Archive for the ‘Yes!And Improv’ Category


More games to share

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 11, 2010
Filed in Being Present, Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Yes!And Improv

I am facilitating a 4 day forum (The ACAPTA Flashpoint Forum) with a great bunch of people from the world of Circus and Physical Theatre. We have people here in sydney from street performers to federal funders … trapeze acrobats to administrators. Today in Open Space, the whole group came together for 90 minutes to simply play and share games. Viv has written about this urge here and here … for me it seemed the group was yearning to step away from the ‘intellectual’ stuff and ‘connect’ with each other in deeper and more human ways – and so they …

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Lessons from my teachers …

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 9, 2010
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations, Space, Yes!And Improv

I fly to Sydney tomorrow to work with ACAPTA on their big, bold Flashpoint Forum. ACAPTA’s dynamic CEO is leading change and a new way of meeting together. ACAPTA is the peak body group for a group of people who make up the Circus & Physical Theatre field. We have 3 days together to meet, have conversations, eat, perform and leave working together in new ways. As I imagine myself opening space on Thursday morning, it makes sense to reflect (and share) some of thinking has has gone into the deign of this gathering. All of it comes from my …

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Word Cloud of Ideas

Posted by  admin —November 2, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Vizual Thinking, Yes!And Improv

As I re-design a 5 day community leadership program, a whole bunch of little statements and slogans ended up on my mind-map – some are just ideas and others are borrowed from others. See the Wordle-Cloud below. A few things I know about this program … Improv games and principles will feature prominently – play, then sense and apply Participants will learn (very early on) to take the lead on hosting conversations and create inviting questions Everyone will be connected online and conversations will happen between the weekly gatherings Past participants will connect with new – the conditions for a …

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I’m not perfect

Posted by  admin —September 25, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Yes!And Improv

More brilliance from the ‘not so perfect mind’ of Tim Minchin!

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M*A*S*H* Up with Improv, Scientists & Alan Alda

Posted by  admin —August 28, 2010
Filed in Being Present, Creative Stuff, Sustainability, Yes!And Improv

On the eve of a month long trip away, Belina Raffy sent Andy Middleton and I this YouTube video featuring Alan Alda, some scientists and the Centre for Communicating Science – Stony Brook State University (USA). For anyone who has been involved in workshops where I use Improv games, here’s a video to watch. For those who practice the art of Applied Improv with me, you know who you are … I think you’ll like this video. For me, this inspires me to do more and bring the gift of Improv to lives of more people and groups. Enjoy. According …

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