Writing

Amsterdam-based Canadian Ryan Millar writes plays, feature articles, short film scripts, fiction, comedy sketches, rap songs and – most recently – a book on improv. There’s also the blog down below, which is full of frequent thoughts and musings. He divides his writing time between passion projects and freelance work.

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Training

Ryan has been in the facilitation and training game for more than twenty years. Drawing heavily on his improv background (and his work as a storyteller and writer), he specializes in helping individuals and businesses find creative ways to improve how they think, interact and perform.

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Improv

Ryan has been teaching, performing, directing improv for more than twenty years. In addition to teaching classes and doing shows in Amsterdam, he travels to festivals around Europe to perform and teach. His first book, on the subject of improv, TAKE IT EASYis now available.

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TAKE IT EASY™

Ryan Millar’s TAKE IT EASY™ isn’t about a new way of doing improv, nor is it meant to replace your own style or approach. Instead it’s a mindset that can inform your performance and approach to improvisation.
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Latest thoughts

The 30-Day Planking Challenge

  Today was the final day of a 30-day planking challenge, which I joined at the behest of my colleague Robbert Slooten. It was a long sweaty grueling challenge, which we documented via videos we

The value of the tongue twister

Tongue twisters are often thought of simply as a fun way to pass the time on a long car ride with children, for example. But they're actually an articulation exercise that helps you learn to

Sweating the right stuff

Don't sweat the small stuff. Unless it's small stuff that matters; the details that really add value. James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, puts it this way: "People who excel tend to obsess over the

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Seven more ways to build your charisma

I've been studying charisma for many years now. It started once I had been teaching public speaking masterclasses for Guardian Masterclasses for a few years. I realized that, as valuable as public speaking sessions are