Out of the Box

Embrace the Power of Yes to Build Better Teams

Corporate Improv Workshops powered by #Hashtag Comedy & Shadowbox Live®

“There’s a misconception that good ideas can be ‘used up.’ Improv teaches you to not only unlock a well-spring of good ideas, but to use your entire team to bring out the best ideas in each other.” – Sarah J. Storer, Hashtag Comedy

Provide your team with a unique learning experience that’s fun, educational and Out of the Box. Our house improv troupe, #Hashtag Comedy, uses the principles of improv to help your business accomplish your goals, which may include:

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  • Team Building
  • Developing and Honing Listening Skills
  • Effective Group Communication
  • Enhancing Presentation Skills
  • Building Leadership Skills
  • Dealing with the Unexpected
  • Problem Solving and Creative Innovation
  • Negotiation Skills

But don’t take our word for it. The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Forbes all agree that corporate improv training is great for business.

“Studies have shown that people can improve their communication skills and lower their anxiety with regular practice. Improv’s low-stakes training increases the likelihood that team members will feel comfortable communicating in a variety of work situations. ‘Yes, and’ is the key.” – Forbes Magazine

“There’s an important axiom in improvisation: Always take care of your partner. The same is true of leaders: you need a great ensemble, working in concert around you, to succeed. Improvisation – and the improv toolkit – offer great grounding for leaders challenged to thrive in a business climate that demands agility, resilience, quick thinking, and ease with ambiguity.” – Harvard Business Review

“Saying yes sounds implicit, but it’s profound. Barriers go up in front of fresh ideas within moments of their creation, leading to an atmosphere of “we can’t do that”. The improv idea of saying “yes” from the start allows business folks to entertain things that would ordinarily get axed out.” – Patricia Ryan Madson; The New York Times

This one-hour session is designed to fit your specific instructional needs for a team of up to fifteen. Come learn in a non-judgmental, energetic and fun environment how the power of “yes” can transform your business.

Contact Amy Lay at amylay@shadowboxlive.org or 614.416.7625 for more information!

“Business and comedy have overlap in that you’re always listening and adjusting — committing hard to where you started, but open and flexible to following unexpected opportunities and ideas.” — Chelsea Clark, Upright Citizen’s Brigade

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