Business Improv Training: An Introduction

Business improv training is now a well established, trusted and proven way to bring fast, effective and lasting benefit to your business.  Whether trying to bond a new team, build resilience or challenge existing hierarchies, improv can reach further than more traditional training providing a rich, immersive and experiential environment where learning is deeply embedded.

When you research corporate training options, you’re probably looking for something which will really resonate with your people to provide long-lasting behavioural impacts, rather than just a nice day out of the office.

Business Improv with The MaydaysImprovisation-based training is an impactful and efficient way to develop core business skills, including listening and communicationleadership and trustinnovation and creativityemotional intelligence (EQ) and mindfulness. It just also happens to be highly entertaining and uplifting at the same time.

Whatever your specific objectives and desired outcomes, the underlying principle of business improv will be to bring everyone in the room into the moment, focussed, listening and with a heightened state of awareness.

The safe and non-judgemental collaborative space we create with your team is a valuable training outcome in itself, but this is just the starting point. The quick-paced and often hilarious experiential activities transport people safely out of their preconceptions, comfort zones, habits and fixed thought patterns, to a place where they can start to interact with colleagues in new and refreshing ways. The longer the session, the more this approach is embedded, and the more profound its long-term effects will be.

Business improv - building relationshipsImprovisation-based training provides a holistic solution to a wide range of leadership and management skillsets. Improv-based corporate training can provide a free-standing inspirational performance or piece of entertainment, can act as an energiser or fast-track warmer to get people talking and listening.

But improv can also go much deeper than that. We work with some of the world’s top companies and industry sectors in ways which help to integrate new leadership & management approaches, culture change and organisational development, by embedding the experiential approaches to improvisation into the heart of conference and executive training and facilitation events. Find out how improvisation can help in different industry sectors.

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Our most popular business improv training formats

Maydays Business Improv Training

We give you two trainers per group of 10-20 delegates and deliver our standard improvisation programme, which will emphasise and draw out skills around communication and build confidence amongst introverts and extroverts alike. More…

Maydays Improv Training Experience

At least 5 Maydays including a pianist will showcase what we do before launching into a fully experiential training sequence either purely around improvisation skills, or focussed on your targeted skillset. For 20 – 70 delegates at time. More…

Maydays Improv and Show Experience

Our most popular format which ends with your delegates performing alongside The Maydays and stealing the show. 20 – 70 delegates at a time. More…

Interactive Improv Keynote

For large audiences, we blend a keynote style address with plenty of experiential learning for up to 1000 delegates. More…

Conference Improv Energiser

A lively, totally experiential and interactive energiser to get people up and active. Improv games around the skillset of your choosing or a general energiser for up to 1000 delegates. More…

Your Organisation – The Musical

We can custom build a mind-blowing improvised musical show based on a storyline your delegates give us on the night. Usually from 100 to 500 delegates. More…

Your own thing

There is nothing we can’t do around the subject of improvisation and improvised performance.
Put us to the test with your own ideas!

Business Improv Resources

Want To Improve Your Business Skills? Try A Stand-Up Comedy Or Improv Class
Whether making a presentation to potential investors or just explaining your goals to employees, being comfortable in front of a crowd and on your toes is an essential life skill for entrepreneurs. It is also a baseline requirement for succeeding in sales.

Improvisation Training for Business: Exploring ‘Yes, and…’
The Yes, and… exercise used in improvisation training for business executives can occasionally raise consternation if taken too literally. We take a look at the difference between ‘Yes, and…’ in improvisation training, and ‘Yes, and…’ in business, to see what is transferable, and what is not.

Improv Training Is Making Management Throw Away the Script
The next consultant to visit your office may not be from McKinsey…

For more business improv resources, visit our resources page

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