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The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 12th, 2022

Events and holidays for August 12th and this week:

1908 Henry Ford's company builds the first Model T car.

1955 US President Eisenhower raises minimum wage from 75 cents to $1 an hour.

1967 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released.

  •  National Sewing Machine Day
  • Baseball Fans Day
  • International Youth Day
  • National Kool Aid Day
  • National Farmers Market Week
  • Julienne Fries Day
  • Vinyl Record Day
  • Perseid Meteor Showers

Pull out the Sewing Machine to patch up your catchers glove so you can spark up a Baseball game with local Youths, and cool off after with Kool Aid (what is your favorite flavor of the the original six: cherry, grape, orange, lemon, root beer and raspberry) before heading over to the local Farmers Market to pick up some potatoes to make Julienne Fries (long thin potato strips, similar to matchsticks) while you listen to some oldies on Vinyl Records as you watch the Perseid Meteor Showers.

Cheers 🧵⚾🧒🍹👩‍🌾🍟💿🌘

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Video: Keynotes/Workshops Virtual/Digital

The Engagement Maximizer is a customized program (for your unique situation) of engaging techniques designed to multiply and magnify, creating high impact and long-lasting results. Your organization will lock-in-learning to create a culture of engagement.

Harvard Business Review, Gallup and other leading organizations have discovered that a 1% increase in employee engagement can lead up to a 9% increase in revenue.
Time to use this secret power in your life to improve your bottom line and peace of mine.

"Having Roger Haskett and Engagement Unlimited involvement in our organization over the past seven years has been an unquestionable game changer. Roger has taken member engagement and enthusiasm at our events to an unthinkable level that we would not have predicted when he first became involved. One of the keys of this success has been Roger’s willingness and ability to truly get to know our union and its culture and refine his materials to maximize its value to our members and our organization. Not to mention his widely popular evening entertainment such as Family Feud. Roger's attendance has become a huge draw for our members in coming back year after year. Thank you Roger and Engagement Unlimited!"

Robert K. MacDonald, Director, BC/Yukon Region, The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

"The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours." Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

"There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing." Aristotle

PS. 😎 Some Friday FUN!!

Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up August 5th, 2022

Events and holidays for August 5th and this week:

1926 Harry Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping.

1960 Chubby Checker performs his version of Hank Ballard's "The Twist" on "The Dick Clark Show", starting a worldwide dance craze.

1998 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC. Check out our Improv Comedy Show here: Improv Comedy — Engaging Entertainment.

  • Work Like a Dog Day
  • International Traffic Light Day 
  • International Clown Week
  • National Underwear Day
  • National Water Balloon Day
  • National Oyster Day
  • Green Peppers Day
  • International Beer Day

After Working Like a Dog (honors people who put in that extra bit of hard work, and this quirky day is inspired by the reputed strong work ethic of canines, especially service dogs) observe all the Traffic Lights on your way home, and then jump into your Clown costume (Underwear optional) to have a Water Balloon fight with your friends, and then an Oyster feast with a side of Green Peppers and some International Beer to wash it all down.

Cheers 🐕‍🦺🚦🤡🩲🎈🦪🌶️🍺

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Our award-winning, "Team Building Disguised as FUN!" .

Pit team against team in the ultimate pub trivia competition. Pub trivia and it’s British roots have invaded today’s social scene. Content is fun, topical, and we can inject custom questions that are all about YOU. Our version includes written questions, music, video, and a super fun host to bring it all together.  

Perfect for Pre/Post-dinner Interactive Entertainment,

Lunch Break Energizer, Networking Events...

"Engagement Unlimited's VIRTUAL Pub Trivia was extremely fun and really brought the energy out in the room, our PwC staff and potential candidates all enjoyed the event and it was definitely one to remember, I highly recommend Michael and Roger to anyone who's looking for an engaging and fun event!" -- Nicholas Fong, PricewaterhouseCoopers

“Stefano was able to effortlessly take the entire group to another level of participation and learning. The interaction was superb and I dare to say he had as much fun as we did. His ability to get the higher level of engagement from every one of our participants was remarkable. There is no doubt in my mind our teams will be recommending the services of Engagement Unlimited moving forward.” -- Rose Ironside, Director, MCI Vancouver

"I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

"Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." George Addai

PS. 😎 Some Friday FUN!!

Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up July 29th, 2022

Events and holidays for July 29th and this week:

1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" with Mickey Mouse.

1954 Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London.

2001 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood.

  • National Talk in an Elevator Day
  • Satchmo Week
  • International Tiger Day
  • Rain Day
  • Lumberjack Day
  • International Chicken Wing Day
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Milk Chocolate Day

Take a ride and Talk in an Elevator, maybe about Satchmo, the jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, or about International Tiger Day (explain about this critically endangered species and what can be done to help them), or about Rain Day, as all life is dependent on rain, and rain is what keeps our world green and fresh and beautiful, or sing the Lumberjack song (Monty Python at its finest -"I'm a Lumberjack, and I'm OK, I sleep all night and I work all day"), and reward yourself for talking with a hearty dinner of Chicken Wings and Lasagna, and a big bar of Milk Chocolate.

Cheers 🛗🎺🐅🌧️🪓🐔🍝🍫

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Video: 60 second challenge

Engagement is a Magnifier and Multiplier. Put engagement into a room (virtual or live) and magnify the benefits of what you want to get out of that room whether that is more engagement, creative fun, improved connections, better relationships, stronger bottom line and greater productivity.

Virtual and Live engaging Team Building options include:

Family Feud + Name That Tune + Mud Pie Kitchens

Engagement is the secret sauce that makes (virtual and live) events and meetings magical.

“... this was definitely the best team building exercise I've done not just at Oracle, but in my 15 year sales career. It was fun, engaging, and everyone felt good afterward. It was a perfect blend of needing to concentrate on the work / teamwork and enjoying the experience. Creative and worthwhile.”

"The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

"Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower." Steve Jobs

PS. 😎 Some Friday (and long-weekend) FUN!!

Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up July 15th, 2022

Events and holidays for July 15th and this week:

1960 Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US.

1972 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man".

1983 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US.

  • Be a Dork Day
  • National Ventriloquism Week
  • Rabbit Week
  • I Love Horses Day
  • National Give Something Away Day
  • National Gummi Worm Day
  • Orange Chicken Day
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day

Be a Dork for the Day, (remember “Screech” on the teen show Saved by the Bell?) which is a tongue-in-cheek celebration that embraces the idea that everyone in the world is unique, while you practice your Ventriloquism on Rabbits at the park and sing songs about the Horses you Love, then Give Away Gummi Worms while shopping for Orange Chicken (the delicious Chinese dish) and Tapioca Pudding.

Cheers 🥴🗣️🐇🐎👉🐛🐥🍮

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Roger's Rules for a Bigger, Better, More Powerful YOU!

In this inspiring, transformational, and truly heartwarming book, celebrated keynote speaker, entrepreneur, actor, teacher, director, and writer, Roger Haskett, helps you discover incredible new ways to create internal power and become The Me You Want to Be.

Roger has spent his life walking into stressful rooms where he wanted to do magnificent things but found it hard to do basic things, like breathe. Have you had that experience? 

The Me You Want to Be illuminates Roger's path toward overcoming internal struggles and setbacks in important moments where he felt the most powerless. You will discover his signature rules - Roger’s Rules - that we will adapt into your rules to help you become the biggest, best version of yourself in any situation, no matter how stressful it might be or how hopeless you may feel.

Filled with fascinating stories, interesting studies, and practical information, you will be moved to make a significant change in your own life and inspired to become The Me You Want to Be.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler." Albert Einstein

"So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible." Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

PS. 😎 Some Friday FUN!!

Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

The Engagement Friday Wrap-up July 8th, 2022

Events and holidays for July 8th and this week:

1967 Doors' "Light My Fire" hits #1.

1996 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK.

2005 Marvel superhero film "The Fantastic Four" starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis premieres.

  • Tell the Truth Day
  • Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
  • Be a Kid Again Day
  • National Motorcycle Day
  • National Macaroni Day
  • World Kebab Day
  • National Ice Cream Sundae Day
  • Coca Cola Day

Start the day with a goal to Tell the Truth (a day dedicated to honesty and the rejection of manipulation and lying) all day long as you plan a Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together, and reminisce about Be a Kid Again, and maybe play a Motorcycle game online (or take a ride if you have one - remember the helmet!) and later have Macaroni for dinner (to commemorate the day in 1891 when Francesco Procopio, an Italian chef, invented macaroni and cheese) or try a Kebab on the BBQ, and finish it off with an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert with a Coca Cola.

Cheers 😇👣👶🏍️🍝🌯🍦🥤

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Video: Times Are Changing

What can our Emcees do for you and your event?

Our Emcees believe in active participation, interactive engagement and increasing the power of the people in the room or online. 

  • Engaging Emcees and Fantastic Facilitators
  • Hilarious stories to entertain, educate and engage
  • Know when to amp up and down the energy
  • Playful Improv skills to entice and engage
  • Summaries and extensions of content that draw the audience deeper into engagement
  • Know how to read the room, even virtually
  • "It was a pleasure to work with Engagement Unlimited and you Roger! Now that they see what a fantastic and engaging emcee you were that we will have you back in the future! "

    Jess Poon, Events and Logistics Coordinator, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress

    "Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and again and bring their friend." Walt Disney

    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

    PS. 😎 Some Friday FUN!!

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Thursday Wrap-up June 30th, 2022

    Events and holidays for June 30th and this week:

    1955 "Johnny Carson Show" debuts on CBS-TV.

    1967 The Beatles' album "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 in the United States, where it would stay for 15 weeks.

    1974 Paul McCartney & Wings release singles "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK.

    • National Outfit of the Day Day
    • Waffle Iron Day
    • National Ice Cream Soda Day
    • Eye Safety Awareness Week
    • National Tennis Week
    • National Handshake Day
    • Hug Holiday
    • Windjammer Days

    Carefully pick out your Outfit of the Day to showcase the fashionista inside you by sporting one of your best outfits, as you warm up your Waffle Iron for breakfast, with an Ice Cream Soda on the side, before putting on your sunglasses for Eye Safety Awareness as you head out for a game of Tennis (let's go Bianca, Rebecca and Denis at Wimbledon) and greet your opponent with a good Handshake [and a Hug if appropriate😊] and finish up with a Windjammer Day party to reconnect with family, friends and neighbors after the long winter.

    Cheers 🕺🧇🍦😎🎾🤝🤗🥳

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    A classic, on-trend, and interactive entertainment option full of mystery, intrigue, and huge laughs. Our Murder Mysteries have been performed for thousands of audiences and are one of our most popular and engaging shows. We have created different formats to suit different clients and events and will help you determine which one suits your event best! 

    An immersive murder mystery experience where your guests become suspects to the crime!

    While the murder mystery unfolds around you, your group works in teams under the guidance of our senior detectives (our professional actors) to grill the 6 suspects (from your group), examine the clues, and solve the mystery to prove “whodunnit!”

    “Thank you for an incomparable evening of mystery and entertainment. I will never forget the sight of our illustrious Board of Directors in drag and rubber boots, an event well worth every penny.”

    — Garner Webber, General Manager, Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…" Dr. Suess, Oh the Places You’ll Go

    "Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly." Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

    PS. 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up June 24th, 2022

    Events and holidays for June 24th and this week:

    1916 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

    1982 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released.

    1993 "Late Night with David Letterman" airs for the last time on NBC-TV.

    • National Forgiveness Week
    • Take Your Dog to Work Day
    • National Camping Week
    • Swim a Lap Day
    • Water Ski Days
    • National Play Catch Week
    • National Pralines Day
    • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week
    • International Rose' Day

    Start the day with Forgiving someone who has hurt you in the past and then while you Take Your Dog to Work, plan for a Camping Weekend where you can Swim a Lap, go Water Skiing, Play Catch, eat Pralines (nuts in a sugar syrup), have a Watermelon Seed Spitting contest, and enjoy Rose' Day (wine not flowers).

    Cheers 🙇‍♀️🦮⛺🏊🎿⚾🌰🍉🍷

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    Video: Live, Virtual and Hybrid

    An awesomely fun, on-trend group activity that gets participants up on their feet, singing, dancing, and battling head to head in the ultimate music competition. Your classic game show host will divide the room in half and pit teams against each other in a series of music-based games.

    TUNE TRIVIA: A round of light-hearted pub-style music trivia with questions like “Which rockstar wrote the infamous Bangles hit ‘Manic Monday’?” (PRINCE!)

    SHAKE IT OFF DANCE-OFF: Representatives from each team are called up to show off their best moves to Taylor Swift’s dance hit “Shake it Off”. Top contenders on each side must face off before a neutral judging party and show off their best “Running Man” “Sprinkler” or even “Fax Machine” - whatever they can rock with the most confidence!

    BLIND KARAOKE: An iconic pop/rock song is played, but right before the chorus, the music is cut and guests must guess the next set of lyrics. e.g. “Wake me up, before you go-go, don’t leave me hangin’ on....” (LIKE A YO-YO!)

    “I wanted to send you a note to say THANK YOU very much for all that you did to make our sales rally such a success! Kicking it off with Name that Tune was perfect, and everyone loved it! The team building event [Playschool Playscapes] was incredible, I have had so much great feedback about how fun it was, and how much they loved the fact that we were “giving back”. I know that was a lot of work for your team to prepare, and we truly do appreciate you working with us to make that happen! - Helen Pratt, Director, Sales Fairmont Hotels Pacific Northwest

    "Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending." Jim Hensen

    "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson

    PS. And some Friday fun... 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up June 17th, 2022

    Events and holidays for June 17th and this week:

    1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'.

    1978 "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32.

    1991 "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" single released by Bryan Adams (Billboard Song of the Year, 1991).

    • Wear Blue Day
    • National Flip Flop Day
    • World Croc Day
    • Work at Home Father's Day
    • Take Back the Lunch Break Day
    • National Apple Strudel Day
    • Eat All Your Veggies Day
    • Global Garbage Man Day
    • Ugliest Dog Day

    Pick out your most wild Blue shirt and pants, and match them with your favorite Flip Flops, to celebrate World Croc Day (which isn't about Croc shoes, but to highlight the plight of endangered crocodiles), and plan to Work at Home for Father's Day with a very long lunch (Take Back the Lunch Break) and enjoy an Apple Strudel, (make sure to Eat All Your Veggies at dinner to balance out the Strudel) and give an extra couple to your Garbage Man/Woman (to thank and recognize the dedicated efforts of the men and women who keep our communities clean) while checking out pictures of the Ugliest Dogs.

    Cheers 🔵👟🐊🖥️🍔🍩🥗🗑️🐶

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    Video: Engagement is a Superpower 9X Results!

    Our award-winning, world-class keynote speakers and emcees believe in active participation, interactive engagement and increasing the power of the people in the room or online, live, virtual or hybrid!!

    What makes our speakers so valuable to you and your company, business or organization

    • Potent Keynotes, Engaging Emcees and Fantastic Facilitators
    • Hilarious stories to entertain, educate and engage
    • Expertly amps up and down the energy as needed
    • Playful Improv skills to entice and engage
    • Summaries and extensions of content that draw the audience deeper into engagement
    • Knows how to read the room, even virtually
    • Regularly receives comments from participants like: “best session of conference” “life-changing,” “high-impact” and “profound”

    “It is an absolute pleasure to work with Roger Haskett and his team at Engagement Unlimited. Roger has been a dynamic key note speaker, engaging emcee and enthusiastic entertainer for the past two years at our Steward Council.

    "Equally impressive is how Roger sits down with our planning team to get to know us, our Union and our desired outcomes, to help create and design specific educational programs. It is not surprising that we have had two of our highest ranking events since Engagement Unlimited came on board. We wholeheartedly recommend Roger Haskett and Engagement Unlimited to help elevate your next event to a new level.”

    Robert M. MacDonald, Director, BC/Yukon Region, The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

    "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." Salvador Dali

    "If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing." Ernest Hemingway

    PS. And some Friday fun... 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up June 10th, 2022

    Events and holidays for June 10th and this week:

    1947 Perennial Christmas film "Miracle on 34th St" starring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara, directed by George Seaton is released.

    1972 Sammy Davis Jr.'s cover of "The Candy Man" by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (from the film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory") goes to #1 on the charts - his biggest single.

    1982 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released.

    • Ball Point Pen Day
    • Family Health and Fitness Day
    • National Garden Week
    • National Making Life Beautiful Day
    • Corn on the Cob Day
    • National Rose (Wine) Day
    • National Iced Tea Day
    • National German Chocolate Cake Day
    • National Cotton Candy Day

    Use a Ball Point Pen to make a list of activities to do for Family Health and Fitness Day (a hike, swim at the pool, bike ride, walk or Gardening??) to help Make Life Beautiful, and also to make some room for the feast at dinner, a 6 course meal including Corn on the Cob, Rose Wine or Iced Tea, and German Chocolate Cake and Cotton Candy for dessert.

    Cheers 🖊️🏋🏡💐🌽🍷🍵🎂🍭

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    Video: Hybrid is Here, Live is Back

    Join Richard Dawson Jr. as he hosts your very own customized version of the hit game show Family Feud! This version gets the whole gang involved with 3 rounds of questions with 10-15 team members per round. A lightning round face-off determines the winner and everyone is treated to a fun game of Name that Tune. 

    We bring an amazing host, assistant, and everything needed to create the best experience for your guests. Top 5 answers are on the board…let’s play!

    Perfect for interactive after-dinner entertainment!

    HOW IT WORKS

    • Warm welcome, rules, Team set-up
    • 3 Question Rounds: 3 "Top 5 answers on the board" questions per round are asked. This allows for 6 teams of 5-15 guests each
    • The Lightning Round: Our tech keeps score throughout the game and announces the top 2 teams, who then face off in a fast-paced trivia battle.
    • Name that Tune: After the winning team is awarded, the energy in the room will be high, so we end the game on a literal high note by playing Name that Tune with everyone.

    “Thank you for providing our group with a professional, energetic and truly entertaining show. We have received such positive feedback from not only our staff and partners in attendance, but also from the banquet employees who watched the show. Your rapport and engagement with the people on stage as well as the audience, allowed the entire room to be involved and participate in the fun!” Paula D'Souza, RBC Richmond

    "Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim." Dory, Finding Nemo

    "We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie

    PS. And some Friday fun... 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up June 3rd, 2022

    Events and holidays for June 3rd and this week:

    1939 "Beer Barrel Polka" by Will Glahe hits #1 on the pop singles chart.

    1967 Aretha Franklin's cover of the Otis Redding song "Respect" reaches #1.

    1988 "Big" film directed by Penny Marshall, starring Tom Hanks premieres in US.

    • National Egg Day
    • National Itch Day
    • National Play Outside Day
    • Chimborazo Day
    • Hug Your Cat Day
    • Love Conquers All Day
    • National Bubbly Day
    • National Donut Day
    • National Chocolate Macaroon Day

    Start the day with Eggs (your choice of how - mine are poached) then scratch that Itch (the day to do something you have been itching to do) by Playing Outside and lace up your hiking boots and go for a hike and enjoy Chimborazo Day (which celebrates the highest mountain point in Ecuador) and later Hug Your Cat to celebrate Love Conquers All and have a glass of Bubbly (not into a sparkling drink? how about a bubble bath?) and finish up with your favorite Donut (Boston Creme, Strawberry Jelly, Vanilla Frosting with Sprinkles, Apple Fritter or Chocolate Long John anyone?) and some Chocolate Macaroons.

    Cheers 🥚🍳🤷‍♀️⛳🥾😻💖🍾🍩🍫

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    Video: Recognition and Engagement Stats

    Our award-winning comedic improvisers know how to grab the crowd fast and then dazzle them with a performance that’s full of action, audience participation and belly laughs. 
    Improv Comedy is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that has generated worldwide applause, praise and recommendations from thousands of performances!

    Perfect as post-dinner entertainment or for in-home parties!

    How it works:

  • In advance of the show we send you a questionnaire asking for info your guests. This will be used as the basis for the content of the performance.
  • During the show actors on a stage ask for input from the audience and improvise comedy sketches and games on the spot - much like the popular TV series “Whose Line is It Anyway?” or the quick witted comedy you would see at an Improv club around the world.
  • “Thank you for the fantastically funny Improv Group you provided! It was exactly what the client asked for - interactive, customized and FUN!”

    — Kelly Clarke, Production Manager, Cantrav Services

    "When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." Paulo Coelho

    "Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination." Benjamin Disraeli

    PS. And some Friday fun... 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 27th, 2022

    Events and holidays for May 27th and this week:

    1933 Walt Disney's short film "3 Little Pigs" released (Academy Award Best Animated film 1934).

    1975 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year, 1975).

    1977 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC.

    • National Road Trip Day
    • National Backyard Games Week
    • Don't Fry Day
    • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day
    • National Paper Airplane Day
    • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
    • National Grape Popsicle Day
    • Sunscreen Protection Day
    • National Polka Weekend

    Due to high fuel costs, cancel the Road Trip and plan a National Backyard Games Week and skip the Deep Fryer and instead take out a bucket load of Fruits and Vegetables, and have a Paper Airplane contest and reward the winner with Blueberry Cheesecake and Grape Popsicles, but remember to use Sunscreen for Protection, and round out the day with a Polka dance or 2 (The Pineapple Song by Freeze Dried, or how about Too Fat Polka by Frankie Yankovic?)

    Cheers 🚙🏠🍟🍉🛩️🥮🍧⛱️🕺

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    PLAYSCHOOL PLAYSCAPES -- Mud Pie Kitchens

    An amazing way to create hero-energy and give back to the local community. Groups build Mud Pie Kitchens or Buddy Benches to be donated to daycares and schools in need.

    How it works:

    Teams work in groups to win packages of materials and build outdoor play kitchens or buddy benches. These items are made from natural materials for daycares and elementary schools in areas where kids need the most support. 

    The goal is to encourage collaboration, communication, and creativity while giving back to the community in a hugely impactful way. 

    “Playschool Playscapes was incredible, I have had so much great feedback about how fun it was, and how much they loved the fact that we were “giving back”. I have heard from many people that it was the best sales rally ever...so thank you for contributing to that in a big way!”

    — Helen Pratt, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

    "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland

    "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland

    PS. And some lighter stuff... 😎

    Engagement that TRANSFORMS Events and Gets RESULTS !!

    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 20th, 2022

    Events and holidays for May 20th and this week:

    1927 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight).

    1971 Marvin Gaye' eleventh album "What's Going On" is released; considered the best album off all-time by critic surveys in Rolling Stone (2020); The Guardian (1997); and New Music Express (1985).

    1999 "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson, is released in cinemas.

    • National Bike to Work Day
    • National Be a Millionaire Day
    • International Virtual Assistants Day
    • Flower Day
    • World Bee Day
    • National Rescue Dog Day
    • Endangered Species Day
    • National Pizza Party Day
    • NASCAR Day

    Pull out the bike and Bike to Work (a long trip for me, all the way down the driveway and back to my home office) and then act out National Be a Millionaire Day by sending your Virtual Assistant a bouquet of Flowers and a jar of honey (to support World Bee Day, which raises awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping) in addition to making a donation to the Rescue Dog society and the Canadian Wildlife Federation to protect Endangered Species (remember you are acting like a millionaire!!) before an after work Pizza Party while watching NASCAR.

    Cheers 🚴💰👩‍💼💐🐝🐶🐳🍕🏎️

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    "Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

    "Fight till the last gasp." William Shakespeare, Henry VI

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    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 13th, 2022

    Events and holidays for May 13th and this week:

    1938 "The Adventures of Robin Hood", directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley, and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland premieres.

    1998 Seinfeld's final 2-part episode "The Finale" airs on NBC-TV to 76.3M viewers with commercials priced at $2M for 30 seconds.

    2013 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield departs the International Space Station to return to Earth.

    • Top Gun Day
    • National Leprechaun Day
    • Frog Jumping Day
    • National Apple Pie Day
    • National Fruit Cocktail Day
    • Skeptics Day International
    • Blame Someone Else Day
    • World Cocktail Day
    • Friday the 13th

    Put on your aviator sunglasses and head out to your local meeting place and proclaim loudly you are The Top Gun, and that you just saw a Leprechaun who was Frog Jumping back and forth over his pot of gold while eating an Apple Pie and a Fruit Cocktail at the same time, and see if anyone is a Skeptic, and if so, then Blame Someone Else for your story, before having a special Cocktail called the Lucky Seven Drink in honor of Friday the 13th, because this drink has 13 ingredients (15 ml vodka, 15 ml amaretto, 15 ml sloe gin, 15 ml triple sec, 15 ml Tennessee whiskey, 15 ml Southern Comfort, 15 ml rum, 7 ml cranberry juice, 7 ml lime juice, 7 ml orange juice, cocktail glass with ice and a straw). Yikes, better have just 1!!!

    Cheers 🕶️☘️🐸🥧🍍🤷‍♀️👉🍹😨

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    "There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere." Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

    "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." Michael Jordan

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    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up May 6th, 2022

    Events and holidays for May 6th and this week:

    1840 World's first adhesive postage stamp, the "Penny Black", is first used in Great Britain.

    1962 "West Side Story" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 54 weeks which is more than 20 weeks longer than any other album.

    2004 TV sitcom "Friends" airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers).

    • National Nurses Day
    • Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    • National Crepes Suzette Day
    • International No Diet Day
    • No Homework Day
    • International Space Day
    • National Beverage Day
    • No Pants Day

    Invite your neighbor Nurses and Military Spouses to breakfast to show them your appreciation by making Crepes Suzette (sweet crêpes made with a sauce of butter, sugar, orange juice, orange zest and an orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier) on this No Diet Day, and later because of No Homework Day, take time to watch a documentary on International Space while enjoying your favorite Beverage, and if you have too many, maybe a No Pants walk outside (this requires publicly wearing just undergarments on the lower part of the body) before bedtime?

    Cheers 👩‍⚕️🎖️🥞🍨📚🪐🍹👖

    This week's wrap-up...

    Video: Get Comfortable Being UNcomfortable

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    "The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?" Ayn Rand

    "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." Michael Scott, The Office

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    The Engagement Friday Wrap-up April 29th, 2022

    Events and holidays for April 29th and this week:

    1997 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres publicly declare she is gay.

    2004 "Mean Girls", teen comedy film released starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey.

    2018 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses 635-episode count of "Gunsmoke"'; highest number of episodes of any series on TV.

    • National Shrimp Scampi Day
    • International Dance Day
    • Viral Video Day
    • Zipper Day
    • International Noise Awareness Day
    • We Jump The World Day
    • National Scoop the Poop Week
    • Go Diaper Free Week
    • World Wish Day

    While cooking your favorite meal of Shrimp Scampi (shrimp cooked with butter, garlic, lemon juice, and white wine) do your favorite Dance, maybe to the Viral Video Baby Shark Dance (https://youtu.be/XqZsoesa55w) that has over 10.4 BILLION views!!, before doing up your Zipper on your pants, shirt and leather jacket, as you head out to quietly observe International Noise Awareness Day) and practice your Jump The World (otherwise known as free running) and be prepared to Scoop the Poop in anticipation of Go Diaper Free Week, on your way to drop off a donation for World Wish Day (help grant a wish for a child who needs it most).

    Cheers 🍤🕺🦈🤐🔊🆙💩🚼🕯️

    This week's wrap-up...

    Getting dressed for my second Live gig in over two years! For an actor, getting dressed in a costume is almost a sacred ritual and one that I enjoy immensely. Once the costume is on, who knows what character is going to appear where Roger once was? Exciting!

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    "Leaders can let you fail and yet not let you be a failure." Stanley McChrystal

    "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." Stephen Hawking

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    "I really enjoyed how you and Roger conducted the session (Virtual Engagement Strategies) as a demonstration of what you were teaching lol! I also think the action-oriented way in which you engage virtual audiences (striking poses and using hand gestures to communicate) is so great!”


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