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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


Kara provided Unit of Kanji Calligraphy for Dennis
Nov 01, 2016
Dennis was able to describe what he wanted in detail. I hope he enjoys his piece!
Alyssa bought Wizard Wand All Wood One of a kind from Dennis
Oct 24, 2016
Dennis was friendly in our interactions and kept me updated on the shipping information for the wand I ordered. The wand itself is a beautiful piece o...f work! show more
Danielle provided Session of Ask A Physician Assistant for Dennis
Oct 08, 2016
If only everyone conducted business like Dennis!
Danielle bought Wizard Wand All Wood one of a kind. from Dennis
Oct 08, 2016
Dennis is so awesome and great to work with! His items are high quality and clearly lovingly made!
Michaela bought Oak Wizard Wand from Dennis
Oct 06, 2016
I love this wand, so beautiful and feels great in my hand, perfect for spell casting :)
Mahikol bought Wooden Wizard Wand -One of a kind! from Dennis
Oct 06, 2016
Dennis was quick to ship this over. It arrived 1 day ahead of schedule (kudos to the delivery folks!) And it is a great item! It look really cool and ...I'm so excited to have it! Would totally recommend! show more
Moony provided Session of 45min Dog Training evaluation for Dennis
Oct 04, 2016
Excellent! On time, a good listener, and engaging. Thanks for letting me work with Gracie!
Patrick bought Wizard Wand from Dennis
Sep 27, 2016
The wand is amazing!!! And Dennis is a great guy, very fun to talk to. Highly recommend him :)
Elizabeth provided Hour of "How to sell on Etsy" class for Dennis
Sep 22, 2016
Enjoyed my talk with Dennis - all went smoothly with communication and follow-through. Looking forward to hearing back from him about how his Etsy sh...op is doing as he continues to work on it.show more
Leah received Session of Communication skills from Dennis
Sep 15, 2016
Dennis is a great guy. I had a lot of fun talking to him about communication and minimalism. He's awfully crafty, too--check out his etsy shop!


Recommendations


Therese Y wrote a recommendation for Dennis Vander Houwen
Sep 15, 2016

Creative and witty, Dennis is a really multi-faceted guy! I learned new things just from interacting with him and you really have to check out his Etsy shop!

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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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