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Beyond Words

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My personal deep-dive into the montra: Show, Don’t Tell. . . And why I am no longer interested in doing improv my parents can’t enjoy. By Thomas Trinh This holiday season I spent with my family in Washington D.C.  Being the capital, it had a myriad of things to do and see, but I am […]

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Dollar Shave Club Founder Thanks Improv Classes Michael Dubin, Co-founder and CEO, Dollar Shave Club thanks improv during Emory University commencement speech.

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On May 14, 2018, Michael Dubin, Co-founder and CEO of Dollar Shave Club gave a commencement speech for Emory University graduates. In it he credited improv classes for his ability to meet the marketing needs of his new enterprise.  This excerpt starts at 7:43 but the entire speech is worth a listen if you have the […]

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“Design Thinking 101” Article Review Part 2

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Hi Everyone! This week’s post is part 2 of my review/take and connections to improv on the article: “Design Thinking 101” by Sarah Gibbons of The Nielsen Norman Group – @segibb You can check out Part 1 if you haven’t yet and then come on back to Part 2. Part 1 covered the following sections from […]

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“Design Thinking 101” Article Review Part 1

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Hi Everyone! Time for another article review. Today’s post is different than our normal article breakdowns. I’m not reviewing an article about improvisation being used in business. Instead I wanted to talk about the article: “Design Thinking 101” by Sarah Gibbons (@segibb) of The Nielsen Norman Group – Sarah has written a wonderful article providing […]

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“Taking Improv From The Stage To The Workplace”

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Hi Everyone! It’s been a little while but we’re back for another article review. For this week’s blog post I’m reviewing the article: “Taking Improv From The Stage To The Workplace” by April Dudash – @AprilDudash for @WorkingAtDuke As always the articles we review may or may not directly talk about User Experience and that’s […]

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Connect Tech Recap!

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Jim and I would like to first thank Connect Tech for having us speak at the conference, thank you Pratik (@prpatel) and Vincent (@vincentmayers)! The two of us had a great time giving our talk and meeting people before and after…and running attendees through some fun improv exercises! I got to see some great talks […]