Improv Brain Warm Ups

Improv exercises can be a great way to warm-up the brain for creative thinking. Here are three easy activities you can do with your team to get the creative juices going. 1. Mind Meld Mind Meld is all about getting on the same page while thinking out of the box. Take a look at the… Read more

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New Year, Same You (But Better)

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It’s the beginning of January, which means that people are doing two things: Making new resolutions. Writing the wrong year on things. I’ve written in the past about resolutions, including why resolutions suck but why you should make them anyway and how to keep your resolutions, but the important thing to remember is that resolutions don’t… Read more

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Skill of Humor Part 2: Explore and Heighten

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Last week, we talked about the first principle of being funnier: sharing your point of view. This week we’re talking about step two: exploring and heightening that point of view. Improv teaches us how to do that. Improvisers at UCB, Second City, and ComedySportz accept and build, explore and heighten, and find the interesting thing… Read more

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Mind Meld – Creativity Exercise

The best team-building exercises not only help you build relationships with your peers, but also helps you achieve another outcome. Mind Meld is a great improv warm-up that helps you think creatively while also getting to know your fellow players better. The exercise requires two or more people. The goal is for two people in… Read more

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Creating a Joke with 185

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How do you create puns? It’s a question that I’m (not all that) frequently asked. And the key, like any skill, is practice. However, coming up with something out of nothing is difficult. As I shared a few weeks ago, there is structure in creativity. And that structure makes things easier. One way to get better… Read more

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