them to shift out of their comfort zones and explore new facets of their authentic self.  

At the end of most classes, participants don’t want to leave— which is a testament to the case that you can gain valuable insights while HAVING FUN! 

These custom-designed Improv workshops will provide the opportunity to:

  • Think more quickly on your feet
  • Challenge your current communication skills
  • Improve your listening ability
  • Unleash your inner creativity
  • Become more adept at adapting
  • Release your Improvisational Genius

Victor’s IMPROV Workshops are designed for both Personal and Professional growth.

If you have taken a workshop, please provide FEEDBACK in the Comment Section below. 

Victor’s NEXT 2017 one-day Workshops are Jan 12, 18, 19, 25 in Somerville, NJ —Beginner & Advanced! For more info or to register Please EMAIL Me at:  IMPROV4effcom@gmail.com.

Classes begin at 6:00 PM and run until 8:30PM. Although my last few classes are running to 9:15 because everyone is gaining so much and having fun —THEY DON’T WANT TO LEAVE!  Please scroll to the comment section below to see what previous students are saying.

For more information go to: IMPROV4ebc.com (Improv 4 Effective Business Communication).

Contact Victor for more info: IMPROV4effcom@gmail.com

About the Developer and Facilitator:

Victor’s passion and purpose is about teaching people new skills and inspiring them to exceed their potential. It is with this purpose that gave birth to the Improv for Effective Business Communication Workshop in 2013.  From the first time he stepped onto an Improv stage, other players who studied under Second City recognized his unique Improv talents and ability. He sensed from the start that Improv could be a very effective vehicle for self-exploration.

He leads various versions of his Improv workshop to fit the needs of his audience (job-seekers, singles, those looking to improve communication skills, helping to find one’s authentic voice, finding your life’s purpose and team-building for business).

Victor has spent most of his career creating and presenting training and educational material, typically for the systems and products he developed. Currently, he is performing a variety of functions, including technical writing, blogging and social media strategy, for a local services management company. 

He is a graduate of NYU.

Victor’s NEXT 2017 one-day Workshops are Jan 12, 18, 19, 25 Somerville!  

Contact Victor:  IMPROV4effcom@gmail.com

14 thoughts on “IMPROV Workshops for Effective Communication”

  1. Mike Carr said:

    I did both the Intro and Advanced Improv classes with Victor over the course of a couple of weeks, and really enjoyed both of them. There is literally no place to hide, which for someone who is not an extrovert by nature is actually a good thing!

    As a job-seeker, the exercises force you to take a look at yourself and the words that you use to describe who you are, and are incredibly valuable.

    I’ve been told that no two classes are the same, so I will definitely be going back for more. Thoroughly recommended.

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  2. Joe Valenti said:

    Quite a class. It made me think quicker, more concise, and had fun in doing so in who I am and what my value can be, to a prospective employer. Thx Victor !

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  3. The workshop was energetic and involved with 100% attendee participation. Facing an audience let alone impromptu speech is not my forte. With the electricity and encouragement, I came out of it with confidence. Will I attend another class? You bet! Highly recommended.

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  4. Cheryl Minkoff said:

    Awesome class. Victor’s high energy and passion for helping others created a “safe” environment to break out of your comfort zone. I became more aware of my nonverbal body language. Victor gave me the confidence to break out of my shy self.

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  5. Erik Reitz said:

    Victor’s improv class was so much more than I expected! It really helped me to break some self-imposed barriers and explore opening up ways of thinking and behavior I thought was left long behind. I plan to continue with Victor because his energy is catching and the class had lots of fun. The active listening/reacting skills have clear life and business communication application.

    EVERYONE should learn improv with Victor!

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  6. Lester Eversen said:

    I recently took Victor’s class “Creative Self-Exploration Using Improv” offered in Princeton. If asked to summarize the class (two 4-week sessions) in one word I would say, “OUTSTANDING.” I was looking to move out of my comfort zone and I can easily say the class gave me a big shove. Victor has boundless enthusiasm for improvisation and its multiple uses, and he’s not afraid to challenge his students.

    As someone who tends to be cautious and very self-judging, the class helped me to let go of many of those self-critical and hampering thoughts simply because you don’t have time to think about them. It’s definitely not about hitting a home run every time you’re at bat – in fact some of the greatest insights for me were gained when I swung and missed…and then from there when I solidly connected and sent the ball flying, it was exhilarating…which makes the experience (and process) freeing and SOOO rewarding.

    I’ve been talking up the class to all of my friends and strongly believe everyone should give IMPROV a try. I’m also seeing how IMPROV applies to other aspects of my life…

    It was one of the most FUN things I’ve done in a long time. DO IT, you’ll LOVE IT!

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  7. Regina Neri said:

    I had the good fortune of attending one of Victor’s classes recently and I was happy that I did. I didn’t know what to expect and since I’m a little introverted, I was scared of what I would have to do. Victor engages everyone and there is no judgement from anyone. He surely does get you out of your comfort zone, and at the same time he instills confidence in each person.

    This particular class was focused on job-seeking—and many of us are in the process of interviewing. I know for myself and most people, interviews can be challenging—the necessity of pushing aside the nerves and coming across as passionate and enthusiastic. Well this class really helped me. I had an interview 2 days later and I found myself with much more confidence. And you know what? I GOT THE JOB!! yay! Thanks Victor.

    I’d like to add, the class was really fun, too. Victor is a great instructor, very energetic and very likeable. I highly recommend this class to anyone.

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  8. PSGCNJ Contributor said:

    Thank you, Victor, for an engaging Improv class. Your enthusiasm is contagious! The class is a great way to hone listening skills and to think on your feet. Great prep for an interview!

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  9. Victor’s passion for Improv comes across the minute you walk into his workshop. He makes sure everyone is engaged and will pull people out of their comfort zone in a gradual and subtle way while having fun. The class itself is a great exercise in learning to listen and communicating by keeping an open mind and furthering a conversation by remaining in “agree” mode rather than ending conversations by a “no” and to adapt to the conversation.

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  10. Blanche Paul said:

    I felt instantly at home with Victor and my fellow improv students. Victor works hard to make this a safe place to explore interactions. He gives suggestions to guide us while still respecting our point of view. Taking the class was a fun way to break out of my usual habit of planning ahead and just get into the spontaneous flow of conversations that can go in many unexpected, and often insightful new directions.

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  11. This is a safe and fun place to watch your own mind work and “see yourself as others see you”. You will realize how often we inhibit a situation by saying “no” and how things go more smoothly when we say “yes”. So take the risk, and take this workshop. It’s well worth it.

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  12. Great class, helps you break out of your boundaries, adapt and *listen*. Highly recommended.

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  13. John Zerillo said:

    Victor is an energetic, inspiring, and insightful instructor in Improv. He is excellent in helping students develop listening and interpersonal skills. You will become more spontaneous and outgoing in a painless fun-filled atmosphere. Your significant other will notice the difference. You will be more fun-loving and show more compassion.

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  14. Excellent class. I took this to improve my interviewing and business skills without realizing just how relevant improv principals were. although it’s a constant work in progress, I will make every effort to apply the 5 principals of improv – Agree, Listen, React, Quick and Details – and I’ll add a sixth – ”brevity’ to improve my work and life. Thanks Victor!

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