Those who say yes to life are rewarded by the adventures they have. Those who say no are rewarded by the safety they attain.
–Keith Johnstone, founder of Loose Moose Theatre and author of Impro
Applied Improvisation employs the principles of improvisational theatre in non-theatre settings: life, work, relationships, group dynamics, and the like. The skills and qualities that make good improv—spontaneity, presence, boldness, humility, collaboration, storytelling, and playfulness—also make great leaders and powerful teams.
At work, at school, at home. When interviewing for a job, when searching for a right answer, when faced with a difficult or exciting conversation. We’re improvising all the time—why not learn to do it well?
Inquiries for leaders:
- How can I find greater spontaneity and creativity, both from myself and from the people I work with?
- What tools will most help me deal with uncertainty and ambiguity?
- How can I tell stories that resonate with my audiences?
Inquiries for educators:
- How can I bring more vitality and engagement to my lessons and my classroom?
- How can I help my students work together better?
- What approaches will help my students feel supported?
Inquiries for individuals:
- How can I recover my child-like sense of playful possibility within the demands of my adult life?
- How can I deal gracefully with change rather than clinging to what I already know?
- How can I connect better with other people—and with my own experience?
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