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improve it! Q4 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-10-18T17:29:24+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

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Halloween Isn’t Spooky with Ignite Chicago. . .

By | 2017-09-28T20:01:01+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's Speaktacular! Ignite Chicago October is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. [...]

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End of Summer Means Ignite Chicago is Back!

By | 2017-09-01T15:24:50+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stand Up and Be Heard! Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood [...]

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Facilitator Spotlight: Meet The Rise Group!

By | 2017-08-01T19:32:54+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: August, Creative, Innovation, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Who are The Rise Group and how did you get started? Rise is a small but mighty consulting firm, founded in 2013 and based in NYC. We are all about helping people work better, together. We’re experts in making collaboration happen in organizations and teams.We partner with our clients in two ways: Moments and Movements. Moments [...]

improve it! Q3 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-06-28T15:39:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

Ad Her Inspires Female Minority Students

By | 2017-05-17T20:33:27+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Categories: Inspire, June, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ad Her Adds a Voice to Chicago Advertising from guest blogger Katie Palmer Trailblazers and change makers are what Chicago advertising needs. This statement was the powerful theme Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett, focused on during her opening remarks at the Ad Her workshop on April 22nd, 2017.  The Ad Her workshop, a [...]

improve it! Q2 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-04-19T17:01:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age

By | 2017-04-13T19:46:20+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age with Amanda Neely Are you… drowning in piles? feeling overwhelmed? under-valued? in over your head? Is your life characterized by… busyness? too much stuff to do? too many ideas that never get accomplished? Stop taking this productivity tip and that efficiency trick and never making progress. Learn to [...]

How The Beatles Nearly Ruined My Life… and David Bowie Saved It

By | 2017-04-17T17:58:36+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  How The Beatles Nearly Ruined My Life… and David Bowie Saved It  Written and Performed by Ben Hollis with musical support by John Siegle Directed by Paul Quinn   Too late to live the life you were meant to live? “Frick No!” says Ben Hollis. The eight-time Emmy-winner (Wild Chicago, WTTW) and local TV legend [...]

The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do

By | 2017-03-31T16:41:47+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do with Danny Schuman   Come join other Chicago entrepreneurs as we put together a list of tips and tools for entrepreneurial success. It'll be a fun and productive event to share what you know and learn what you don't. Each person will leave with his or her own [...]