Improvisation, Inc.: Harnessing Spontaneity to Engage People and Groups

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Quick . . . Think fast!

Performers have been doing it for centuries. Now for the first time, Robert Lowe, a pioneer in the field of improvisation, hands you the techniques you need to think on your feet and apply these techniques in your workplace or classroom.

This book gives you:
* The same techniques that improvisational actors use to increase their confidence
* A method of using humor to establish a strong rapport with your audience, students, or participants
* An effective way of using body language and voice for greater clarity and impact
* Scores of field-tested worksheets, checklists, and group activities to help you incorporate improvisational thinking and speaking into your own presentation style

The business world may be changing at breakneck speed, but this ancient form of theatre is as appealing as ever. Buy this book and put improvisation to work for you today!

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[head]Think fast! Trainers, educators, presenters: Need a "new" way to think on your feet? Performers have been doing it for centuries. Now for the first time, Robert Lowe, a pioneer in the field of improvisation, hands you the techniques you need to think on your feet and apply these techniques in your workplace or classroom. This book gives you:? The same techniques that improvisational actors use to increase their confidence? A method of using humor to establish a strong rapport with your audience, students, or participants? An effective way of using body language and voice for greater clarity and impact? Scores of field-tested worksheets, checklists, and group activities to help you incorporate improvisational thinking and speaking into your own presentation style. The business world may be changing at breakneck speed, but this ancient form of theatre is as appealing as ever. Buy this book and put improvisation to work for you today! "I admire the skills of someone good at improvisational theatre. Now thanks to Robert Lowe and this new book, I can go behind the scenes and learn how to further develop those desirable skills of quick thinking and spontaneity in myself as well as those I train. Thank you, Robert." --Dave Arch, author, senior training consultant, Creative Training Techniques International"The creativity and playfulness of improvisation opens up vast possibilities for business, and Robert Lowe shows the way second to none."--Dr. Ginny Whitelaw, author, BodyLearning, How the Mind Learns from the Body: A Practical Approach "Organizations perform below their potential because of poor communications, unchallenged traditions, misunderstandings of the facts, procrastination, bureaucracy, avoiding the unattractive, and disbelief. This book shows effective, fun ways to release the natural talent that everyone has to help overcome these harmful stalls, both as individuals and as a group."--Donald Mitchell, chairman, Mitchell and Comp

About the Author:

Robert Lowe is the founder and chief executive of Improvisation, Inc., an educational consulting firm specializing in the use of improvisational theater techniques for organizational development and business and professional communication. His clients have included The Southern Company, AT&T, Medtronics, and Georgia Pacific Corporation.

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