Integrating an Improv Workshop into your conference or retreat can be an invaluable way to crack through those barriers of competition or hierarchy and relieve the intensity of information-driven content.
Improv is equally valuable for long-standing corporate groups, committees, or partnerships.
In the latter case, it provides an infusion of fun to remind colleagues they can work just as effectively and efficiently as a team through open and direct communication as they can through interactions calcified over time. Used as a breakout session in a conference, it provides an opportunity to relax into a new professional relationship by opening up, communicating freely, and having fun together.
In either case, improv will give your group an opportunity to relax and bond through the laughter and playfulness of the games and exercises we introduce in a short period of time.
Improv can be used to set a positive tone for a one-time event or help shift and shake-up an ingrained pattern of collegial relationships.
Improv develops effective communication through a focus on deep listening and a response that reflects that presence of mind.
It fosters an attitude of openness and trust through the use of “yes, and.”
As Jesse Scinto says in a Forbes leadership online article, Why Improv Training is Great Business Training: “It’s really about the infrastructure of communicating and connecting.” This lowers anxiety and elevates the chances of effective teamwork.
Improv helps your sales professionals develop the ability to connect, empathize, and react quickly in a variety of sales situations.
It develops more spontaneous creativity delivered with confidence.
It fosters the idea that each presentation has innate value—providing food for brainstorming sessions—whether usable as is or not.
Improv will help your executive team to connect and communicate more clearly through sharp, relevant, honest dialogue.
The development of the skills that make one a confident improviser are directly aligned to those that make a confident manager and leader.
Our methodology is immersive and experiential (no slideshows or handouts). We provide a safe, fun environment and teach a step-by-step improv technique that is simple to learn and apply. The result will be a unique, enjoyable, bonding experience that your team will share and remember for a long time to come.
Our instructors have worked with The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Rancho La Puerta, Santa Fe Opera, GE, Kearny Elementary (a Santa Fe Public School), and shortly to be part of the School Law Conference in Albuquerque, NM.