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Gc Capa1 C

  1. 2. Gifts We Give How GameChangers improvisation techniques support business in the Networked World
  2. 3. Relationships <ul><li>Define the customer as scene partner and audience </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Find agreement; recognize and play the underlying game </li></ul><ul><li>Develop listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the stakes </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate rationally and emotionally </li></ul>
  3. 4. Communication <ul><li>Create a noteworthy brand narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t script! Improvise your story! </li></ul><ul><li>Listen better; make better use of ‘listening technologies’ </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your dialogues with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and work with powerful themes </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize internal vs. external audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate on micro , macro and meta levels </li></ul><ul><li>Be prolific and consistent without being repetitive </li></ul>
  4. 5. Collaboration <ul><li>Build a group mind while respecting individual roles </li></ul><ul><li>and contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize being a character vs. having character </li></ul><ul><li>Understand why status should not be static </li></ul><ul><li>Coach and assess performance objectively </li></ul><ul><li>Work at the top of your intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Work with themes that invite participation </li></ul><ul><li>Give the gift of support </li></ul>
  5. 6. Creativity <ul><ul><ul><li>Foster an idea-friendly environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on breakthrough results instead of specific outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate ego and subjectivity from your process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use multiple-perspectives to assure originality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evolve ‘bad’ ideas into productive ones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop the discipline of focusing on the positive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gain consensus via games and objectives </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Strategy <ul><li>Transform vision into action </li></ul><ul><li>See why acting is more productive than reacting </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten decision loops </li></ul><ul><li>Learn when (and why) to cooperate with the competition </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how and when to change the game </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiate your offering </li></ul>
  7. 8. Culture <ul><li>Explore the importance of social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Liberate creativity from your Creative Dept. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the importance of play; take your fun seriously and make </li></ul><ul><li>serious work fun </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and build on edge competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the importance of a positive attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new, idiosyncratic avenues to performance </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  8. 9. Ethics <ul><li>Honor individuality while building consensus </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage honest behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Define boundaries to liberate thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Respect environment (in every sense of the word) </li></ul><ul><li>Show integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Build community </li></ul>
  9. 10. Results How GameChangers fosters leadership and adds productivity to different business units
  10. 11. Sales <ul><li>Connect on multiple levels with customers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and play win-win games </li></ul><ul><li>Know the difference between pitching and selling </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate strongly </li></ul><ul><li>Keep interactions relevant to customers </li></ul><ul><li>Know when and how to add , edit and close </li></ul>
  11. 12. HR <ul><li>Relate to ‘Gen Why?’ employees </li></ul><ul><li>Connect personal values to business roles </li></ul><ul><li>Critique performance objectively </li></ul><ul><li>Make mandatory training more fun </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Edit’ more quickly and decisively </li></ul><ul><li>Manage virtual collaboration, telecommuting, flex time </li></ul>
  12. 13. Directors <ul><li>Understand the power of supporting moves </li></ul><ul><li>Cast and coach productive, complementary teams </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and encourage productive games </li></ul><ul><li>Discourage rigid, dogmatic, ‘Industrial Age’ behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage virtual collaboration, telecommuting, flex time </li></ul><ul><li>Assess performance objectively </li></ul>
  13. 14. PR and Communications <ul><li>Improve response speed and frequency while staying </li></ul><ul><li>on-point </li></ul><ul><li>Increase transparency (preach what you practice vs. </li></ul><ul><li>practicing what you preach) </li></ul><ul><li>Create win-win narratives for media partners </li></ul><ul><li>Find the positives in adverse scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate via multimedia and multi-channel platforms </li></ul>
  14. 15. Creative and Design Depts. <ul><li>Evangelize the creative culture; champion breakthrough </li></ul><ul><li>thinking and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Invite collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Work with emotion , and at the height of intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Critique objectively </li></ul>
  15. 16. Brand Management <ul><li>Define ‘brand’ as an ongoing performance and employees </li></ul><ul><li>as players in the brand narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Identify themes that resonate with your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Connect human values with brand values </li></ul><ul><li>Demand integrity </li></ul>
  16. 17. Format How the GameChangers curriculum delivers
  17. 18. Basic Exercises Participants begin with basic improvisation exercises designed to break down inhibitions and explain the fundamentals of the form .
  18. 19. Relationships Exercises explore the dynamics of productive business relationships. Focus is given to the types of relationships and roles central to The client’s objectives.
  19. 20. Objectives Workshops are customized to achieve clients’ objectives. From beginning exercises to more complex scenarios, every activity produces learning, communication and what we call ‘ breakthrough potential’.
  20. 21. Context All activities and discussions draw distinctions between productive behaviors for businesses of the Networked World, and the less flexible, less open business cultures of the Industrial Age.
  21. 22. Class Structure The GameChangers curriculum is customized in collaboration with clients. Class sessions are 2 to 3 hours in length. Recommended class size is 6-12 participants. For effective integration, we recommend a minimum of 3 classes per participant over a 3-month period.
  22. 23. Large Groups Presentations to large groups are effective as introductions to GameChangers . They include group exercises and breakout sessions followed by discussions that involve the full group. These presentations emphasize the importance of improvisation to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  23. 24. GameChangers LLC 2658 Griffith Park Blvd #806 Los Angeles CA 90039-2520 ph 818.203.7629 email [email_address] www.gamechangers.com

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