The “Funny” Misconception
So… you’re an improviser? You must be really funny!
It intrigues me that people find improvisation and funny to be synonyms, when actually, improvisation is much more than that.
The technical definition on dictionary.com is, “
When I tell people what I do with the craft of improvisation, without fail someone will say, “why would a business or school need that?” The question I answer with is, “why don’t ALL businesses and schools put these principles at their core and build off that foundation?”
When our team goes in to work with groups, our goal is not to make people funny, or make them more appealing in a group by telling jokes. It is in fact much more simple; we want people to truly have a grasp on WHAT makes an improviser the most effective employee you could want. We harness the energy and soul of the improviser and spray it forward into the room. We let it take root in the people, in the building and in every idea.
So if you think hiring us is to make you a staff of stand up comics- not gonna happen. Our goal is to make your business or school grow from the successes of each other by learning to listen and not force an idea down someone’s throat and obtain a group mind by eliminating egos and …
It is all these other elements of the improviser’s soul, which are masterfully and seamlessly woven into their art, that elevate them into another stratosphere-not because they are funny.
This is just one of the techniques to apply to your life. Marrying this with the other elements, gives greater success.