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Applied Improv

Nothing brings people together like sharing a laugh. Applied Improv is a kind of fun team building exercise that uses comedy to tackle real workplace challenges. Check out ways to bring the laughter to life!

3 Team Building Activities That Boost Communication In The Workplace

The numbers are staggering. 60% of employees lack the elements required to be highly engaged 82% of employees said it’s very important that their organization address the employee engagement problem 69% of employees report engagement is a problem in their organization It is clear that communication in the workplace should be encouraged by all companies, but […]

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The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on Conference Calls

Vocal Nonverbal Communication for Remote Teams, Pt. 3: How Diction Improves Interpersonal Communication Skills

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“Can You Hear Me Now?” Overcoming Communication Barriers.

Vocal Nonverbal Communication for Remote Teams, Pt. 2

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The Ups and Downs of the Engaging Conference Call: Vocal Nonverbal Communication for Remote Teams

Many a recovering English Composition student remembers being graded on “Content and Mechanics.” Back when teachers attacked papers with an endless supply of red pens, students learned quickly that their ideas were only as good as their capacity to express them clearly and appropriately.

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The Way of Improvisation

Improviser/storyteller Dave Morris delivers a Tedx Talk on the 7 steps of improvisation and how they can apply to life with his technique, “The Way of Improvisation”.

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3 Reasons Why You Need Improv to Succeed

Have you ever been to an improv comedy show? If you have, you’ve probably walked away from it amazed at how quickly the actors can think on their feet and work off of each other. Well, guess what? Comedy shows aren’t the only place that being able to improvise is a necessity.

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Rule#1: There Is No Winner

There is no winner in improv despite what you may have thought in the past. You are not the most important part of the scene. Everyone else is.

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Stephen Colbert Knows Improv

In 2006, Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report gave a commencement address to the graduates of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. The advice he gave to these lucky students was a bit unconventional.

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

This famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote resonates with me. It doesn’t mean you have to do something to risk your life every single day – it could be something as small as trying a new food or talking to somebody who intimidates you. Or, letting your guard down, getting silly, and giving improv training a whirl.

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Esprit de Corps & Morale Through Improv

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines esprit de corps as “the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group.”

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Connecting Business and Improv

Before Lakshmi Balachandra started teaching Improvisational Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, she was an improv comic. When she went to MIT to study an MBA, it was there that she realized how much she was actually using her improv skills in her new business career.

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Give Your Creativity a Boost

Improv techniques help keep the employees at Method “weird, creative and humble.” It’s been fun AND effective.

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Improv: Working Together Around a Set Of Guidelines

The original founders of the improv troupe, the Upright Citizens Brigade – Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler – have written a manual on the art of improvisational comedy. It doesn’t only apply to acting, though – it applies to any situation where individuals must work together.

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5 Things You Get From Applied Improv Team Building

When you ask someone what they know about improv, most people will say something about Whose Line Is It Anyway? Which makes sense, this past summer, nearly 2 million people watched WLIA every week. But what most people don’t know about improv is that the same skills Ryan, Colin, and Wayne use to make millions […]

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The Art of Possibility: Improv Tips

Professional actress and teacher Vicky Saye Henderson gives a TEDx Talk on the importance of play.

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Yes, and…

The word “no” can be so limiting. Why not open up a conversation by using “yes, and…” instead. This applied improv exercise will get you working as a team.

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Improv Comedy Will Give You the Best Mindset for Life

Improv comedy will teach you to improv life. Life is rough sometimes (all the time) with these walls and barriers and judgments we’ve set for ourselves.

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