Improv skills lead to success


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The Improspectives blog is the web home for Curtis Frye’s articles on business, books, and performance. The blog takes its name from his book Improspectives: Applying Improv Comedy Techniques to Life and Business, which can be purchased for the Kindle or the Nook for $7.95. For a PDF copy, visit this link on GumRoad. If you’d prefer a paper copy, you can buy one from Curt by going to the Techsoc Press main page.

Curtis Frye is the author of more than two dozen books, including Microsoft Excel 2016 Step by Step, Microsoft Excel 2013 Plain & Simple, and Privacy-Enhanced Business. He has also developed and recorded more than 40 online courses for You can read over 100 of his book reviews at Technology and Society Book Reviews, which he has published online since 1998.

Curt graduated from Syracuse University with an honors degree in political science and started his professional career as a member of the technical staff at The MITRE Corporation in McLean, VA. During his time in the DC area, he performed with a local improv group. After moving to Portland, Oregon, in 1995 to pursue his writing career, he joined ComedySportz Portland. Since then, he has performed in more than 1,100 shows with the professional cast. Curt also appears as a solo performer and keynote speaker.

To learn more about Curt’s work as an entertainer and speaker, visit or You can contact him by email at

Written by curtisfrye

April 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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