Author Archives: Barry Edwards

Improv Tip of the Month: Change Reaction

This month’s Improv Tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor.

Think about a change you have experienced in an organization. Did you have to move work space from an office with a view to a cube in the middle of the office? Did a new CEO take the reins of the company? Was there a new policy that affected your day-to-day? Now think about the reactions you experienced. “I can’t believe I’m being downgraded from an office to a cube!” (denial). “The new CEO may fire us all!” (fear). “This new policy will make my job easier!” (acceptance). Read more

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Improv Tip of the Month: Leap and the Net Will Appear

This month’s improv tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor

There is a saying by American essayist John Burroughs: ”Leap and the net will appear”. I first heard this quote from a good friend when I was considering leaving a good job to change careers. Ever since then, I’ve been living my life with that in mind. Whether it’s changing careers or moving to a new city, whenever I’ve leapt that proverbial net has always appeared. Read more

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Improv Tip of the Month: “Five Things”

This month’s improv tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor.

Got another team meeting coming up? Let the games begin.Plato’s quote still holds true: “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Facilitated play makes it possible for your team to learn more about each other.  Plus team cohesiveness is a natural outcome from a shared fun experience. Read more

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Improv Tip of the Month: Zip-Zap-Zop

This month’s improv tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor

Schedule a meeting in your conference room then let the games begin!Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” While he probably wasn’t referring to creating a more engaged and productive work team, it still applies. Facilitated play makes it possible for your team to learn more about each other. Plus a shared fun experience creates team cohesiveness. Read more

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Improv Tip of the Month: Listening!

This month’s improv tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor and Consultant:

One of the main tenants of performing improv comedy is listening. What? LISTENING! If you’re not listening to your improv partner, the scene will most likely go downhill and the audience will know. The same thing happens at work. If you’re not listening to your manager or client, the conversation will most likely go downhill and they will know. Read more

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