Special Event ft. Ben Kronberg @ Thrive Workplace!

Pitch Lab @ Thrive WOrkplace 5/23/17

Pitch Lab @ Thrive WOrkplace 5/23/17

Pitch Lab: How To Be A More Engaging Speaker Using Stand Up Comedy ft. Ben Kronberg

by: Keefer Caid-Loos

What better way to kick off the summer than by hanging out with comedians and learning how to become a better speaker? Am I right?! Pitch Lab had an awesome workshop featuring Ben Kronberg recently. If you weren’t there, you missed out!

Ben is a stand-up comedian based out of New York. He headlines comedy clubs and festivals worldwide AND he has a hilarious Half Hour Comedy Special on Comedy Central!

Jay Mays, Jim Gaffigan & Ben Kronberg 

Jay Mays, Jim Gaffigan & Ben Kronberg 

Jay Mays, Pitch Lab Co-Founder, does an excellent job bringing the worlds of sales and comedy together to help professionals be more engaging speakers. Together, Ben and Jay offered valuable tips and tricks to improve your stage presence and connect better with the audience. 

Ben Flashing his Engagement Techniques

Ben Flashing his Engagement Techniques

The public speaking advice from Ben Kronberg was phenomenal. Attendees raved:

"Presenters of all experience levels can benefit from Pitch Lab. You can make your material more engaging, impactful, and memorable by using the simple techniques. So, teachers, sales people, managers, comics, and/or anyone who speaks to audiences—get your butt to Pitch Lab. Fun. Easy. Immediately useful."
-- Dan Leary, CEO, B9 Sales Ops
Chuck Aikens, Volume Nine CEO, Slinging Jokes

Chuck Aikens, Volume Nine CEO, Slinging Jokes

Perhaps one of the most unique aspects about Pitch Lab’s workshops is how interactive they are. The level of audience participation allows attendees to learn hands on.  Attendees like Chuck Aikens, Volume Nine CEO, had the opportunity to slay the crowd, while receiving actionable feedback on how to take their delivery and room command to the next level. 

That's me standing in the back with my arms crossed. What's up!

That's me standing in the back with my arms crossed. What's up!

My biggest takeaway from Pitch Lab’s workshop was that 93% of our communication comes from our voice, gestures, and tone. Projecting when you speak and utilizing pauses for dramatic effect play a more critical role in how people interpret what you say than I realized.

Pitch Lab has some exciting events coming up in the future. Be sure to RSVP to attend the next event: How to Use Improv Comedy as a Tool for Creative Problem-Solving! The event takes place on Monday, June 5th at General Assembly, WeWork LoHi. See you there! -- Keefer

Backstage post-show with cristian whitney, ben kronberg & jay mays!

Backstage post-show with cristian whitney, ben kronberg & jay mays!