IMPROV: It's not just for laughs

IMPROV:  It’s not just for laughs! on Thursday, July 31 at 8:30 AM at the Congregational Church at 21 South Batavia Avenue in Batavia.  Join is for this informative and fun morning facilitated by Richard Oberbruner, Bill Russell, and Cynthia Wade.

Improvisation is a life skill.  And, it can be learned.  It teaches us to listen well, respond more effectively, find places to agree and make our partners look good.  All are great life skills, equally applicable in our personal and professional lives.  Improv is fresh, spontaneous and freeing.  It forces you to stay in the moment.  It teaches creativity and collaboration. Improv is certainly useful in both planned and unplanned situations.

IMPROV can provide an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen others. You will learn

  •          To be comfortable with spontaneous, improvised speech
  •          To use “the pause” effectively
  •          To move a conversation forward with the simple words, “Yes, and”
  •          To practice better listening skills so that your responses are better targeted
  •          To increase your vocabulary
  •          To heighten awareness
  •          To encourage creativity
  •          To ease decision making stressors
  •          The difference between being prepared and being ready

Patricia Ryan Madson, teacher, author and founder of the Stanford Improvisors says. "Let's face it:  Life is something we all make up as we go along.  No matter how carefully we formulate a script, it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own...(so) loosen up, think on (your) feet and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah and a sense of humor."

More information about CCOB can be found at ccobnetwork.com