Entries by Allison Gilmore

3 Easy Ways to Raise your EQ in 2014

Are you still looking for the perfect New Year’s Resolution? Try raising your EQ! No gym membership or exercise required. Just 3 easy steps to improve your emotional intelligence and up your Emotional Quotient. And if you’re wondering “what the heck is EQ?”, here’s a quick primer. According to Harvard theorist Howard Gardner, “Your EQ […]

What’s your story this Thanksgiving, turkey?

What have those turkeys at DuMore Improv been up to? Well, this month we’ve been busy teaching storytelling workshops, cooking up new curriculum ideas and looking for holiday recipes online. Thursday is Thanksgiving after all! And it’s a great time to reflect on the amazing stories you’ve created with your friends and families in the […]

How can ghost stories help your business?

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, and as we sit here shoving candy corn in our faces, we were thinking about why we love it so much – ghost stories!! Last month, we taught a brand new workshop “The Business of Storytelling” for our wonderful clients at Turner Entertainment Networks. We dug deep into […]

How to start a conversation with MOO

Moo.com is one of our favorite places for clever business ideas and they just let us in on a little secret. You can use their mini cards for teambuilding! Just print up a batch of conversation starter questions (like the ones pictured above) and hand them out at the beginning of your weekly team meetings. […]

Add a little improv to your lesson plan!

Remember how exciting the first day of school was? Loading up your book bag with virgin notebooks and putting on your game face. Just because you’re a little older doesn’t mean you can’t own August with a badass back-to-school attitude! Learn something knew with a continuing education course at your local university or community college, […]

The Last-Minute Improviser’s Holiday Gift Guide!

‘Tis the season for exchanging gifts – which requires using all of your improv skills! Remember to listen for clues about what your loved ones really want, make good offers (and a very clear Christmas list!) and say “Yes, And” to whatever goodies appear under your tree. Then you’re all set to create a beautiful […]