Improvisation Skills Generate ROi: How It Transforms Public Speaking, Communication and Team Building Skills with Lee Godden and Bob Doll. Host Alex Vorobieff


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How are companies like Coca Cola, Deloitte, and Microsoft using improvisation or improv skills to improve team performance?

In this episode, Alex is joined by Lee Godden and Bob Doll of Advantage improv to explain the benefits and Alex shares how improv helped his public speaking and communication skills.

Lee and Bob take us through the essential rule of improv: “Yes, and…” and describe how they implement the lessons they learn from their weekly improv shows into their workshops for corporate and non-profit clients.

Finally, we ask why improv can open up even the most reserved people and explore the neuroscience behind why it helps both individuals and teams think outside of the box.

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Topics Discussed:

Improv: How are companies using it today and why? – 1:46

What is the “Yes, and…” principle and how can it improve communication? – 5:37

How improve has helped to fix dysfunctional teams – 8:36

How to get over the nerves of speaking in front of a group of your peers using improv – 11:07

Why “active listening” is very important in developing good communication skills – 12:56

How Lee and Bob take what they learn from their improv comedy shows and apply to the corporate environment – 17:00

What are some of the improv activities that Lee and Bob take their clients through? – 21:50

How one improve exercise managed to open up a very reserved Hotel President – 25:29

The neuroscience behind why improv helps to open people up and helps them think outside of the box – 27:54

How improvisation helps employees feel they are in a psychologically “safe environment” – 30:09

What are some of the other benefits of improv? Is there a quantifiable ROi? – 35:49

Lee and Bob’s contact details – 39:51

Host: Alex Vorobieff

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