8 Traits of Improvisational Business Leaders

We're All Improvisers in Business: Traits of Improvisational Business Masters The following is an excerpt from my new book, ""Stop Boring Me! How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv." All Hail "The Improviser-in-Chief" Bill Clinton is an example of a master adapter and he demonstrates the best traits of improvisational business leaders. In 2012, NPR called Bill Clinton "The Improviser-in-Chief" for his ability [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:26:06+00:00 September 29, 2016|0 Comments

Creating Ballsy Content with Jon Burkhart

Creating Ballsy Content - Why it Matters, What it Means, and How to Do it Jon Burkhart and I had a blast on a blab we did Thursday August 4th on how creating ballsy content (with a high badass ratio) is a creative imperative today. How do you push past fear, get bolder in your thinking, and how can improvisation (and yes and!) help? Also, why do Jon and I [...]

By | 2017-02-21T00:47:08+00:00 August 6, 2016|0 Comments

Idea Orgasms: Playfulness and Creativity

Idea Orgasms! Image source: gratisography.com Idea Orgasms - How Play Fuels Creativity On Friday, June 24th, I did a great blab with my friend, Gary Ware, on achieving breakthroughs with playfulness and creativity. Why? Because the collision of ideas gives us creative fuel! In this blab we talk about ways to inspire your creativity, how to mix it up, why you should have idea orgasms, idea orgies and [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:30:58+00:00 June 24, 2016|0 Comments

Bust Boring Content! Sheet Fitters Example

I hear this a lot: "I work in a boring industry or I have a boring product. There isn't much I can do." I disagree. You can bust boring content. There is no boring product or industry - only boring marketing lacking imagination. I believe anyone can think more creatively about content. There are so many ways to get creative! Three Sheets to the Wind, Source: gratisography.com I [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:31:41+00:00 June 23, 2016|3 Comments

Why John Oliver Rocks Content and So Can You

  John Oliver, Source: Youtube.com, This Week with John Oliver Why John Oliver Rocks Content I love John Oliver. He's up there in my comedy pantheon along with Key and Peele and Jon Stewart (who gave him his start on The Daily Show). He's smart, insightful, self-deprecating, and funny as hell. John Oliver rocks content and, well, so can you. I believe his show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:32:17+00:00 June 22, 2016|0 Comments

Generate Creative Marketing Ideas Using Improv Comedy

This past week, I had a blast reprising a blab I started about 10 months ago: how to generate creative marketing ideas using improv comedy. This is the 4th installment in the series with my improv and marketing friends, Gary Ware and Brian Carter. We're all marketers and improvisers. There is so much noise out there and a lot of bad content. So you have to experiment and think differently [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:34:21+00:00 May 26, 2016|2 Comments

How to be a More Human Connector: with Bryan Kramer

I had such a great time talking to my friend, Bryan Kramer of Purematter on the show recently. Bryan is an influencer, a down-to-earth nice guy and such a powerful connector. We had fun chatting about how to be a more human connector and the powerful lessons he's learned that we can all benefit from. I so relate to much of his journey and I know you will, too. Follow [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:36:59+00:00 April 21, 2016|0 Comments

Visual Storytelling with Comics

Simplifying Complex Concepts: The Power of Visual Storytelling with Comics I love this article about how a student turned her PhD work in science into a comic book for people who might not otherwise care. Power of Visual Storytelling, Source: mentalfloss.com It never says “visual storytelling” in the piece – that is exactly what this is. A science student was asked by her thesis advisor, “How would you [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:38:25+00:00 April 10, 2016|0 Comments

Comedy in Live-Streaming Video (Vid)

Recently, I had so much hosting a blab with two super smart video people, Tim Washer and Brian Fanzo. Tim knows more about adding humor to b2b video than almost anyone I know and he and I are both humor fans and improvisers as well as marketers. Brian is one the biggest and most passionate early adopters of live-streaming video I know - and he is infectious with his enthusiasm. [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:39:18+00:00 April 9, 2016|1 Comment

Improvisation in Business Storytelling

End of February 2016, I got to chat on a video blab with one of my fave fellow improvisers, Kat Koppett, about improvisation in business storytelling, and how principles of improvisation can help us be better storytellers. In short, storytelling models from improvisation can help shape better stories. Improvisation in Business Storytelling Improvisation in Business Storytelling: Models and Tips for Better Stories How do you use [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:40:04+00:00 March 13, 2016|0 Comments
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