Fake it with Confidence: How to use Improv Comedy to be More Confident in Social Situations
By John Freund
Genre: Nonfiction, Comedy, Self-help
What do improv comedy and socializing have in common? EVERYTHING!! 'Fake it with Confidence' offers you ten core principles of improv comedy, and shows how they can be used to create confidence both on stage and in your social life. Each chapter highlights a different principle, and uses specific examples from the author's experience performing improv, and from his personal life as well. 'Fake it with Confidence' is an insightful look at the world of improv comedy, and how it can impact your world right away!
I hoped to take something insightful away from Fake it With Confidence, and I am happy to report it was way more helpful than I imagined. John Freund brings us a self-help book about being more confident in social situations through lessons he has acquired while being an improv performer. The beauty is that this reads like a fun, interesting book opposed to a self-help book.
I learned quite a bit about improv from the author. John begins each of the nine principles with a personal story and follows up with how the reader can use each one in their social life. It’s solid info about listening, trusting, and using your environment to your benefit. Good stuff!
John Freund received his BA from UPENN and his MBA from USC (too many letters…). John first performed improv comedy with his college improv troupe Without A Net, and went on to become director of the group. He has since performed at both the Upright Citizens Brigade and the People’s Improv Theater in New York City.
This is John’s first e-book, and he recently completed his first full-length nonfiction book called ‘TurtleBunny: The Two Roads To Wealth For 20 & 30-Somethings.’ TurtleBunny explains the basics of personal finance and entrepreneurship in a light-hearted and humorous way; it aims to be the first book on personal finance and entrepreneurship that 20 and 30-somethings will actually want to read!
When he’s not travelling the world, John is living and writing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
For hilarious tweets on all things personal finance and entrepreneurship-related, as well as some random things that aren’t, you can follow John on Twitter! @theturtlebunny