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Communication skills

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15 simbi per session - Virtual OK

Have trouble figuring out how to say what you want and have people hear you? Maybe you just have trouble connecting with people? Are you shy and introverted but want to function socially? Maybe you are extroverted and need to learn how to be a better listener?

I have worked for the last 17 years as a communications educator at the University of Colorado Medical School teaching communication skills. I can teach you how to be a better communicator, and listener. I can also help you with those socially awkward habits you might have. Teach you how to overcome shyness and actually connect with people you are talking to.

We can book a phone call or a skype / messenger call.
Lets make a this a 30 minute session standard but I will likely talk with you for 45 minutes during our first consult.

Training & Qualifications


17 years as communications educator at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Medical School
27 years as a performing artist and magician
Just under 49 years of making friends where ever I go.
World traveler who has had adventures in foreign lands and learned though experiences that most people you meet are a wonderful adventure in learning.

Availability & Preferences


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am to noon
We can always check our calendars.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Dennis


Kelly provided Session of Writing Buddy for Dennis
Jan 17, 2017
Dennis is an absolutely wonderful person! After the plush trade, he sent me a gratuity simbi proposal. He surely knows how to make your day!
Lindsey received Help with wizard wands from Dennis
Jan 14, 2017
Great wand and great services
Maria received Unit of Lets swap a good book or two from Dennis
Jan 12, 2017
Great to connect with a fellow booklover
Rae received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Jan 09, 2017
Wonderful! Very professional and kind, and I would happily make deals with Dennis in the future
Joel received Session of 30 minute magic classes from Dennis
Jan 07, 2017
Dennis is great! Seriously one of the most laid back understanding people I have ever worked with. If you need a stress free job on Simbi, work with D...ennis. No pressure here! show more
Jane received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Jan 06, 2017
A skilled craftsman who appreciates the beauty of his materials and communicates enthusiastically. Fun person to meet!
Ash provided Help with I need some homemade cookies! for Dennis
Jan 04, 2017
Dennis was very easy to work with and very understanding.
April sold Chocolate chewy toffee- homemade to Dennis
Dec 30, 2016
Dennis was a great customer and I'm happy to support him in his quest to find the best sugar high :)
Brittany bought Wizard wand 13 Inch Maple from Dennis
Dec 30, 2016
Wonderful wand!!! Highly recommend Dennis to anyone!
Brittany bought Single piece Oak wizard wand > 13" from Dennis
Dec 29, 2016
I am SO happy with the beautiful wands that we traded for! Really beautifully crafted and shipped with care. Despite having horrible postal issues (NO...T Dennis's fault at all- it was my post office that had the issues!), Dennis was so sweet to keep checking in to make sure that we had gotten them and helped inquiring about what was happening. I HIGHLY recommend Dennis' work to anyone. show more


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About Dennis Vander Houwen

I am a full time comedy magician who performs magic in restaurants and for public and private events. My other work includes working as a communications educator at the University of Colorado. I tea...ch medical students communication skills and have a passion for understanding effective communication. For fun I enjoy Tenkara fly fishing, playing my ukulele, camping , hiking, and hanging out with my son and wife. I love bow ties, embrace a lifestyle of simplicity and minimalism, drink great coffee, am somewhat of a beer snob, enjoy a good scotch and nice night out under the stars. Recently I started a cottage business making artisan magic wands for magicians and wizarding folk. I enjoy do it your self projects and love making my own things. I like to write, have a blog and one published magazine article under my belt. I am a veteran of the Gulf War where I was a combat photographer. I now mostly take pictures of fish, wildlife, landscapes and family. show more

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