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