How to Think On Your
Feet So You Dont Fall On Your Face
Consider this, if you will.
You are on stage every day performing the scenes of your life
in a play without a script. This book will help you tap into
your natural abilities to take chances and calculated risks
by learning how to improvise. Maybe youll even end up
more creative. In short, our goal is to help you to become more
of who you are. This isnt about turning you into an improv
actor, or training you to conform to some corporate ideal. Its
about giving you the confidence to be more flexible, spontaneous
and fun loving in your own authentic way, as you play these
scenes of your life.
Each of us has countless opportunities to improvise. Perhaps
you want to be more creative on demand in your job. Maybe you
simply want to stop looking like a deer in the headlights when
asked a question at your weekly manager meetings. Or an important
personal opportunity knocks on your door and you freeze, on
the advice of your old friend indecision.
There are hundreds of scenarios like these where having the
ability to think on your feet and react with self-assurance
would be an enormous asset.
In a combined 35 years of improvisation weve seen many
fledgling improvisers take small steps, which lead to great
leaps. Weve seen incredible breakthroughs, unforeseen
transformations, and monumental personal growth. (And okay,
there was that one guy who sunk into the abyss of personal hell.
But he would have anyway.)
Businesses are sending their top managers and frontline staff
alike to improv classes in droves. Why? Because improv works!
Improvisation Theater techniques help you increase your confidence,
spontaneity, and creativity.
And the interest in improvisation isnt just a fad. Its
grounded in practical experience. Its been the best-kept
secret of many a sales person, CEO and mother of five
trying to survive. Its not just for the cast of Second
City anymore. You can apply whats in this book at work
and at home. If youre seeking an edge in a highly complicated,
competitive world you need to be able to think on
In todays rough and tumble business culture, youre
expected to keep up with the pace of changing technology as
well as to outsmart your competition. In a larger sense, what
really counts is your ability to adapt to frequent and sudden
changes. Your willingness and ability to seize each change and
embrace it with flexibility and spontaneity can mean the difference
between mediocrity and success.
As well, some of the most important moments in our personal
lives require assessing a situation with the same suppleness
and quick thinking. Which is the basis of improvisation. More
often than not, youre going to find yourself without a
So, were asking you now to take a leap into improvisation
and we assure you the net will appear. Depending on whether
or not you read our book, of course. See, this book could even
save your life. Or it could make a fine coaster. It's all about
how you see things.