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Zeal Playbook Series: Performing Under Pressure

  • Zeal Center for entrepreneurship 2329 N Career Ave Sioux Falls United States (map)

The Playbook Series: Performing Under Pressure

A business workshop brought to you by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Please reserve an Eventbrite ticket to be admitted in the session as capacity is limited to just 20 people. 

This workshop is for anyone looking to improve their communication charisma, public speaking, or sales abilities. 

Performing Under Pressure

When you speaking with clients or peers, is the presentation seen in your head the same presentation your audience is seeing? Do you speak clearly and fully so your story is eloquently told? Are your muscles relaxed or are you holding tension? 

This workshop will focus on learning the physical and vocal techniques used by none other than professional actors to perform for packed houses. Presence, diction, relaxation, and focus are the key objectives. Please bring an open mind and dress in clothes to move about in, if you know the facilitator, Jordan Deffenbaugh, you know this will be an interactive 60 to 90 minutes. This will not be a typical sit in a seat, stick to a syllabus, take brief notes workshop.

By attending this workshop you’ll get training and skill development in public speaking, person to person communication, and being present in the crucial moments. 

About the Instructor: Jordan Deffenbaugh is a proclaimed "doer of stuff." He has worked professionally as an actor, director, and educator in Denver, Chicago, Phoenix, Lincoln, and Los Angeles. With a Bachelor's in Performance and Directing from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and as former Artistic Director of Nomades: A Nomadic Theatre Company in Chicago and former Artistic Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Lincoln, NE, Jordan cut his teeth in entrepreneurial endeavors in the realm of theatre. Also, he happens to be a certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. Jordan now is the Creative Director at Studio Be, a new podcast studio in Sioux Falls, SD

Performing Under Pressure, all the greats in leadership have attained this ability. Take advantage of this workshop to continue developing yours. 

Cost is $15.  Discount available if you are a subscriber to the Zeal mailer. Free to Zeal membership & Tenants.
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Capacity is just 20 for this workshop. Beverages provided, including Flyboy coffee. 
Wednesday, March 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CST

Have questions? They can be fielded to Thad at Zeal ( or Jordan the instructor (  

Location: The conference room at the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.
2329 N Career Avenue. Located close to the SouthEast Tech Campus in Northwest Sioux Falls
Cost: $15
Coffee: Hot, delicious, and complimentary 

About the Playbook Series:

The Playbook is the Zeal Center's series of classes and business workshops offered to bring forth industry leaders and their knowledge/expertise in a sharing of information and continued education fun format.

About Zeal:

The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship supports new business growth from start-up to scale-up. Zeal's mission is to connect investors, professionals, subject matter experts, and others within a collaborative environment.