Frequently Asked Questions
Is your program customizable?
One of the most important distinctions with Paul's interactive speech is not only is it customizable to the needs of the client, but his speech itself will morph DURING his presentation based on results of an interactive survey his own speech adapts to the moment as he is speaking.
Are there exercises to practice at home to help with nurturing the right side of the brain?
At the end of the interactive speech, Paul will provide an internal business link of some of the exercises that were done during his 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 designed can even be done alone.
Are there companies that have used Paul's services more than once?
Ingersoll Rand has had Paul come in and teach improv, team work, and right brain thinking 27 times. Wells Fargo has had him speak more than a dozen times. Red Ventures, Compass Group, Daimler Trucks and many others have had Paul speak a half a dozen or more times.
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 points out in his 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."
Our company is made up of serious accountants and executives who feel like Paul's improv might put them on the spot to have to be funny. Is that the case?
Paul'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. His 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.
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. Paul thinks it's important to have a balance between creativity and analytical thinking. With that in mind, Paul also owns Briarcliff Hall which teaches high school students the SAT and ACT exam. Here is that website Briarcliffhall.com
Why did our company get rejected for a speech?
Paul is selective about the companies that invite him to give a speech. Sometimes it's not a good fit such as when a company only wants an hour program or when a particular corporate environment is toxic.