"Traditional talks and workshops can be pretty mundane and painful to sit through. Damian not only engages his audience but entertains the concepts into their minds. Using hands-on demonstrations and audience participation, Damian was able to engage the whole room in effectively using the Improv rules to view daily challenges differently."

-Marko Iskander, Cleveland, OH

Current Offerings

My workshops have been described as "multipliers" -  they are focused on fundamental topics that multiply the effects of your other training and investments. Browse my packaged offerings below, click a title for additional information, or build your own by selecting individual topics that fit your needs.Click here for a complete list of past and future events!

 

Summary

A highly interactive and fun session that uses improv comedy to teach testing fundamentals. 

Audience

Novice to experienced testers and anyone interested in learning testing fundamentals

Key Takeaways

  • The purpose of testing

  • Testing fundamentals and techniques

  • Fun!

 

Summary

A highly interactive and fun session that uses improv comedy to teach requirement elicitation, analysis, and documentation. 

Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about creating and consuming good requirements

Key Takeaways

  • What exactly are wants, needs, and expectations?

  • Elicitation techniques and testing methods

  • Fun!

 

Summary

Using improv comedy to introduce and understand communication, with a focus on miscommunication and conversation.

Audience

Anyone interested in learning how to communicate more effectively

Key Takeaways

  • Why does miscommunication occur, and how to avoid it

  • How to communicate more effectively

  • Fun!

 

Summary

A highly interactive and fun session that uses improv comedy to help improve you in your context. 

Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about fundamental concepts applicable to improv and their specific domain

Key Takeaways

  • When and how to ask questions

  • The importance and uses of modeling 

  • Fun!

 

Summary

"Exploring Emotions with Placebos" - A thoughtful and practical look at the importance of emotional requirements in software.  

Audience

Anyone involved in making software.

Key Takeaways

  • Why we make software

  • What are (emotional) requirements?

  • Ways to get and measure emotional requirements

 

Summary

"Moving Ideas with Words" - A thoughtful and deep session that philosophically and practically explores words, meaning, communication, miscommunication, and language. 

Audience

Anyone interested in learning how to "better understand others and be better understood"

Key Takeaways

  • The relationship between words and meaning

  • The importance of semantics

  • Identifying and avoiding miscommunication

 

Summary

Enjoyable and educational exercises and activities that focus on communication, collaboration, and much more. 

Audience

Anyone interested in fostering a strong, cohesive team

Key Takeaways

  • Due to the nature of this offering, the content and takeaways change each time. Contact me for more information!

 

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