For years, Business Improv’s innovative corporate training programs have helped professionals improve their communication, leadership, management, and team building skills. To learn more about our training, the positive effect our classes have had on our graduates, and how we can help your organization, we invite you to watch the videos and listen to the podcasts below, which feature Business Improv’s President and CEO, Bob Kulhan, as well as Core Faculty and Solutions Designers, Kate Duffy and Sean Monahan.

Bob Kulhan Uses Improv to Help Businesses Soar to Success

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Screen Shot 2020-06-24 at 11.13.26 AMIn our interview, Bob explains his technique of, Yes, And, explained in his book, “Getting To YES And-The Art of Business Improv.” The phrase, Yes, and, is the cornerstone of improvisation. For example, in a sales conversation, rather than being satisfied with a No answer, or an objection to your presentation, simply respond with, Yes, And — what can we do to make our product work for you? Always keep the client engaged and let them tell you what they need and explain how you can fill that need.


Energy Manipulation and How to Influence People with Bob Kulhan (Episode 083)

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Energy Manipulation and How to Influence People with Bob Kulhan (Episode 083) hosted by Pat McAndrew

Bob Kulhan, CEO and Founder of Business Improv, returns to the SHIPS podcast in episode 083 to talk about Energy Manipulation. This is a great episode for anyone looking for ways to consistently bring their best selves forward. We discuss what energy manipulation is, that energy is a choice, and how crucially important it is to be focused and present when talking to large groups or to an individual. Bob reveals to us that our energy, and what we bring into the room, has a huge impact on those around us.

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Think Slow to Move Fast with Bob Kulhan hosted by Chris Cooper

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In a world that rotates at 1000mph, sometimes we feel the need to think equally as fast! However, this can often cause stressful and unproductive situations. Bob Kulhan has spent the last two decades linking improvisation to business through the behavioral sciences. Bob is an elite improv actor as well as an Adjunct Professor at The Duke University Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University Business School. He also is the Founder and CEO of Business Improv®. Based out of Chicago, LA & New York City, BI is a world-class leader in devel-oping experiential learning programs for businesses. I’m delighted to welcome Bob back on to the show, as he discusses the art of Thinking Slow to Move Fast. For those of you who want to be more productive and less rushed, this is a show not to be missed!

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Return on Investment

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Watch this video to understand how Business Improv uses the behavioral sciences to understand how and why we make the decisions we do in real time and use improvisation for real world outcomes.

Perspective vs Agenda

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There is a huge difference between individual perspective and agenda. Watch the video to learn how improvisation can help your team share their individual perspectives while working as a team to achieve the common agenda.

Getting to Yes And

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What does it mean to be an Improvisational Leader? Watch our own Bob Kulhan explain this concept and how being an “Improvisational Leader” can help you become a better leader.

Contagious Energy

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Your energy, attitude, and presence are CONTAGIOUS. Watch our very own Bob Kulhan explain this and how you can help affect the energy and attitude of those around you.

Applying Yes And

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The concept of ‘Yes, And…’ is basically an ideation/collaboration tool. Watch our very own Bob Kulhan tell you more and how it can help you and your business.

Yes And

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Our very own Bob Kulhan helps explain the concept of “Yes, And” and how this simple listening skill can help you become a better leader.

The Introvert Entrepreneur – “Yes, And” and Beyond: A Conversation with Improv Pioneer Bob Kulhan

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Stand up in front of a group. No script. No prep. No rules. This is improv… in a way. It’s not quite as scary as that, even though that set-up is likely to send many an introvert running in the opposite direction. And in fact, what looks like a completely spontaneous improv situation actually DOES have rules, and there are ways to prepare yourself. Sure, there’s no script, but life doesn’t have a script, so who needs one? View whole story here.

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We’re often at a disadvantage when it comes to problem-solving because we think too fast, and our analytic brains shut off new ideas before they have even emerged. Improvisation, on the other hand, creates “a set of experiences that allow you to fine-tune and hone all of the necessary skills needed to think on your feet and simply react and adapt.” So says Bob Kulhan who has been studying, performing and teaching improv comedy for nearly two decades.

The Best Leaders Give Up the Reins

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Improvisational theater isn’t just for aspiring comedians and performers anymore. Improv classes and workshops are popping up in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Spokane and Eugene. Companies and business schools are taking notice. Reporter Julia Flucht is in one of these classes and reports on how the improv mindset can produce creative results beyond the stage. View whole story here.

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