career workshops

Think Faster on Your Feet - March '23

Learn basic improv skills to ace your next interview or get over your networking nervousness!
Do you get into interviews and face unexpected questions? Find yourself at networking events and wonder whether you'll even jump into a group conversation? Turn those moments of apprehension into opportunities to shine with confidence! This workshop serves to give you tips, tools, and practice to integrate the power of being able to think more quickly and more effectively respond in the moment.

Photo by Afif Ramdhasuma on Unsplash

Live via Zoom

Starting date

Mar 21


Career Workshops




2 Hours



Topics We'll Cover:

  • Tips and strategies for handling unexpected interview questions or any time you feel put on the spot 
  • Practice getting out of your head, whether that be self-judgment or overthinking, and getting more into the moment with active listening and attentive presence 
  • Increase your capacity for flexibility, spontaneity, and adaptability
  • Techniques to manage your nerves and to show up confidently with more ease 

Lessons In This Course:

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Meet The Instructor

Chris Sams

BAVC Media Instructor
With a long-time background in the non-profit sector and improvisation training, Chris delights in facilitating teams and coaching individuals on executive presence, leadership, authentic communication, adaptability, and connection.
For more than 18 years, Chris has designed and led more than 1,000 sessions on improvisation, from coaching for the stage to coaching corporate teams on applied improv lessons and skills. Chris has worked with more than 325 different educational and corporate clients in his career, including Google, Apple, Airbnb, Virgin America, brick., CCA DMBA, and UC-Berkeley Haas. 
He led BATS Improv @Work as program director for eight years, and currently delivers workshops as a Head Coach and Director of Virtual and Hybrid sessions at Nerd Improv. Additionally, Chris serves as a Global Faculty member for SNP Communications. 
He invests his warmth, passion, sense of humor, and care in those whom he teaches, facilitates, and coaches in order to serve and bring out the best in each person.
He is a graduate of Duke University, where he was a Benjamin N. Duke Leadership Scholar.

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