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Paul Marks
Founder & Speaker

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Paul has taken classes at Second City and Improv Olympics (i/o) in Chicago from the very best instructors (some of whom have been finalists for Saturday Night Live) including Rachel Mason, Susan Messing, and Tara DeFrancisco.  


He also spent several years researching and studying corporate culture, team building, and presentation skills to see if there was a synergistic relationship between his improv philosophy and the business world. Confident of the connection, in early 2012, Paul opened the Over The Counter improv Business Division (Now called Beta Test improv) to teach the benefits of improvisation and right brain thinking. Within seven months, Paul was featured in an article for the Charlotte Observer and 4 companies took a chance on this unique business improv program.  By 2018, Paul was giving more than 90 speeches across the country annually to companies such as Daimler Trucks, Wells Fargo, Ingersoll Rand, Duke Energy, Bank of America, and Panera Bread.  And in 2019, Paul gave his first TEDx talk on this business improv relationship.

Paul also owns a private SAT/ACT prep business and teaches the college entrance exam.

Read the Charlotte Observer article on Paul Marks

Watch Paul on TV talk about nurturing the right side of the brain

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