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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 improvisers…

Cindy Tonkin 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. Here…

Cindy Tonkin January 11, 2017
A note we want to hear

A note we want to hear

"none of this matters if you can't play a single note that people want to hear". This spoke to me today.

Cindy Tonkin December 25, 2016
It's not about the nail

It's not about the nail

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

Cindy Tonkin October 31, 2016
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.

Cindy Tonkin July 26, 2016
Power Suits work

Power Suits work

formal clothing made people think more expansively and abstractly — more like a leader So casual Friday for offsites ain't such a good idea! Power Suits

Cindy Tonkin March 28, 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 the…

Cindy Tonkin 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.

Cindy Tonkin February 21, 2016
Best results: use story to share strategy

Best results: use story to share strategy

This summary of some important research suggests that sharing a story about your strategy lands better with people who aren't execs.

Cindy Tonkin February 21, 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.

Cindy Tonkin February 7, 2016