Our uniquely crafted workshop, Power Connection™, gives women the tools they need to cut through barriers and achieve more productive and profitable results for everyone. Studies show that when women are in leadership positions their companies perform better.

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Why Power Connection™?

Alan Alda, actor and writer, widely known for his role in the television series M*A*S*H, was a leading advocate for women’s rights in the effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. In the past two decades, he has become prominent as an innovator in communication training.

Alan asked a team of women to help create a program of workshops that build communication skills to help women better meet the unique challenges they face in the workplace.

Based on a lifetime of  experience in the theater, Alda and the team have developed an innovative method using improvisation exercises that promote the kind of connection and relating that are essential to strong communication.

At ACT, we teach people how to use their power of communication in an unusual, effective way. We give you learning experiences, not just tips. We want you to be not just in possession of new ideas, we want you to be actually transformed by them.

Using exercises from the field of improvisation, participants in our Power Connection™ workshop learn to use their emotional intelligence to develop tools like confidence and empathy to claim their place in the workplace.

For profitable firms, a move from no female leaders to 30% representation is associated with a 15% increase in the net revenue margin.

— The Peterson Institute Report on Women in Business Leadership 2016

Our Goals

Created to bring about genuine engagement, the workshop exercises make use of the POWER OF CONNECTION. Through dynamic improv exercises, roleplaying, and experiential learning techniques, participants leave with …

  • A repertoire of skills to address real-life challenges
  • The ability to engage more effectively with others
  • The capacity to present ideas clearly and vividly
  • Connection with a network of co-mentors

Workshop participants bring their best contributions forward with confidence.

Our highly interactive workshops are offered in one, two and three-day formats for multi-level professionals. Workshops require a minimum of 8 participants and can custom tailored to fit your corporate, public, or private event. We also provide one-on-one coaching sessions with Alda Method™ certified instructors – either in person or online.

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As a journalist, I had thought that I was already a strong ‘connector,’ however the workshop opened me up to the potential of listening ‘in the moment’ and on the person’s terms, rather than simply listening for what I need.

— Workshop participant

Profits from ACT go to benefit the innovative and life-saving work in science and medical communication that is continually being developed by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University (Alda Center).

It’s time to take control of your online life and master your mobile!

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From beginner to advanced, we have a course that is tailored to suit your specific online goals. Our social media courses are rooted in the same experiential theories as the Alda Method™ because, even with something like Tweeting, we learn best by doing. Each course offers both an introductory component and then a practical hands-on session where we try out the new skills that we’ve learned. For those who need a little extra or want to dig deeper, we also offer private tutoring sessions.

ACT creates transformative experiences for corporate teams specializing in the STEM fields. We help emerging leaders and their teams hone clarity, authenticity, and empathy.

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Inspired by Alan Alda’s statement that, “real listening is the willingness to let the other person change you,” the Alda Method™ uses improvisational theater techniques to train professionals to pay dynamic attention to the needs of their listener and to learn how to spontaneously adjust to those needs.

Improvisation focuses on listening, relating, connecting with a partner, speaking vividly, and understanding body language. We blend this together with techniques to help professionals distill their message and shape compelling stories.

The Alda Method™ helps business leaders create common ground and use conversational language rooted in accessible experiences to foster genuine human connections. Leaders who embrace a personal tone inspire others.

The Alda Method™ encourages professionals to emerge from narrowly defined traditional roles and boundaries that are sometimes required in the business environment and relate to others by listening, observing, and being willing to make spontaneous adjustments.

Our method helps executives and their teams rediscover a passion for their work, and it gives them the confidence to share that passion as they take on greater leadership challenges.

Keynote Speakers

ACT delivers transformational keynote experiences.

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Our speakers know how to really relate to an audience and deliver the best experience possible. They are especially talented at coming prepared with an engaging story – something unique and personal, which draws the audience in and creates a welcoming relationship.

We represent award-winning producers, academics, scientists, media trainers, professional actors, career coaches, business professionals, and authors.