Press Release 3/20/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – The Kent Memorial Library is proud to present a lecture on Communication Matters, Saturday afternoon, April 8 at 2:00 p.m in the Reading Room. Join us as Kent native, Sarah Chase explores what she has learned about communication and the Alda Method™ since working with actor Alan Alda and his team of world-class science communicators. The talk offers insightful reflections on the use of improv to effectively engage and connect with people. Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the unique exercises, which will be introduced during the talk.

Sarah Chase has spent the last year working closely with the staff at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and the Center’s famed founder, actor and writer, Alan Alda. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Mr. Alda’s new company, Alda Communication Training (ACT), which provides transformative communication and leadership training. ACT works directly with executive leaders and their teams to help them develop authenticity, clarity, and empathy as essential tools for meaningful communication in business.

ACT was inspired in part by the philanthropic model of Newman’s Own. Through its corporate operations  it provides support for the innovative work of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The shared mission of ACT and the Alda Center is to help scientists and doctors be better communicators, in order to improve relationships and save lives.

For more than 10 years, Sarah has worked with executive teams in the United States, Europe, and Asia to translate high-level corporate visions into actionable plans. Whether raising 8 figures, executing a press conference at Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium, writing a last minute speech in a private jet somewhere over Iowa, managing a DARPA proposal, or running up 5th Avenue with a film crew, Sarah has moved behind the scenes to steadily grow companies and champion their development.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.