The kind that’s actually fun. Just say “NO” to trust falls. Our Programs are designed so that even the most stage shy introverts can join in and discover, and share, a new sense of self confidence and power as individuals, and together as a group.
Imagining your audience naked doesn’t work. We’ll teach your team how to get confident and comfortable selling themselves and your message. And we’ll do it without the formality and hoopla of programs like Toastmasters.
Are roadblocks hampering communication between management and staff? Are teams that should be collaborating, behaving competitively instead? We can help break down barriers and bring disparate departments together for the common good.
At every level within your organisation we can help your teams improve communication, increase self confidence, better define values, build on each others ideas, and recognise each other’s strengths, as well as earmark areas for improvement.
In fact it’s more about learning to “React, Adapt & Communicate,” as well as stay focused and present in the moment at a very high level.
Improv teaches you how to think on your feet and how to react and adapt very quickly to unexpected events and things you may not have planned for. This certainly applies to leadership, presenting, and negotiation – where you rarely have control over what happens.
This awareness can lead to all sorts of benefits – like being able to read non verbal communication cues with ease, getting clear on what you need to say and saying it, without filtering, committing to a situation, becoming a better listener and more.
When we’re all glued to our mobile phones it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of basic interpersonal communication skills.
Things like eye contact, active listening, thoughtful responses, collaboration, dealing with authority, managing up, being able to think on your feet, and stay present in the moment can feel like archaic arts.
And young grads at the start of their careers have the most to gain by learning these basic tools for positive human interaction.
Find out how we can help your current cohorts or next intake.
Forbes: Can Improv Improve Marketing?
Inc: How Improv Helped Dollar Shave Club Founder Sell for $1 Billion
CNN: Using Improv to Teach Business Skills is No Joke
Harvard Business Review: Change the Way Your Team Works
Fast Company: Improv Helps Corporate Team Building & Fuels Business Innovation
Bloomberg Businessweek: Improvisational Leadership at MIT.
See also: Management without a Script
Business Insider: Improv Helped Twitter’s CEO Be a Better Leader
Mind Tools: Can Improv Make You a Better Leader?
Slate: Improv Skills Are a Must-Have for Entrepreneurs
Business Innovation Factory: Improv For Business? Yes, And…See How It Works
Entrepreneur: Why Business Owners Should Study Improv
BBC News: Why the Business World is Embracing Comedy
Fortune: How Improv Is Being Used at Fortune 500 Companies
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If you’re dealing with internal changes at a cultural level, coping with new or outgoing management or processes, or trying to instil behavioural change, we can develop a program to make the transition smooth and get everyone on board.
Each program is uniquely designed to meet your objectives using a combination of tried and true improv tools, exercises, role plays and tailored discussions.
We focus on helping the group establish a freer, more open form of communication with each other and with clients.
And we do it by creating a fun, safe and comfortable environment where everyone can practice their new skills before putting them into real-world use on the job.
Usually around 1-2 hours, our “taster” workshops are a great way for you and your team to get a sense of what LMA’s unique training is about and all that it has to offer, whether you’re after serious solutions or just something fun.
Usually around 3-4 hours, we can cover more territory and deliver additional tricks and tools for better communication, collaboration and more. And with the extra time we can ensure the take-aways are more durable.
Usually around 6 hours (or longer, spread over multiple days), we can take a deep dive into all that LMA improv training has to offer including tools for innovation, dealing with status vs. stature and real business problem solving.
One of the most common questions we get is around cost.
The total investment you make in your team training will depend on several variables including the number of participants, number of Facilitators, location, length, frequency, and level of customisation if any.
The best thing you can do is drop us a note and we’ll be in touch to get you the best results for your budget. And in the meantime, be sure to check out our FAQ.
For urgent inquiries, you may reach us on +61 2 8123 2116