Joe Samuel

Improv for Team Building In the second part of Improv for Team Building Skills, we examine the close relationships that are required for an effective team, and how Improv Training can create unique interactions and form lasting relationships. Interpersonal Relationships Interpersonal relationships lie at the heart of any team.  Team building activities often focus on...
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How Improv Classes create Relationships We at The Maydays were delighted when our first ‘Improv Couple’ got together.  They met at one of our improv classes, improvised together for 8 weeks and – BOOM!  Since then we have seen a succession of couples emerge from their time improvising together with us and elsewhere.  In some...
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Improv for Team Building There are many aspects of personal and professional life that can be enhanced using improv training.  There is one area however that seems to be the perfect match, improv for team building skills.  The skills that are required to make a believable, coherent and often funny improvised scene in the moment,...
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IMPROV and YOGA The Moment Is The Only Place Where Anything Ever Happens This was spoken last week by a teacher of mine – a teacher neither of yoga nor of improv, but of Meisner, another acting technique.  I love how all the paths that I love are about the same thing – because it is...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the second part of a two part series, Rosanna talks about how her outlook began to change and what she took away from the...
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Our most recent scholarship winner, Rosanna Stevens, gives us a frank and first hand glimpse into the emotional, physical and psychological journey that an Improv Festival can take you on.  In the first part or a two part series, Rosanna talks about her first impressions and how she overcame her anxieties… Maydays Spring Intensive Improv...
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Improv for Presentation Skills Presentation skills lie at the heart of business.  Whether one on one, or to a room full of delegates, it can be the difference between success and failure.  In our experience in improvisation training, pitching and presenting are primarily about two things: confidence, and telling a compelling story. To find out...
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The Maydays has been around for a while. Not always with the same personel, but the company is coming up to its fourteenth year. In that time we’ve gone from a bunch of improv enthusiasts doing reps above a pub, to a company with significant turnover, gigging pretty much every week, running classes across Europe...
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