“The power of ‘Yes, and…’ at work.”
What is Improv?
Improv – short for “improvisation” – is the art of unscripted theatre. In business, improv is applied to improve critical skills like communication, collaboration, creativity and agility.
Utilizing the 3 key principles of improv:
Yes, And (Communication and Acceptance);
Make Others Look Good (Collaboration and Teamwork); and
There are No Mistakes (Agility and Creativity)
Participants emerge from improv workshops more engaged and collaborative. They emerge with more confidence in their ability to listen, postpone judgement, react and play to the top of their intelligence.
“Improvisation – and the improv toolkit – offers great grounding for leaders challenged to thrive in a business climate that demands agility, resilience, quick thinking, and ease with ambiguity. Counterintuitive as it might seem, business is often an act of improvisation, not planning.”
-Harvard Business Review, 2015
Applied improv is the ultimate in experiential learning: fully participatory, out-of-the-box, really fun and totally engaging. It will get everyone out of their comfort zones and applying their new skills straight away, resulting in long-term, meaningful change.
Improv for Business 101 – Play at Work
Participants will play some simple warm ups to get themselves comfortable playing with each other and the facilitator. The warm up will serve as a primer for games and concepts touched upon later in the workshop. This workshop will focus on active listening and clear, concise communication.
3 Key Improv Principles:
Make Others Look Good
There are No Mistakes
Apply the 3 key improv principles to add play to everyday work:
Improve communication, collaboration, agility and ideation
Be more confident with the unexpected
Get out of your comfort zone
This event is free for members and there is a nominal charge of P500 for non-members. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance of event start.
ABOUT ANNA ONG
Prior to being a storyteller and improv artist, Anna worked in financial markets in Singapore and the Philippines. She has worked in Sales, Business Management, Strategy and Business Development. She holds a MBA from INSEAD. Since she discovered the world of improvisation comedy and storytelling, she has performed improv with Magnet Theatre and Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC and Storytelling with the Story District in Washington DC and the Moth in New York.
She actively works with social enterprises and accelerators through consultations, coaching and/or workshops on both storytelling and improv where participants work to improve their soft skills on teamwork, creativity, imagination, adaptability and presentation skills while having fun at the same time.
She recently completed her certification on Social Impact Storytelling with Georgetown University. She shuttles between Singapore and Washington DC.