Better Communication Through Improvisation

The same fun improvisational skills that made Tina Fey and Amy Poehler famous are actually just basic, good communication techniques. That means you can use these techniques to help you be more successful in business and your personal life.

Sharon Geller has been teaching these great team-building skills to corporate leaders around the country, including Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Berkshire Hathaway Realtors.

Through a series of entertaining and educational improv exercises, you will learn:

  • how to listen more efficiently
  • how to think more quickly on your feet
  • how to appear more confident and trustworthy
  • 5 ways to improve body language
  • how to think outside of the box (creative problem-solving)
  • how to be positive
  • how to be a team player and support co-workers

Did you know that 94% of all communication is non-verbal? That means that you are constantly sending out messages to your colleagues and friends when you’re not even speaking!

Join us for a fun, engaging and interactive workshop that will enhance your communication skills and teach you how to think outside of the box!

This workshop is free to all Wharton undergraduate students. Applications to attend the Workshop will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email Amanda Zimmerman.

  • Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Times: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    (lunch provided before the session at 12:00 pm)
  • Location: JMHH 340
  • Facilitator: Sharon Geller

Sharon Geller

Sharon Geller, a comedic actress who has appeared on Saturday Night Live 4 times, has been teaching people how to think outside of the box for over 20 years.

Combining her training as a facilitator in team-building activities and her comedy improvisation skills, Sharon leads corporate workshops on communication where she teaches people how to listen better, how to problem-solve and how to think more quickly on their feet.

After spending 10 years in the corporate world, Sharon decided to take her own advice and think outside of the box by pursuing her first love – performing. Her radio & TV commercials have won awards, she often appears on QVC as an on-air guest and and she is currently in the national touring company of the off-Broadway hit, “Old Jews Telling Jokes.”

In addition to teaching comedy improv at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Sharon currently teaches a course she created called IMPROV FOR LAWYERS at the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. For the last 10 years, she has been presenting her CLE, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO ARBITRATION, to the American Bar Association, PA Bar Institute and law firms around the country.

Sharon has conducted her team-building workshop, BETTER COMMUNICATION THROUGH IMPROVISATION, for Berkshire Hathaway Realtors, Certa Pro Paints, Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and various corporate groups around the country.