Less Serious Does Not Mean Less Professional

Let's talk about a serious issue... Less serious does not mean less professional.   Being less serious. THE false narrative many buy into, "Less serious means less professional." "I won't be taken SERIOUSLY."  I DISAGREE. LOOK. I get it. I led global communications and marketing teams in tech for 15 years. And I am also an improviser and stand-up comedian. I trained executives on how to talk to media, respond [...]

By |2021-03-13T21:05:58+00:00March 13, 2021|0 Comments

National Fun at Work Day… A Guide for Leaders Like You to Create, Ideate and Play with Remote Teams

Friday the 29th is National Fun at Work Day!   Some people think play is frivolous.   It isn't. And it's time to change the narrative on play.   Play is good for our mental well-being, happiness and for #innovation in #marketing, #products, across the company and your life. It's how you play and whether teams feel #Psychologicalsafety while doing it that matters. Leaders play. They encourage it in others. They take what they do seriously and [...]

By |2021-01-28T18:28:38+00:00January 27, 2021|0 Comments

How Improvisation Makes Us Better Marketers and Better People

And not in that order. Improvisation has changed my world. It's changed everything in 20 years for me. It’s not just about honing your funny bone (and it will, Virginia, I promise!); the true lessons of improvisation are about so much more than being funny. In fact, improvisation makes us better marketers because it makes us better people. (note: this is an update of an older post I wrote and [...]

By |2020-04-21T22:34:01+00:00April 20, 2020|0 Comments

Interactive Storytelling Lessons: How a Silent Film Comedy Stuntman Changed Everything

Interactive Storytelling Lessons from Silent Film Era Physical Comedy Interactive storytelling is not an option today. If you are not doing it, you will be left behind.  Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy was story *crack* to my 9-year-old brain. Here was a silent film era comedy stuntman who relied solely on visual comedy and object work to tell these funny and very human stories. I couldn't get enough of it. I [...]

By |2018-08-29T22:51:12+00:00August 25, 2018|0 Comments

Playful Leadership: How Play Increases Self-Awareness

Play Increases Self-Awareness Play increases self-awareness and that is key to leadership. Do you know how you play? Fun at Work Day - Playfulness Matters I love playing. We don’t play enough as adults. That’s what kids do and it matters. We know play is connected with creativity and innovation, and I love using play concepts in my work (because they’re fun!). Play is also connected with something [...]

By |2018-05-24T16:15:03+00:00May 24, 2018|0 Comments

Corporate Innovation Cartoon: Now Go Innovate!

Now Go Innovate - Corporate Innovation Cartoon Go Innovate! Far too often, we tell people all the things they shouldn't do in the workplace. 1. Don't rock the boat 2. Don't make mistakes 3. Don't forget we need 20% return 4. Don't try new things 5. We don't do it that way here... And so much more! We're so busy what not to do, that we forget to [...]

By |2018-05-13T01:04:02+00:00May 13, 2018|0 Comments

Humor and Branded Content: Four Ways to Bust Boring!

Humor and Branded Content - How to Show Audiences You "Get it" Humor and Branded Content This month I published a piece on humor and branded content and native advertising in the latest updates for the Native Advertising Institute. It's getting harder to get and keep attention. Well-thought out humor can help. This piece outlines four ways to use humor and branded content (as well in native advertising) [...]

By |2018-05-13T01:04:14+00:00May 12, 2018|0 Comments

Growth Hacking Cartoon

Growth Hacking How do you know you are reading and listening to too much growth hacking content? Well, when you start talking like this!   **************************************************************************** Kathy Klotz-Guest is a story and creativity strategist, speaker and author. An improviser and comedian as well as an MBA, MA, Kathy brings interactivity, energy and innovation to events, talks, and workshops. She'll have your audience laughing and learning and that's what it's all [...]

By |2018-05-13T01:28:46+00:00May 7, 2018|0 Comments

Paying Women Speakers Equally – Humor

I created this chart just before Equal Pay Day... Just in case...if you know people that are confused, you can use this Flowchart for reference to help answer the question of paying women speakers equally. Hint: it shouldn't be a question or issue. Paying Women Speakers Equally Do you have something funny you'd like me to draw or talk about? Let me know.     ******************************************************************************* Kathy Klotz-Guest is a [...]

By |2018-05-07T01:26:04+00:00May 7, 2018|0 Comments

How to Speak Like a Blockchain Boss (Satire) in 6 Easy Steps

How to Speak Like a Blockchain Boss I am no blockchain expert; yet I have friends who are and they can show you how to speak like a blockchain boss. Today, I got to chat with my friends @Kerrygorgone and @Chrisbrogan (a real expert) about blockchain on the Business SHEnanigans show. I am practically an expert by osmosis. I am at @kathyklotzguest.   Listen In: It's Informative and Funny Whew! You'll want [...]

By |2018-05-13T01:43:31+00:00March 16, 2018|0 Comments