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What is Applied Improv…?

…it’s a high-speed route to great teamwork and exceptional communication skills.

Teamwork Skills & Communication Skills

 

 

If you have ever seen an improvised show like “Whose Line Is It Anyway”, where well-known comedians create funny sketches using audience suggestions, you might believe that Improvisation is all about silly scenes, or confuse it with Stand Up Comedy.

While the performers in these shows are undoubtedly brilliant and often hysterically funny, it can give the impression that Improv is about being witty, clever and standing out.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In reality, improvised performances are created through great listening, superb communication, fantastic teamwork and boundless care and respect for the other players.
Applied Improv takes that skillset, and applies it to the workplace, to create extraordinarily effective Team Building Course and other training programmes.   Applied Improv is practical and experiential, and enables groups of people to learn to work in genuine collaboration.

To achieve this, they learn a few of Improv’s Golden Rules:-

  • Say “Yes And” – don’t squash other people’s ideas, but accept and build on them
  • Make others look good – if everyone looks after everyone else, the whole team succeeds
  • Listen – the best ideas are not necessarily in your own head. You can only truly work with others if you are really listening to them
  • Be comfortable with getting it wrong – some of the very best breakthroughs come out of mistakes, if we are willing to be open to where they might lead
  • Stay Positive, Learn to Adapt – no-one really knows where it’s all going, so stay in the moment, look for opportunities, hold ideas lightly and be ready to change
Applied Improv training is fun, thought-provoking, and ultimately a potential doorway to huge positive change for you and your colleagues. It is a high-speed route to great teamwork and exceptional communication skills.

 

Teamwork Skills & Communication Skills

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