Finding Your InspirationFebruary 21, 2019
Find Your Inspiration and Empowerment
What Does The Self Empowerment Program Accomplish?
Sharpen Leadership Skills
An amazing thing I’ve learned after presenting Improv. Workshops for more than ten years are this: There is no such thing as a weak Improv. Player.
There are only skilled Improv. Players who are not skilled enough to make the weaker players look good.
When a worker has substandard performance, the question is: Are YOU good enough to lead, motivate, and work with them? Be responsible? Make them look good? Bring out their best?
This is a reality of life.
The responsibility and power lies with you. Lead by example.
What would the world be like if everyone was present for you, if everyone listened to you, if everyone treated you like a genius, if everyone agreed with you if everyone trusted you?
What would it be like if each of your employees experienced that kind of world?
It’s your job to be the “someone” who creates that experience for them.
Every choice you make affects other people.
Build Strong Ensembles/Teams
You’ll learn strong skills in agreement and consensus.
The Improv. principle of YES AND teaches you to agree with others and to add to that agreement.
You will also understand that YES does not mean you agree, it simply means that you hear the other person.
It moves you forward. BUT and NO is an eraser and stops forward progress.
You learn to treat others as though they were a genius.
You develop the habit of going with the flow and trusting the group.
Learn to say yes to at least one stupid idea a week. That, of course, is an impossible challenge.
There is no such thing as a stupid idea. Improv. Games are also great for mixers and motivating the workplace.
Build Your Confidence
In life, the prize often goes not to the fast but the bold. Not to the quick but the confident. Improv training boosts your confidence.
Whenever you are personally challenged, it builds your confidence.
You become a better risk taker.
You learn to fail gracefully.
It gives you confidence.
And confidence enhances your performance and competence in the eyes of others.
Develop Listening skills
Listening is more than hearing. Listening is also watching.
Listening is understanding body language, gestures, facial expressions, and the tone of voice.
Communication is more than facts.
Communication is watching for feelings and intention. Improv teaches you all that, and how you can contribute by NOT saying something.
Inspire, Self Empowerment, and Stimulate Your Creativity
Creativity is sometimes the result of talent, accident, or the product of self-confidence.
Improv training can help you in all areas.
Improv teaches you to be open to possibilities and see the alternatives.
You become less rigid and more flexible. You learn to contribute to the ideas of others, creating new possibilities.
This often leads to amazing results and empowers the ensemble. Improv gives you a better understanding of that view of life.
Have Fun in the workplace
A workplace with no play is usually rigid and inflexible. Improv. teaches you to play.
Use it to start the day playing a game with your ensemble/team.
Use Improvisation games to warm up before a meeting or brainstorm session.
You’ll find that your employees will be more productive and creative in that type of environment.
The exercises and activities in improvisation require people to interact with others to achieve a common objective – usually to tell a good story.
The objective cannot be met if people don’t work harmoniously together.
To reach this goal, people develop the skills and understanding of what is required to work effectively together and how to enjoy it.
People have a basic human need to be involved in something bigger than them.
Improvisation meets this need, as people can have creative expression and work together to achieve something they could never create by themselves.
Improvisation develops one’s: Trust with team members. Ability to create and sustain rapport. Ability to empathize. Ability to see things from new perspectives. Ability to influence. Ability to accept other people’s ideas and points of view. Ability to sacrifice one’s ego for the sake of the group. Book one for your group, team, company, party, office, class, mommy and me.
At Leif’s Inspiration and Empowerment Center we commit to always:
*Acknowledge every situation and desired outcome as unique.
*Approach individuals with empathy.
*Identify strengths and potential vulnerabilities.
*Provide the tools and support to quickly overcome obstacles.
*Create an environment that inspires more productive teams.
*Customize sessions based on your precise needs.
*Empower and IMPROV. Your Business