Palermo Improv Training
Brian Palermo is professional actor (IMDB.com) and communications expert.
In 2010, he was asked to create an improv workshop with the goal of helping science communicators become more effective - specifically by training them
to better connect with audiences.
From that grew Palermo Improv Training which is a communications consultancy that uses the experiential learning of improvisational theatre to upgrade human performance across industry, the science enterprise and sketch and improv theatrical comedy.
Brian was a member of the world-renowned Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. There he has performed, created shows, directed and taught for over 20 years.
SCIENCE TALK ' 22
Presented "Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills" Workshop - March 2022
GUEST LECTURE - PUBLIC RELATIONS, UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ASLO - Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Presented "Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills" Workshop - February 2022
GUEST LECTURE - NUEROSCIENCE, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY - BNL
Narrative Structure for Science Communication - July 2021
also scheduled for June 2022
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE -NPS (2019 - Present)
Ongoing courses in Vital Interpersonal Skills for scientists
NASA - JPL JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
*"Story / Telling" Workshop, with partner Paul Propster
Course designed and piloted. Second round being scheduled.
*NPP - New postdocs, with partner Paul Propster
Course designed and will run in March, 2021.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE -NPS
*Keynote Address for annual NRSS (Natural Resource Stewardship and Science) Directorate
*"Improv for Scientists" - Pilot course completed and next session scheduled for March, 2021
ABT NARRATIVE TRAINING COURSE
*Teaching one full, proprietary course for partner Randy Olson
*Guest Lecturing in additional ABT course. Cohorts include scientists from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Museum Historians, U. of Colorado Biomedical Dept., NPS and others.
AAAS - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of SCIENCE
*American Junior Academy of Sciences - Presentation and Workshop
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER
*Communication and Presentation Training for Scientists and Public Outreach