A former improvisational comedian who has been on the stage since age five, Karen Hough has helped more than 1,000 professionals become better presenters. She offers accessible, hilarious lessons showing you how to use proven improv techniques to become a powerful public speaker. Her message is simple: Be yourself. Hough’s presentation ideas are mostly practical and to the point. You may disagree with her advice not to practice in front of a mirror – because, she says, “it gives no feedback” – but you’ll find most of her counsel fun and useful. getAbstract recommends Hough’s witty, real-world advice to anyone who must stand up in front of a room full of people and start talking.
In this summary, you will learn
- What traditional rules dictate about how to give a presentation;
- Why you should break those rules; and
- Why being your genuine, flawed self is the way to give the most effective presentations.
About the Author
Karen Hough, a graduate of Yale and the Sorbonne and CEO of ImprovEdge, trained with Chicago’s Second City and performed in more than 100 live and filmed productions.
Comment on this summary
4 years agoThe presenting approach and strategies make sense.
5 years agoIt seems to be a great book. Insightful summary.
5 years agosounds interesting.
5 years agoGood book.
To be recommended.
5 years agoDefinite a book for the person with a open mind! I will be buying the book asap