ImprovEdge CEO, Karen Hough, receives Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) Certification from National Speakers Association

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ImprovEdge CEO, Karen Hough, receives Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) Certification from National Speakers Association
Announcing upcoming keynotes

Columbus, Ohio – June 23, 2014 – ImprovEdge (www.improvedge.com) is proud to share that Founder and CEO Karen Hough has received the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) Certification. Conferred by the National Speakers Association, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform excellence.
“Earning the CSP is a very rigorous process and I’m honored to be part of a select cohort. I appreciate the recognition of the value I bring to my clients with every speaking engagement,” said Hough.
An acknowledged thought leader on negotiation, presentation skills, executive presence and women’s issues, Ms. Hough is a sought-after speaker for corporate and public events in the U.S and internationally. Upcoming speeches open to the public include:

August 2, 2014: Global Education Summit at the Protocol School of Washington in Washington, DC
Topic: Be the Best Presenter Ever – Impact, Authenticity, & Improv

August 27, 2014: 5th Annual IWL Women’s Leadership Conference in Indianapolis, IN
Topic: Keynote – Women & Impact: Presence, Passion and Purpose
Topic: Workshop – Women & Negotiation: Pitfalls & Advantages

September 24, 2014: DJC’s Women of Vision Workshop and Awards in Portland, OR

September 25, 2014: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Wilmington, DE
Topic: Women & Executive Presence: Using Improvisation for Impact & Influence

November 7, 2014: Legal Marketing Association – Texas Chapter in Dallas, TX

November 13 and 14, 2014: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association National Conference in Chicago, IL
Topic: Secrets to Executive Presence: How Breaking the Rules Leads to Authentic Leadership


About Karen Hough

Karen Hough, Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, is a #1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and recipient of the silver Stevie International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012 as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding woman-owned business. Ms. Hough’s second book, “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over” was just published by Berrett-Koehler. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands both in the US and internationally.

About ImprovEdge

ImprovEdge is an award-winning training company that integrates improvisational techniques in the learning process. ImprovEdge clients include ESPN, Cardinal Health, Coach, Jones Day and Nationwide to name a few. At ImprovEdge, we use improvisation to teach business skills. You might say, we make getting unstuck… stick.

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