Tag : Improvisation

Improv tip of the month: the one skill all master facilitators know and live by

This month’s can’t-miss tip is from Barry Edwards, Improv Contributor.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to work with a master facilitator, you know first-hand that great facilitation is more art than science. To be masterful, you must learn to lead in the moment and dance with the dynamics of the group.

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Improv tip of the month: name, logo, tag line, ad campaign!

Everyone wants a standing ovation. Try this with your team–it’s a great way to (re)define who you are as we move into the new year.

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Improv tip of the month: what does your favorite sitcom, sketch, or movie character have in common?

This month’s improv tip is from Shawn Westfall, BossaNova’s Improv Guru:

Think about your favorite sitcom, sketch, or movie characters. What do they have in common? A comic perspective: a committed way of seeing the world that’s uniquely theirs. Norm on “Cheers” doesn’t just like beer: he views the world through the bottom of a beer glass. Ron Burgandy from “Anchorman” isn’t just an anchorman; rather, he wears his local-TV anchorman status as a kind of armor to get him through his day.

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Earning your team a standing ovation

The last two blogs have hailed the unique benefits of improv comedy skills as an essential part of anyone’s work toolkit. Highlights include:

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