Originally posted in February of 2011
Billy Kaplan, LCSW
I keep munching on this.
The basics of improv theater are:
Learning a new way of thinking
Respect for others in negotiations or transactional relationships
Being “in the moment“
Make positive choices that keep doors open
Proactive listening as opposed to passive or even responsive listening
Trusting one another to do the right thing
Benefiting from watching the other guy’s back.
You don’t have to have a natural gift for thinking on your feet. You just have to be willing to try, and practice it regularly so you can be BETTER at it. Even if that means you are better than really, really sucking at it. That is success!
(photo by rubenshito, used with permission)
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