March 2021 Virtual Meeting

March 18, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
 

Venue

Virtual Zoom Meeting

 

 

How to Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World!

Presented by Avish Parashar

March 18, 2021 from 11:30am – 1pm

Anyone can perform well when everything goes right. The real test of you and your organization is how you react when things go wrong - and they will! These make-or-break moments are the "Dings!" of life. Handle them well and you come out looking like a rock star. Handle them poorly and you can end up adding unnecessary stress, difficulty, and complication to your life.

This hilarious and energetic program will show you how to stop fearing and hating change and how to use the power of improv comedy to improvise, adapt, and innovate - no matter what happens!

If things go 100% as planned for you every time, then you can skip this session; otherwise, attend and learn how to reflexively respond to the unexpected in a way that reduces stress, improves productivity, and gives you the skills to manage change.

 

The first time Avish saw an improv comedy show he fell in love.  One week later he auditioned for the campus improv group, got in, and the rest is history. After graduating, he started Polywumpus Improv Comedy, which performed regularly in and around Philadelphia for seven years. Avish closed up Polywumpus to focus on the speaking and training side of the business – using improv comedy as a tool to teach valuable business skills such as creativity, innovation, and adaptability.

Weaving together humorous stories, jokes, audience interaction, and improv comedy games, Avish keeps the audience engaged while imparting a key lesson: Planning is Important, but Improvising is Essential! No matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the Universe will throw you a curveball. Your success and sanity are directly related to how you respond these challenges. By the end of one of Avish's presentations you will have key tools to flow with all that life throws at you. Avish has spoken to the very creative (actors and directors), the very un-creative (accountants), the very casual (college students), and the very business-like (sales professionals). The end result is always the same - smiles, laughs, and a new way of looking at life and business. 

Avish is the author of "Improvise to Success!" and the Amazon best-selling, "Say 'Yes, And!'"

Top three learning objectives:

By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Reduce stress and increase productivity by focusing on what they can control and letting go of the rest.
  2. Find opportunities within unexpected setbacks to get ahead, rather than behind, when things change or go wrong.
  3. Become leaders and innovators by creating meaningful change instead of just responding to it.

Date:    March 18, 2021

Time:    11:30am – 1pm

Cost:     $5

PDU:      1

Where: Online via Zoom

2021 Charleston PMI Calendar

April: Virtual Career Fair 

May: Coming Soon!

June: Coming Soon!

July: Hybrid Agile Strategies Workshop

August: Coming Soon!

September: Coming Soon!

October: Coming Soon!

November: Coming Soon!

December: Coming Soon!

 

Tickets

$5.00 Member Ticket

$5.00 Guest Ticket

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