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.
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.
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.