Applied improvisation: a method that trains how to apply improvisational skills off-stageTo 'improvise' means: to be present in the process, to accept the situation immediately, to be able to work with the people involved in a way that is successful, creative and understood by all.
Applied improvisation is a training method based on the improvisational theatre techniques used by improv theatre actors. The skills that actors practice for using on stage, we train to use in everyday business life.
The aim is to build the ability to react, communicate and make decisions quickly, qualitatively, creatively and meaningfully in a long-term perspective. This training combines theory and scientific research with practical training in applied improvisation, so that the skills can be reinforced in your daily work and become a habit.
The applied improvisation method trains skills such as:
- the ability to quickly and properly react without getting confused in non-standard situations
- see the connections and make decisions based on them
- high-quality storytelling, getting people interested, being able to put the complicated in simple terms
- innovative thinking, generating and implementing new ideas
- teamwork and supporting your team members
- communication, public speaking, overcoming stress
- using emotions, improving body language
- reading non-verbal signals
- leadership, decision-making and taking responsibility
Improv theatre meets business environmentThe business world and improvisation have a lot more in common than it might first seem.
Both an improviser and a specific industry professional need to be able to react immediately to what's going on around them, to collaborate effectively, to hear and work with different ideas and suggestions and, of course, to adapt to the needs of their clients.
The good news is that anyone can learn and develop these skills to apply in their daily lives.