We can help you to build confidence and communication skills for groups of all sizes, from a small team of C-level executives, through to a conference delegation of several hundred people. Confident communication has a massive impact on an audience, and has the power to transform business outcomes.
Every programme we put together is custom built around your needs. If you don’t have a specific issue, we’ll know how to apply our improvisation skills training to bring out the best in your people.
Some of the key outputs from an improvisation for business training session focussed on confidence and communication skills include:
- Stronger relationships with existing colleagues and the discovery of new common ground
- Seeing a different side of those you thought you knew well
- Expanding the range and depth of conversations and ideas in meetings
- More self-confidence in the value of what you are saying
- Enhanced social skills and a sense of team collaboration
- Being able to hear what colleagues have to say ‘with a fresh set of ears’
Maydays Pure Business Improv Training
We give you two trainers per group of 10-20 delegates and deliver an improvisation training session which will boost confidence in introverts and extroverts alike. Our improv activities are selected to maximise a sense of connection and delegates quickly begin to learn to value everyone equally. This – and the knowledge that you can’t possibly get it wrong – builds confidence immediately. Better communication is the natural outcome.
(2 – 6 hours per session)
Maydays Improv Training Experience
This is our trademark experience which provides you with at least 5 Maydays including an improvisational pianist. We start by showcasing what we do and then surprise delegates by announcing that they are going to learn how to do it too. We launch into a fully experiential training sequence with the objective of building confidence levels, even with tasks that seemed to be way beyond delegates’ comfort zones. By the end of the session, you will have surprised yourself and amazed your peers. For 20 – 70 delegates at time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)
Maydays Improv and Show Experience
Easily our most popular format, based on the Maydays Improv Training Experience (above), this ends with your delegates performing alongside The Maydays and (in all honesty) stealing the show. The objective is to build confidence by enabling your delegates to achieve something they never thought possible. The Maydays help to create a highly memorable experience which will build organisation-wide confidence. Everyone walks away feeling valued and listened to. 20 – 70 delegates at a time.
(45 mins – 6 hours per session)
Interactive Improv Keynote
For larger audiences where it simply isn’t logistically possible to deliver improv training in smaller groups, we blend a keynote style address with plenty of experiential learning. This works easily for up to 1000 delegates and more. We have delivered this to 6,000 people in a (very big) room. This format lends itself nicely to the themes of confidence and communication and with plenty of time spent working in pairs and threes, everyone has the chance to speak and be heard.
(30 mins – 1 hour)
Conference Energiser using Improvisation
A lively, totally experiential and interactive energiser to get people up and active. If your theme is confidence and communication, we’ll select an improv game from our list of around 150 different activities which will get everyone talking and listening, engaged and confident. The exercise might only last 10 minutes, but that is plenty of time to wake people up, get them energised and be ready to share. We usually deliver these sessions to up to 1,000 delegates, but there is no upper limit.
(5 minutes – 20 minutes)
Your Organisation – The Musical
Want to provide your organisation with an unforgettable new narrative? Invite us back for the evening slot, and we’ll put on a show like no other. The Maydays will perform a mind-blowing, totally improvised musical show based on a storyline your delegates give us on the night and drawing on the themes of your conference or event. The best way we can think to go out on a high. Usually from 100 to 500 delegates.
(10 minutes – 1 hour)
Your own thing
There is nothing we can’t do around the subject of improvisation and improvised performance. In the area of communication and confidence, we often like to get your people up on stage to perform alongside The Maydays. We’ll make your people the stars of the show and have them accomplish things they previously thought impossible. We can also give you a Whose Line Is It Anyway-style show based on audience suggestions, or create a spectacle based on your brochures and publications. Put us to the test with your own ideas, and we will propose a winning solution.
Delivered with trainee(s) and facilitator(s) together in the same space
Designed just for people from your organisation
Can be delivered worldwide
Contact us to tell us more about your plans and projects. If you have identified a training event already, it would help us to know the date and duration you have in mind, the number of delegates you would like to train and any specific issues you’d like to address. We’ll then arrange a Skype or phone call to go through your details and suggest some solutions. If you like what we have to say we’ll send you a full written proposal within a couple of days.