Join Izzy Gesell for an in-depth discussion in this video The three key principles of improv, part of Leading with Applied Improv.
- The three key principles that I'd like…to encourage you to look at in terms of the qualities…of the people who use improv,…that give you those powerful reactions,…are presence, acceptance, and trust.…So for me, trying to figure it out, what is it…about improv that allows them to be so successful,…and for me to apply those principles outside…of the theatrical realm, is that they're present.…Improvisors always are in the moment.…
What's past is gone, we don't know…what's gonna happen right now.…The second quality is acceptance.…Improvisors understand the difference…between acceptance and agreement.…This is why people throw out ideas, they take it.…They don't say, "Well, you know, let's talk about this,"…or, "I might not like it."…They're able to deal with what is,…rather than what they would like it to be.…And the third quality is trust.…What improvisors trust is process.…They're able to suspend judgement…about whether things are good or bad, in the moment,…and keep moving forward.…
So, by developing the qualities of presence,…
- Define self-talk and explain how it relates to the way you handle stress.
- Recognize the behaviors that must be incorporated into your life to become successful at improv.
- Examine how empathy can help you become a stronger leader.
- Identify situations in which people are willing to take a larger risk.
- List the four levels of adult learning.