Improv And Business


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Improv And Business

  1. 1. All business’s a stage… How can training in improvisational theater help you doing better business 1
  2. 2. How does the metaphor work? Both – business (or, rather, doing business) and drama – are performative in nature Role playing is a fundamental concept in both – and failing to understand that ruins drama as well as business Techniques and frameworks used in theatrical performance are well suited to help people adapt to business challenges 2
  3. 3. What we will do to you? Absolutely nothing, because the idea here is not doing something to you but rather doing something with you, or even better: Doing something with yourself and others in the group In a one- or two-day workshop format you will master the basics of theatrical stage performance as well as learn how to develop empathy and trust in your partners. You will learn that the transactional nature of improvisational theater massively improves your ability also in more day-to-day transactional chores – at work, at home, in your community. 3
  4. 4. What’s the process? In a small group (usually of 5 – 7) you will be coached by our partner theater director (with extensive improv experience). In an inviting, creative, open- space environment you will first practice speech and body techniques, then play a series of drama games. Finally, you will build your improv performance around issues/themes relevant to your business environment and challenges. Throughout the workshop you will be developing interpersonal skills, communication skills, transactional mastery and team trust. Optionally, the workshop is combined with an evening visit to one of the top Prague theaters (Divadlo Komedie, Dejvické divadlo, Divadlo Na zábradlí) – with the fresh experience of going through a theatrical training the workshop participants will see the performance with fresh eyes. Also, they will be able to relate the dramatic situations they see on stage with their newly acquired insight. 4
  5. 5. Who should attend? marketing exec, PR specialists, salespeople, top management, customer service people, project management people, well, other people… 5
  6. 6. What are the benefits? improved team communication, massively improved presentation and negotiation skills, trust level boosted within project teams, unlocking creative potential in the group… 6
  7. 7. Real-life example Sales team of a major (albeit local) IT company went through a series of “presentation skills” training sessions to not much avail. The training concentrated on the surface instead of trying to teach the people the skills they can use in everyday negotiation situations. Improvision® format from Idealisti on the other hand gave (and tought) them a wide array of tools which they readily embraced – because they were acquired through play, in a ego-safe situation of a dramatic setup. 7
  8. 8. Interested? Call Tomáš or Katka from Idealisti Tomáš Hrivnák +420 603 200 529 Katka Gillárová +420 604 864 512 Idealisti, s. r. o. Národní obrany 35 160 00 Praha 6 8