This episode of the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast features Carma’s interview with Avish Parashar, a self-proclaimed “motivational smart ass.” He uses improv comedy and humor to help teach people about better communication skills.
Length: 9 minutes, 1 seconds
Avish Parashar says he has found that improv comedy skills have really helped him with his scripted employed work. “So it’s not just about improvising,” he says, “but all the tools really come together to help speaking.” In this episode, he shares his thoughts on why improv comedy improves speaking skills.
Avish Parashar’s Big Tip: “If no one has a problem with anything you’re doing, you’re probably not going far enough. If everyone seems to be pleased with what you’ve done, then you probably went a little middle of the road and tried to please everyone, and that’s not really where the success is going to come from. It’s going to come from pushing people a little bit and pushing your authenticity all the way out to the edge where … one or two people might say something like, ‘ah, that wasn’t for me.’ I think that’s the sweet spot.”
About the Public Speaking Super Powers Podcast Series
Carma Spence, the author of Public Speaking Super Powers, interviewed 80+ speakers as research for the book. This podcast shares those interviews so you can hear what the Featured Speakers said in their own words. This series will run twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, until all interviews are posted. Occasionally, a special edition with a new interview will be added to the mix.