Every week Eran Thomson takes one word suggested by you and uses it as a leaping off point to explore the benefits of improv and how they can help you perform better in both your personal and professional life. Produced by PowerProv (fka LMA Professional Development), this thought-provoking three-minute podcast is, in a word: inspiring.
One Word Suggestion: Ankle
Basketball players wear high tops and gymnasts use lots of tape, but less demanding activities, like the ones you do around the office, require a different, but equally important, type of support.
One Word Suggestion: Hippos
If a cocaine sniffing hippo starts chasing you, run in a zig-zag because they can only run in a straight line. If an improviser chases you, stay where you are, say "yes, and..." and see what happens.
One Word Suggestion: Parasite
Do you have parasites at the office? People who take credit for other people's efforts, or who bring snacks and coffee to meetings, but never share any ideas? Improv can help.
One Word Suggestion: Parachute
Use your fear as a divining rod. Do what makes you uneasy. Do the thing that scares you most, and discover new things about yourself. Just do it safely.
One Word Suggestion: Firetruck
Even if you plan for a bushfire, it is not going to go to plan. When the wind changes direction there has to be a new plan. And when plans fail, you must improvise.
One Word Suggestion: Pineapple
If you're the kind of person who sometimes comes across as a bit prickly on the outside, but the people who know you think you're sweet, you might be a "social pineapple."
This podcast is for: everyone! Great insights and observations in small doses. These are uplifting tools to revisit from time to time when you need a boost.