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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


Cara received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Feb 21, 2017
Dennis was kind and helpful. He asked specific questions to figure out what I wanted. I look forward to receiving my wand.
Brandon received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Feb 20, 2017
Great wand! Very good person to work with!
Ruby received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Feb 08, 2017
Dennis is very talented and great to collaborate with. I am excited to receive the wands! :)
Amanda sold Men's Shave Kit to Dennis
Feb 07, 2017
Thanks Dennis!
Bailey received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Feb 06, 2017
Oh my god the wand Dennis made me is SO cool! Whoever you are, you NEED one. Your life is probably not complete until you have one. Expelliarmis! Repe...llo Muggletum! Beautiful handiwork, and the wood he used for the wand is simply gorgeous. Mine is 14 and 1/4 inches long, and made of oak. show more
Luna received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Feb 03, 2017
Working with Dennis was a wonderful experience! He was flexible, friendly, and respectful, and he went out of his way to customize my wand according t...o the specs I'd given him even when he ran into issues with local availability of the wood type I had requested. Great person and talented craftsman :)show more
Reese provided Unit of Quick Cartoon Face Sketch of You! for Dennis
Feb 03, 2017
Smooth transaction, thank you!
Sandra received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Jan 26, 2017
Dennis was extremely friendly! Has a wonderful attitude and a fantastic Talent!
Sable provided Unit of Drawings (pencil) for Dennis
Jan 21, 2017
Dennis was very kind and paid me the remaining Simbi for the drawing once it FINALLY arrived! So glad that he liked the drawing, and I hope his son do...es as well (:show more
Kelly received Unit of Make a wizard or magician wand from Dennis
Jan 19, 2017
Dennis is an amazing crafter. He sent me the most beautifully detailed and smooth, nicely handled wand. He is an absolutely delight to converse with a...nd one of those people that just make your day!10/10 This is a must service one has to take on simbi! I wish I could give him more than five stars!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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