Improv is a short form of improvisation which is used to make up responses on the spot. As improv is often used in performances or theater, having improvisation skills can turn people into better leaders.
Improv skills can be beneficial to our daily life. Being able to improv improves decision-making skills a long with enhancing creative thought. Having the ability to improv allows those to live with confidence, gaining comfort in a social setting. The more comfortable we get in social settings, the easier it is to public speak and want your voice to be heard.
→ increases confidence
→ improves the ability to speak in public
→ helps gain comfort in social groups
→ enhances brainstorm abilities and creative thinking
→ improves the ability to listen and observe
How to get involved
– join an acting class
– sign up for stand-up comedy
– simultaneous singing without song
– start creative writing
Local stand-up comedian, Evan Stephens shares that “it can be kinda scary in the moment, but at the end is always satisfying.” He encourages new comers to sign up for stand-up comedy to break out of shells, and connect with people on a different level.
Even though improvisation can be a scary skill to learn, it often turns out to be beneficial to our daily lives. Stephen’s main tip to newcomers is “to have point form material to go off of, as an easy way to start out”