Entries by Allison Gilmore

Hey, what are you reading right now?

Hey, there! What are you reading? Huh? Huh? Let me see. Were you one of those kids that couldn’t wait for the Summer Reading List to be posted at the library? Did you read all of the books in one week and beg your parents for more? Do you wish you had a grown-up reading list […]

Help! Will this meeting ever end?

How many times (this week!) have you sat through a meeting and wondered “when will this be over?” We’ve done it at least 6 times already and it’s only Thursday! Which is why we’re bringing you a practical improv technique that few people talk about – ending the scene. Sure, we talk about clever ways to […]

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Spring is the season of growth and there’s no better way to grow personally and professionally than to increase your emotional intelligence (also known as your EQ). Last month, Allison was invited to participate in a weekly “Coach Chat” session moderated by Carolyn Bergman, Senior Director of Alumni Career Services at Emory University. Nearly 150 alumni signed […]

Let’s gamestorm! Who’s in?

We’re so excited you’re here — we have big news! DuMore Improv is welcoming a fresh face to our team and announcing a brand new workshop. Bring it in, y’all. First, we’d like to introduce you to our new facilitator, Jim Karwisch — check out his smiling mug at the bottom of this email. He’s a good friend, experienced improviser and […]

Say yes to something that scares you

Let’s take the leap into 2015 together! This year we hope to make our monthly emails more helpful by sharing rock-solid, real-life examples of how you can use improv skills at work and at home. And we hope you’ll share your experiences with us, too! This month, we challenge you to say YES to something that scares you. Something that makes your heart […]

6 Holiday Survival Tips from DuMore Improv

Merry Whatever! Awkward office parties, tense family festivities and the same list of New Year’s resolutions you’ve made for the last 10 years can make even the perkiest elf feel a little Grinchy. Save your holiday season with 6 improv survival techniques from the DuMore Improv gang. DO say “yes, and” to unexpected holiday invitations. […]

It’s time for a trick & a treat…

It’s that magical time of year when you’re forced to pull together the most-amazing-costume-ever at 9:23pm the night before Halloween. So we thought we’d help out this year with a Trick AND a Treat. Here’s your trick. 4 simple steps for improvising a last-minute Halloween costume. 1) Hit the 24-hour grocery for black eyeliner, a […]

What I Like About August Is…

What I like about August is… savoring the last days of summer amidst the buzz of back-to-school time. August is all about making the most of the moment, while looking forward to learning new things. So we thought now is the perfect time to teach you a new trick to help you embrace the end […]

The Million Dollar Improv Question

Summer’s officially here and it’s the perfect time to plan a team building event for your group. Curious how to convince your boss or leadership team that it’s a good idea? Send them these articles that prove it! How to Think Better, Faster on Your Feet CNN.com Can Executives Learn to Ignore the Script? The […]

3 cool things you’ve gotta do this month

Do you have a raging case of March Madness, Spring Fever or the Irish Flu (aka St. Patrick’s Day)? Here at DuMore Improv HQ we found 3 more things to get excited about this month. Add these items to the top of your to-do list for March. 1. Check out our new web site! The […]