Improving with Improv:
How to think on your feet
and look good doing it.
" Improving with Improv in a nutshell? Great results and a great time! At the LACC, we host numerous business seminars and events throughout the year; this workshop stood out as unique and the most memorable. The exercises provided some true “aha moments” for all of us – it was tremendously valuable getting a toolbox of techniques which help us communicate better, professionally and privately. I’ve been tapping into the new found understanding I gained at the workshop to be focused, precise and at the same time think outside the box. "
Tatjana Schaefer, Executive Director at Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to think faster, listen better, respond more clearly and creatively and work and play better with others? Who wouldn’t want to not feel like a deer in the headlights when situations and dynamics change rapidly? All while having a great laugh while learning? That’s what Improving with Improv accomplishes.
Improving with Improv has nothing to do with turning anyone into a comedian, or you having to be funny. It has everything to do with helping to turn you into a better thinker, communicator, team member and leader, using improvisational comedy techniques and exercises. The course is comprised of numerous short, engaging improv exercises; each followed by a short but powerful debrief.
Participants receive new tools to help:
- Turn negatives into positives
- Communicate much more clearly
- Find common ground with people you have to work with
- React appropriately to the unexpected
- Find new ways to get on the same page with people you've never worked with before
- Find new ways to find solutions with new ways of thinking
- Learn how actively listen not just with your ears, but listen with your eyes
Improving with Improv is a half-day program that is ideal for groups of up to 25 participants.
Charlie Allenson is the creator of Improving with Improv. He studied improv comedy with Amy Poehler among others and performed improv at the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade (alumni include cast members of Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show). While training and performing there, he saw a strong connection between the techniques of improv comedy and how they can help people listen and react better, be more productive and more creative in solving problems in the business world. He has also worked with Robin Williams. Charlie lives in New York City where improv is the key to surviving.