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    Event planners often have some “go-to” ideas when it comes to hiring a headline act for their big corporate event. Maybe it’s a magician, or a cover band, or an impersonator. There’s just one problem with all of those types of acts: they’re not improvisational. And not only is the[...]

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    The lights dimmed. The crowd quieted down. And as the spotlight hits me onstage, 700+ people in the audience at Navy Pier waited for me to begin. The rest, as they say, was history. Make that excellent history. Make that decibel-busting laughter, applause, singing and clapping history for [...]

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    Ten years on the stage at Second City taught me one important lesson: use a warm and personal approach to engage the audience. If you do that, they’ll have fun and stay engaged. That’s how I’m able to put people at ease, and receptive to hearing your message. And best of all, I do it [...]

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    First, let me ask you what makes for a successful corporate event, product rollout or trade show? It’s when people in the audience are engaged, enjoying themselves, having fun and participating in the evening’s entertainment! It’s when people are not fidgeting, checking emails or leaving[...]

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    Surprisingly, we have something in common. We both want to make your company’s next big event a huge success – we just go about it in different ways. You do it by hiring the best talent available, and I do it from the stage, making you look good for hiring me. That’s a win-win for [...]

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