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Start With Heart, Storytelling and Techniques for Persuasion Workshop


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Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST

Location: TEF3 6th Floor, Room 610 (Frank Eastham Room)


This free course is designed for anyone looking to improve their public speaking, storytelling, and artful persuasion skills.

In this interactive course, you'll learn how to use improv to connect with your listeners, craft compelling stories, and inspire people to take action.

By the end of this workshop, you can expect to: 

  • Be provided with the necessary tools to excel in diverse communication scenarios and navigate public speaking engagements with confidence
  • Learn how to effectively prepare and present ideas cohesively
  • Strengthen your capacity to engage and connect with your audience
  • Gain valuable skills in thinking on your feet and handling Q&A sessions with agility


Victoria Souter is a Musical Theatre-trained actress from Hertfordshire Theatre School, England. She has toured, and played on many stages in the U.K - her most memorable being The Broadway Theater in London playing alongside The Showbiz Pop Orchestra. Now based out of Vancouver, Victoria has been passionately pursuing work on screen in shows such as Bucketheads – A Star Wars Story, CW’s DC Legends of Tomorrow, Hallmark, Pilots and Independent Films that are running the festival routes. While continuing her training at Haven Studio's and immersing herself in dance and writing, for the last 3 years, Victoria has delved into the world of improvisation at Tightrope Theatre and could not be happier that her studies and years of performance have led her to being a member of the Tightrope team. 

Dan Dumsha's passion is to bring learners into the moment together, where co-creation can happen. A graduate of Queen's University Drama (B.A.H) and Artist in Community Education (B.Ed), Dan has been performing and teaching theatre and improv for over twenty years. Using his background as a high school teacher and corporate trainer, Dan loves to apply the concepts of improv to the way teams work together.  Dan has been training professionals in applied improv for the workplace since 2014. As a facilitator with Improv for Business, he has led successful and impactful training for teams from VanCity, Telus, PCL, ReThink, Microsoft, YVR, BC Children’s Hospital, Amazon, and many more organizations in BC and across North America. Dan is also a Leadership Communications Consultant with The Humphrey Group and continues to deliver leadership training and executive coaching across the globe to Fortune 500 companies, governments, professional associations, first nations councils, and with Universities including UBC Sauder Executive Education programs. Dan brings the joy he finds in collaborative performance to every training he facilitates.

Sign up for this course today!