Thursday, July 28, 2005

Training + Development > Press > Performance of a Lifetime

Training + Development > Press > Performance of a Lifetime

Effective improvisation embraces several basic concepts:
• Pay attention and be present.
• Make your partner look good.
• Don’t censor yourself.
• Say, “Yes, and...” instead of “Yes, but....”
• Listen generously.
• Take risks and embrace failure.
• Say the obvious thing—in other words, the first thing that comes to mind. There are no wrong answers.


OK, readers few but fine, let us substitute “learning” for “improvisation” and then play out the rest of the quote.  Does this fit?  Partner=?  Please comment briefly, addressing briefly and then perhaps suggest an implication or two that would arise from this substitution.  Thanks.  I use some improv principles in my teaching, but I need to reinvent myself as a “learner-who-just-happens-to-be-the-teacher”.

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