Learn to use humor and improvisational theater techniques as facilitation tools in this one-hour interviiew with Izzy Gesell, Author, Trainer and Founder of Wide Angle Humor, a humor consulting and education service. Topics discussed include:
- The nature of Improv and it’s value in training and facilitation.
- Ways you can become a better facilitator by experimenting with improv techniques.
- Learn new ways to balance spontaneity with structure.
- Learn to increase your confidence and creativity to make your plan become more flexible and spontaneous.
- What your participants will gain through this approach.
- A demonstration of the use of improv in facilitation.
1. Collection of humor and improv resources. Numerous articles on the humor and improv topics.
2. The Six Paradoxes of Improv. Article that looks at six paradoxes around Improv that will help free you to be a better facilitator and trainer.
3. Leadership Through Improv. Article on how Improv techniques can be applied to leadership.
- MP3 recording of interview
- Written notes summarizing the highlights
- Bonuses listed above
About Izzy: Izzy Gesell delivers entertaining, informative and blatantly practical information through keynote speeches, customized trainings, group facilitation and individual coaching and mentoring. Clients include NASA, Hewlett-Packard, Chrysler, the Internal Revenue Service, & office staff of the US House of Representatives. The author of PLAYING ALONG: Group Learning Activities Borrowed From Improvisation Theater, he is among the first to successfully bring the concepts of Improvisation Theater into the business world. Izzy has a BA in psychology, an MS in education, and a P (that’s 1/3 of a PHD) and is the originator of INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF LAUGHTER DAY, celebrated each April 14.
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