Karen Hough

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever! Influence, Impact, and Improv

Date: This event took place live on November 18 2015

Presented by: Karen Hough

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Join Karen Hough, CEO and bestselling and award-winning author, for a high-energy, engaging webcast on how to leverage your authentic presence for maximum impact. Managing perceptions and influencing others is critical whether you're in a one-on-one meeting or presenting formally. After working with thousands of professionals, and executives in many industries, and being a professional presenter herself, Karen shows us that it's the outdated rules that make us stiff and uncomfortable. Being yourself in an authentic and passionate way will always be better than following a bunch of bad advice and outdated rules.

You will leave this webcast with new ideas and skills you can put to use immediately. You will learn:

  • 3 outdated presentation rules to break immediately
  • One simple, powerful way to win over a client or an audience
  • The foundational principles of improv, which allow for maximum flexibility, no matter what happens!

About Karen Hough

Karen Hough is the Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, a #1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and recipient of the Stevie silver International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012 as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding woman-owned business. Ms. Hough's second, award winning book, "Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over" was published in 2014 by Berrett-Koehler.

Ms. Hough's first life was as a professional improviser and actor. She trained with Chicago's legendary Second City, did over 100 theatrical productions, and was featured in radio, TV and film. She lived a second life as a successful executive in network engineering. Finally, she became an entrepreneur. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands both in the US and internationally.

Her firm helps companies transform behavior through interactive training. With a presence in five cities, ImprovEdge's client list includes ESPN, Coach, Nationwide Insurance, Legg Mason, Cardinal Health, Novo Nordisk and Turner Broadcasting to name a few. Ms. Hough is a graduate of Yale University and La Sorbonne, Paris IV. She holds board positions, volunteers extensively and lives with her husband and three children in Ohio.

Twitter: @KarenHough

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