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Using Improv To Create Business Conversations And Connections

Written on October 30th, 2015 by in Business Networking, Improv

Chicago Improv Festival Business Networking Mark J Carter Jonathan Pitts

 During one of my Idea Climbing interviews with the founder of the The Chicago Improv Festival! (Jonathan Pitts) we were discussing how to create great networking conversations and connections. Which lead to the question “What’s the difference between just meeting someone and actually networking with or learning from them?” Here’s a few lessons we learned with ...

Three Improv Skills For Business Conversations

Written on September 16th, 2015 by in Business Networking, Improv


  The improv world and business world have a LOT more to learn from each other than most people realize; this fact dawned on me when I first volunteered for The Chicago Improv Festival (CIF) in 2007.  Since then I've helped with three other CIF's, taken a year of training at The iO Theater (iO Chicago), ...

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