Improv Yourself: Business Spontaneity at the Speed of Thought / Edition 1

Improv Yourself: Business Spontaneity at the Speed of Thought / Edition 1

by Joseph A. Keefe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471216380

ISBN-13: 2900471216383

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

Discover your improvisational skills for a more productive, more dynamic work life

Whether we know it or not, most of us use our improvisational skills every day in the workplace when we deal with clients and colleagues. Improv Yourself shows the reader in clear detail how to use and hone improvisational skills for better business interactions and a more

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Discover your improvisational skills for a more productive, more dynamic work life

Whether we know it or not, most of us use our improvisational skills every day in the workplace when we deal with clients and colleagues. Improv Yourself shows the reader in clear detail how to use and hone improvisational skills for better business interactions and a more productive work environment. Business expert and all-around funny guy Joe Keefe offers expert guidance on nurturing our improvisational skills to help us think on our feet, deal with customers, interact with team members, present new ideas, and brainstorm. Full of humor, wit, and expert business insight, Improv Yourself is like nothing else on the business shelf (could you tell I just made that up?).

Author Biography: Joseph A. Keefe (Glencoe, IL) is the Founder and Guy in Charge of Humor Resources-the premier supplier of improv applications for the business world. In a former incarnation, Joe was executive/producer of Second City Communications, a subsidiary of the world-renowned Second City Theaters. He's also consulted for Motorola, Kraft, and IBM.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900471216383
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
207

Table of Contents

Everyone Improvises: They Just Don't Always Know It
What (the Heck) is Improvisation (Anyway)?
Things You Need to Know
Initiation/Addition/Agreement/Acceptance/Exploration
Spontaneity and Responsiveness
Improv 101
Discovery Versus Invention
The Value of Failure
Practical Applications and Actual Case Histories
More Improv-ercises
Managing the Emperors
The Case for Comedy
Improvisation in Presentations
Managing Change
Conclusion and Suggested Reading

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