I’m an avid improviser. So happy to listen to Kelly Leonard on hoomans podcast talk about how improv transfers to other human behaviours besides improvising on stage.
Improv is one of the rare times when you can mindfully linger inside a mistake
You get to truth through dissent
Everyone needs to understand they’re terrible at listening
Last word exercise: your next sentence starts with their last word
Exercise: say no to everything vs say yes to everything
Yes and exercise vs thank you because exercise
Everyone longs to be seen as we see ourselves
we’re fraught with anxiety in the moments before, not in the moment itself
Improv: all it is is human being practice: Listening, looking in the eye, be present, play in a big group. It’s not a ropes course once a year
Improv is yoga for your social skills
Improv is an art form and a practice to help people make better choices
There is discomfort in looking for a new pattern
as a group we’re as strong as our ability to cover for our weakest member not as strong as the weakest member
improv is multitasking and purpose-led: hierarchical leadership doesn’t work
we have to replace blame with curiosity: what if they’re just curious?