Public speaking and communication skills are often overlooked, yet critical parts of the entrepreneurial world. If you’ve ever wished you presented or pitched something better, faster or stronger, you’ll leave this talk with tips and ideas you can use immediately.
Jen Oleniczak Brown is the Founder of The Engaging Educator (EE), a women-owned and operated company dedicated to helping people find their unapologetic, authentic and best voice, communication style and self through improv-based education. Since 2012, EE has served over 40,000 students, working with such companies as Viacom, Food Network, The New York Times, Saks Fifth Avenue and CBS. EE is based out of NYC, LA, SF and Winston Salem, NC, where Jen started Fearless Winston Salem, a collaborative collective and social space for and by women, in May, 2018. Before EE and Fearless, Jen worked as an educator at The Guggenheim Museum, performed improv Off-Broadway and was a trade show model for a Japanese trade organization.
Jen’s work can be found in publications like Bustle, Fast Company, Forbes and Moneyish, as well as her first self-published book Improv(e): Using Improv to Find Your Voice, Style and Self (Balboa Press, 2018) and the upcoming Care and Keeping Of Museum Professionals (Rowman and Littlefield), and an untitled book coming out in late 2019 (McGraw Hill). Jen is represented by Weronika Janczuk with D4EO Literary Agency.
A firm believer in the idea that Yes, And can change the world – so firm it’s tattooed on her arm, Jen’s personal mission is to empower as many women as possible to stop playing small and know their incredible supernova powers. She currently lives in Winston Salem, NC with her husband Alex, dog Drumstick, and about two-dozen houseplants.