2011-08-11 23:38:36 UTC

Rubyology 98: Jessie Shternshus (Madison RubyConf)

Posted by @ChrisMatthieu

Chris Matthieu sat down with Jessie Shternshus to chat about her upcoming involvement at the Madison Ruby Conference, 8/18/2011 - 8/20/2011.

As founder and owner of The IMPROV EFFECT, Jessie weds her lifelong passion for, and expertise in, improvisational acting with the fast paced demands of the corporate world. In her classes and workshops she helps people become better listeners, team players, leaders, and communicators. Her physically engaging and playful workshops are relevant to all fields of life; participants of her workshops vary from college professors to engineers and from web developers to lawyers.

Jessie will be helping the conference get started on the right foot with a social flare and will be giving tips throughout the conference on how to give an awesome Lightning Talk!

"I will give you some tips on how to do a Kick Ass Lightning round talk by using the theories of improvisation. You will get a chance to practice your new skills and hear some feedback. Learn how to get your point across in a clear and confident way. Understand how to make your message stick. Be aware of the signals you are sending to your audience."