Monthly Archives: October 2014

Big Presentation? 7 Tips To Help You Take Risks and Wow Your Audience

By |2020-06-24T11:26:29-04:00October 7th, 2014|Speaking|

Anyone who has ever seen the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" will remember that, while Matthew Broderick played the lead, the show was (almost) stolen by Ben Stein's portrayal of a boring, monotonous, soul-sucking Economics teacher. He delivered his lines ("Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?") as if he had been lobotomized, and his students sat there suffering

Presentation Lessons from Improv Comedy: 5 Tips to Plan What You Say Before You Open Your Mouth

By |2020-06-24T11:30:18-04:00October 2nd, 2014|Speaking|

When I was a sophomore at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), my friends Wendy, Dave, Tom, Matt, Mike and I founded the school’s first improvisational comedy troupe. We had performed sketch and stand-up comedy before this – where everything was scripted – so changing our approach from a prepared routine to extemporaneous, fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants, created