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Episode 197: The Art of Improv, Communication, and Change – Mike Ganino

He’s a repeat offender, but actually he’s a repeat guest that is back to talk about the art of using Improv to communicate more clearly in the throes of change. Yes, I said Improv when your deep in the tornadoes of change. Whether you’re coming out, making a career change, going through a relationship break-up, starting a new endeavor, or even preparing to go on stage to speak, the art of Improv is one of the most effective tools at your disposal to up your communication game.

Mike Ganino, a rising star in the speaking world, expert at culture change, and improve actor, jumps head first into the lounge with us as we explore new “in the moment paths” for coming out to communicate clearly when faced with life’s most difficult conversations.

Show Highlights

* Why Mike chooses to come out every chance that he can…
* This guest is still learning the lesson that he just might not be for everybody
* About 70% of gay people still think they shouldn’t talk about it at work!
* Take small risks and go to the supportive people you know first
* Play the scene you’re in – not the one you want to be in

Connect with Mike Ganino

Mike Ganino is a communication + performance coach who helps executives, leaders, and thought leaders communicate and connect with the audiences. He uses his background as an improv actor and public speaker to help. They also leave with solid, practical tips to take back to work, to the boardroom, and to the stage.

Mike’s work as a public speaker, communications coach, Emcee, and trainer has helped create memorable performances and events for companies like Snagajob, PeopleMatter, Uber, US Foods, American Marketing Association, and more. He is faculty member at Heroic Public Speaking where he works with public speakers to boost their performance to book more stages.

Mike has served as a hospitality and tech industry executive in charge of corporate and brand communications at companies like Protein Bar, Lettuce Entertain You, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and ChowNow. His organizational know-how matched with his improv background from world-famous Second City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and Improv Olympics helps him work impactfully with executives and leaders to communicate on target. He’s a contributor to Huffington Post and Thrive Global and has helped write two books: Bar and Restaurant Success & The Better Business Book.

Pride + Action = Change
Mike’s first appearance on The Coming Out Lounge 


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