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 important skills such as quick thinking, cooperation, active listening, creativity and leadership. When these skills are applied in business, great things can happen; it is no longer “business as usual.” Indeed, improv is now 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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“The improv session was a great learning experience and left me hungry for more! Could you send me the exercises that we learned during the day? I would like to incorporate some into our next TEDxTrondheim meetings. Thanks!”
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“The course totally met and also sometimes exceeded my expectations. I wanted an opportunity to allow me to learn to think on my feet and to be able to grow confidence on speaking and acting in public which I did.”
'Where and how else in Geneva are you guaranteed to laugh your head off, learn, meet fantabulous peeps, and say ‘yes, and’ to things you couldn't possibly imagine? I loved the classes and am looking forward to the next round of classes. The teachers are amazeballs and create a fantastic environment and structured learning ladder to draw out your inner inventive comic. Sign up for improv classes with the Renegade Saints. Stop thinking about it. Of course you can improv.'
“Fantastic fun, and a great transferable skill I'll carry with me through life”