Daniel Reskin, stand up comedian and producer Casa De Haha, played the part of an animal-loving zoo advocate and entrepreneur pitching his all-natural energy drink for zoo animals.
After his killer pitch we opened up audience Q&A and the discussion quickly turned to tips on preventing nerves before a big show.
Daniel pointed out that anxiety and fear are not the enemy and are actually a powerful tool to be used on stage to give you an edge. He reminded us of the quote,
(L) Joel Lutz: Improv Coach at MadCap Theatre, Senior Escalation Engineer at VMWare by day, has a sick Facebook page (but he keeps it private)
(M) Heidi McGuire: Emmy Award Winner, 9News Denver Alumni, TedX RiNo Organizer, Chief Storyteller at 321 Media Productions
(R) Tommy Y: 10-Year Stand-Up Comedy Veteran, Shared the Stage with Dave Chappelle, Brian Regan & Jim Gaffigan, Regular at Comedy Works, Co-Founder OpsAnalitica.com
(Not pictured) RJ Owen: Professional Speaker, Founder of Creative Mornings Denver, Director of UX at Universal Mind
(Not pictured) Scott Owen: Host & MC, creator of ExpoSpeak podcast
(Not pictured) Daniel Reskin: Stand-Up Comedy Veteran, Named Best Comedian in Miami 2013, Producer of Denver’s Casa de Haha Talk Show