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Our workshops and classes

 

Everything you say is accompanied with how you carry yourself when you say it; the expression on your face, your posture, gestures and tone of voice all have an impact on your overall message. How you carry out a pause with impact in a public speech or how you position your body in front of an audience does not have to be the result of an involuntary body language driven by instincts that you have developed over a lifetime. On the contrary, it can be the result of knowledge and awareness and most importantly, it can be controlled and improved.  

With diverse classes and training programs RukRuk Company can help you communicate, present and lead more successfully. Based on our experience as actors we facilitate workshops that will improve your non-verbal communication skills.

Our training programs focus on learning how to master your body expressions, movements, gestures and postures. In our group sessions we concentrate on skill-building that increase your ability to use your body, voice, breath effectively and to understand the significance of non-verbal communicational dynamics.

With our practice from physical theater and contemporary dance we have a profound understanding about how to use your body language as an agent for intercommunication and non-verbal communication with an audience. Within these fields lie powerful tools, exercises and techniques that we use in our programs. How each session unfolds is predefined, but they can be adapted to specific challenges and goals within a group.

 

Our workshops in non-verbal communication are:

Body language training

Learn how to use your voice better

Develop your non-verbal communication skills as a leader

Training for teachers

 

 
 

In any given situation you use your body and voice continuously to communicate with your surroundings; it can be colleagues, clients, potential clients, friends or family. In our body language training we focus on understanding how non-verbal communication affects your communication and how you can improve and further develop how you communicate and the impact of it.

 

Program structure

At the beginning of every session we have a warm up routine. We will go through some physical exercises to stretch and prepare your body for the session. The program is focused on six different themes; body language, analytical skills, eye contact, interpretation, breathing and vocal training.

 

  • Body language. We will work with postures, awareness, creating good habits and learn how to use the body in a neutral position.
  • Analytical skills. In order to generate new and improved behavior we will analyze each participant’s body language and movements. You will learn how to assess your own body language and how you can develop your non-verbal communication.
  • Eye contact. How and where you look when you talk is an important part of how you communicate. With practical exercises we will work with how you can use looking as a conscious part of your non-verbal communication and how to find the right balance when it comes to eye contact.
  • Interpretation. Reading and interpreting the gestures from others will help your intercommunication skills, with practical exercises and examples we will improve your interpretation skills.
  • Breathing. Learning how to use your breath can affect your ability to use your voice. Abdominal breathing is a great stress reliever as well, which can be helpful when speaking in front of an audience.
  • Vocal training. We focus on having a clear voice, articulating and projecting to an audience. We consider how the intensity, rhythm and direction of your voice will affect your message.

We will end each session with a relaxation routine that will help us calm down.

The program is ideally for groups of 8 - 20 and it is aimed at all types of professionals. The training should go on for at least 4 sessions, but it can be adapted to the specific group.

 

A good presentation is of course only as good as the content, but a poor presentation of the content can affect the perception of it, no matter how good it is. The ability to present with confidence and the right amount of enthusiasm comes natural to some, but for many public speaking is something that must be learned and practiced in order to master. Our program will help you to control your voice, body and breathing when presenting and give you the tools to improve your performance.

 

Program structure

At the beginning of every session we have a warm up routine. We will go through some physical exercises to stretch and prepare your body for the session. The program is focused on four different themes; body language, breathing, vocal training and the role of being a public speaker.

  • Body language. We will work with postures, awareness, creating good habits and learn how to use the body in a neutral position.
  • Breathing. Learning how to use your breath can affect your ability to use your voice. Abdominal breathing is a great stress reliever as well, which can be helpful in public speaking.
  • Vocal training. We focus on having a clear voice, articulating and projecting to an audience. We consider how the intensity, rhythm and direction of your voice will affect your message.
  • The role of being a speaker. We work with creating a positive relationship with a given space and with an audience. Being a public speaker involves being in the spotlight, we address the attention that naturally comes with this role and how you can gain a feeling of control when presenting.

We will end each session with a relaxation routine that will help us calm down.

The program is ideally for groups of 6 - 15 and it is aimed at people who have regular presentations in front of small or big audiences.

 

How you communicate as a leader is closely interconnected with how you perform as a leader. Your ability to delegate, organize, inspire, mentor and so on depend on your ability to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally. In this training we will work with bringing awareness to the non-verbal communication of each participant and explore different paths to be a more efficient and communicative leader.

 

Program structure

At the beginning of every session we have a warm up routine. We will go through some physical exercises to stretch and prepare your body for the session. The program is focused on five different themes; body language, interpretation, analytical skills, capacity to improvise and ability to inspire.

  • Body language. We will work with postures, gestures, gazes, awareness and focus on how to develop good habits.
  • Interpretation. Reading and interpreting the gestures from others will help your intercommunication skills and make you aware of your co-workers needs. With practical exercises and examples we will improve your interpretation skills.
  • Analytical skills. In order to generate new and improved behavior we will analyze each participant’s body language and movements. You will learn how to assess your own body language and how you can develop your non-verbal communication. We will show different scenarios, which we will analyze as a group before the group will simulate similar scenarios.
  • Capacity to improvise. As a great leader it is essential to be able to solve unexpected situations with creativity and with an attitude that motivates employees, investors, partners and customers.
  • Ability to inspire. Motivating coworkers and colleagues is a part of everyday life at any workplace and as a leader you have a great opportunity to inspire others. We will focus on methods that can improve your ability to inspire and be an involved person at your workspace.

We will end each session with a relaxation routine that will help us calm down.

This workshop is for groups of 4 -10 and it is aimed at people who has leader positions at work.

 

Teaching requires a commitment and presence every day where the body and the voice are continuously exposed in front of different “audiences”. We will work through many exercises to show how you could use your body language and voice in different situations. We will focus on awareness of our body position and breathing.

 

Program structure

At the beginning of every session we have a warm up routine. We will go through some physical exercises to stretch and prepare your body for the session. The program is focused on three different themes; body language, breathing and vocal training.

  • Body language. We will work with postures, awareness, creating good habits and learn how to use the body in a neutral position.
  • Breathing. Learning how to use your breath can affect your ability to use your voice. Abdominal breathing is a great stress reliever as well, which can be helpful in public speaking.
  • Vocal training. We focus on having a clear voice, articulating and projecting to a group of students or schoolchildren. We consider how the intensity, rhythm and direction of your voice will affect your message.

We will end each session with a relaxation routine that will help us calm down.

This workshop is for groups of 6-20 and it is aimed at people working as teachers in elementary school, high school, at University or any other academic institution.