Risk on stage almost always causes something to happen. The reason people make a big choice is usually because they can feel the scene stalling and people losing interest. I'm known for saying 'drop a bomb!' to my students. Make a big choice, reveal something, discover something. Do something.
I saw my first improv show back when I was in college at Northeastern in Boston. We'd trek to the North End to catch the late night show at Improv Asylum and each time, without fail, laugh our bums off.
Improv is not all about flying by the seat of your pants. The instructors at Business Improvisations teach improv tenets that help to establish something vital for all presenters in the boardroom: to be comfortable in your own skin and let people into your world versus running the room.
Improv is an integral part of your life, and it can always be improved. The better you get, the better your life becomes. Here are four of the most important principles for adapting to life and improvising your way through unexpected situations.
One aspect of improvisation that is so helpful to leaders is the ability to deal with the unexpected. That flexibility and the sense that anything can happen keeps us on our toes and ready for anything. It's a critical skill in an ever-evolving, global professional world.
Here's a good story about 12 young Rwandans, born in a terrible time of violence and genocide, who are playing very positive roles in their country's growing hospitality sector. It's a funny story, too.
Over the course of two weeks, six students on the autism spectrum and their families took a one-hour improv class. The results were incredible. While there were many individual successes, the areas of empathy, eye contact and imaginative play saw notable improvements through the whole group.
When December comes, and his character makes his final ego-fueled jog across the stage to the interview table, he will be sweeping our scene. As for the next one, we assume we'll be just be watching it from the audience.
Whether you're into media production, screen printing, a foreign language, improv, crafting, cooking -- or more specifically, knife skills -- Denver has got the goods to help you continue evolving and meet some new peeps.