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Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

Benjamin Franklin Digital Award

best-bad-presenter“Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever” by Karen Hough, ImprovEdge Founder and CEO, named Gold Honoree in Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards

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Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever” by Karen Hough, ImprovEdge Founder and CEO, named Gold Honoree in Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards

Independent Book Publishers Association honors innovation in electronic publishing

Columbus, Ohio – October 28, 2014 – “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over” by ImprovEdge Founder and CEO Karen Hough has been named Gold honoree in the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards. The awards, launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, recognizes innovation in electronic publishing.

“In writing a book about presentation skills, a visual medium, we knew a video series was the most relevant way to ‘show’ which rules to break, not just ‘tell,’” said Hough, already an Amazon.com best-selling author, “The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Radical Collaboration at Work.” Both books were published by Berrett-Koehler.

“Videos for this book illustrate real people throwing out the old rules of presenting in order to be their authentic selves – in front of 2 or 200 people,” said Hough. In training thousands of people, Ms. Hough has used her unique presentation approach to take the anxiety out of one of the greatest fears in business.

An acknowledged thought leader on negotiation, presentation skills, executive presence and women’s issues, Ms. Hough is a sought-after speaker for corporate and public events in the U.S and internationally.

About Karen Hough
Karen Hough, Founder & CEO of ImprovEdge, is a #1 Amazon bestselling author, contributor to the Huffington Post and recipient of the Stevie silver International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012 as well as the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding woman-owned business. Ms. Hough’s second, award-winning book, “Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes and Win Them Over” was published in 2014 by Berrett-Koehler. She is a Certified Speaking Professional and has presented to audiences of thousands both in the US and internationally.

About ImprovEdge
ImprovEdge is an award-winning training company that integrates improvisational techniques in the learning process. ImprovEdge clients include ESPN, Cardinal Health, Coach, Jones Day and Nationwide to name a few. At ImprovEdge, we use improvisation to teach business skills. You might say, we make getting unstuck… stick.

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