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Friday, March 13 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 Girls Are Crying and I'm Not: Improv in Any Career

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Improvisational comedy is the single best preparation for your 9 to 5 job. Period. Without any doubt, learning the basics of improv comedy has made me a better worker, friend, son, daughter, and lover. And it'll do the same for you.
I wasn't the class clown, am not trying to make it to SNL, and don’t perform on stage anymore. I'm actually on the business side of advertising, not the creative end. But that’s the point.
Today, formal education and training teaches you the "what." It's about knowing the content and right answers. But the basics of improv comedy teach you the "how."
Let's face it. For many of us today, work is trial by fire, and any instruction manual is long gone. By repurposing conflicts and negativity as opportunities, we create constant unexpected successes. Anyone applying the basics of improv comedy to their job completely changes how they deal with people and problem solving on a daily basis.
And it will restore hair growth and make you taller.

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Dan Killian

Account Supervisor, FCB Chicago
Dan is an advertising professional at FCB Chicago, viewing marketing challenges through the lens of psychology, 1-1 marketing, and human-centered design. He has worked extensively on both above and below the line campaigns, having managed national TV, Radio, Direct Mail, Email, and... Read More →

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 407

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