EP 317 | Improv for Life with Mairlyn Smith

March 28, 2023

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Learning to think on your feet is critically important for the design professional. Taking an improv class can improve your ability to engage in a positive way with clients and stay in the moment; allowing you to problem solve more effectively.

In this episode we learn:

  • improv prepares you for thinking on your feet
  • yes, opens doors and no, closes them
  • fearlessness is increased with improv training
  • don’t try to anticipate what the client is going to say, just wait and listen



This too shall pass.

About Mairlyn Smith

Mairlyn Smith is the only P.H.Ec. (professional home economist) in Canada who’s also an alumnus of the Second City Comedy Troupe, making her the self-proclaimed funniest P.H.Ec. in the entire world. A popular media personality and keynote speaker Mairlyn is a Regular Guest Expert on the award winning national daytime television show Cityline as well as a regular on Toronto’s Breakfast TV. Mairlyn’s forte is her ability to mix learning with laughter. She’s the author of eight award winning cookbooks – Her latest cookbook Peace, Love and Fibre: Over 100 Fibre-Rich Recipes for the Whole Family (appetite by Random House) made the best seller lists at The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Amazon.ca and Chapters Indigo and was short listed for a Taste Canada Cookbook Award.


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