Improvisational comedy (“improv”) is about a lot more than making jokes, and the fundamentals of improv contain a variety of lessons that are directly applicable to the business world. To become a successful improviser, one must be a true team player, focus on supporting and building rather than negating; develop a comfort with novel and fast-changing situations; listen actively; and find a strong and consistent voice. This course will use team-based improv exercises to develop a set of skills for corporate settings. The course will be framed around different “modules”, with each module focused on a specific business skill.
Workshop attendees will improve their ability to:
- Support their team by building up rather than knocking down
- Jump into unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations with confidence
- Actively listen to ideas being presented
- Find and maintain a strong voice and presence
About the instructor:
Matt Guttentag is a former member of Washington Improv Theatre and currently runs monthly improv workshops in Ithaca. He has taught improv to groups as diverse as a Department of Defense corporate retreat, a group of young professionals in Morocco, and the Ithaca Freeskool.
Sage Hall, 114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
Co-hosted with: Student Council (SC), MBAI, MBAII, Cornell Tech MBA Program, One-Year MBA Program, Owasco Cohort, MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization, MPS in Management, Skaneateles Cohort, Keuka Cohort, Otisco Cohort, Conesus Cohort, Honeoye Cohort
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