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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Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

“Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever” by Karen Hough, ImprovEdge Founder and CEO, named Gold Honoree in Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards.

“Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over” by ImprovEdge Founder and CEO Karen Hough has been named Gold honoree in the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards.

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Karen Hough Certified Speaking Professional Certification

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

ImprovEdge is proud to share that Founder and CEO Karen Hough has received the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) Certification.

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Break This Presentation Rule: Your Purpose Is to Give a Good Presentation

“Good” is to a presentation as “Fine” is to a compliment. Your purpose is to make something happen!

You have more potential to be an authentically engaging, and impressive presenter than any polished fake.

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The Key to Speaking with Confidence

If I asked you to walk around a room as though you were the most confident person in the world–if I asked you to show me confidence, only with your body and without words–what would it look like? You might stand up straight and walk slowly with long strides and smooth arm gestures. You’d look people in the eye, smile, and hold up your chin. You would breathe deeply, and your shoulders would relax.

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Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change

Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change is culled from decades of working with business innovators. Teams caught up in old patterns of thought and action? With improvisation, they can prepare, play, and think upside down to find new and innovative answers. The author shows how anyone can learn to be more creative, innovative and better at managing change. It just takes flexibility, humor, and focus that’s improv.

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Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over

One reason public speaking is such a nightmare for so many people is that they think they have to be “perfect.” They drive themselves crazy trying to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. Karen Hough says you can throw out those rules, relax, be yourself, make “mistakes,” and connect with your audience much more effectively than the guy with the impeccable PowerPoint slides.

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The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work

#1 Bestseller on
Top 25 Booklist

How critical is trust? In a world that has been rocked by governmental and corporate ethics violations, it is the single most important factor in successful careers and relationships. This book combines over a decade of research and work in the field of improvisational learning and how it builds trust.

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