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.

RECENT EVENTS

SCIENCE TALK ' 22

Presented "Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills" Workshop - March 2022

 

GUEST LECTURE - PUBLIC RELATIONS, UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

March 2022

ASLO - Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Presented "Vital Interpersonal Communication Skills"  Workshop - February 2022

GUEST LECTURE - NUEROSCIENCE, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, VANCOUVER

February 2022

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

Science Communication