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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Why Leaders Need Improv

In a world that is constantly (and rapidly) shifting, leaders have to be adept at not only reacting to, but leading through change. And what better way to learn how to manage change than from the masters of adapting to the moment: improvisers. What can leaders learn from improv, in addition to yes and? Take… Read more

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Insights and Takeaways from AIN Conference 2012

This year’s Applied Improvisation Network annual conference took place in San Francisco, and as usual, I walked away with a ton of insights, great connections and new exercises to use in my programs. Below are some the highlights from the weekend. To find out more about the organization, check out the Applied Improvisation site. To… Read more

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New Year, New Perspective

Now that 2010 is here, the question is how are you going to make it your best year yet? I have a suggestion: improve your perspective. Use the change of the year (and the decade) to change your perspective to that of an improviser–instead of dwelling on what’s wrong with a situation, think about how… Read more

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Collaborating Through Yes And

Two words is all it takes to improve your team’s ability to work, think, and create together. Taken from the world of improv, they are the foundation to collaboration, cooperation, creativity and other words that start with the letter ‘c.’  What two words are they?  Yes And. The Power of Yes And The number one… Read more

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