Creating a Charismatic Communication Style
October 18, 2012
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Pacific
UCLA Anderson School of Management, Room B210
"You never get a second chance to make a first impression."
We all know how important first impressions are in job searches, important business presentations, meetings with senior executives, networking, or any relationship. One important aspect of that first impression is your presence. How are you coming across to the other person? What does your communication style tell them about you?
This three hour workshop, facilitated by stage and television actress Melanie Chartoff (http://www.melaniechartoff.com/) focuses on instant connection and collaboration. Utilizing a number of improvisational acting exercises, each participant is seamlessly guided to their most confident, spontaneous style.
These skills, among others, are honed and emphasized during the workshop exercises:
Through hands-on, improvisational exercises, attendees will actively participate in improving these skills, learning how to create a charasmatic communication style to make a great first, and ongoing, impression with any audience.
Fee and Registration
The cost is $50 per participant.
Register by selecting clicking "buy ticket" at top of page
5:30-6:00 pm - Registration, light appetizers and networking
6:00-9:00 pm - Workshop
For questions, contact Alumni.Career.Services@anderson.ucla.edu or 310-825-8216.
About Melanie Chartoff:
Melanie's Chartoff's career, as actress, began on the stages of Yale University and the Long Wharf Theater in her hometown New Haven, CT. While studying for her BA at Adelphi University, she began playing roles on daytime soap operas and eventually Broadway shows, such as "Scapino" and the Sci Fi Rock Opera "Via Galactica". She also starred off Broadway in "Do I Hear a Waltz"--Rodgers and Sondheim's musical revival.
In Los Angeles, Melanie was acclaimed for her stage acting and, from her stand up act on the NY Improv Club stage, she was hired to write and perform on the late night television show "Fridays" with Michael Richards and Larry David. She soon branched into other television and film acting work, creating memorable roles in the film and television versions of the animated hit,"Rugrats," the FOX hit "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," "Wise Guy," "Touched by an Angel," "Ally McBeal," "Seinfeld," "JAG," "Desperate Housewives," and many more. She was featured opposite Michael Chiklis on ABC's series premiere "No Ordinary Family."
Melanie has developed workshops including "Charismatizing Improvising" and "School for the Shy" (play therapy processes that extrovert the introverted personality by means of improvisation.) She has also given talks on presence to university students. Melanie provides private coaching and consulting for specific communication needs.
She is a columnist for the Huffington Post, One for the Table, Jewlarious and the Jewish Journal.
melaniechartoff.com & chartoffteaching.com