Improvisation Workshop for Business Women to be Held March 28
Monday, March 11, 2013 • 7:16am
Using improv for business development has been adopted as a training tool by leading area universities and major corporations. Improv is a forum for practicing the skills needed in real life. Women business leaders don’t need to be the next Gilda Radner or Lucille Ball, but being able to think quickly and creatively helps with communications, decision making and relationship building.
Laura Ekstrand, the artistic director of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theater in Summit will run an improv workshop at the next meeting of B.I.G., the women’s networking group of Summit/New Providence, on March 28 at Twin Maples in Summit, from 10-11:30 am.
Group Leader Melanie Wilson said that the group is membership based, but that everyone is welcome to check out a meeting at no charge.
Launched one year ago, the Summit/New Providence chapter of B.I.G. each month provides speakers and topics of interest to local women entrepreneurs. Recent topics have included how to write a press release, taking the plunge to start a business, embracing changes in our lives, brainstorming business ideas and marketing connections, how to use social media, branding yourself and your business, and speed networking. The group includes realtors, home stagers, party planners, television producers, jewelry sellers, interior designers, lawyers, divorce coaches, accountants, web and graphic designers, life/career coaches, chefs, photographers, etc.
“We also have plenty of members who aren’t sure yet what they want to do,” said Wilson. “B.I.G. helps them reinvent themselves, so that they can figure out what they like best and what they are best at to create a business plan that utilizes both.”
B.I.G. is a growing networking community of educated, intelligent, creative women. It is an educational, support, and relationship building network for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Plan ahead: the following meeting will be held on April 25. Check out the full calendar at www.believeinspiregrow.com
“We strive to empower women at all stages of their professional pursuits, from stay at home mothers looking to re-engage in the workforce, to seasoned entrepreneurs looking to grow their business and career executives looking to make a change,” Wilson said. For more information, or to RSVP to this meeting, contact her at email@example.com