Posts Tagged ‘Improv’


First time parenting

Posted by  GeoffBrown —September 19, 2011
Filed in Yes!And Improv

How much can you prepare first time parents for the journey that lies ahead of them? How useful is ‘having a plan’ for the first 12 months of your baby’s life? These are 2 questions that came to me as I thought about our journey (the trials and tribulations so far!) with 3 boys. We did make plans and we definitely stuck to some plans that we should have abandoned. But, for whatever reason, most of our plans were like a sand sculpture at the beach. We could change them ourselves in response to what was happening, or the incoming …

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Beam Me Up Scotty!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —July 1, 2011
Filed in Creative Stuff, Leadership, Yes!And Improv

Imagine a world where most people think that life’s events are largely predictable. A world where people believe that planning, expert analysis, centralized control and risk assessments will smooth out the bumps of unpredictability … and ensure that predetermined targets are hit. Sound familiar? Now imagine a world where the universal human tendency is to ‘be prepared for the unexpected’ … because that’s life! In this world, planning is still done, but is balanced by the formation of improvisational teams – teams that emerge in response to what is happening in the moment. In this world, the term ‘script think’ …

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Using Improv to ‘Save The World’

If you want to hear 3 people talking about how Applied Improv can ‘save the world’ … then head over here to my podcasting blog Winkipod! The names, the voices, stories and laughter from these 2 wonderful people will be revealed at Winkipod … Winkipod-cast link – Using Improv to Save The World Cheers, Geoff

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Improv when Parenting

Posted by  admin —May 8, 2009
Filed in Being Present, Just observations, Yes!And Improv

Wow! Improv has become such a source of inspiration for me of late. If you ask yourself “Improv … what is he on about?” … then read this great summary from Viv McWaters (who I must thank for all of her advise and wisdom over the past 8 years!). Viv has designed these great Improv Gift cards and I was lucky enough to receive her very first set. Recently I spoke over Skype with Viv and Robert Poynton where we discussed our work and how Improv was a core part of what we do. Viv went a step further and …

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New Books have arrived!

Posted by  admin —February 1, 2009
Filed in Just observations, Yes!And Improv

On Friday a large box arrived with Amazon written on it! Nope, it wasn’t a shipment containing anything exotic from the South American jungle … it contained my next shipment of books. A present to myself. So, I have updated my Bookshelf widget (see toward the bottom of the right side bar) and added the books to my Amazon Wishlist – click here to get the direct links to the texts. So, here’s what I’m now reading … Improv Wisdom by Patricia Madson – recommended by the tribe at the Applied Improv Network The Element by Sir Ken Robinson – …

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