National speaker and trainer, Ed Hohlbein is pleased to announce the launch of “Acting for Askers,” a new training program being launched in conjunction with Nashville Community Education. Geared towards anyone looking to develop greater connection with clients, coworkers and potential prospects or donors, the 5-w eek course will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm beginning J anuary 25th at our Cohn School location.
The program, which provides a step-by-step guide for implementing basic acting techniques into daily life, is designed to infuse greater focus, empathy, and creativity into a more successful “ask.” Relying on his unique background and organic journey from classically trained actor and communications instructor to numerous years of experience working with a broad spectrum of nonprofit organizations, Hohlbein has seen the tremendous impact that the application of these principles can have on a business and its client relationships.
He shares, “I’ve seen through my own experience as well as organizations I’ve trained, that these skills so fundamental to theater training can make a huge impact in developing more relaxed, authentic connections. I believe they can be beneficial to everyone – from the nonprofit professional seeking donations to the person looking to approach his or her manager about a well-deserved raise. I look forward to helping people tap into their inner askers.”
Trainer and speaker, Ed Hohlbein, blends his unique experiences as an actor , communications professor, nonprofit asker, and self-confessed “ dataholic” to provide clients with fresh, new approaches towards solving their data system dilemmas as well as tools to create more authentic business connections and a more successful “ask.” He brings 17+ years of experience across a variety of roles within the world of nonprofit fundraising including data management, major gifts, grant research and individual philanthropy to a diverse list of clients such as HCA, Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, Presbyterian College, Melanoma Research Foundation and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.