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Episode 15 Avish Parashar

Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast, Episode 15: Avish Parashar

This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma‚Äôs interview with Avish Parashar, a self-proclaimed “motivational smart ass.” He uses improv comedy and humor to help teach people about better communication skills. Podcast Highlights Length: 9 minutes, 1 seconds Avish Parashar says he has found that improv comedy […]

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Better Presentation Skills Through Improv Comedy

Avish ParasharBy Featured Speaker Avish Parashar

Do you want to improve your presentation skills and be a great speaker? Then you should consider learning improvisational comedy!

I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t improvise my speeches. I write them out and memorize them.”

That may be the case, but there are three reasons you should still learn improv comedy:

  1. You will definitely find yourself in situations where you have to give an unscripted speech. Maybe you get asked to speak on short notice, or for a presentation so small it is not wort scripting.
  2. Things will go wrong, and you may have to go “off-script” and improvise.
  3. Learning to improvise will absolutely 100% improve your scripted presentation skills!

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The Myth of the Overnight Success

Avish ParasharBy Featured Speaker Avish Parashar

Having a little nerd in me (ok, maybe a lot of nerd), I recently decided to use my NetFlix membership to watch the entire 9 season run of the X-Files on DVD. Hey, it could be worse – it could be Star Trek…and if you email me in defense of Trek, then you essentially make my point.

The amazing thing about watching a show like The X-Files is that you see so many guest stars who were unknown at the time but who have gone on to become famous and successful.

For example, the season one episode “Ice,” featured Felicity Huffman. This was in 1993. I saw that episode when it first came on, but at the time no one, myself included, knew who she was.
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