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Lee Warren

Lee Warren
London, United Kingdom

"Hands Off" – a New Aproach to Group Work

Many Alexander teachers feel that their training has left them unprepared to introduce the technique to groups, and even many experienced teachers treat a group introduction as ‘an extended private lesson’.

In particular, many teachers are unprepared for the demands of introducing The Alexander Technique to corporations. These demands include navigating internal politics, the extreme busyness of bookers, and negotiating fees.

This means that many teachers are missing a huge opportunity. Introductory group sessions, done well, are an excellent means to spread the word about The Alexander Technique, build a busy and financially rewarding private practice, and earn a good fee for talking about something you’re passionate about.

In this interactive workshop, Lee Warren will demonstrate and teach his approach to introduce the technique to groups – particularly in large corporations.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a new perspective on what a good group introductory class can do. Most people start planning a group class with the question ‘How do I explain the Alexander Technique?’ You’ll be encouraged to begin with the question ‘What do I want my audience to do as a result of this class?’ and see what happens.

We’ll cover:

  • How to plan for a group, and what questions to ask organisers
  • Approaching and dealing with companies and departments
  • Why some activities work better than others with groups, and how to choose
  • Why putting hands-on may be the worst way to introduce the Technique to groups
  • Dealing with common questions
  • What you should give people at the end of a session

This will be an interactive workshop, where teachers will try out the ideas and have plenty of time for questions and explorations.

About Lee Warren

Trusted by the world\\\’s leading brands, Lee has a reputation for energetic audience engagement, thought-provoking content, and hilarious delivery. Lee\\\’s audiences learn to sell better, network better and communicate better – and they have fun while they\\\’\\\’re doing it!

Lee had his first Alexander lesson in 1991 and trained with Karen Wentworth 1997-2000 at The Alexander Technique Studio in London.

As an AT teacher, as well as a private practice, Lee has taught at several drama schools, The Actors\\\’ Centre in London and at several global organisations.

Lee was a professional magician for 20 years, is a member of the world-famous Magic Circle and was described by Prince William as ‘absolutely amazing’.

A lover of live theatre, Lee has written theatre works for The Almeida Theatre, and been a commissioned writer at The Royal Opera House. Fluent in Spanish, Lee is very good at playing the piano badly!

In a previous life, Lee was a sales director at News International, and he now combines this background in magic, theatre and sales to give presentations, keynotes, workshops and coaching to firms including Deloitte, Shell, Laing O\\\’Rourke, Roche, EY, Barclays Wealth and HSBC, helping people to become more persuasive and connected, sell more, present better and increase their ability to get their messages across confidently to colleagues and clients.

Over time, Lee was increasingly invited not just to perform magic to clients, but to speak at their events. Realising that this was his \\\’true niche\\\’, in 2010 he became a full-time conference speaker and workshop leader and since then has spoken all over the globe at hundreds of events.

In 2018, Lee\\\’s first book was published – ‘The Busy Person’s Guide To Great Presenting’. In March 2019, it was the highly-commended runner-up in the \\\’Business Book Of The Year Awards\\\’.

He calls it his ‘first’ because he has four more planned in his head. Now, he just needs to find the time to write them…


See also: Lee Warren – Presenter Detail Page

Saturday, 27 August 2022
14:15 h - 15:30 h (2.15pm-3.30pm)
Main Building
Floor: 2.OG (2nd floor)
Room: H 2036

Practical Teaching Skills||Communication/Verbal Skills||Business / Marketing



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