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SmartLeese Creative

Improv Emissaries and Creative Connectors

Smartleese Creative
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Improv Tips to Help Navigate 2020 Uncertainty
Smartleese Creative
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Improv Tips to Help Navigate 2020 Uncertainty

From on-the-spot improvisational inspiration to custom entertainment creations for business events, Lee Smart and Lindsay Leese of SmartLeese Creative have delivered countless events including live shows, keynote presentations, training sessions and corporate entertainment productions. As a duo, Smart and Leese draw upon their know-how as improvisers and comedic performers to deliver fun, engaging, and interactive sessions which use improvisational techniques to develop communication, collaboration, adaptability, innovation, and storytelling skills vital to succeeding, both personally and professionally.

Both alumni of The Second City, the renowned improvisation and sketch comedy theatre, and each have had extensive individual careers. You may recognize their faces from stage, television, film, and commercials. Professional acting credits can be viewed by searching their names on the on the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB).

SmartLeese Creative has provided their speaking, training, and creative services to hundreds of corporations, businesses, and event planners across Canada for over twenty years.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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Client reviews

  • Thank you so much for your fantastic contribution to our GCG conference.  The feedback has all been positive with regards to your sessions, and many people walked away equipped with some great new skills which they were really happy about! It was a pleasure to work with you both throughout; your positivity and upbeat natures certainly are contagious! I also really appreciated your ‘can do’ attitudes, it was really a lovely treat to work with such nice people.

  • SmartLeese Creative was an amazing partner for our event. With an emphasis on partner!

    Our event had a very complex set of objectives to deliver and required a customized approach to do so; all within the confines of a one day meeting structure.  Not only did SmartLeese do what was needed to deliver on these objectives in spades, they did so by becoming invested in the success of our event.

    They made a point to truly listen and comprehend our vision for our event, identified areas for improvement, prepared comprehensive documents to detail and ensure every aspect of the day, raised relevant and important questions, appropriately highlighted areas we had not considered, and were always ready to roll up their sleeves to brainstorm potential solutions to surprise situations and challenges along the way.

    They have a genuineness that is reassuring and coupled with a great sense of humour, makes them very easy to work with. Our event would not have been as successful as it was without them, and this was proven through the resounding positive feedback received by our audience and stakeholders.

    Thank you Lindsay and Lee!

  • WOW what a great day! Hats off to Lindsay and Lee for putting on such an exceptional afternoon. I have spent time talking with most of the team tonight and I speak for everyone when I say how much we enjoyed this session. Some of the things that stuck out from today are:

    • Keeping us always active and participating
    • Keeping a positive energy flow
    • Drawing in all the participants
    • And most of all, I just loved how you would take to time after each exercise to stress the value and how we could draw that back to our everyday work lives.

    Well done, and thank you!! It was a real pleasure to attend your session!!

  • This morning, leadership held the results meeting for the National Sales Conference. In addition to recognizing many people for their great work, there was a contest for Best Workshop as rated by workshop attendees. I’m proud to say that the two workshops that I primed ranked #1 and #3 overall (there were about 100 workshops delivered/some repeated). Guess who ranked #1? Your workshop—‘Client Service: No Script? No problem!’

    Your professionalism and flexibility around holding concurrent workshops on the Wednesday morning was much appreciated by the management team. As a result, the key group that this workshop was targeted to benefited greatly. Thank you very much for delivering true value as seen through the eyes of the client!

  • The workshop was energetic, informative and lots of fun. I’ve received very positive feedback from attendees all week. I would certainly highly recommend them for any type of workshop presentation.

    Workshop Attendee comments:

    • “It sure was terrific, we had a lot of positive feedback and the energy in the room was amazing.”
    • “Thank you again for arranging a fun, informative and painless session last night.”
    • “I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful event last night. I know that I came away having learnt something. Really wonderful”
    • “I wanted to send a note to everyone to say thank you for yesterday. I thought it was terrific!!!! As I said in a note to Eva, it was a real treat to laugh with our group……..”
    • “That was really great. Good on you Eva, for organizing such an entertaining evening.”
  • I know I speak for our entire team when I say that you guys were awesome on Friday afternoon.  Your performances definitely helped make our presentation a memorable one; and the impression on the client was incredible. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you both further and will definitely be in touch to let you know when we hear.

  • Working with Lindsay has been a very valuable exercise for our organization. From the initial contact, Lindsay was able to quickly understand our unique business need and recommend an intervention that would work for us. Lindsay connected with each of the participants for the workshop on a 1:1 basis, immediately established her credibility as an expert in presentation and personal effectiveness, and created an environment that allowed them to be open to new experiences and challenges. The results of the workshop are immediately apparent and we shall be very happy to continue to work with Lindsay in the future.

  • I’ve done many presentation classes and this one really stood out for me. It was smart and enjoyable and really hit the mark. The exercises were fun and provided valuable skills that helped everyone, regardless of their level, find a way to take their presentation skills to the next level. It provided everyone with valuable insights and real-world helpful tools to improve the impact of their presentations. Lindsay understands how to tailor the stage presentation skills of an actor to what makes sense and would be helpful to us as communicators within the context of new business pitches. It was exactly what I’d hoped for.

  • Lindsay, the feedback from the workshop participants was all excellent.  Several people commented that they really appreciated the individual/ one-on-one feedback and the opportunity to get up and practice presenting.  One person wrote: “Thank you very much for giving me the great opportunity.  This course may change my future life.  I will keep positive.” Thank you for a wonderful workshop.”

  • Thank you so much for working with me. I have never received the level of positive feedback that I did after my talk, nor have I felt as relaxed. To a person who said my presentations in the past were thoughtful, but this time they said my delivery was the best they had ever seen from me. Even my toughest critic said I knocked it out of the park.

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