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Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

Improv in Business: Working At The Top of Your Intelligence

“Recall that moment when you where your most creative, aware, and tuned into the world around you. Imagine how valuable it would be to harness that state of…

cindytonkin July 25, 2017
Selling, being confident and games

Selling, being confident and games

Want to sell an idea? Try this useful book from Dan Pink – To Sell is Human and of course Cialdini’s classic: Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion.…

cindytonkin March 28, 2017
Get messy

Get messy

Mess makes you more productive (but you won’t like it). I notice when helping people change their habits that they’ll often talk about how it feels…

cindytonkin March 12, 2017
Improvising: listening, reacting, supporting

Improvising: listening, reacting, supporting

I’m such a fan of improvisation as a way to become more human, more connected and smarter. It’s also about listening, reacting and supporting. Great…

cindytonkin January 31, 2017
Improv and Business

Improv and Business

Improvising teaches you to listen, to build on others’ ideas. To notice the unspoken and bring it to light. To break the routine and value the input of others.…

cindytonkin January 11, 2017
Dating, ideas and collaboration

Dating, ideas and collaboration

Better dating, idea generating and collaboration: improv is one of the best answers. Click here to read how.

cindytonkin July 26, 2016
Quieten your brain with improv

Quieten your brain with improv

You know I love to improvise. Here’s some neuroscience about it. When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with…

cindytonkin March 21, 2016
Saying yes and play

Saying yes and play

It doesn’t take you where you think it’s going – watch this and get inspired.

cindytonkin February 21, 2016
Improvising for Science

Improvising for Science

Improvisation is about dealing gracefully and creatively with the unexpected. About adjusting your communication so it’s heard. That’s why they’re…

cindytonkin December 21, 2015
The complexity of creative personalities

The complexity of creative personalities

Creative people are not easy to pin down. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the guy who pinned down “Flow” so beautifully kinda fails to do so with this list…

cindytonkin July 10, 2015
It's worth reading a book too...

It's worth reading a book too...

Reading a book allows you to re-tell a story more effectively (compared to reading on a kindle or a tablet). Read Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens and…

cindytonkin July 9, 2015
Improvisation applied to Field Service

Improvisation applied to Field Service

American Express, Dupont, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble and more have used improv training to help improve employees’ communication skills, adaptability and…

cindytonkin July 7, 2015
Improvisation teaches soft skills

Improvisation teaches soft skills

When improvisation is done well, it’s all about the soft skills of listening, collaborating, letting others’ ideas come forward, and building on them.…

cindytonkin March 28, 2015
Yes And

Yes And

Improvising from the perspective of Second City as reviewed by 800-CEO-READ. An interesting idea about diversity in teams and team-building vs ensemble building. Click…

cindytonkin February 20, 2015
Listening better

Listening better

How Improv Theater Can Make You Better at Dating has some gems if you are dating. The principles apply of course also to job interviews, performance reviews and…

cindytonkin February 18, 2015
How To Improvise Through Anything

How To Improvise Through Anything

I wish I’d written this: The Bill Murray Technique: How To Improvise Through Anything | Tyler Tervooren

cindytonkin February 6, 2015
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