Helping colleagues learn to work together is one of the most valuable things a business can do, but it is also one of the most difficult. How do you help people overcome anxiety or uncomfortable feelings they may have about expressing their creativity in social situations? How do you help people listen to each other and observe each other, without judgment, so that they can build on each other’s ideas while making those around them look and feel good? Many business trainings and team-building exercises try to do this, often without much success. Are there more evidence-based approaches that can do the trick? Yes, there is. This is where Applied Improvisation makes a world of difference as it is rooted in collaboration, communication, and creativity. Applied Improvisation draws on methodologies from theatrical improv and applies them to businesses, relationships, education and pretty much all aspects of life!
Applied Improvisation may sound like it’s just about making jokes and goofing around; in fact, it’s about practicing new skills in a hands-on, low-risk environment, where it’s much more likely to stick. Applied Improvisation trainings are based on “full body learning,” bringing the body and the mind together to learn in ways that a lecture or a textbook can’t match. Indeed, research indicates that such activities can stimulate new cell growth in the brain, increasing mental abilities 20-30% along with helping participants get comfortable with the uncomfortable, increase mindfulness, sharpen focus and create connections with others.
Professional development or continuing education courses based on Applied Improvisation take the “Yes, and” approach to improv and help participants brainstorm, sharpen their mental patterns, and improve their decision-making as a team. They will learn leadership skills, strengthen focus, and connections, offering a more cohesive workforce. In the end, participants will be able to explore uncertainty, be comfortable taking risks in social situations, and learn to be more aware of the possibilities each moment brings.
If this is something that you feel that your company could benefit from, reach out to us! We are a fun hands-on, international company and provide onsite trainings, private coaching, online courses, virtual seminars and workshops. I have been working in this field for 19 years and myself and my instructors promise to bring laughter and joy to your team on your path to successful communication. I look forward to giving you easy to use, timeless tools to effectively bring out your best!
Are you ready? If this is something that you feel that your company could benefit from, reach out to us! We are a interactive hands-on, international company that provides onsite trainings, private coaching, online courses, virtual seminars and workshops. I have been working in this field for 19 years and promise to bring laughter and joy to your team on your path to successful communication. I look forward to giving you easy to apply, timeless tools to effectively bring out your best!