Why do you care?
Maybe you don’t but with our upcoming virtual workshop on October 10th being a taster for our “Change your story Change your world” program running with Izzy across the Australian eastern seaboard in November, we certainly do!
This morning Izzy, myself, Carla and one other brave participant experienced how improv games feeeeel in a teleconference kind of environment.
For Izzy, the 3 foundational skills of improv are Presence (showing up and being present, focus), Acceptance (remaining in the present) and Trust. In our teleconference today we ran with a few improv games which help to illustrate these foundational skills. The three games we played were “the one word story”, “the counting game” and “Yes…and”. Even with four of us, we had a lot of fun.
Three learnings I came to were:
- 1. Be prepared to provide more support for people in this ‘virtual’ environment – Unlike an event in real time and space, in a virtual environment one needs to be mindful of participants frustrations and how to lessen the burden
- 2. Lag on teleconferences may provide a “gift” to consider for how rhythm is created within these kinds of group interactions
- 3. Even Improv has structure – As Izzy keeps telling us “If creativity fails, go back to technique”
If you’d like to learn more about how Improv and Storytelling can help you in life and work, come along to the virtual workshop on October 10th 10am. There are still some places left, AND it’s free!
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