Improv training

  The medical profession revolves around interactions between people. From the GP consultation through to the team working in an operating theatre, communication is at the heart of a health profession that is efficient, accountable and ultimately improves patient’s health.  From my own experience, I know that I respond better to someone I trust and...
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  By Rhiannon Vivian Let’s talk about work. Green party leader Caroline Lucas has just announced that she’d promote a four-day working week if she were in power. Some people have already criticized this (the main one being Brexit loving, Thatcherite, Tim Montgomerie) but I can’t understand why. Does having a rigid, toil based work...
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by Rhiannon Vivian ‘Eliminate self motivation and take care of each other,’ – Jorin Garguilo, the ‘Space Hippie’ After years of invaluable training and trying out different methods, schools of playing, tools, tricks and tips (all of which chug away in your subconscious) in recent times I’ve ended up actively focusing on just one thing...
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How To Improve Communication Skills with Three Quick Exercises   Improvisers actively practise their communication skills as a warm-up for rehearsing and performing comedy and theatre shows. Many of these exercises improve communication as well as being quick, fun and easy for anyone to play and practise in their work life.  Listen Fully    Listening is the...
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Improv for business professionals may be a fast growing and innovative sector in the training and development market, but it has a long history and some very experienced facilitators.  We chased down two giants of the Improv for Business sector, Neil Mullarkey (Comedy Store Players, ImprovYourBiz.com) and John Cremer (The Maydays),  and asked them 5 key questions about...
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Definition of Spontaneous Improvisation Spontaneous: performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus. Improvisation: something that is improvised, in particular a piece of music, drama, etc. created spontaneously or without preparation. I am often asked “What is the definition of spontaneous improvisation?” and it always...
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A different kind of happy Can improv training increase workplace happiness? Regardless of the environment I have seen improvisation used, whether it be at an improv show, public course or in house training, there is one thing that jumps out immediately; people seem to be enjoying themselves.  I don’t mean the nervous giggle or the...
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Using Improvisation In The Workplace Improvisation is defined as the act of creating something spontaneously or without preparation. But how much can you actually improvise or apply the techniques of improv in the workplace? And why would you? Surely work is the one place that you need to prepare… If you read this article you’ll...
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