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What do the best sports teams, musicians, and innovators of our generation have in common? They all have the ability to improvise in order to come up with powerful, creative ideas—fast.
While it can feel a bit risky in the moment, the best plans always include ample room for improvisation. When a committed team works towards a common purpose, those risks pay off exponentially when it comes to achieving success.
Like a great improv troupe, successful businesses must rely on similar tools and values in order to succeed. This workshop will teach you how to tackle challenges—in business and in life—using improv comedy techniques proven to solve problems and build better teams.
Takeaways from the Stage:
As a professional speaker, manager and event organizer, RJ Owen knows the value of a well-designed plan and the importance of not putting too much faith in it. RJ began his love of improv comedy as a child where he participated in local theater. As an adult, RJ was surprised to find that he could use those same skills for open and honest group imagination to help generate better ideas and unlock powerful insights. At home RJ is a parent of four children who are all quickly becoming better at improvising answers to normal questions like “why is this plant on fire?”
Joel Lutz Improv Comedy Coach
Joel is a veteran improv comedian at MadCap Theatre by night and Senior Escalation Engineer at VMware by day, combining the seemingly disparate worlds of comedy and business to help the Denver startup scene find its funny. Also, a 6-year-old once told Joel he was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.
Comedians live or die by their delivery. Improv performers soar or crash based on their ability to control a room. These professionals possess skills and experience that the rest of us in the corporate world badly need but are rarely given.
Pitch Lab is a “PowerPoint Comedy Show” where you'll learn to present everything better. Four volunteers present in front of a live audience to an expert panel that includes a stand-up comedian, improv coach and professional storyteller. Presenters get actionable feedback on their delivery, room command and story telling, and we all learn by listening in.
The presentations are made by Pitch Lab and purposefully light so that presenters can focus on technique rather than content.
We all need these skills. Whether it's pitching your boss for a raise, giving a sprint demo or presenting to a customer, most of us are required to be professional presenters whether we like it or not.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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