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Success Lesson from Improv Comedy - Be Willing to Fail

If there is one thing that holds people back, on stage or off, in business or in life, it is the fear of failure. Improv comedy, as an art form, is full of the possibility of failure. Because of the .
(May 03, 2008)
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The Myth of the Overnight Success

Having a little nerd in me (ok, maybe a lot of nerd), I recently decided to use my NetFlix membership to watch the entire 9 season run of the X-Files on DVD. Hey, it could be worse - it could be Star .
(June 26, 2008)
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Better Presentation Skills Through Improv Comedy

Do you want to improve your presentation skills and be a great speaker? Then you should consider learning improvisational comedy! I know what you're thinking: “I don't improvise my speeches. I ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Better Presentation Skills 7 Tips to Being a Better Speaker 15 .

Being a great speaker takes lots of practice and can take years to develop. However, that won't help you if you have to do a presentation now! Below are seven tips you can apply in the fifteen ..
(July 21, 2008)
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Great Leadership Training Retreats Get Buy In in the First 10 ..

A great deal of planning goes into a successful leadership training retreat. Travel, lodging, food, agendas, content, etc. Isn't it a shame when after all that planning the audience shows up and ..
(July 22, 2008)
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Better Presentation Skills 7 Tips to Being Truly Authentic

One of the most common and best pieces of speaking advice you will ever hear is to “be authentic. " Unfortunately, few people ever go on to explain how you can do that! Here are 7 simple tips ..
(July 27, 2008)
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Advice For IT Professionals - Keep Your Users In the Loop!

It's amazing how far a little communication can go. . . I used to work in computer support, and to be honest, I hated it. Whether I hated it because I was bad at it, or I was bad at it because I ..
(April 08, 2008)
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There Must be Some Misunderstanding - Of These Lyrics!

At the stroke of midnight, January 1st, millions of people will ring in the New Year with the song, “Auld Lang Syne. " But do you know what the words, “auld lang syne" even mean? Do you ..
(November 28, 2007)
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Better Sales Through Improv Comedy

In the world of sales, where scripts and canned presentations seem the norm, does improvisation ever belong? Of course it does! First off, just because many sales people have presentations and ..
(January 25, 2007)
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Write Better and Faster Using Your Creativity...

Over the years I have had quite a few requests from people wanting to know how to tap into and use their creativity to become better writers. The nice thing is that the techniques to use your ..
(January 29, 2007)
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Life: The Ultimate Improvisation

What’s amazing about the fear of improv is that everyone does it already anyway. Life, after all, is the ultimate improvisation. We have no script, no outline, no plot, no anything. We just ..
(January 22, 2007)
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The Power of Focus!

Our focus on a moment to moment basis has a huge impact on the quality of our work, relationship, and lives. Depending on what we choose to focus on, the exact same situation can have many meanings. .
(January 22, 2007)
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Anyone Can Do Anything

As an improv comedy performer, one of the most common phrases I would hear after a show was, ‘I could never do that. ’ People were terrified by the thought of getting up on stage in front of ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Lesson from Improv Comedy: Have More Fun!

One of the most powerful ways to improve the quality of your work, relationships, and life, is to have more fun. And this doesn’t mean just having fun in your free time, when you are away from ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Use the "Hobby Mentality" to Have More Fun at Work

Do you have a hobby? Do you ever reluctantly get up in the morning or come home from work and say to yourself, ‘Oh man, here’s another day of working on my hobby. Man, I wish I could just not .
(January 22, 2007)
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Control Your Focus to Maximize Your Energy

Imagine that you are a big ball of energy. (Actually, since physics has shown us that matter and energy are the same thing, calling you a big ball of energy is neither incorrect nor insulting). The ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Ask Better Questions to Control Your Focus

Motivational speaker Tony Robbins has a great saying: ‘If you want a better quality of life, ask better questions. ’ What you focus on is determined by the questions you ask yourself. The ..
(January 22, 2007)
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Ignore the Rules, Master the Principles

“Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break the rules. Artists master the form. " -Robert McKee, author of “Story" I have long been a proponent of ..
(April 02, 2007)
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Speaking Success - Does Your Audience Care?

Here is an unfortunate secret when it comes to giving great presentations – your audience doesn’t care about you, they only care about what’s in it for them! Sound cynical? It really ..
(March 22, 2007)
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Keys To Success: Master The Fundamentals!

Do you suffer from “technique-itis?” Techniqueitis is a common (if made up) problem where people keep trying to learn more and more techniques rather than mastering the basics. When a ..
(March 01, 2007)
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Attention vs. Intention-The Key to Achieving More

When it comes to staying in the moment, the key is to understand the difference between where your attention is and where your intention is. From the dictionary: Attention: Concentration of the ..
(January 30, 2007)
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Lesson from Improv Comedy: Be Persistent!

In the fast paced, quickly changing world of improv comedy, talking about persistence can sound very odd. Improv is described as “disposable theater, ” (as soon as a game is done, ..
(January 30, 2007)
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Little Steps Can Lead to Big Change

When I teach improv comedy performers, new or experienced, there are usually hundreds of things I could be correcting them on. I prefer to pick one or two specific ideas and focus only on those. I ..
(January 30, 2007)
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Achieve Satsifaction by Being Corageous!

Everyone is looking for satisfaction and fulfillment. While everyone would love to have a lot of money, most people would prefer to have enough money to be comfortable while being satisfied to having .
(January 30, 2007)
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Walk Your Talk!

Recently, I have been reminded of the importance - and power - of walking your own talk. I had two speaking engagements, back-to-back, that I was looking forward to. They would be decent sized ..
(January 30, 2007)
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