The Applied Improvisation Mindset

Tools for Transforming Organizations and Communities

Author: Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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How can the practice of improvisation become the lens through which we view the world? The Applied Improvisation Mindset takes readers deep into the maturing field of Applied Improvisation (AI), with stories of 18 practitioners from five countries who embrace an improvisation mindset to create a more collaborative, equitable, sustainable, and joyous world. Myriad organizations have discovered how the mindset and skills applied by great improvisers onstage can reveal emergent, generative ways of interacting with others offstage. With case studies on developing presentation skills, reducing anxiety in teens, or preparing climate risk managers across the globe for the challenges ahead, this second volume serves as a valuable resource for both experienced and new AI facilitators. It is a primer for higher education and K-12 faculty combatting traditional teaching limitations and a practical “how to” for theatre practitioners, artists, educators, or anyone seeking to transform their organizations and communities.

The Applied Improvisation Mindset

Tools for Transforming Organizations and Communities

Author: Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 449

How can the practice of improvisation become the lens through which we view the world? The Applied Improvisation Mindset takes readers deep into the maturing field of Applied Improvisation (AI), with stories of 18 practitioners from five countries who embrace an improvisation mindset to create a more collaborative, equitable, sustainable, and joyous world. Myriad organizations have discovered how the mindset and skills applied by great improvisers onstage can reveal emergent, generative ways of interacting with others offstage. With case studies on developing presentation skills, reducing anxiety in teens, or preparing climate risk managers across the globe for the challenges ahead, this second volume serves as a valuable resource for both experienced and new AI facilitators. It is a primer for higher education and K-12 faculty combatting traditional teaching limitations and a practical “how to” for theatre practitioners, artists, educators, or anyone seeking to transform their organizations and communities.

Improv for Democracy

How to Bridge Differences and Develop the Communication and Leadership Skills Our World Needs

Author: Don Waisanen

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Explores how improv-based teaching and training methods can bridge differences and promote the communication, leadership, and civil skills our world urgently needs. While much has been written about what democracies should look like, much less has been said about how to actually train citizens in democratic perspectives and skills. Amid the social and political crises of our time, many programs seeking to bridge differences between citizens draw from the surprising field of improvisational theater. Improv trains people to engage with one another in ways that promote empathy and understanding. Don Waisanen demonstrates how improv-based teaching and training methods can forward the communication, leadership, and civic skills our world urgently needs. Waisanen includes specific exercises and thought experiments that can be used by educators; advocates for civic engagement and civil discourse; practitioners and scholars in communication, leadership, and conflict management; training and development specialists; administrators looking to build new curricula or programming; and professionals seeking to embed productive, sustainable, and socially responsible forms of interaction in and across organizations. Ultimately this book offers a new approach for helping people become more creative, heighten awareness, think faster, build confidence, operate flexibly, improve expression and governance skills, and above all, think and act more democratically. Don Waisanen is Professor of Communication at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the author of Political Conversion: Personal Transformation as Strategic Public Communication.

Bringing Linguistics to Work: A Story Listening, Story Finding, and Story Telling Approach to Your Career

Author: Anna Marie Trester PhD

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 701

You were drawn to linguistics as a course of study because you enjoy tackling challenges, so why not bring the skills you have honed to professional challenges that speak to you? The world (of work) needs linguists!! Linguists possess a unique set of analytical skills that are applicable in any professional context, and which may also be brought to the process of finding the job. Who better to tackle the series of texts and interactions that comprise the job search than someone trained to critically analyze language? There’s no reason our cover letters shouldn’t be the very best ones out there!! In this book, I share stories of professional linguists to help answer the perennial question “linguistics? what can you do with that?” along with developmental activities to help you use the tools and skills you already possess to navigate your career next steps. “Here’s to what’s next!”

Building a Millionaire Mindset: How to Use the Pillars of Entrepreneurship to Gain, Maintain, and Sustain Long-Lasting Wealth

Author: Johnny Wimbrey

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 990

Become a first-generation millionaire using the groundbreaking mindset of entrepreneurial phenom Johnny Wimbrey From teenage felon to multi-millionaire in a just few short years after implementing his millionaire mindset principles . . The meteoric rise of Johnny Wimbrey is one of the great rags-to-riches / tragedy to triumph tales of our time. By seizing control of his life and developing a brand-new mindset, Wimbrey gave up the hard-core streets and a world of drugs, created a business that’s now worth over nine-figures, and is presently living the life of a multi-millionaire with his family. Now, in Building a Millionaire Mindset, he provides the knowledge, tools, and insights you need to achieve your dreams—life-changing advice you can take to the bank, including: Participating in Your Own Rescue Being Busy versus Being Productive Realizing Someone Else's Mentality isn't Your Reality Becoming a Friend to Your Future Self Controlling Your Emotion Execute Versus Excuse Banishing Your Inner Try-baby Getting Off Your "But" Building a Millionaire Mindset avoids the overwhelmingly complex or pie-in-the sky approach of other books by providing a “building block” approach to entrepreneurial success: Each chapter provides a task you must complete before moving on. Entrepreneurs like you have opportunities and access to the technology and information past generations never imagined. And now you have access to the secrets of one of today’s top entrepreneurs. Building a Millionaire Mindset delivers the mindset you need to launch your business to the million-dollar mark in no time flat.

Summary of “Yes, And” by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton - Free book by QuickRead.com

Author: QuickRead

Publisher: QuickRead.com

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Category: Study Aids

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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Learn how improvisation and “Yes, And” thinking improves creativity and collaboration in business. Ever wonder the key to success in today’s ever-changing world? Of course, you could look at some of the most successful business leaders of today, but what worked for them might not work for you. Instead, looking to principles of improvisation could be your key to success! While it might sound crazy at first, let’s take a closer look. What makes for a successful improv scene? Without a script, the actors on stage are forced to support one another, listen to each other, and build upon their ideas. They must also be creative, productive, and think on the spot to solve a problem. Now can you see how these traits can make for a successful business? Executives at The Second City, the company that has trained popular actors including John Belushi and Tina Fey, are now revealing their top techniques and insights for using improvisation strategies in business. Learn the importance of answering questions with "Yes, And," how building a team hinders collaboration, and why listening is one of the most important skills in today’s business world.