Business Improv courses worldwide

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The Maydays have travelled all over the world providing performances and training.  We have performed at many European Festivals including Barcelona, Finland, Poland and Germany as well as in the USA in Austin, New York and Chicago.  We have strong connection to the Improv scene in all countries that we know about!  We have welcomed many people from overseas to our Residential Festivals, Improv Training Courses and to see our renowned fully Improvised shows.  We understand that sometimes it is hard to access the best training where you are, and The Maydays can allow you access to that from your own office wherever you are.  Whether it is a conference, event or a team that needs energising, we can come to you and deliver world class Improv Training.

Improv Courses in your Country

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We have plenty of experiences putting together a bespoke course that is right for you, wherever you are.  Whether you need a local expert to help with the language, a theatre or space to work in or help in pitching the idea of Improv Training to your people, we have the experience and can help.  Improv Training is now a truly Global phenomenon and we would love to hear about what is happening in your spot in the world and how we can support you in your improv and training needs.  Just get in touch to find out how we can help you organise your event or Improv training course now.

Improv Courses in the UK

If you are able to travel then why not come and visit us in the UK.  We run public courses in London and Brighton as well as running our own improv residentials in the beautiful Dorset countryside.  All of the courses below can be booked from abroad and we can deliver them in the location of your choice.

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Communication, listening, collaboration, meaningful relationships.  It is these qualities that define who you are in business rather than just what you are.  Soft skills training allows you to experience and hone the way you interact with other people to improve your confidence in any social or business situation.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Soft Skills Training here.

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Presenting and public speaking require you to be a performer.  You are under scrutiny from your audience, whether they be an important client or a full conference room.  Improv training has its roots in performance with many of the techniques coming straight from years of experience improvising on stage with no script.  It is these skills that we can bring to you and let you experience the thrill, but also the deep learning that improv training provides.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Pitches and Presentations here.

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In an uncertain world, organisations are seizing the opportunity to build some flex into how people think and work. Developing emotional, physical and verbal dexterity is a way to release potential and to stay cool when faced with the unexpected.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Flexibility and Agility here…

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It is often the moments of individual brilliance that are celebrated in sport, politics and the arts. As we all know however, that is just a tiny snapshot of a story that involves a team of people and support.  A cohesive team will work together to support each other, know instinctively when to lead, follow, say yes and say no.  When you need ideas and when you need solutions.  Improv training lets you experience any situation as an individual and as a team.  In the right supportive environment that we create, you will feel more connected and more trusted by your team.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Group Dynamics here…

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Speaking up, fitting in, being heard, picking the moment, formulating your words effortlessly and performing on the spot all become one in this holistic approach to communication skills. There are few ways to practise dealing with the unexpected, these moment just seem to happen to us when we least want them to.  Improv helps us stay calm and still be able to deliver our message or respond effectively in the moment when there is a crisis, or when everything is going just fine!  Find out more about Improv Training for Confidence and Communication here…

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Being an inspiring leader means you must inspire the confidence and trust of those around you.  That can only genuinely be earned if you also have confidence and trust in yourself.  Improv training takes you to new and unfamiliar situations and you get to learn how you deal with them, and how to improve the way you react to uncertainty and retain your control over yourself, and others if necessary.  Find out more about Improv Training for Leaders here…

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It is natural for us to find shortcuts, habits and patterns that lighten the load on our brain for tasks we are faced with every day.  This includes our interactions with other people, and we can find that fall into roles that vary greatly from person to person.  Improv training allows us to effortlessly break these habits and inhabit other aspects of our personalities that would normally reaming stubbornly in the box.  Just be prepared that they may not want to go back in afterwards!  Find out more about Improv Training for Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence here…

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Mindfulness is often perceived as akin to a meditative state.  That is a wonderful thing if you have the time and devotion it deserves, but most of our lives are spent in a world of frantic communication and uncertainty. Improvisation demands active mindfulness. It is lively, highly experiential and a very effective tool for raising awareness of yourself and the world around you, allowing you to stay calm in your work and your life.  Find out more about Improv Training for Minfulness and Being Present  here…

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Dial it in, do it in your sleep, here we go again.  Many of our working habits will be based around routine, and however exciting it may be at first, it can quickly become dull.  Experience the palette cleansing of an improv workshop to recharge your batteries and view old situations with a fresh attitude.  Sometimes we all need a little help to feel good about where we are, who we work with and what we do. A great re-energiser which is full of positivity and energy.  Find out more about Improv Training for Engagement at Work here…

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There will always be aspects of our work that we find difficult, frustrating or dull.  Generally it is the people around us, and our relationships with those people that keep things upbeat and fresh every day.  Improv Training can work for your own positivity and self-esteem as well as working on your interaction with a group. Find out more about Improv Courses for Positivity and Happiness here…

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It is easy to talk about taking risks.  It is even easy to be seen to take a risk when in fact you are still way inside your comfort zone.  Improv Training lets you put yourself in situations that are unfamiliar and feel risky, and encourage you to find new resources, keep a clear head and still interact with those around you.  It truly is a way of practising taking risks, failing, getting up and failing again, laughing and holding your hands up saying ‘I got nothing’.  In improv, that is a win.   Find out more about Improv Courses for Risk Taking here…

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There are times when we need to shut off our inner critic, and our cynicism, and just build some ideas and concepts afresh, without limiting ourselves to the usual boundaries of sense, physics and economics.  It may be that all of these ideas are rejected, but every now and again you will get to a new, innovative idea that would normally have been shut down at the germinal stage.  Improv Training will directly teach you techniques to allow ideas to grow individually, and as part of a team.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Creativity and Innovation here…

Improv Courses elsewhere

If you fancy visiting us, then why not try one of our courses in London Brighton and the UK

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Brighton is one of the most popular away day locations in the country and for good reason.  Not only is it the original home of The Maydays (we still perform every month at The Komedia), but you have access to world class event hosting, restaurants, entertainment and you can go for a dip in the sea when it’s all done.  We have our own training studio right next to the iconic i360 viewing tower so you can enjoy your improv training as part of a memorable day out.  Find out more about how you can get world class Business Improv Training in Brighton here…

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Discover the magic of Improv Training in England’s bustling and thriving capital city.  We have been delivering our unique brand of Improv Training London for well over 15 years now across a wide array of sectors and companies.  If you are in London, or want to use London as a base for your training, then find out how you can access Business Improv Training in London here…

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Wherever you are in the UK, we can come and visit to deliver a business improv course.  We understand that sometimes you do not have the time to get everyone down to London or Brighton, so just let us know where you are and we will work out how to get to you.  We have delivered improv training for businesses from Cornwall to The Highlands of Scotland, Dublin to Newcastle.  Let us know where you are and we will bring the Improv magic to your doorstep.  Find out more about Improv in the UK here…

Improv Courses for People in Business

Improv training for business covers a vast array of skills, sectors and roles within a company.  We can tailor a course specifically for your needs, or you can simply select one of our courses off the shelf.  You can choose from courses in different locations, for specific skill sets, or take advantage of our CPD accreditation to supercharge your training.  Here are some of our tailored Improv Courses…

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The traditional team building away day has had it’s time.  It can be hard to find team building activities that are fresh every time, fun, engaging and that still leave people with a sense of accomplishment and stronger connection.  Improv training has proved itself every time to be able to deliver quality training, while keeping the emphasis on laughter, interaction, creativity and a new experience. Find out more about Improv Courses for Team Building here

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We have delivered ice breakers and direct improv training to full conference rooms.  Improv provides a unique way for delegates to interact, without the awkwardness associated with traditional ice breakers.  We can energise a room, create meaningful new relationships and deliver key insights into habits and patterns, all on a large scale.  The perfect way to kick of a day of activity, listening and learning.  Find out more about Improv for Conferences and Summits here.

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Those at the top have to learn to deal with huge responsibility and accountability.  It is vital they can communicate effectively, delegate and justify their decisions when things don’t go as planned.  Improv Training allows you to experience an infinite array of scenarios, emotions and personalities but without the pressure of getting anything wrong.  Just come, be yourself and be in the moment and you will discover resources you never thought you had.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Executives and CEOs here.

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Leaders and managers are in a unique position of having to respond to suggestions from their superiors, and having to deliver those objectives to their teams.  They must be flexible, attentive and trustworthy.  Improv training allows people to experience different situations and different aspects of their own personality in a safe environment.  Find out what your habits are and then find new ways to respond to people that are more effective.  Find out more about Improv Courses for Leaders and Managers here

Different Course Levels

Choose the level that is right for you and your team.  We can offer short introductions to Business Improv, right through to an integrated training that is ongoing in your business.

If you do not have a specific focus, soft skill or group of people in mind, you may want to try a more general approach to Improv Training.  The take outs are always unique to each individual and can be surprising and far-reaching as well as the traditional benefits such as improved confidence and better communication.  Sometimes you need reassurance that what you are investing in is authentic, and will add value to your company.  That is why The Maydays have been accredited by the CPD Certification Service to provide the highest possible standard of Improvisation Training available.  Here are our CPD accredited courses…

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This is your first time using improv training.  You are about to find out the wealth of fresh experiences that improv training can offer.  This CPD accredited course will take participants from the starting position of trepidation through to the all-encompassing affirmation of success.  Success in improv is about taking part and supporting those around you.  Find out more about the Introduction to Business Improv course here.

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The ability to listen, make meaningful connections to other people, be in the moment but actively lead in a crisis are all skills at the heart to business.  This CPD accredited course delivers the tips of the trade from professional stage improvisers about how to remain calm in the face of uncertainty, rely on your inner resources, and connect to those around you to create stronger relationships and a greater sense of self-esteem.  Find out more about Essential Improv Skills for Business here

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This course will take your team or group on a journey through the accepted tenets of Improv Training, and deliver some key insights into their application for your business.  Where people or product focussed, there is always something new to learn about yourself and the way you behave and perform in your business.  This CPD accredited course is a tried and tested way of going deeper into the soft skills that lie at the heart of a successful business.  Find out more about Advanced Improv Skills for Business here

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Sometimes you want to throw your team in at the deep end and give them a real challenge.  This CPD accredited course is the highest level challenge we have come up with although we are always happy to push your team even further if you need.  There will be music, performance, even an audience if you need.  We can arrange everything for you so your team just has to show up and experience the thrill of performing in front of their peers, or the general public.  Our first priority is always to make people feel safe and supported so we will guide, help and encourage throughout the process to ensure that everyone, even the introverts, get the opportunity to shine.  Find out more about our challenge course here

Other Resources for Improv in Business

Overview of Business Improv Courses from The Maydays – Business Improv

Find out more about what Improv for Business involves – What is Business Improv?

Explore our resource of Improv Games and Exercises – Business Improv Games and Exercises