Improvisation for Breakthrough Results – December 6, 2017 – in Midtown Manhattan

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Improvisation for Breakthrough Results Workshop

December 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This program exists to bring you greater mastery and skill in environments that throw you in to uncertainty at any given moment.

“Prepare to be Unprepared” is what Amy Poehler (SNL, Second City, Parks and Recreation) said she learned to do as improviser.

When we explore how you stay in the moment and to think on your feet, you feel in greater control of your situation.

In your business tool kit you have experience, strategy, a solid education, and well-laid plans. Yet, sooner or later, you begin to realize that the act of leadership becomes a delicate balance that requires advanced improvisational skills.  This is where your experience and training may fall short.

With improvisational technique:

  • Think on your feet in fast paced or uncomfortable situations and feel in control
  • Deal with uncertainty and maintain stability
  • Go deeper into relationships because connection comes more naturally
  • Enjoy taking risks more readily
  • Deal with ambiguity
  • Feel more confident in everyday or high pressure interactions
  • Find your authentic presence
  • Take the creative space to more effectively solve problems
  • Create positive energy
  • Find personal resilience

Learn how in this 3-hour session.   In this introductory session, you will do what improvisers do to prepare, perform, and succeed when the stakes are high.  I’ll take you through improvisation exercises and activities that help you tap in to your intuition and inner knowing.

Here you become more open and direct in your communication.  It‘s a novel experience with new ways to have you be more successful in your business.  The work is fast-paced and hey, it’s not around a conference table!

“This is the first time I have ever been able to speak openly and honestly in any setting ever.”  A banker at a recent workshop.

Date:    December 6, 2017, Wednesday

Time:   8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Primary Stages, 307 West 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues, Suite 1510; Studio A

Cost:    $150. Register and pay by credit card at http://conta.cc/2yT5J4L

Martha Gelnaw – Facilitator, Coach and Improviser

I came from a corporate leadership background and  as well I trained In theatre and performance with Paul Sills and Mike Nichols, two originators of Improvisation. 

 

Can you imagine learning Physics, Bio or Chem through a lecture only approach?  Of course not. It was in the Lab that you learned how it all works.  My work is the Lab. It’s a learn-by-doing experiential approach to leadership. And it works.

 Image: Seeleyclimb (Instagram)

Improvisation for Breakthrough Results – Workshop on October 4, 2017 NYC

Improvisation for Breakthrough Results Workshop

October 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This program exists to bring you greater mastery and skill in environments that throw you in to uncertainty at any given moment.

“Prepare to be Unprepared” is what Amy Poehler (SNL, Second City, Parks and Recreation) said she learned to do as improviser.

When we explore how you stay in the moment and to think on your feet, you feel in greater control of your situation.

In your business tool kit you have experience, strategy, a solid education, and well-laid plans. Yet, sooner or later, you begin to realize that the act of leadership becomes a delicate balance that requires advanced improvisational skills.  This is where your experience and training may fall short.

With improvisational technique:

  • Think on your feet in fast paced or uncomfortable situations and feel in control
  • Deal with uncertainty and maintain stability
  • Go deeper into relationships because connection comes more naturally
  • Enjoy taking risks more readily
  • Deal with ambiguity
  • Feel more confident in everyday or high pressure interactions
  • Find your authentic presence
  • Take the creative space to more effectively solve problems
  • Create positive energy
  • Find personal resilience

Learn how in this 3-hour session.   In this introductory session, you will do what improvisers do to prepare, perform, and succeed when the stakes are high.  I’ll take you through improvisation exercises and activities that help you tap in to your intuition and inner knowing.

Here you become more open and direct in your communication.  It‘s a novel experience with new ways to have you be more successful in your business.  The work is fast-paced and hey, it’s not around a conference table!

Date:    October 4, 2017, Wednesday

Time:   8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Primary Stages, 307 West 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues, Suite 1510; Studio A

Cost:    $150. Register and pay by credit card at http://conta.cc/2h1SfYW

Space is limited.

Martha GelnawFacilitator, Coach and Improviser

I came from a corporate leadership background and I trained with Paul Sills and Mike Nichols, two originators of Improvisation. 

Can you imagine learning Physics, Bio or Chem through a lecture only approach?  Of course not. It was in the Lab that you learned how it all works.  My work is the Lab. It’s a learn-by-doing experiential approach to leadership. And it works.

 Image: Seeleyclimb (Instagram)

A favorite piece of feedback – “with the half-smile of the Buddha”

Years back I facilitated communication training with newly graduated women and men starting work as Analysts at a global bank.

Much of the two-day program is spent in role-play where the small group got feedback and coaching.

One young woman gave her presentation. She was clearly the smartest person in the room. Simply brilliant. Though you wouldn’t even know it.

She was devoid of any affect. That is, her face was frozen as was her voice and gesture. A crime. No one would know how incredibly talented and intelligent she is.

I asked her to give her presentation over again.

“This time, can you deliver it with the Half Smile of the Buddha?”

She did. The room erupted. Who knows what took over? This very slight adjustment changed it all for her. It worked.

Her colleagues were astounded how incredible she is.

The lesson is we can be the most talented, smartest person in room yet without our full physical expression and energy, no one will ever know.

I was most gratified by her full smile from her colleagues cheering for her. I don’t believe she had ever received this response before and she was fully appreciative.