February 14, 2018

Business

Why do improv?

Life doesn’t come with a script. Sometimes, you have to improvise.

Improvisational comedy or “improv” is fast, fun and unpredictable. People end up exploring ideas they were not even thinking of just moments earlier. The results are spontaneous and and often hilarious. Yet there is a serious side to improv.

Improv teaches skills such as quick thinking, cooperation, active listening, creativity and leadership. When these skills are applied in business, great things can happen; it's no longer “business as usual.” Improv is taught at leading business schools and companies around the world.

Comic legend Bill Murray has described improv as the most important group work since they built the pyramids. Solutions come when people support each other and work together. The principles of improv are relevant for personal and professional development and can help people become better leaders, managers, colleagues and speakers.

Improv principles can be applied to the working world for personal development, team building, creativity and more. While you and your team have fun, you will also learn how to be  help you and your team to be more open, constructive, confident and creative.

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Workshops

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Testimonials

Logitech Switzerland has been collaborating with the Renegade Saints team over the last 18 months as we run training sessions on Design Thinking with our colleagues.

These Design Thinking workshops are about opening the minds of our multifunctional teams to more creative ways of working together in teams. Time is precious and we need to create strong working relationships between people who have never met before, fast. So, we invest two hours in Improv training to kick off the workshop; this is where the Renegade Saints come in.

The Renegade Saints have done an amazing job in coming up with a great program to meet our needs and they have executed it brilliantly every time. Cherry on the cake: everyone has lots of fun too.

The energy and connection between the members of the Renegade Saints has been consistently impressive. The quality, energy levels and professionalism they have brought to every session has been spot on.

The value that the Renegade Saints bring is fantastic. I thoroughly recommend to other businesses to use them to warm up any team event and drive a great sense of fun, trust and support among colleagues.

Vicky Nef, Global Head of Consumer Insights, Logitech

Your improv workshop hit the nail on the head in terms of all of the communications areas that one needs to be aware of at work. Absolutely every single element of it can be applied in business.

It makes you realize how to perform as a team through understanding your communications better. The Renegade Saints philosophy of 'I've got your back' is so important. If a team worked like that, and everyone had each other's back, the results would be extraordinary!

Wendy Redford, Human Resources Business Partner, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)

The energy and inspiration you gave us carried us well through the afternoon, and key learnings and takeaways from the workshop turned into important red threads in our discussions. ... I am convinced there are many others who would benefit from similar workshops.

Sebastian Buckup, Head of Programming, World Economic Forum

Simply amazing and very useful.
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Very interesting, highly fun, many insights into human behaviour.
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It was a new, fun and constructive way to know each other better.

Members of Sophia Genetics

The Renegade Saints lever their experience in improv theatre to facilitate truly engaging workshops on innovation and team dynamics. Our attendees said that they gained more insights in 45 minutes than in 4.5 years of reading.

James Miners, Senior Adviser, Fongit

Thinking about thinking on your feet? Becoming a better communicator? Getting in touch with your creative side? The trainers led us through a fun and laugh-filled morning where we did all of this. Some approached the training with trepidation, others with curiosity and some just came along for the nice lunch that was to follow. But everyone came away energised and excited. I highly recommend it.

Vinit Rishi, Director of Administration, Oak Foundation

We brought the Renegade Saints to help us film an important communications video and they took it to another level with their professionalism and creativity. They not only delivered convincing and nuanced performances, they also helped us improve the script on the fly with constructive suggestions. My team was delighted with the results. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.

Milos Maricic, Communications Department, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies