YOU DID THE WORK and got the engagement. YOU
PREPARED and are on your way to delight with your
expertise and style. What could happen? ANYTHING
CAN AND SOMETHING WILL. But how do you
handle it when things don’t go as scripted?
Do what improv artists do, EMBRACE IT! Here is
what they know.
Your story starts as soon as you enter the space.
Be present in every moment and in every exchange.
Focus on making your partner(s) look good.
Know the audience is on your side.
Enjoy the ride. If you do, they will, too!
The reality is, we are always improvising. You can’t
plan for every contingency. Investing in building skills
to be in the moment, reframing your perspective, and
finding a solution will pay dividends onstage and o;.
Consider studying with a professional improv artist. It’s
a great way to rethink fear of failure and have fun, too!
LISA FEY has delivered programs all over the world that
have led to increased business performance and engagement.
She began investing in developing her funny bone during her
career at The Coca-Cola Company when she learned that by
incorporating humor, her messages resonate long after she has
left the stage.
BY LISA FEY
5 WAYS TO
BY JUNE CLINE, CSP
Decide to be funny.
Stop claiming, “I’m not funny,”
and get busy building humor
skills by learning comedic tips,
tricks, and techniques.
What makes you LOL? Learn from
their body language, persona,
and sentence structure. Emulate,
but never copy or steal material.
Ask, “How is this funny?”
Squint if you have to. Look for
humor in everything.
Pretend how it could have
been funny. Let your mind
wander to the funny and absurd
… it already does.
Seek professional help.
“Two words,” said my client …