Lisa Mills spent years of working in social service programs and nonprofit organizations. By honing her skills talking to those groups she also found her sense of humor. Using that humor she discovered she could connect and break the ice with the families she was helping. Her comedy shined bright at a conference she had helped plan. As the conference neared, Lisa and the event planners realized that some of the subject matter was going to be pretty heavy. They decided someone should lighten up the group between messages. That someone was Lisa Mills.
She wrote ten minutes of material the night before and she instantly caught the comedy bug.
Lisa Mills Show Notes
We cover a lot of ground in this episode, Specifically we talk about:
- Searching out comedy mentors on Youtube
- Hiring Kerri Pomarollii (past guest) to help her with her material
- How she works out new material onstage
- How (and why) she skipped open mics
- The unlikely benefit of having no local comedy community
- Meeting up with Chonda Pierce and Kelly Swanson
- Putting on the SHECON conference with Kay Dodd
- How she preps for events with clients
- The number one thing she tells new speakers
and a whole lot more!
Visit her website: https://www.lisamillsspeaks.com/
More about Lisa Mills
Lisa is an award-winning comedian, motivational speaker, actor, and author. Her acting debut was working alongside network television’s favorite military gal, Catherine Bell on the Lifetime Channel’s hit show, Army Wives. As an in-demand keynote speaker, she is known for her message of Transforming Ordinary Into Extraordinary. Her always funny, laser-sharp wit has been featured on the Lifetime Network, NOW Network, Impact Network, Netflix, the Dove Channel, and iHeart Radio. She can be seen headlining venues around the country while touring and promoting her latest book, Lord Did I Really Shave My Legs For This?
Lisa Mills resides just outside the city of Atlanta with her awesome husband and two amazing sons.
This episode is brought to you by Glen Denehie and CLUB 52.
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