How to Give a Mic Drop-Worthy Presentation With the Upright Citizens Brigade
“UCB is the unofficial farm team for Saturday Night Live and every sitcom on TV.”
– New York Magazine
How do you connect with an audience like a pro? To give a mic drop-worthy presentation, you need to get out of your head, read the crowd and feel what they feel. You need to be prepped, but loose. You need to follow your gut, and not your nerves. Luckily, we do this every night.
In this workshop, we’ll show you how to use improv tools to become a stronger, connected, more compelling presenter. But it’s not just about being funny. It’s about trusting yourself – and creating an engaging, memorable experience for your audience.
What You Will Learn
How to listen like an improviser
How to read the room – and adapt accordingly
How to gain confidence with speaking off the cuff
Practical tools to reduce stress
Techniques for changing the energy in the room
How turn a problem or mistake into an opportunity when presenting
Techniques for better non-face-to-face communication (conference calls)
Typically, this workshop runs between 90 and 120 minutes for up to 20 participants. It is highly interactive, designed around a series of exercises and run by one instructor.
For larger groups (up to 500), we offer this program as a UCB Masterclass. Here, we work from a stage and bring individuals up from the audience to participate in exercises. The first segment lasts for 60 minutes; the second segment is a 30-minute performance based on what was learned during the Masterclass. Three to four instructors typically run a UCB Masterclass.
Want To Learn More / Purchase This Workshop?
If you’re interested in purchasing this workshop for your agency, please complete this request form and someone from the 4A’s Learning & Development Team will schedule an intro call to discuss your needs and confirm pricing.
Note about pricing: No out-of-pocket expenses (such as meals, travel, hotel, printed materials, facility space if required, etc.) are included in the workshop fee. Those costs will be billed by the facilitator to agency separately.
About the Upright Citizens Brigade
The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is the comedy powerhouse founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts