About the Event:
Guess what? You (yes you) are funny! You just may not know it yet.
In this interactive and fun program, you will learn the fundamentals of great improvisation and then use the ideas of improv comedy to access, develop, and incorporate your own natural humor into your presentations.
This program is NOT an improv comedy class. It is an interactive session where you will play improv games designed to help you discover your natural humor and allow you to practice ways of quickly adding humor to your programs that is authentic and natural for you.
If adding humor to your programs is important to you (as it should be) then be sure to attend this highly entertaining, highly interactive, very fun, and content-packed program!
Be able to use three techniques to quickly add humor to their presentations without writing “jokes.”
Develop the ability to access their quick-thinking and creative skills to flow with the unexpected with humor and speed.
Learn how to quickly generate humorous content that is authentic to you – even if speak on a “dry” or “serious” topic.
About the Speaker:
Avish Parashar is quite possibly the world’s only Motivational Improviser. Avish uses his 25+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to think quickly, get creative, and master change. He is the author of “Improvise to Success!” and “Say ‘Yes, And!'” as well as dozens of other products designed to help others use the power of improvisation to be funnier, happier, and more successful.
Avish has been involved in NSA for over 13 years, served as the president of the Philadelphia NSA Chapter in 2008-2009, and was twice awarded “Chapter Member of the Year.” He has presented four times as part of the Annual Convention’s Pre-Conference Comedy Night, including 2013 when he hosted a “speaker themed” improv comedy show and 2015 when he was one of the contestants in “The Speaker Games.”
The May 2016 issue of Speaker Magazine features an article by Avish on using improv to add humor to presentations – and features him on the cover!
Avish is also a long time member of the Cigar PEG and, as the emcee and auctioneer at their Annual Fundraiser at the NSA Convention, has helped them raise over $500,000 for charity.
About the Venue:
Our monthly Chapter Meetings and all MeetUps take place at Microsoft’s New York office building. Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 pm two days prior to the event. No WALK INS are possible. Please bring I.D. and check in at the Microsoft Concierge. Subways to 11 Times Square (between 41st and 42nd Streets on 8th Avenue, next to Port Authority Bus Terminal) are 1, 2, 3, 7, A, E, N, and Q trains at all times, or C and R trains at all times except late nights.
No walk ins are possible. You must buy your ticket 48 hours prior to the event.
If you are a member of the NSA NYC chapter, please log in with your username and password. Buy a general ticket and your membership discount will automatically be applied on the check out page.
Requests for refunds must be made at least one week before the event by using the contact form. After that time, you may send a replacement if you notify us and send first name, last name and e-mail address of the person who will join us 48 hours prior to the event via the contact form. Discounted All-Access-Pass tickets can not be refunded. However, you may send a replacement as well by using the contact form.