One of my favorite improv games is a rather obscure one called “Scenes Without the Letter___.” You can see an example I did for TikTok here (and if you are on TikTok be sure to click here to see my videos and follow me there!): When done right, this game is fun, funny, high-energy, and

Use Change as an Opportunity For Innovation

“How can I do that?” One thing I have found to be true over almost 30 years of doing improv comedy is that audiences will frequently throw out suggestions that are…challenging. Challenging because:They may be inappropriate (like when someone yelled out “strip clubbing” when I asked for a “hobby” at a company event).They may be

How Can I Do That?

Flakes. Corn flakes, but still…flakes. Are you a flake? Sometimes I feel like I am, and I think, in the right way, that can be a very useful and powerful thing.I recently posted about my new “Show Your Work” strategy (If you missed it, you can read the post by clicking here).I almost didn’t write

In Defense of Proper Flakery

“Business Improv.” Sounds a bit weird, right? Can ridiculous comedy techniques help your business? If you have ever seen an improv comedy show, the last thing on your mind was probably, “Hey, that looks like it would be really helpful to me and my business.” After all, a typical improv comedy show will often have performers

Business Improv: Turning the Ridiculous into Relevance

Quick, think of a famous pilot. Got it? Chances are you either thought of Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, or Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Why Lindbergh or Earhart? Because they were the first. They broke new ground. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly across the ocean. Amelia Earhart was the first female to fly across the ocean. Why Sully? If you’re unfamiliar with Chesley Sullenberger,

Change Management Keynote Speaker: Ding Moments are Your Chance to Shine!

It’s easy to come up with a lot of ideas. What separates people and organizations who succeed from those who struggle is that the ones who succeed take bold action. In improv (and applied improvisation), we call this, “making a strong offer.” In this video, Avish explains what that means and how you can use

Applied Improvisation: Make a Strong Offer