titles like "Whose Line-Manager Is It Anyway?"
"Laugh In the Fast Lane",
these entertaining duo keynote presentations
are as much a show and an activity as
they are speeches.
We blend entertainment, audience involvement,
and a topic of your choosing
in this team presentation.
The show/speech team (called "The Improvfessionals")
Milo Shapiro with
one or two other experienced keynote improvisers,
like Lee Krevat who is
can improv make points? Here's an example:
||A key principle that applies to almost
any theme we take on is that you cannot keep cutting the time invested and
expect results of the same quality.
We play the game "Half Time" to prove
this point. In "Half Time", an improvised scene is done in exactly
one minute. Then the same scene is run in 30 seconds.
Then in 15. Then in 8! And finally, we play their scene
in only 4 seconds! The audience is delighted to see
what details will remain to keep the essence of the scene together as we
face these devastating time crunches.
This is just one of the many games we tailor to meet the concepts on the Top 10
list. (Click to see a
written list from a recently-performed top 10). And your attendees KNOW how customized the show is
because THEY get to tell us what the scene will be about!
Part of what makes this such fun is that we DO make your people stars in the
presentation as well. Carefully chosen games can include your more playful
attendees. And games can be led from the podium that are done in pairs at
tables, giving everyone a chance to stretch their minds and have fun without
being in performance mode.
Please click over to the
DUO PROGRAM VIDEO PAGE
to view, in streaming video, what can be challenging to put quite as well in
just words here.
Click here to
see/print a brochure for the "Top Ten" presentation.
letter of reference on this presentation.
clips from this presentation and others
some of the variations we've worked with?
Here are our three most popular requests:
Our "Sales" and/or "Customer Service" Presentation
In the Fast Lane" uses the top-ten list improv
concept described above. Here, all the points are sales-oriented for a sales
team audience, giving sales agents and managers some key reminders and some
playful tools to make it easier to face their challenging business
"Never make the customer wrong"
"Be Creative - Even Within Your Guidelines".
As Kodak told us after their national sales
was just the energy booster we needed to laugh at ourselves a bit and then focus
on what we need to get done."
Is It Anyway?"
(Management and Teamwork)
Our most requested version! Getting
along in our complex business environment is tough! As we announce our ten
business principles here, we often hear groans and chuckles of recognition that
tell us we're hitting the target. The crowd may be laughing but they're
getting the message, too, as we hit upon principles like:
"Change Is Constant"
"Putting More People on a Project Does Not Necessarily Speed It Up"
"Collaboration Creates Success"
"Make Sure Your Message Is Understood"
in the Fast Lane"
than come up with yet ANOTHER name for our presentation for non-business audiences,
we again use the title "Laugh
In the Fast Lane".
Here we use the top-ten list improv concept, described in the other
presentations, but our focus now is just a fun discussion of getting along with other
people in this crazy world of ours.
Rather than using business terms like
"Avoid Micro-Management", we use the principle "Don't be such a
control freak!" and the improv game works just as well for your social
event. Tales of our families, natural science, and personal adventures
boost this non-business, improv-based show to a fun level your attendees/guests
will discuss for months.
your event planner for more details on how this all works and how we
these presentations for your event!