Advantage Improv co-founders Bob Doll and Lee Godden deliver high-energy, interactive training sessions to conferences and events across the United States. They captivate audiences by demonstrating how easy-to-learn improvisation techniques can boost mental agility and effectiveness.
Audiences smile from start to finish as Bob and Lee weave improvisational humor into content that's useful for all business audiences. Volunteers from the audience are often called up to the stage to help with unscripted exercises that show how an improvisational mindset facilitates team building and creative collaboration.
The topics addressed by Bob and Lee from Advantage Improv are focused on organizational effectiveness, and are built upon techniques used for decades by improvisational performers including Tina Fey, Steven Colbert, Mike Myers and Amy Poehler. These improv professionals must work within predetermined parameters, just as working professionals do on a daily basis.
Each keynote or breakout session content is customized for the unique requirements of the event, which may range from profit-focused corporate goals to the quite different objectives of non-profits, schools and healthcare providers.
The mental control used in improv goes hand-in-hand with the skills needed to be a key contributor in an organization. Improvisational comedy tenets such as "Yes, and..." drive great improv scenes in the same way they drive effective collaboration. The similarities don't end there. Rest assured, improv is not "winging it." Rather, improv leverages learned responses that can serve as fuel for teams tasked with goals and deadines.