Speaker/Presenter for Events

Half-Day Team Building/Improv/Slogan Development Event for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Project Management Team, at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Downtown Albany, NY, April 3rd, 2014 A symbolic moment for the Regeneron Project Management  Team A symbolic moment for the Regeneron Project Management Team Terrie presents at the Toastmasters International District Conference in Fishkill, NY, November 2013. Presenting at District 53 Fall Conference 2013

Practicing improvisation improves confidence, presentation skills and increases brain cell activity.  It also teaches team work, leadership, cooperation and positivity.  Terrie uses her background in education, improv, team building, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association to guarantee the highest level of professional speaking for your organization.


More effective communications will propel your group to the highest level of performance with one of Terrie’s career skills, sales training or team building events.


Keynote, Break-out, 1/2 Day & Full Day


Improvisation/Career Skills:  “Improv Basics for Communications Success:  The principles of improv can be applied to all aspects of life; business; as well as personal.  Terrie helps you learn the basics while providing you with practice exercises so you can go forth with new communication tools to forge deeper relationships with everyone in your life.
Presentation Skills Sales Training: Use Principles of Improv to Command the Attention and Respect of your Audience Be unforgettable!  Deliver your  message with improv techniques to out-shine and out-sell your competition in any field.
  “Improv” Your Team” Team Building( Building a Team Using Improv Techniques) Terrie is a professional team-building trainer and has worked with high-level executives who expect the best from their teams.  Get the same training for your group with this learn-by-doing event.
Testimonials- “You hit the nail on the head!  You delivered exactly what I wanted for my event.  Excellent job!” Donna C., Regional Manager H&R Block
“Awesome job.  Two thumbs up!  You listened to my goals and developed great team building exercises to meet those goals. Cynthia G., CEO
Informative, entertaining and well-done. (Your team building event was) organized with many tips and exercises to build business.  Jeff G., Pitney Bowes
I learned how  to be a better manager.  Now I understand that clarifying goals, using a recognition board and accountability chart will be motivational for my team.   Kathy C., Branch Manager
    Hire Terrie now.  Call for rates. 518-956-3901         www.terriegifford.net        You Can Do Improv@gmail.com

Improv is short for improvisation, but long on developing “thinking on your feet” skills.  These soft skills make us better speakers, presenters, sales people and communicators.  Take your group from “Ho-hum, another conference,” to “Wow!  I loved what we did this year!”  Groups from 10 to 150 can interact and stretch in ways they never dreamed possible; all to the delight of their peers.  Whatever happens, the emphasis is on YOU, the audience, not some boring speaker.

Instructor/Presenter Terrie Gifford, (formally trained in improv) performed in a semi-professional troupe and now conducts workshops and events throughout the Capital District. She belongs to the National Speakers Association and is a Distinguished Toastmaster having completed all public speaking/leadership requirements for Toastmasters International.  Terrie is also a member of the Applied Improvisation Network. Arrange an event or workshop today! 518-956-3901 YouCanDoImprov@gmail.com Terrie has been a member of Toastmasters International for ten years.  She has access to professional training from the National Speakers Association where she is a member with Professional Status.  Terrie’s affiliation with the Applied Improvisation Network keeps her up-to-date with peers and professional improvisers.  A life-long learner, she continuously takes classes to improve and get new ideas.   Here is a partial list of Performance Credits: Speaking: Educational Session Presenter; Toastmasters International, District 53 (Eastern NY, Western Massachusetts and Connecticut) Spring Conference, “How Team Building can Enhance Your Life,” Holyoke, Massachusetts, May 17th, 2008 Keynote Speaker, Saratoga County Office of Aging Volunteer Services, Phelan’s Banquet House, Clifton Park, NY, November 2010, audience of 250 Panel Speaker: “Humor in the Workplace,” Toastmasters International: Capital Advanced Toastmasters, Division F (Albany, Schenectady, Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties), September 20, 2011 Educational Session Presenter; Toastmasters International, District 53 (Eastern NY, Western Massachusetts and Connecticut) Fall Conference, November 16, 2013, Fishkill, NY, “4 Improv Tips for Superior Speaking” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGYCJK4u5tI Facilitator, “4 Improv Tips for Superior Speaking,” Workshop for Capital Advanced Toastmasters, Video Taped by Nick Inco, December 3, 2012 Library Improv Workshop Presenter and Show Emcee, Saratoga Springs Public Library,  March 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, and show 27th, Ballston Spa Public Library; July 8th, 9th and show 11th, 2013, and Burnt Hills Public Library; June 27th, 2013 Public Improv Seminar Provider and Show Emcee; March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, April 30th, May 7th, Show open to the public, May 14th, 2013 Improv Show Performer, Saratoga Continuing Education, May 9th, 2013 Recreational Program Presenter, Sharon Springs Summer Youth Recreation, July 18th, 2013 Team building Events 2013:  Express Clothing,; July 17th, Albany Leadership High School for Girls; August 14th,  Pitney Bowes; October 23rd, 2013,  Albany Medical Center First Year Pediatrics Residents; October 7th, 2013, GE Global Technology Group, August, 2013 Speaker, Schenectady Community College, “The Importance of Good Communication,” October 21st, 2013 Private Adult-Level Improv Workshop Provider, Amsterdam, NY, October 25th, 2013 Educational Session Presenter, Toastmasters International, District 53, (Eastern NY, Western Massachusetts and Connecticut) Fall Conference, Fishkill, NY, November 16th, 2013 Facilitator/Speaker, GE Global Technology, Goals and Objectives Annual Meeting, Stockade Inn, Schenectady, NY “Using Improv Techniques for Innovation and Creative Thinking.” January 2014 Presenter and Show Emcee, Saratoga Springs Public Library, “Teen Improv Boot Camp Showcase,” January 2014 Workshop Provider, Wildwood Programs, March 26, 2014, “Introduction to Improv.” Half-Day Workshop Provider/Facilitator, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Team Building/Improv/Slogan Development, April 3rd, 2014 Speaker, April 24th, 2014, Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley Library Systems, “Making a Difference in a Life; Customer Service for Teens and Tweens.”  Harding Nursing Home, Waterville, NY May 20th, 2014,  Speaker and Team Building Facilitator, Staff Professional Development, Speech Coaching, Private Client, G.E. Engineer, June, 2014,  Half-Day Workshop, Speaker and Team Building Facilitator, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Rensselaer, NY, June 24, 2014, Seminar Provider and Show Emcee, Saratoga Springs Public Library, “Teen Improv Boot Camp and Showcase, July 14-23, 2014, Team Building Facilitator, August 29th, 2014 (second year), Albany Leadership High School for Girls     Hire Terrie now.  Call for rates. 518-956-3901     www.terriegifford.net         YouCanDoImprov@gmail.com       Please see Performance Credits for a complete list of venues where Terrie has entertained and spoken to groups from an intimate few to hundreds of people. http://terriegifford.net/library-programs-teen-improvisation-upstate-ny-capital-region-librarian-resources/leadership-team-building-teens/


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