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MAFN's December 3rd Online Workshop: Steal the Show: Improv Based Training To Make You A More Dynamic Virtual Facilitator

  • 12/03/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom


Registration is closed

Duration: 90-minute workshop

About the workshop

We are living in a world where attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. In addition, people are developing "Zoom Fatigue" as a result of the rise of video conferencing during the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a facilitator, it may seem like the odds are stacked up against you. However, all is not lost. Believe it or not, it is still possible to deliver a meaningful experience in a virtual environment. One that keeps your attendees engaged, sitting on the edge of their seat, and hanging on your every word. Want to know how? Then you need to sign up now!

In the Steal the Show workshop you will get the training and practice needed to become a highly polished virtual presenter. This 90 minute, highly interactive workshop is based on the science of improv thinking and purposeful play. You will participate in experiential activities designed to help you be more dynamic in front of the camera, communicate more clearly, and think on your feet. In addition, you will participate in playful games that you can implement right away to enhance any training. 

Learning Objectives 

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn activities designed to keep your audience engaged

  • Practice techniques to enhance your ability to facilitate  in a virtual environment

    Understand how to create an environment that accelerates connection and intimacy for your attendees

NOTE: This workshop will be recorded for distribution to all who register (breakout rooms will not be recorded).

This is a 90-minute online workshop. It will take place from 12:00pm to 1:30pm EST.


Gary Ware, the Founder of Breakthrough Play is a corporate facilitator, keynote speaker, certified coach, and self-proclaimed Creative Catalyst. Gary has over 14 years of experience in the corporate world holding various leadership positions. Being a multifaceted individual, Gary also comes with nearly a decade of experience as a performer in improv theatre. After experiencing burnout in his pursuit for success and happiness, he realized that what was missing was play. Committing to a life of play is what led Gary to discover his passion for facilitating. Gary uses the power of applied improvisation and other playful methods to assist people in unlocking creativity, confidence, and better communication. Gary was recently featured as one of the Top 100 HR influencers of 2021 by the Engagedly HR software platform. When Gary isn't leading workshops or speaking, you can find him learning magic or off on an adventure with his wife Courtney and son Garrett.


  • No refunds or credits for registration cancellations.
  • Registration closes at midnight the day before the workshop.
  • Registered participants will receive instructions for joining the live session and any additional details 1 day in advance and the morning of the event. Please be sure to look for the link in your email.
  • Workshops begin promptly at 12:00PM EST.  Please log on at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure your internet connections, audio and other settings are functioning properly.
  • MAFN Members have access to all online workshop recordings via the MAFN website.
  • For registration or membership questions contact

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