Improv Yourself: Business Spontaneity at the Speed of Thought / Edition 1by Joseph A. Keefe
Pub. Date: 11/28/2002
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
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.
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Table of ContentsEveryone Improvises: They Just Don't Always Know It
What (the Heck) is Improvisation (Anyway)?
Things You Need to Know
Spontaneity and Responsiveness
Discovery Versus Invention
The Value of Failure
Practical Applications and Actual Case Histories
Managing the Emperors
The Case for Comedy
Improvisation in Presentations
Conclusion and Suggested Reading
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