I’m a big fan of improv. When it’s done well, it’s an art. I learned a lot about it during my years in field marketing—and I still use the techniques every day. Not the funny stuff, but the conversation steering. You’d be amazed how useful it is.

I’ve taken part in 2 sessions with Dumore Improv. They’re an Atlanta based duo who put on some the best corporate training you’ll ever see. They work globally, so if you ever need someone to for a training, check them out. Plus, ATL is a hub and flights are cheap. Fly ’em in. Totally worth it.

They’re the subject of today’s 100.

1How to navigate to yes
2You don’t have a bad story. You’re just telling it wrong
3When you set your partner up for success, you do yourself a favor
4Speaking lessons learned from the worst conference I ever attended
5For mid-level managers who want to wow their CEO
6If it’s good enough for Pixar, it’s good enough for you
7How to tell stories the Disney way
8Improv. It’s like “improve” without the e. (Or stuffy office clichés.)
9The number one mistake most people make when presenting
10People like funny. Here’s how we do it.
11Agility exercises for your brain
12Good communication takes effort. Doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
13“Yes, and” the shit out of your next meeting
14People will always remember your style
15Learn between laughs
16You might scoff at first, but when you get your boss to say yes tomorrow, you’ll believe
17In The Moment presentation skills
18For executives who wish their meetings ran better
19If the whole world took this class, communication would be a lot better
20Learn improv techniques (without the years of practice)
21Faking your way to funny
22Think outside the banana
23“Whose Line Is It Anyway” skills for 9-5’ers
24Learn how to give all the feels
25Yes, And: 2 words that change everything.
26How to tell your story better
27Unscripted brilliance
28Strong communicators practice, practice, practice
29How listening will make you a better speaker
30So much fun, you may not even realize you’re learning
31The most fun you’ll have while learning
32Silly lessons you can use every day
33The “Wow, I just got them to say yes!” communication class
34Yup. You can present like a TED-talker
35Keep your brain on its toes (eeew, brain toes!)
36How to win at talking
37Team building without trust falls
38Bad presenters, raise your hands
39The “Whose line is it anyway” class for corporations
40Learn the communication techniques employed by funny people and presidents
41You may be picturing your audience naked, but have you thought about how they’re seeing YOU?
42Even if they don’t remember your presentation, they’ll remember you
43For people who want to communicate better
44The first rule of improv is to never say no.
45What your body language is really saying about you
46The easiest way to get someone to say yes is to make them think it’s their idea
47Becoming a better presenter is as easy as one, two, four
48Good presenters aren’t born. They practice.
49It’s amazing what happens when you listen
50How to be the best conversationalist in the building
51The “Wait, I actually learned something REALLY useful!” silly business class
52Not sure what to do with your hands while speaking?
53Get the real laugh. Not the ” because you’re the boss” laugh.
54Right brain thinking for left brained executives
55You’ll be a more confident speaker in just 2 hours
56How to be spontaneous without combusting
57The number one technique for getting people to say yes
58Are you still presenting like a moron?
59Good improv isn’t (just) about being funny. It’s about effective communication
60Just because you talk a lot doesn’t mean you’re good at it
61How to convert a shitty idea into a great one
62Improve without the “e”
63How to turn your presentation into a Pixar movie
64The team building event your staff will actually like
65The fastest way to Yes is Yes, And
66Get to the yes
67Funny is as funny does
68Storytelling for middle-management
69Improving tough conversations
70Improv training for dummies (and smarty pants)
712 little words that will change your life (and get people to agree with you)
72In just 2 hours, you’ll be the best presenter in the building
73If you had come to us first, that conversation with your boss might have gone a little more the way you thought it would
74Forecasts call for brainstorms
75Nobody plans on making a shitty presentation
76The most fun you’ll ever have in a meeting
77If presenting to a room full of strangers scares you to death, you’re in the right place
78Nobody thought I could get the boss to  take us to a comedy club. So I brought one to us.
79You don’t have to be funny to be good at improv
80Listening for dummies. Speaking for experts.
81How to make good decisions on the fly
82How to make difficult conversations easier
83Are they only laughing because you’re the boss?
84Yes, we have a PowerPoint deck. But it has pictures of puppies!
85Active listening, innovative thinking
86Improv training for regular folks
87The presentation game-changer
88The communication class for people who kind of want to be funny
89Learn how to present about absolutely anything
90Improv techniques to make your life easier
91Give a presentation no one will ever forget (on purpose)
92The 2 most useful words in business (and how to use them at home)
93More fun than your on-boarding orientation
94It’s not about being funny. That part just happens.
95Helping white collar execs loosen their tongues
96Team building skills you can actually use (No trust falls!)
97After you learn to think on your feet, it doesn’t matter where you’re standing.
98“I never realized how many speaking mistakes I was making until I took this class”
99It’s not (just) about being funny
10011 improv tips I wish my last boss had known
101The communications class that makes HR nervous
102Learn to be prepared
103You have a good story. You’re just telling it wrong.

Overall: Pretty decent. There are some very usable lines here.

Lesson: It’s waaay more fun to write about something you’re interested in. I used far fewer formulas and pulled from my experiences. It was motivating to know this could help people I like. Best out of the 5 so far, I think. Let me know if you agree. Comments welcome!

I wrote nearly half of the lines without looking back at the website—which, in hindsight, was a mistake. I need to focus more on being concise and useful rather than forcing the creative.

Maybe I’ll revisit this one later.

Also, if you’d like to see me tackle a particular topic, let me know. Sometimes choosing a subject is just as hard as writing the lines.  (No, no it’s not. That’s not even remotely true.)

Total time: Lost track. Sorry! I started this one last night, then came back and finished it over 3 short sessions throughout the day. Much less draining and a night of sleeping on the ideas results in better work. I’m going to do this more often when I can. I’d estimate about an 1:05