Frequently Asked Questions
01 Is your program customizable?
One of the most important distinctions with Paul or Kelly's speech is not only is it customizable to the needs of the client but interestingly, the speech itself customizes DURING the presentation based on the interactions with the participants. Basically, their own speech adapts to the moment as Paul or Kelly is speaking and engaging with the audience.
02 Are there exercises to practice at home to help with nurturing the right side of the brain?
At the end of the interactive speech, we will provide an internal business link of some of the exercises that were done during the speech (and their cognitive benefit) along with step-by-step instructions so they can be practiced at home. In addition, you only need one other person in order to practice effectively and nurture the right side of the brain. In fact, some of the business improv exercises Paul and Kelly have designed can even be done alone.
03 Are there companies that have used Beta Test improv services more than once?
Ingersoll Rand has had Beta Test improv come in and teach improv, team work, and right brain thinking 38 times. Wells Fargo has had versions of the speech more than a dozen times. Red Ventures, Compass Group, Daimler Trucks and many others have had Paul or Kelly speak a half a dozen or more times.
04 How can I justify your humorous speech to my boss?
Humor might be thought of as a soft skill but it can have a huge bottom line result. As Paul and Kelly point out in their speech, the top 100 companies to work for in America have a vastly superior stock market return than other companies on the exchange and one of the main contributors to that statistic is the fun factor at work.
In addition, companies that add humor into the workplace increase morale, have a lower attrition rate, and often increase productivity at an exponential rate. As Ben and Jerry's said, "The bottom line is not that far from the punchline."
05 Our company is made up of serious accountants and executives who feel like Beta Test improv might put them on the spot to have to be funny?
Paul or Kelly's speech is designed to nurture the right side of the brain to help people come out of their comfort zone in a playful way that doesn't put people on the spot to be funny.
The business improv exercises have been researched and used hundreds of times to help people gain confidence in themselves and realize that becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable is a major key to a successful career.
06 No offense, but some people think right brain thinkers can be flighty or off in la-la land. Do you see my point?
We do see the point although painting right brain thinkers with a broad brush isn't always true, there is some validity in what you are saying. We think it's important to have a balance between creativity and analytical thinking. With that in mind, Paul and Kelly also own Briarcliff Hall which teaches high school students the SAT and ACT exam. Here is that website Briarcliffhall.com