In improv, even when we are not on stage under the lights,we are listening off stage, so we can hop in and add to the scene at a moment’s notice…and not take it way off course. This is one of the hardest things we have to teach new improvisers. They get so excited about “writing the scene in advance in their heads” that they forget they are creating this with a group. Instead of listening to what is being said, they hop up on stage and try to cram their idea into the scene, whether it fits or not. This type of “non-listening” creates undue burden on their stage mates, as they now have to justify what the new person brought in even if it didn’t have anything to do with where they were as a group starting to go.
Listening and hearing are not the same thing. In the workplace, as on stage, we have to listen to hear, speak and act.
Our guest today, David Rose, is an accomplished sales trainer, business speaker, university adviser, board member and the CEO of C-Level Global, where he utilizes his proprietary RENAISSANCE methodology which helps save and grow businesses. He coined the phrase CPR saves lives but CRP (consistent – repeatable- processes) saves and grows businesses. And a big part of what he does is listening to hear.
CEO Billingsley Consulting and Host of Coffee with Claire
Claire Billingsley’s journey to WBNTV has taken its direction through many paths, with several twists and turns. Clare has been a second grade teacher, an aerobics instructor, a disc jockey, a franchise director of training and vice president of franchise sales and operations, a radio talk show host, an ontological personal and professional life coach, an improvisational comedy performer, professional speaker, laughter yoga leader, and best-selling author. She uses her curiosity for learning and her insatiable quest for helping people to connect ideas and individuals together to enhance their dreams and aspirations.
Claire has been a helper from a young age, realizing that she wanted to teach school when she was about 7 years old. Through the years she volunteered her time in many service organizations, most recently being a mentor for nine years and previous Board Chair for the Professional Leadership Program at the University of North Texas Business College. Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.” Through every position she held in the corporate world, it has always been “people before paperwork.”
Claire’s passion for connecting people has led her to “Coffee with Claire”, where she combines all of the things that she loves: education, business, giving back to the community, and most importantly, HAVING FUN! Her mantra is ‘Follow the Fun’, and once you see her style of communication and interaction with her guests, you will understand how she incorporates her mantra into everything she does.
Tune in every Friday morning at 9 am CST to WBTVN, and see what everyone is talking about….there’s never a dull moment on “Coffee with Claire”!
Coffee with Claire is about celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, giving back to the community, and having fun! Claire has 25 + years experience in the business world and 15+ years in improvisational comedy. Her unique approach to coaching and speaking has gained her international opportunities. She is always looking to meet new people, so call or email any time!