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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
It's not about the nail

It's not about the nail

We have all been there. I have clients like this.

cindytonkin October 31, 2016
Taking turns - you're always planning

Taking turns - you're always planning

As you’re listening to someone talk you’re also predicting when they’ll stop and planning what you’ll say next. Check it out.

cindytonkin February 7, 2016
When to shut up

When to shut up

Useful article on How to Tell When Someone wants to Stop Talking to You.

cindytonkin November 16, 2015
A feedback option that works

A feedback option that works

Seth Godin has so many nuggets it’s hard not to just re-post about 80% of what he writes. This one is very useful though. He suggests that when we receive…

cindytonkin September 28, 2015
5 questions to work a room

5 questions to work a room

If  you need them, here are 5 questions to keep you working a room.

cindytonkin June 14, 2015
Change the words you use

Change the words you use

Dramatically Improve Your Sales With This Magically Worded Question suggests you should never ask “are you the decision-maker” but a better worded question…

cindytonkin March 9, 2015
Remember more by doodling

Remember more by doodling

We all need to remember more. Why You Should Doodle More outlines research suggesting that you remember more information with less effort when you doodle.

cindytonkin February 18, 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
Types of Social Support

Types of Social Support

There are different types of Social Support What kind of support are you giving your colleagues, your boss, your loved ones?

cindytonkin February 3, 2015
Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships from Farnam Street summarises what makes the beginnings and tell-tale signs of a relationship crumbling.…

cindytonkin November 27, 2014
Settle Workplace Disagreements

Settle Workplace Disagreements

It has been said that the quality of your questions determines the quality of your response. These 5 Questions You’ll Need to Settle Workplace Disagreements from…

cindytonkin July 6, 2014
Improvisation helps you manage change

Improvisation helps you manage change

Maybe you need some improvisation skills! Improvisation May Be the Key to Successfully Managing Change, Says MIT  Essentially improv gives you the skills to stay…

cindytonkin June 3, 2014
Applying Improv

Applying Improv

More than half of Business Schools world wide include Improvisation on their agenda.

cindytonkin September 6, 2012
Listening is the willingness to change

Listening is the willingness to change

Entertaining 10:50 video from Dave Morris, a Canadian improviser. He describes the “way of improvisation” in 7 “rules”: play let yourself…

cindytonkin January 10, 2012
The future...

The future...

“The future of the planet is becoming less about being efficient, producing more stuff and protecting our turf, and more about working together, embracing…

cindytonkin October 11, 2011
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