[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Avish Parashar is quite possibly the world’s only Motivational Improviser.
What does that mean? Well, it means that Avish uses his 20+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to improvise, adapt, and become more innovative in their presentations and in their work.
Avish is the author of Improvise to Success! and Say “Yes, And!”. He also owns a number of websites, including SpeakingExpert.com, a great site for independent professionals developing their speaking skills, and DingHappens.com, which highlights his speaking services and other resources for business leaders and their organizations.
If you have a sense of humor and want to take your presentation skills and creativity to the next level, then this interview is for you! Scroll down to the blue Podcast Player and listen-in on this interesting conversation.
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Michael Katz makes me laugh, and I’m always impressed with the quality of his marketing advice. That’s a pretty rare combination.
As Founder (and “Chief Penguin”) of Blue Penguin Development, Michael coaches and consults with solo professionals. His specialty is showing them how to get clients easily and consistently, and without having to make a single cold call.
Since launching Blue Penguin in 2000, Michael has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week Online, Bloomberg TV, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and other national and local media.
He’s also the author of three books, and has published over 300 issues of The Likeable Expert Gazette, a weekly email newsletter with 7,000 passionate subscribers in over 40 countries around the world. (You can sign-up here.)
Michael has an MBA from Boston University and a BA in Psychology from McGill University in Montreal. He also has a second degree black belt in karate, a first degree black belt in parenting, and is a past winner of the New England Press Association award for Best Humor Columnist.
In this podcast episode, Michael Katz and I discuss:
- Likeability as a key differentiator for professional service providers
- Why polarization is essential to standing out from the competition
- The role of humor in marketing (hint: for people with a sense of humor)
- How to get the attention of your target audience more consistently
- The often untapped marketing advantages of solo / micro businesses
Ready to attract more ideal clients? Scroll on down to our very “likeable” Podcast Player and have a listen!