“Prepare to be Unprepared” is what Amy Poehler (SNL, Second City, Parks and Recreation) said she learned to do as improviser.
We will explore how to stay in the moment and think on your feet while using the activities of improvisation. (This is not “improv” sketch comedy. You do not have to be funny. Just show up and participate.)
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 this work you can:
- Think on your feet in fast paced or uncomfortable situations
- Deal with uncertainty
- Go deeper into relationships with clients, investors, colleagues, teams
- Take risks more readily
- Feel more confident in everyday or high pressure interactions
- Find your authentic presence
- Establish 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.
The objective is not to turn you into actors or improvisers, but to have you become more open and direct in your communication.
Improvisation techniques get you thinking on your feet. This is 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 session and its activities are specifically tailored to the needs of those who are in the room.
Date: October 18, 2016, Tuesday
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/2bBajG3
Martha Gelnaw – Coach and Improviser
I trained with Paul Sills and Mike Nichols, two originators of improvisation.