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Preparation is the Key to Improvisation!

“Preparation is key to improvisation! All your experiences, your education, the people you meet, find you In The Moment.”
In 1994 I went to an improv show and it changed my life. After 20 years of learning, performing and teaching I’ve come to realize that improvisation requires preparation. Often, when I tell someone I’m off […]

Four Principles Of Play That Can Transform Your Organization

 
 

“The heart of improvisation (play) is transformation” – Viola Spolin.
 

Play in organizations is only occasionally about toys, games, and funny hats. When improvisational play is embraced as an organizational mind-set, there is, quite literally, play in the system.

This kind of play is necessary in a culture that must respond to change or be able to shift rapidly […]

Creativity and Innovation through Play!

Creativity and Innovation through Play!

Innovation is a word that gets thrown around a lot in our corporate culture. The word innovation has become diluted in its meaning. Nowadays all it appears to stand for is an incremental influx of similar products or ideas. Today’s generation expect innovation to happen at their fingertips with little […]

By |December 14th, 2013|applied improv, business training, creativity, innovation, Play|0 Comments

Creativity and Innovation Workshop December 12th 7:30pm @TechShop

Come join Play Storming at TechShop Round Rock for this fun and free workshop where, through the experience of improvisational play, we will focus on design thinking, creativity and innovation.
In this workshop, you will experience how “play” can lead to Inspiration, Innovation, Ideation and Creative Collaboration.

The workshop is free, space is limited. Sign up here!

In […]

Seriously! A movie about Play!

Just watched the 4 min trailer about the upcoming documentary titled  “Seriously, A Movie about Play!” and I’m very excited. Take a minute (or 4!) to watch and hear about the importance of Play in our culture and to our our future.

 

 

 

 

By |September 23rd, 2013|business training, Play, play storming|1 Comment

Want to see the world with a fresh set of eyes? Just Play!

Seeing the world with fresh eyes often mean a change of perspective.
Want to change your perspective? See the world with a fresh set of eyes? Access creativity, discovery and imagination? Just Play!

Chris Koeck, a former colleague from GSD&M, recently did a Ted talk titled “Seeing the world with a fresh set of eyes”. A […]

The Competitive Advantage of Play!

 

THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF PLAY!

We are often lead to believe that play is without purpose; merely goofing off! Child’s play! Parents, of which I am one, often adopt the idea that kids should have plenty of unstructured play to balance out today’s plethora of organized and tech-based activities. It’s important for the heath and well […]

Improv – Not Just For Comedy Anymore

Katt Koppett Ted talk on Yes and…
Great discussion on “offers” and how improv relates in the corporate world. “We can only build if we accept”

Improv is not just for comedy. Improvisational play is serious business!

Ten reasons to Play in 2014!

10 Reasons to Play More!

Why is it that our culture most often associates play with childhood? How did we lose that desire for exploration, discovery and risk taking? Play is not meant to be just for children. It is a form of release and connection that can tap into creativity and can allow you […]

By |January 7th, 2013|business training, creativity, Play, play storming, Team Building|0 Comments