How To Use Improv Comedy As A Tool For Creative Problem Solving @ General Assembly!
There's no getting around it. We live in an unscripted world. If you mean to make an impression, you have to be able to think on your feet, hurl yourself into the moment and improvise. And like a great improv troupe, successful businesses must rely on similar tools to succeed.
What We Learned
Pitch Lab instructors Joel Lutz & RJ Owen led us through a gauntlet of improv comedy exercises. We laughed a lot, but the real lesson at the heart of this workshop is to be a better listener.
Whether it's in business or your personal life, there is power in letting go of your own personal agenda, being present in the moment and actively listening. This skill is paramount to successfully adapt to change, solve problems, or be a force for innovation.
We also learned that great improvisers possess the top qualities Google looks for when hiring, including the ability to process ideas on the fly, willingness to relinquish power and ease with creating space for others to contribute.
What Folks Said About This Improv Workshop
"I had no idea what to expect but absolutely loved the class and the exercises. I've always been very public-speaking phobic and calculated in how I communicate, so I learned some great lessons for relaxing and being in the moment that I'll apply to work and life!"
— Rachel Richardson, Merkle
"I've been to a few GA workshops and this was by far the most engaging and dynamic. Wonderful experience, and the time went by way too quickly!"
— Patricia Sandler, Tufts University
"Do more of these unique business-related (and especially sales related) courses! I'll recruit all my colleagues."
— Kara Cedrone, FullContact
"This was one of the most helpful sessions I've been to."
— Jason Morris, Martines Palmeiro Construction