Applied Improv

"The more positive you can be with your players, the better they're going to play."

Doc Rivers

Many people are familiar with improv comedy: the idea of taking an idea from the audience and using that to build a scene.

What people are less familiar with is applied improv -- the application of the skills and tools from improvisation in everyday situations.

And applied improv is an incredibly useful tool.

It can be used to help teach and develop:

  • communication skills

  • confidence

  • spontaneity

  • teamwork

  • collaboration

  • brainstorming ability

  • active listening

  • problem solving

  • creativity

  • all kinds of other good things

In addition to having been a stand-up comedian for over a decade, I am proud to be a member of the international Applied Improv Network, and a previous presenter at their international conference (on "applied improv in career development").  I have created and taught courses and series on improv for communication skills, stress relief, customer service, negotiation, and a variety of other topics.  I inject all of my programs with experiential learning opportunities whenever possible, and many of the times I also throw some applied improv in there, as well.

If you are interested in infusing your office place with a more playful sense of deeper communication, contact me now and I can design a program especially suited to meet your needs.  If you want to check out my current programmatic offerings, check out the upcoming workshops or my signature programs page!

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