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Collaborative Improv: Building Better Products Through Improvisation

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Collaborative Improv: Building Better Products Through Improvisation

  1. 1. 1 Collaborative Improv David Farkas @dafark8 #CollaborativeImprov July 2019
  2. 2. 2
  3. 3. 3 But first…a lesson from Kevin
  4. 4. 4 WARM UP SINGLE WORD SENTENCE
  5. 5. 5 INTRO TO IMPROV WHAT IS THIS ANYWAYS?
  6. 6. 6 Improv is Storytelling
  7. 7. 7 Improv is Not Comedy
  8. 8. 8 Improv is Reacting
  9. 9. 9 Rules of Improv 1. Everything is True 2. Don’t Force Funny 3. Failure is OK 4. Listen to the Scene 5. Support Your Players 6. Details Matter 7. Raise the Stakes 8. Yield to the Strongest Offer 9. You are NOT the Star 10. Remember Everything
  10. 10. 10 Rule 1 – Everything is True
  11. 11. 11 Rule 2 – Stop Trying to Make Funny Happen
  12. 12. 12 Rule 3 – Failure is OK
  13. 13. 13 Rule 4 – Listen to the Scene
  14. 14. 14 Rule 5 – Support Your Players
  15. 15. 15 Rule 6 – Location, Location, Location
  16. 16. 16 Rule 7 – Raise the Stakes
  17. 17. 17 Rule 8 – Yield to the Strongest Offer
  18. 18. 18 Rule 9 – You are NOT the Star
  19. 19. 19 Rule 10 – Remember Everything
  20. 20. 20 Rules of Improv 1. Everything is True 2. Don’t Force Funny 3. Failure is OK 4. Listen to the Scene 5. Support Your Players 6. Details Matter 7. Raise the Stakes 8. Yield to the Strongest Offer 9. You are NOT the Star 10. Remember Everything
  21. 21. 21 •Act Like Grandma is Watching •Play with Best Intentions •Play to Highest Intellect •I’ve Got Your Back •Stop Anytime IMPROV’S MINDSET
  22. 22. 22 PARTY PLANNING – YES AND HANDS ON
  23. 23. 23 PARTY PLANNING – YES AND
  24. 24. 24 PARTY PLANNING – NO INSTEAD HANDS ON
  25. 25. 25 PARTY PLANNING – NO INSTEAD
  26. 26. 26 PARTY PLANNING DISCUSSION
  27. 27. 27 PARTY PLANNING – DISCUSSION
  28. 28. 28 COLLABORATIVE IMPROV WHERE DO I USE THIS?
  29. 29. 29 IMPROV IN SALES
  30. 30. 30 RFP – Requirement Gathering
  31. 31. 31 Sales Presentations
  32. 32. 32 IMPROV IN PRESENTATIONS
  33. 33. 33 Communicate Findings
  34. 34. 34 Presenting Concepts
  35. 35. 35 IMPROV IN IDEA GENERATION
  36. 36. 36 Affinity Diagram Taxonomy & Structure
  37. 37. 37 Participatory Design
  38. 38. 38 IMPROV IN PRODUCT VALIDATION
  39. 39. 39 Technical Issues
  40. 40. 40 Participant Variables
  41. 41. 41 REMEMBER: BODY LANGUAGE
  42. 42. 42 Open Body Language
  43. 43. 43 Closed Body Language
  44. 44. 44 Mirroring
  45. 45. 45 Body Language Builds Trust
  46. 46. 46 Body Language Builds Consensus
  47. 47. 47 SECRETS OF IMPROV HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE
  48. 48. 48 Secret – Don’t Call it Improv!
  49. 49. 49 Small Doses
  50. 50. 50 Thank You (Resources) No Parking Players - www.noparkingplayers.ofpgh.org Rules of Improv Encyclopedia (Rules & Games) improvencyclopedia.org/references/Rules_of_Improv.html improvencyclopedia.org/games Gamestorming (Improv For Us) - gamestorming.com Liberty Improv Theater - libertyimprov.com << Workshops & Trainings! Phily Improv Theater - phillyimprovtheater.com CollaborativeImprov.com

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