Milo Shapiro of IMPROVentures provides:
1) Interactive, entertaining motivational speeches using improvisation games, often played by the attendees. (Blue Cross, Cox Comm.)
2) Team building using improv games to bring focus to listening skills, building upon the ideas of others, creative problem solving and more. (Qualcomm, SW-Airlines)
3) Entertainment featuring the fun of improv in duo improv keynotes programs and with small troupe improv shows based upon your audience's ideas.
Milo is also a public speaking coach (since 2004) helping hundreds to be more "Prepared, Polished, and Powerful" whenever they speak. He is the author of "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!"
Price Range: $2500-$10000
What to Expect
In the keynote program, "We Gotta Fail...To Succeed!" audiences get a positive, introspective message about handling our relationship with risk, change, and yes even failure. About half of the program is the audience playing improv games with the people seated near them, raising the energy, fun, and memorability of the event.
In "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!", Milo draws from his book by the same name, sharing dozens of key points on organizing material, making it interesting, and conveying it powerfully.
In "The IMPROVfessionals", a duo or trio of improvisers prove business points on a theme through improv games and fun stories. The lessons hit home in the fun and laughter.
In Simon Says for Adults, we get to return to a kid-like play while we look at how well we actually listen....and get to celebrate the one who does it best!
Lastly, in TEAMprovising, a smaller group of your folks spend several hours with Milo, learning and laughing through improv games chosen to enhance creativity, communication, cooperation, commitment, and community (Milo's Five C's of Teamwork).
All of these events leave people feeling lighter, more connected to one another, and with ideas they can bring back to work and , sometimes, to their lives in general.
Milo is also a public speaking coach (live and via Skype), helping others communicate their message in a more empowered and successful way.
Milo has had hundreds of clients across his speaking, teambuilding, and coaching since starting IMPROVentures in 2000.
In 2000, Milo Shapiro (now president of IMPROVentures) left fifteen years in Information Technology to pursue his then-ten-year passion: applying improvisation to business practices and development.
His training program, “TEAMprovising”, creates team connectedness, improved communication and boosted innovation for I.T. engineers at Sempra Energy, processing clerks at Computer Science Corporation, and nurses at HealthSouth.
As a member of the National Speakers Association, his interactive motivational speeches have delighted Southwest Airlines, Minolta, and General Dynamic. His customized “Improvfessionals” duo keynote show uses ten improv games to prove ten points on sales, management, teamwork, or other topics. Kodak, Pfizer, and Qualcomm have praised his creative methods.
In 2004, Milo launched the coaching side of his business “Public Dynamics. He has worked with hundreds to move past the fear of speaking through steps to being more "Prepared, Polished, and Powerful". Readers can learn from his two books, "Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" and its Young Adult sequel "Public Speaking for TEENS: Get A's, Not Zzzzzz's!" which hit #2 on Amazon.
His speeches draw from stories in his third book, "The Worst Days Make The BEST Stories!" True life tales with a lesson in each. It's been called "what 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' might have sounded like if Jerry Seinfeld had written it."
An unexpected request for someone to lead adults in Simon Says (because the event planner, knowing Milo, said, "You were the first person who came to mind!") led to his posting a video of the event and this became another aspect of IMPROVentures.
Milo is a San Diego based speaking coach but also works with clients worldwide via Skype and travels as need be for his keynote programs and teambuilding to share his "seriously funny lessons".
Additional Booking Notes
Lavalieres (body microphones) are strongly recommended for freedom of movement.
For keynote programs, the client provides the laptop, screen, projector, and advancing remote.
Milo must be able to see the laptop or a confidence monitor in front of him so that he is not looking over his shoulder to see what slides say.
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