Nov 16, 2010

In improv as in life...

If you've ever done an Improv workshop you will certainly have heard the instructor saying "In Improv as in life..." as he teaches you the basic tenets of Improv. Its actually quite rewarding to take these lessons to heart and applying it to one's life.

I've listed some of the basic rules of Improv below. They're not hard and fast rules and some I've extrapolated from my limited experience with it.

Try it in your everyday life. Let me know how it goes
  1. Always say "Yes! and..."
  2. Be positive
  3. Fake it till you make it
  4. Listen!
  5. Run with what you're given
  6. Make offers and accept offers
  7. Revel in your failures
  8. Trust in yourself and your partners
  9. Don't be judgmental
  10. Direct your focus
  11. The more you do it the better you'll get
  12. Always be confident even when you have no clue
  13. Every reality is valid if you're convincing enough
You can find a collection of Improv commandments here - Rules of Improv

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