Jessie Shternshus


Jessie is the owner and founder of The Improv Effect. In 2007, her goal was to help businesses reach their full potential by means of interpersonal-communication skills training.

Throughout the years, Jessie has become a key player in internal culture transformations for global companies such as Skype, Groupon, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Getty Images, CapitalOne, Crayola, and many more.

Utilizing an array of experiential techniques, she leads teams and organizations in their endeavors to achieve teamwork, creative problem solving tools, presentation skills, and product development ideation sessions. Jessie is also the co-author of CTRLShift 50 Games for 50 ***Days Like Today



Talk the Talk–Make Your Message Stick

February 22, 2017 | 9:00 AM

Having a superior product or service does not guarantee business success.

As business leaders, we have to get people to understand our brand and rally behind it, as well as speak to the change that is always around us.  Therefore, the ability to improvise, craft a presentation, and deliver it effectively is crucial.

In this experiential talk, Jessie will share her personal stories of applying her improv background to her life as a business owner.  

You will hear about insights and learn exercises that can be used when casually speaking to your team, sharing an idea with the CEO, pitching in the elevator, presenting to a prospective client, or addressing an audience at a conference.


Business Development Panel

February 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM

We're assembling a panel of experts to talk all things business development. In this session, you will gain perspectives on all aspects of biz dev: marketing, contracts, presentation skills, and more.