Business, like life, has a great way of handing you a smack upside the head. It can throw you off, but improv is all about embracing what is instead of resisting it.
Erin Diehl is the founder of improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn, and grow. They bring improv and more to companies to help them level up.
How can improv help you improve your day-to-day business? The opportunities for improv and humor in general can be found throughout your workday. Whether someone is heckling you during a presentation or throws you off with an unexpected question during a pitch, staying sharp will get you through whatever comes your way. Improv is simply a way to postpone the judgment of yourself first. You do have the answers, and you can use humor to create an energy and bond with your audience.
When you free up more room for play in your mind, you have less room for self-doubt. Even if you are in a room full of executives, if you can listen and respond in a humorous but truthful way, you will find more success and have more fun along the way. According to Erin, you will find your truest self when you can let go of self-judgment and just be you.
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